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Not ex­actly cre­ated as part of the bright­en­ing game per se, Clarisonic is nonethe­less many a celebrity’s se­cret. Like an elec­tric tooth­brush, this ma­chine is all about “sonic cleans­ing”, an os­cil­lat­ing mo­tion of be­tween 200 to 350 move­ments per sec­ond. The brush sloughs off dull­ness and cleans deep into the pores with­out ir­ri­tat­ing skin. The new Aria lets you choose from three speeds so you can al­ter­nate from deep cleans­ing to daily washes. But be­ware, says Dr. Mu­rad, for over-cleans­ing can lead to se­vere dry­ness and in­flam­ma­tion. “These brushes should not be com­bined with harsh cleansers and should be limited in pa­tients who have very sen­si­tive and re­ac­tive skin,” agrees Dr. Whit­ney Bowe, a State Univer­sity of New York Down­state Med­i­cal Cen­ter clin­i­cal as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor of der­ma­tol­ogy. Fin­ish with La Mer’s sooth­ing sun pro­tec­tor, with Mir­a­cle Broth to re­ju­ve­nate skin, pro­tect new cells, and pre­vent dam­age. Just as not all ton­ers were cre­ated equal, fa­cial masks too come in dif­fer­ent specs. Imag­ine your skin in­hal­ing oxy­gen in one deep breath – like bring­ing a lack­lus­tre rose back to life, Shu Ue­mura draws from Ja­panese car­bon­ated hot springs and the mousse tech­nol­ogy that it has cul­ti­vated to per­fec­tion. “Again, it is not about turn­ing the skin white any­more – it is about cre­at­ing an even skin tone that is es­sen­tially translu­cent, smooth, sm and ra­di­ant,” says Uchi­ide, of the essence-mask-mois­turiser mousse mask. An­other pow­er­ful con­tender is Kiehl’s new Hy­drat­ing & Clar­i­fy­ing Mask – a lux­u­ri­ous con­fec­tion that will leave your skin pert and glow­ing. Per­fect for the end of a long day, you will not be able to re­sist in­cor­po­rat­ing this into a re­lax­ing evening rit­ual. Shu Ue­mura Whit­ef­fi­cient Bright­seal Whiten­ing Car­bon­ated Mask, RM195.80 Kiehl’s Clearly Cor­rec­tive White Hy­drat­ing & Clar­i­fy­ing Treat­ment Masque, RM175


Chanel has re­in­forced its patented TXC mol­e­cule, a quasi-drug whiten­ing ac­tive in­gre­di­ent with a light­en­hanc­ing 2-Year Pearl Ex­tract and One Day Flower for even more ef­fec­tive cor­rec­tion of dark spots and sal­low com­plex­ions. The up­grade was in­evitable – new stud­ies have found that the nat­u­ral “dis­solv­ing” act of me­lanosomes called me­lanol­y­sis needs to be taken into con­sid­er­a­tion when for­mu­lat­ing prod­ucts tar­get­ing dark spots. By boost­ing this process to avert dark spot for­ma­tion, Lancôme also re­vamps s its best-sell­ing Blanc Ex­pert with im­pres­sive re­sults. Chanel Le Blanc Light Cre­ator Whiten­ing Com­pact Foun­da­tion SPF 25/ PA+++, RM200 Lancôme Blanc Ex­pert Me­lanol­yser III, RM350

Kéras­tase Cristalliste Lu­mi­nous Per­fect­ing Mask, RM136

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