Booster juice

Elle (Canada) - - Beauty -

We’ve been taught to think of a good skin­care reg­i­men as a long-term in­vest­ment. But some­times the daily grind shows up most on your face. The fast fix? Boost­ers. These liq­uids—which you add to your mois­tur­izer—con­tain a high con­cen­tra­tion of ac­tive in­gre­di­ents to coun­ter­act fa­tigue and pol­lu­tion. “Like serums, they tar­get deeper into the der­mal layer than [mois­tur­iz­ers],” says Dr. Diane Wong of Toronto’s Glow Medi Spa. “But you only use boost­ers when you need to kick-start the skin.” For ex­am­ple:

You’re pulling ma­jor OT at work.

Brighten ex­hausted skin with a for­mula con­tain­ing an­tiox­i­dant-rich mag­ne­sium. Sephora Re­vi­tal­iz­ing Booster Tired Skin ($25)

Your face hates the dry fall air.

Dr. Now­ell Sol­ish, of Cos­metic Der­ma­tol­ogy in Toronto, rec­om­mends hyaluronic acid, which at­tracts wa­ter to skin. Dr. Den­nis Gross Clin­i­cal Con­cen­trate Hy­dra­tion Booster ($82)

You RSVP’d yes to too many Hal­loween par­ties.

Clarins Booster Detox ($40) con­tains anti-in­flam­ma­tory green-cof­fee ex­tract to mit­i­gate the ef­fects of those cock­tails and Caramilks.

You got too much sun at the cot­tage.

Vi­ta­min C or retinol will ad­dress brown spots. An­other op­tion is the herb-based MV Or­ganic Skin­care In­stant Re­vival Skin Booster ($120).

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