WHY SO BLUE?
Bare your best and proudest skin yet with a curated grooming round-up that despite its thematic surface of blue, is far from bringing glum to your routine
The generation’s penchant for customization and DIY has seeped into mainstream skincare, where Clinique recognizes the know-how of the consumer and uses it as a matrix to their technology. Pressing on that "customization is inclusion,” the brand puts forth the Clinique iD Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly + Active Cartridge Concentrate, a revolutionary hydrator and potent blend that targets specific skin concerns. Guaranteeing a 24hour hydration, repair, and aggressor protection, the formulation, with its Clean Shield Technology and Active Cartridge Concentrate for Pores and Uneven Texture delivers focused actives, reducing the look of pores, eventually evening out the skin.
2 PETER THOMAS ROTH
Whenever a number is affixed to a product, it does two things: fortify its scientific claim and inadvertently, intimidate with its mathematics. Skipping the technical pressure, Peter Thomas Roth offers a multi-tasking toning complex that provides an effective solution for fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and pores. Managing to brighten, clarify, and smoothen, the enriched 8% Glycolic Solutions Toner is made better with the inclusion of the oil-reducing witch hazel, which expertly exfoliates the skin’s surface and reduces impurities, ensuring a more clarified complexion. Meanwhile, the combination of allantoin, chamomile, and aloe vera join forces to soothe and hydrate the skin.
3 PACO RABANNE
"In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud,” and so goes the seminal classic poem, Invictus by William Ernest Henley. With a fragrance straight up inspired by the cornerstone piece of literature, one would expect a bold scent with enough silage to power through the day—and the latest iteration commands just that. An aquatic blend of metallic geranium, fiery laurel, salty grapefruit, honeyed mead, red amber, and gaiac wood, the scent ultimately rounds itself out as a sensual whole. Charged as it is, a spray is enough to evoke the searing last lines of the poem it traces origins from: "I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.”
A lot of external factors will take a toll on your skin, which when not addressed sooner, will impose possibly irreversible damages to your complexion. Addressing everything from the extreme to the subtle that stack up, Clarins helps weakened skin fight back with Repair Booster, a unique and enriched formula that combats skin suffering from redness or damaged by sunburn or extreme cold, as well as optimizes cutaneous recovery. A pampering treat, it uses extracts of Mimosa Tenuiflora, a medicinal plant well-regarded in the Mayan tradition for its regenerating properties. As it is ultra-concentrated, it is advised to use sparingly and thoughtfully with your usual skin care staples.
Providing a solution for one of the most essential bookends to your day-to-day, Swedish-based brand, Foreo, comes up with the world’s most sophisticated electric toothbrush, the Issa Hybrid. A clever, ergonomic, and intuitive at-home dental solution, the innovative piece of technology gets an update with a head fitted with PBT polymer bristles for more vigorous cleaning without it being uncomfortably abrasive. Still present are stellar features such as the eight-speed interface that enables you to adjust the pulsation frequency, enabling it the brush to move in two directions, making for an efficient, flexible, and quad rant encompassing clean between the teeth, revealing a whiter and brighter smile with diligent use.
6 TOM FORD
One of the more magical moments of relenting to the embrace of the open seas is that split second splash where the sun and salt water converges in an almost poetic slowing of time. Capturing this spirited merging of the elements is Costa Azzurra Acqua, the exhilarating twist to the Tom Ford signature. Bursting with a zing of lemon and juniper berries, the scent then tangles with a hit of cypress and myrtle, before being assuaged to a pulsating, throbbing heat with the warmth of amber and labdanum. A unique juxtaposition of ironies, this bottled memory is quite the experience, especially as it settles to the chemistry and sensuous hollows of the skin.