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Micellar water, there’s nothing quite like it for removing make-up. But what makes it so powerful? The answer lies with micelle molecules and a few heavy-hitting tensioactive powers. Simply put? While micelles attract greasy impurities such as sebum and make-up, they also draw out water-loving impurities such as sweat. Nothing, it seems, can stand in their way. Better yet, when using a micellar water, there’s no need to scrub away with your cotton wool because micelles act like little magnets to gently draw out dirt and leave your skin looking shiny and totally clean.
##How to get a sun-kissed glow that’s even better than the real thing
It’s all about the Gisele effect for autumn - if you’re drawing a beauty blank on exactly what that is, it’s the kind of supernatural glow that radiates health and the benefits of a life lived outdoors. And it’s not even hard to fake, you just need to know exactly where to apply bronzer. Leave the hollows of your cheeks for contouring and dust powder across the high points of your face, where the sun would naturally hit. Think: the apples of your cheeks, your forehead, chin and the bridge of your nose and you have your beauty goals for this season, right there.
##Why is sun protection such a beauty must?
Because UV rays harm the skin in ways that aren’t always immediately visible, and the damage accumulates over time. Beyond sunburn, the most visible sign of damage, UV rays penetrate deep into the dermis, where they alter the DNA of the skin cells to speed up skin ageing. Over time, this means dark patches, lines and loss of elasticity, not to mention the risk of developing skin cancer, which is especially serious for paler skins. Minimise that risk by using sun protection even when you’re in the shade, re-applying every two hours and after each dip. Cover up with a T-shirt and hat during the hottest part of the day and be aware that UV rays can be intensified around reflective surfaces like sand, snow and water, and also at altitude. It’s often when you might think you’re at less of a risk that you need to be especially careful – UV rays can penetrate water, your skin can still be damaged through cloud and that gentle breeze that cools the air is doing nothing to make the sun any less likely to burn your skin.Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
##Go loco for coco
Boasting a tempting tropical fragrance that evokes sunbaked beach holidays, coconut isn’t just yummy smelling, it’s also a rising star in the cosmetology world. And, there’s little wonder. After all, it’s jam-packed with nourishing, beauty-boosting natural antioxidants that can calm sunburn. Use it on locks to strengthen your hair, apply it as a fresh alternative to your shaving gel, scrub it on as a natural exfoliator, rub it on teeth as a tasty teeth whitener or even use it to clean make-up brushes (yep, no more excuses). And that all goes without mentioning all the health-giving benefits it brings to your food, as it’s known to help lower blood fat levels while delivering nutrients including iron, manganese and copper. Just call it your do-it-all partner in all things beauty.Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
##Gotta-have flawless supermodel skin
It’s the look we’re all clamouring for. We’re talking fresh-faced, nude no-make-up make-up that beams with lit-from-within glow of course. Did someone say #skingoals? No need to go completely product free though, after all, we all benefit from a little helping hand from time to time. First off, make sure you’re perfectly prepped with well-moisturised, fresh skin. Then reach for a light, low-coverage liquid foundation formula that is jam-packed with complexion-perfecting pigments and active ingredients. See, easy!Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
##Have you tried negative space eyeliner yet?
One of the biggest beauty trends to hit the catwalks of the past few seasons, this bold new look takes liner up to the eyelid. It’s chic, original, great for making your eyes pop and is deceptively simple to recreate. Here’s how.
1) Steady your elbow on the table for more control and start with a stroke of eyeliner in the crease of the eyelid, working outwards.
2) Draw a second line out from the outer corner of the eye to join the first, using a cotton bud to correct any mistakes.
3) Finish with a sweep of volume-boosting mascara.Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
Forget everything you ever thought about blush. This season, the trend tide is turning and shades are shifting. Just look to the Spring-Summer 2017 catwalks and instead of dusting blush low on the cheeks, wear it high on the temples close to the corners of the eyes. As for technique, swipe up the cheekbone to the temple and go for a slightly over-the-top shade in a fresh and bright statement-making colour. Fearless, lively, playful and energetic, what could be better for spring?
##SOS! Save Our Skin
From product residue to pollution, every new day brings with it a fresh delivery of grime. If not washed away at night, skin can be left looking dull and struggling to bounce back. To confront it head on, time to adopt a new Asian-born evening protocol with this incredible two-step cleansing routine:
First step: Reach for a water-free formula. Whether you go for oil, cleansing milk or a cream, simply massage it in to swoop up greasy impurities. Next rinse away with water or wipe clean with cotton wool. Then, use a foaming cleanser and water to clean the face and flush away any remaining grime. Finish up with a little lotion and your skin will be left clean and dirt-free.Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
##Slimming make-up techniques
If you’re finding your cheeks a little plump, your jawline not as defined as you’d like or your nose a little too prominent, make-up is your friend! Forget more drastic measures, get out your make-up brushes and let optical illusion help you out. To bring slimming depth to the cheeks, take a large brush and dust a non-iridescent earthy toned bronzer into the hollows. Then swipe a long brushstroke along each jaw before taking a small eye make-up brush and applying down either side of the nose, not quite reaching the entire length.
##Have You Tried Multi-Masking?
Created in Korea, this trend involves applying several masks at the same time in different zones of the face to target the needs of each area. A way to personalize your beauty routine, multi-masking addresses our skin’s range of requirements since not every area has the same needs. For example, use a purifying mask on your t-zone, one for anti-aging on your cheeks and neck, and a soothing, fresh mask around the contour of the eyes. With this approach to masks, the possibilities are endless…
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##Pump it up with aloe vera!
Nature addicts swear only by this gel bursting with benefits. Ayurvedic medicine was already using the superpowers of this plant that looks deceptively like a cactus 5,000 years ago. In the Ancient Egyptian era, Cleopatra is said to have used it in her beauty routine. What makes it so successful? To withstand the most arid climates, it traps an incredible amount of water, along with sugars, vitamins and minerals, at its core. This composition gives pure aloe vera gel unparalleled moisturising properties for the skin, as well as soothing, repairing and healing benefits. It works wonders on sunburn or burns, for example. That's a lot for just one plant. But its virtues don't stop there! Taken internally, it improves digestion and combats fatigue. What more could you ask for?
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##The ‘Miracle Morning’, something to adopt or just a passing trend?
Does the future really belong to those who wake up with the sun? This is apparently what many fans of the bestselling book The Miracle Morning by American author Had Elrod follow to a tee from waking up at 5:30 AM, to how they exercise, meditate, read and create gratitude lists daily. And don’t forget “dedicating some time to the person you wish to become”. So how does one become a morning person? To start, try rising at dawn and motivating yourself for the day with beneficial, energising essences.
Beauty Bonus: Start your day off right with Eau Dynamisante energizing essences and brighten up your complexion with Beauty Flash Balm.Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
##Au Revoir, Contour!
Out with Kardashian contouring, and in with “strobing.” Strobing defines the face in a more natural way, using only highlighters like illuminators and lightweight foundation to deliver a fresh-faced glow. Achieve beautiful, luminous definition by highlighting the upper forehead, cheekbones, nose, and cupid's bow (the indent at the center of your top lip), then dusting with powder to blend and set the look.
Beauty Bonus: Favored by celebrity makeup artists, Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base is an even, all-natural way to get glowing.
Get a beautiful and radiant complexion all year round!
##Sparkling water: the new beauty solution for dull complexions?
With too much pollution and not enough rest or sun, is your complexion turning grey? We're here to tell you about sparkling water, a Korean tradition (that originated, however, in Japan) that helps to cleanse the skin's pores. It is thought to be beneficial due to its presence in masks and make-up removers. At home, there's a homemade radiance-reviving recipe to test: plunge your face into a bowl of tap water mixed with sparkling water (half and half) for about thirty seconds to a minute. And as the bubble effect is known to tone and firm the skin, the magic gets to work!