June 4, 2017
Skin texture is very important when it comes to having what we class as ‘good’ skin. Texture can mean a whole range of things – the smoothness of the skin, whether it’s a matte or dewy look you’re after and how dry or hydrated the surface of the skin is.
There have been some new launches which deal directly with skin texture, and these are my top picks from the bunch. The Erborian Black Cleansing Oil is a great place to start as it uses the power of charcoal to purify the skin and remove all impurities and makeup. For glowing skin, glycolic acid is a great way to exfoliate and the new Vichy Idéalia Peeling also incorporates antioxidant blueberry and black tea concentrate to repair the skin – it can be used daily to remove any dryness or dullness in the skin.
A great way to start hydrating the skin is to use an essence after cleansing, and the Decléor Hydra Floral White Petal Perfecting Essence can be pressed into the skin, using gentle ingredients such as rose and chamomile it gives you a radiant complexion almost immediately. Another great way (in fact, the BEST way) to hydrate the skin is to use a hyaluronic acid and the new Skinceuticals HA Intensifier is literally a bottle of glowing skin, thanks to its potent blend of pure hyaluronic acid, liquorice root and purple rice it improves the texture and elasticity of the skin by 30%! It works by boosting the production in HA in the skin rather than just applying it topically.
If it’s a plump complexion you’re after, the new Sisley Black Rose Cream is not only the most incredible texture to use – absorbing into the skin immediately – it also uses Red Vine Extract to even the tone of the skin.
And lastly, if you’re prone to shine throughout the day, the new L’Occitane Perfecting Matte Fluid is perhaps the best mattifying product I’ve used in a long time. I like a dewy finish, but due to my combination skin I can go the wrong side of glow, especially in the summer. Rather than making your skin feel dry it gives you a soft, comfortable texture which hides pores and doesn’t take away from natural, good ‘glow’ either.
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