We already know that our skin is a busy bee – defending itself against the elements during the day and working hard at night to recuperate and repair damaged cells – but it turns out that our skin follows a complete cycle every 24-hours.
We can thank the wonders of sleep (when the rate of skin cell repair increases dramatically) for our skin’s dewy appearance in the morning. In order to put our best face forward, it’s essential to protect our rested skin from UV and free radical damage, come rain or shine, when we step out and go about our day. One of the most important skincare choices we make is choosing a moisturiser. The perfect product combines environmental protection, hydrates without weighing down, tackles any problems you want to address and gives a nice finish on your skin. The Intensive Age-Defying Day Cream SPF30 provides protection from damaging UVA and UVB rays plus antioxidant-rich ingredients, including liquorice extract alongside vitamins C and E, to defend against environmental stresses. Take it up a level and complement this day cream with the premium Platinum Rewind Rejuvenating Skin Supplement enriched with powerful antioxidants plus omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 and coconut water to help keep skin hydrated as well as act on the signs of ageing.
You’re certainly not alone if by lunchtime your skin seems to have reached a whole new level of shine. Sebum production increases throughout the day, peaking in the afternoon – even the driest skin types are not immune. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to restore your morning glow and help to stem the shine. Firstly, stay hydrated and secondly, a more modern version of powdering your nose. Blot your face with a tissue to absorb excess oil, then top up your antioxidant protection (thanks to phytoestrogens of red clover and Lipobelle Soyaglycone) and get a fuss-free matte finish with the Replenish Instant Skin Perfector. If you’re concerned by lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores or blemishes, advanced ingredient Aurasphere™ reflects and diffuses light to instantly blur the appearance of imperfections, so skin instantly appears brighter and more even-toned.
We all know by now that we need SPF during the day, but especially during the summer months it’s vital not to neglect SPF protection in the evenings too. Particularly after a day in the sun, our skin can benefit from a moisture hit, so if you’re looking to protect, moisturise and enhance skin’s appearance for more evening entertainment such as a family barbecue or drinks at sunset, the Radiant Tint Moisturiser SPF30 is the one to try. Combining UV protection with radiance-enhancing RonaFlair® Balance Gold and hydrating vitamin E and shea butter, no one will know what you and your skin have been up to during the day.
When the sun goes down, our skin becomes a powerhouse of activity, resetting, revitalising and renewing, which is why it can be most receptive to skincare products during the night. Certain ingredients, such as retinol, capitalise on skin’s overnight repair process and work alongside vitamin C and hyaluronic acid in the Intensive Night Treatment Cream to help improve skin tone, wrinkles and age spots for a brighter, more youthful-looking appearance when you wake. The evening is also the optimum time to give your delicate eye area the care it deserves with the Replenish Eye Serum, enriched with phytoestrogens, amino acids and specialist ingredient Beautifeye™ to lift, firm and hydrate as well as reduce fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles. Finally, take the Platinum Rewind Rejuvenating Skin Supplement night-time capsule to help maximise the action of the Intensive Night Cream. With patented ingredient Dermaval™, derived from pomegranate, to help protect the skin’s elasticity, plus marine collagen to help maintain an even skin tone, it’s the optimum end to a beautiful and busy day.
Top tip: Step away from tablet, computer or phone screens before bed! The blue light they emit has the potential to disrupt our skin’s circadian rhythms.