When we were young, we dreamed of candy—an array of colours and flavours we were all too happy to spend our allowances on. Now that we’re grown, a hefty percentage of our hard-earned paycheque goes towards the latest-and-greatest beauty products. We expect them to work like magic and deliver on their promises—to smooth, to plump, to define, to firm. There are night creams, eye creams, serums, and sunscreens. If they don’t deliver instantly, they end up forgotten and dismissed under the sink (we all have that box).
But fear not. Vv Magazine has tracked down 5 latest-and-greatest skincare products that deserve a spot front and center on your bathroom counter.
Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair ($110.50)
If you have sensitive skin and are concerned about the effects of retinol, take a closer look at this new launch from Dermalogica. The 0.5% microencapsulated retinol formula comes paired with a soothing buffer cream featuring 8% aloe vera extract, so you can enjoy the much-lauded effects of retinol without the risk, all while building up your skin’s tolerance—and, you know, smoothing out those wrinkles.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Boosting Essence Water ($29.95)
Vichy’s Aqualia Thermal Water has long been a personal favourite, providing instant, soothing relief from dryness, but Vichy will be breaking ground later this month with its new cosmetic water. It’s a rapidly growing skincare trend in Asia and luxury brands, but Vichy is the first brand to make essence water available in Canadian drugstores. Cosmetic water preps the skin to absorb moisturizing agents, adding yet another (exciting! luxurious!) element to your beauty routine.
Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster ($65)
Elizabeth Arden’s Superstart Skin Renewal Booster is designed to be used before a serum or moisturizer to boost their efficacy, by aiding your skin’s natural talent for renewal. Formulated with probiotics, and extracts of sea fennel, flaxseed and botanical glasswort, think of Superstart as a picture-perfect canvas on which to build.
Jouviance Collagen Boost ($55)
Made-in-Canada brand Jouviance is designed for even the most sensitive skin, and its new Restructiv Collagen Boost formula is a serum that claims to provide the effects of an injection without the needle. Featuring pure encapsulated retinol, the formula targets the main signs of aging (lines, dryness, sagging skin, and lackluster tone begone!).
Lancome Visionnaire Eye ($83.50)
As soon as thoughts turn to aging, women (and men) start looking a bit too closely at their eye area, and they tend not to love what they find. Visionnaire Eye uses the LR 2412 molecule to take down dark circles, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and improve the texture of the sensitive eye area. It’s even ever-so-slightly tinted so you can see an instant difference, and stop hyperventilating about those dark circles.
Which of these great new skincare products are you most excited to try? Let Vv Magazine know in the comments below, or tweet us @ViewtheVibe.