SPRING SKIN: WHAT TO LOOK FOR ON THE LABEL
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.