Megan Bedford looks at brighteners and beautifiers.
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AT THE COAL FACE
Dermalogica’s original powdered rice Microfoliant was a game changer for gentle face exfoliation and now the company has gone a step further, developing a brightening “Superfoliant” that’s part of a new wave of anti-pollution skincare. Powdered like its predecessor, the new version targets urban debris on the surface of skin – known to cause dullness, pigmentation and accelerate ageing – by calling on activated charcoal, rice bran, anti-inflammatory Niacinamide, lactic acid and botanical extracts. After cleansing, pour into wet hands and activate by massaging over skin for a minute or two before rinsing. Dermalogica Superfoliant, $109.
Crisp autumn air combined with indoor heating can take its toll on your skin. Moisture Mist’s Face Revitaliser, $41, deals to dryness and strengthens the skin’s protective barrier, leaving it soft and supple. Use in the morning before make-up to ensure a seamless application and prevent base from settling in fine lines. It will also help control that dreaded 3pm shine that can be the result of excess oil production.
Sheer joy for those who demand comfortable colour for lips, Burt’s Bees’ new Tinted Lip Oil pens, $20 each, call on coconut and meadowfoam seed oils to give a nourishing tinted shine that you won’t have to micro-manage.