The real beauty question
Despite what you might suspect, facial oil won’t give you greasy skin. In fact, as the fatty acids in the facial oil hit the face, they work to boost skin hydration and overall softness. Better yet, depending on the vegetal ingredients, oil can even calm a shiny complexion. Use two to three droplets at night instead of a night cream. Or, in winter, add a little to a day cream to give dry skin a much-craved treat. And how about this for an incredible glow-boosting must-try? Tap two droplets over make-up for a splash of fresh-faced appeal.Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
##Soft nail saviour
It’s something we rarely think of, but nails, just like skin, thrive when nourished and moisturised. Even more so when they’re constantly washed with soap day in and day out.
Treat them better with a nightly massage with oil (a good facial oil will do the trick). Focus on the cuticles and repeat throughout the day after each hand wash, or whenever the skin around the nail starts to feel dry. Finally soak with a generous layer of hand and nail cream.Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
##How to pick foundation
Time to hit the beauty brakes, because there’s no need to speed to a decision. After all, there are several important foundation factors you should always consider. Starting with shade. Looking for the perfect colour for your skin tone? Forget testing foundation on the back of the hand, as it’s much darker than your face. As for the neck? That can prove far too pale. Instead, opt for the jawline. Next comes texture. To find the right formula for you, simply ask yourself the following questions in the following order: Do I prefer a translucent, seamless finish, or am I on the hunt for more coverage? Do I want a matte or more satin result? And finally, do I prefer to apply with fingertips or an applicator?
As a general rule, skin-brightening liquid formulas offer up a satin-sheer look and easy fingertip application while compacts and powdery liquids designed with a sponge make for more coverage and matte results. Or, for beautifully buildable style complete with a light and natural semi-matte finish, go for powder.Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
##Make-up hold mastered
When it comes to maximising your make-up’s hold, don’t forget that canvas is key.
Translation? Always start your look with a good smoothing hydrating face cream that suits your skin type. Wait a few minutes and then apply your go-to BB cream or foundation (best applied with a brush.) For the eyes, simply go for an eyeshadow base paired with waterproof mascara before finishing up with a spritz of Fix’ Make-Up. And, for touch-ups on the fly, why not keep this spray stashed in your bag for day-long perfection?Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
##Operation clean skin
Over having a shiny face and irregular skin? Blame an excess of sebum that blocks and stretches pores, creating an oil slick effect on the surface of the skin that makes even tiny imperfections look super-sized. The answer is a simple tweak to your daily skincare routine. Use a specific serum that fights dilated pores and smooths skin, then apply an anti-shine moisturiser over the top to stay matte until bedtime. Add a twice-weekly purifying mask into the mix and you’ll dial that shine right down.Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
##Can I wear anti-wrinkle cream underneath sunscreen?
Of course. Although sun cream hydrates and protects your skin from the premature ageing caused by UV rays, that doesn’t mean that you should skimp on the rest of your anti-ageing routine; far from it. Double up to be sure that you’re doing everything you can to keep your skin looking young, which means applying your day cream as usual, leaving it to soak in for a few minutes, then layering up SPF over the top.Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
##What can I do about my open pores?
With an average of 300,000 pores on your face, whether your dilated pores are down to an excess of sebum or loss of elasticity in the epidermis, you’ll certainly be able to see the effects on the texture of your skin. And thanks to HD, they are now even visible in photos. Reach for a skin-perfecting serum like Pore Control to remedy the situation, instantly smoothing the complexion and making pores less visible. Follow up with an anti-shine moisturiser to unify the skin, and you’re ready for that up-close selfie.Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
##Why you should consider faux freckles
Natural freckle-faces should stop hiding under layers of foundation, right now freckles are cooler than ever. Some beauty insiders are reaching for a light red-brown pencil to dot on faux sun-kisses, while others take the look a step further with the ‘rainbow freckles’ look that’s all over social media. Grab all the coloured and sparkle liners you can find, and head over to YouTube for a how-to.Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
##Thin lip make-up tips
Our top tip? Cheat, by lightly extending the outside edge of your lips with a lip pencil. To avoid unfashionable faux-pas and that oh-so passé 1980’s look, simply make sure your lip liner stays invisible, opting for a nude tone that pairs with your complexion. Start by outlining the outside of lips before adding your lip colour, applying it carefully so it covers the liner. For best results, avoid dark colours such as plums and chocolatey-browns which slim down the look of the lips. Instead, go for brighter scarlet, poppy and cherry red shades that make for an altogether brighter and bolder impact.Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
##Crinkly skin in crisis
Nobody loves the look of crinkly skin, especially when it comes in the form of that orange peel look that comes from cellulite and the formation of excess fat and water under the skin. However, sometimes a lack of skin firmness can be to blame too. The good news? There’s a simple trick to figuring out the difference. Start by placing your hand down flat on the side of your thigh, then gently smooth the skin upwards. If the orange peel effect remains, you have cellulite that requires an adipocyte-targeting cream. If the skin becomes more taught, you’re in need of a firming formula that will tighten the cells. How about that for a firm answer?Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
##How can I reduce my dark circles?
There are three types of dark circles: brown that are linked to hyperpigmentation; hollow circles that create a shadow under the eye; and blue-toned circles caused by sluggish microcirculation. If your dark circles fall into one of the first two categories, go for a concealer to camouflage them. Choose one that is just slightly lighter than your skin tone and apply it directly to the dark circles. Beware of the "barn owl effect" from overly white shades applied all around the eye! Use the same technique if you have more bluish dark circles. You're in luck: you have the option of using a skin care base that reactivates the microcirculation and restores the clarity of the eye area from within. Getting more sleep, eating a balanced diet and reducing your screen time also make a big difference.
Products: Eye Revive Beauty Flash, Instant Concealer.
##Can I use the same cream day and night?
You're not going to damage your skin by using the same cream morning and evening. However, as the skin's needs differ during the day and night, you are missing out on truly effective results. This is known as chronobiology! During the day, skin above all needs a skin care product that moisturises and protects it, while also delivering an instant beautifying effect, whether lifting or skin-perfecting. At night, cells are repaired and deal with the damage caused by aggressors during the day. You are therefore well advised to go for a specific cream that activates regeneration. A handy tip: choose creams in the same range to be sure that they complement each other perfectly.
Products: Multi-Active Day/Night, Extra-Firming Day/Night, Super Restorative Day/Night.Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
##How can I make my hands look younger?
With the passing years, the skin on the hands dries out, loses its density and begins to look wizened, as if it had become too loose. Then there are dark spots, which may appear at a young age if you have spent a lot of time in the sun. Adopt these three good habits to ensure your hands don't betray your age: exfoliate regularly to remove flaky skin and restore radiance; apply a hand cream with plumping and brightening anti-ageing benefits several times a day; use sunscreen whenever you spend time outdoors. Treat your hands like your face and all will be well!
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##Help, I'm on the brink of burnout! What can I do to relax?
While some stress can be good for us, too much can leave us exhausted. To restore a feeling of well-being, try to put your mind and body on pause, grant yourself some moments of respite, reflection and meditation. Go for a massage, take baths and choose sensory skin care products with aromatic vapours, boasting plant-based active ingredients to relax any muscle tension and clear your mind...
Products: Relax Bath & Shower Concentrate, Relax Body Treatment Oil
##Question: Is Text Neck Real? How Do I Stop It?!
Always obsessed with the newest skin remedies and vices, Korean beauty experts were the first to warn about “text neck”—those wrinkles you get from staring down at your smart phone every five seconds. It’s real, but you can handle it: exercise your neck with regular stretches, place your laptop at eye level, check in with your posture while seated at work, and (gasp) put down your phone more often. (Not possible? We understand. That’s why we make products to help.)
Beauty Bonus: Super Restorative Décolleté and Neck Concentrate and Extra-Firming Neck Cream help smooth “tech neck” wrinkles.Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
##What can I do about my dark spots?
They appear when the skin produces too much melanin. What causes dark spots? Hormones, sun exposure and medical treatments. So, to combat the effects of time, restore even skin texture with a beautiful, glowing complexion and have a face that reflects the light, prioritise high-tech serums with dark spot-correcting active ingredients, milks, lotions and creams that moisturise and revive the skin's clarity.
Products: Bright Plus Tri-Intensive Serum, Brightening Day Lotion, Brightening Revive Night Cream, Brightening Body Veil