Laura Loves: New Season, New You

Laura BLet’s welcome the prospect of better weather headed our way, can we dare to start dreaming of a great Irish Summer?

We shall keep our fingers crossed for now, but in the meantime we will put a little work into getting fresher looking skin for those glorious days ahead.

Here’s the thing, you can always mimic a great glow with a little bronzer or foundation, but splitting the work between skin care and make-up and you have skin that genuinely looks brighter and healthier.

Avene soothing moisture mask EURO 19To start, we need some super boosters. If your skin regime is a good one add in a little extra dose of hydration to take it to the next level. Avene’s Soothing Mask is packed full of calming and healing mineral water and nourishing oils. A creamy formula it doesn’t set hard on the skin and is a great once/twice weekly treat for tired, dull and dehydrated skin. Rinse or tissue away from the skin. €19, (Avene is 3 for 2 for March at LloydsPharmacy).

Trilogy CoQ10 Booster SerumAs a daily dose of goodness and protection, Trilogy’s CoQ10 Booster Serum is an environmental shield against the pollution around us that would have us age before our time. CoQ10 is an anti-oxidant that boosts skin’s resistance, the blend makes skin feel soft and smooth. 1-2 drops daily on face and neck before an SPF moisturiser, €29.95, Trilogy is also 3 for 2 in March.

tuboFaceDEye+astuccioWhen it comes to eye cream consider what it is you want to treat. For dark circles a cream like FaceD 3-Luronics Anti-Dark Circles would be ideal, €12.95 (usual price €22.95, save €10).

Garnier Blur EyeBut maybe fine lines are your main concern during the day. If so, take 5 seconds to apply Garnier’s Perfect Blur Eye Cream, a hybrid cream that uses optical diffusers to brighten the eye area, and blur technology to prime the area, lessening the look of lines and wrinkles ready for makeup. €19.99.

Clarins Instant_Smooth_Perfecting_TouchThe same blur effect is effective on the rest of the face, Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch is oil-free, packed full of hydration, and fills out facial lines to create a smoother canvas for foundation or just by itself, €28.

TanOrganic Oil Arganic (3)So, the beauty of extra hydration boosts skin plumpness for better health and suppleness, the effects of blur technology add that little extra. Of course, we can’t forget more supple, softer skin everywhere else. Start your Summer prep with a great body oil like Tan Organic Arganic Oil, a heavenly blend of 8 plant oils with a subtle rose and orange fragrance. And it’s Irish try it, €24.99.

Written by Laura Bermingham.

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Trilogy Age Proof CoQ10 Booster Serum

4022713_Trilogy_Coq10_Booster_SerumThis might just be my favourite product ever, a bold statement, but let me explain to you the reasoning behind it. I have suffered from very dry skin for years, particularly on my nose and forehead. I have tried pretty much every lotion and potion going to combat it but nothing ever really improved it in the way I hoped it would. I was sick of my foundation going flaky during the day, and how dry my skin looked in general. That is until I started using Trilogy Age Proof CoQ10 Booster Serum (€29.99).

In truth I would describe it as more of an oil than a serum, but whatever way you want to describe it, it works. It comes in a small glass bottle with what looks like a medicine dropper on the inside. You can use this to put small beads of the product on your face to massage in. You really only need a small bit as a little goes a long way, and it smells quite nice. It doesn’t take long to apply and you can see it smooth out your skin as soon as you apply it.

I started using it a few weeks ago, I put it on one night before bed and I can honestly say I noticed a big difference the next morning. My skin already looked a lot better, the dryness was already starting to go and it felt smoother than it normally did. Since then I have been using it every night before I go to bed and every morning when I wake up. I have noticed a huge difference already in the overall appearance of my skin. It claims on the bottle that in can reduce the signs of premature ageing and deliver a glowing radiant complexion. While I can’t vouch for the ageing claims as I haven’t been using it that long, I can verify that it delivers a glowing radiant complexion.

I would highly recommend this for anyone who suffers from dry skin like I did, or just wants to give their skin a boost. My only regret is that I didn’t start using this sooner. I don’t think that this serum will ever leave my skin care regime.

Written by Saranne