THE IN­GRE­DI­ENTS TREND­ING NOW…

Weight Watchers Magazine (Australia) - - Beauty -

1 NIACINAMIDE

An ac­tive form of vi­ta­min B3, niacinamide helps com­bat dry skin and fight free rad­i­cals.

OUR FAVE: Paula’s Choice Re­sist 10% Niacinamide Booster, $67 (20ml), contains a hefty dose of niacinamide. Its claim to fame is its abil­ity to shrink pores, though it also helps im­prove dark spots, rough skin and elas­tic­ity. Use it straight af­ter cleans­ing or add two to three drops to your favourite mois­turiser.

BUD­GET BUY:

Bil­lie Goat Soap Hy­drat­ing Face Day Cream, $14.95 (50ml), contains a lower con­cen­tra­tion of niacinamide, but is boosted with nour­ish­ing goat’s milk and jo­joba and co­conut oils.

2 CHARCOAL

Charcoal has been hailed as a detox­i­fy­ing won­der – it binds to im­pu­ri­ties in the skin and drags them out of clogged pores.

OUR FAVE: Der­ma­log­ica Daily Su­per­fo­liant, $85 (60ml), is a new ver­sion of the brand’s best­selling rice bran-based Daily Mi­cro­fo­liant. This one is en­hanced with ac­ti­vated bin­chotan (Ja­panese white charcoal). You only need half a tea­spoon daily or ev­ery sec­ond day if your skin is sen­si­tive.

BUD­GET BUY:

Apsu Fu­naya Onsen Charcoal and Hi­noki Body Bar, $21 (200g), is an ideal post-work­out cleanser – bam­boo charcoal and co­conut oil ab­sorb im­pu­ri­ties and hi­noki oil nour­ishes and soft­ens.

3 HYALURONIC ACID

Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in wa­ter. It’s found nat­u­rally in the skin but de­clines as we age, so con­sider it an anti-wrin­kle es­sen­tial.

OUR FAVE:

Avène Hy­drance Op­ti­male Aqua Cream-in-gel, $56.95 (50ml), is en­riched with hyaluronic acid but its for­mu­la­tion sets it apart. It’s ideal for skin that craves the mois­ture of a rich cream but prefers the light­weight feel of a gel. Ge­nius!

BUD­GET BUY:

Palmer’s Skin Per­fect­ing Ul­tra Hy­drat­ing Serum, $24.95 (30ml), contains hyaluronic acid, co­coa but­ter and retinol to help skin re­tain mois­ture.

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