IF Th is bot­tle could talk...

Your tired skin’s new wake-up call.

Elle (Canada) - - Beauty -

YOU ARE NOT A gen z, BUT YOU’RE NOT YOUR MOM EI­THER.

Re­mem­ber when you would go danc­ing un­til 5 a.m., get two hours of sleep and make it to work look­ing as put to­gether as the lead in a rom­com? That was the old you. To­day, the late nights (which, let’s be hon­est, end at mid­night) and stress show up on your face in the form of puffi­ness, red­ness, de­hy­dra­tion and dark cir­cles and lead to pre­ma­ture ag­ing. (Lancôme did a study.) But don’t worry! I can help.

YOU AND YOUR LO­TION SHOULD SEE OTHER PEO­PLE.

I’m all about hy­dra­tion. In fact, about 24 per­cent of me is made up of emol­lients, which means I’m up to three times more con­cen­trated than your ba­sic lo­tion.

I HAVE POW­ER­FUL FRIENDS.

Like my sis­ter prod­uct Én­ergie de Vie Overnight Re­cov­ery Sleep­ing Mask, a cool­ing gel that dis­solves into hy­drat­ing wa­ter droplets upon con­tact with the skin. While you and I should hang on the daily, you can use the mask weekly, af­ter ap­ply­ing me, or in emer­gency stress si­tus (like when your room­mate’s snoring keeps you up all night).

K- BEAUTY IS MY JAM.

My for­mula is in­spired by cos­metic wa­ters—a combo of toner and serums that goes all the way back to 19th-cen­tury Asia. I’m a bit more com­pli­cated than that, though: I’m part lo­tion, part cream and part serum, and I’m safe to use around the eyes. In other words, I just cut your morn­ing rou­tine in half.

I’M INTO NA­TURE.

My ac­tive in­gre­di­ents all come from medic­i­nal plants. Each bot­tle con­tains ex­tract from 30 lemon-balm leaves (from the south of France, nat­u­rally), which pro­tects skin’s pro­teins and lipids and re­duces pol­lu­tion-in­duced in­flam­ma­tion; goji-berry ex­tract, which is rich in anti­ox­i­dants; and gen­tian­root ex­tract, which in­creases the amount of ATP (fuel) in cells. n

Lancôme Én­ergie de Vie The Smooth­ing & Glow Boost­ing Liq­uid Care ($60). For de­tails, see Shop­ping Guide.

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