SPRING SKIN: WHAT TO LOOK FOR ON THE LA­BEL

The Mail on Sunday - You - - Beautybuzz - Bella Blissett

Easter al­ways feels like the per­fect time to re­assess our skin­care. So here are the bona fide buzz­words that ex­perts say we should check the la­bel for this sea­son… CE­RAMIDES These con­trol mois­ture loss through the skin bar­rier. When ap­plied top­i­cally, they make for more hy­drated skin. De­vel­oped by US der­ma­tol­o­gists and con­tain­ing three dif­fer­ent ce­ramides, Cer­aVe has just landed in the UK. The pack­ag­ing may look less than sexy, but the Hy­drat­ing Cleanser (£9) and Fa­cial Mois­tur­is­ing Lo­tion SPF 25 (£12, both boots.com) im­proved my dry, post-win­ter skin in a week. PRE­BI­OTICS By pro­vid­ing food for pro­bi­otics (aka good bac­te­ria) to grow, Orveda Pre­bi­otic Emul­sion (£280, orveda.com) re­stores the skin bar­rier. Ap­ply as a primer or mois­turiser, then layer the reusable sil­i­cone mask on top for ten min­utes. WATERLESS The World Wide Fund for Na­ture says that by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s pop­u­la­tion may face wa­ter short­ages. Use waterless By Sarah London Or­ganic Fa­cial Oil (£38, bysarahlon­don.com) to get soft skin that doesn’t cost the Earth.

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