How to give your complexion a fresh start

Revive and restore skin with these solutions for anti-aging, acne, eczema and more.

The New Year is an ideal moment to revamp your skincare routine. Maybe it’s time to tweak anti-aging goals? So long, fine lines! Or perhaps you need comforting care for an inflammatory condition, such as eczema or acne? Well, help is right this way. Whatever you want to achieve, there’s a winning formula to be found today so future-you can feel your best.

To soothe inflamed skin

For flare-ups of eczema and psoriasis, an unbalanced microbiome is to blame. That’s the microscopic eco-system of bacteria that lives on everyone’s skin, and a balance of good and not-so-good fungi contributes to a healthy epidermis. La Roche-Posay Lipkar balm AP+M is a blend of the prebiotic Aqua Posae, shea butter, niacinamide and thermal spring water that helps to strengthen the skin barrier, while providing immediate soothing and anti-itch benefits.

To tighten up

Feeling like a slackened, hollowed appearance is dragging you down? Give yourself a boost with Dr Roebucks Ningaloo Firming Serum with Copper Peptides. It’s a nourishing blend of copper peptides and plant-based hyaluronic acid (a hydrating powerhouse) that also delivers sculpting and plumping to help improve the look of sagging and volume loss.

To de-clog pores

Getting a handle on acne starts with the right type of cleanser. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser calls on two types of exfoliants to help keep skin clear. There’s benzoyl peroxide, a chemical exfoliator that’s ultra-effective at dissolving sebum deep in pores. Plus, tiny beads act as mechanical exfoliators to gently remove dead skin cells and impurities. A refined skin texture that gets better day after day awaits.

To simply strengthen

From dehydration to maskne, weakened skin can appear in many ways. But Vichy Mineral 89 acts like a protective base layer that’s one-size-fits-all. Rich in healing thermal water and hyaluronic acid, it helps to fortify and strengthen skin against external forces, such as cold weather. Suitable for any skin type, including sensitive, the non-greasy gel is a first step that can easily be added to an existing routine.

To instantly revive

Powered by a universal tint that helps to brighten dark circles, No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Eye Cream is a pick-me-up for your eyes that works fast. With a few gentle dabs, the creamy blend absorbs quickly, allowing hydrating glycerin and shea butter to target the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Antioxidant ingredients improve puffiness, too.

To lift and brighten

Lifting, toning and brightening are big skincare jobs, which is why Neostrata Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum leans on powerhouse acid ingredients to get it all done. Amino acid derivatives help to volumize and smooth wrinkles, and gluconolactone (a polyhydroxy acid) gently exfoliates and tones. Meanwhile, small hyaluronic acid molecules take their ability to attract moisture deep within skin’s surface to secure plumped, hydrated results.

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