ASIDE FROM ENVIRONMENTAL AGGRESSORS, STRESS CAN ALSO CAUSE LACKLUSTRE SKIN AND HAIR. BUT FRET NOT – COS THESE PRODUCTS WILL REVERSE THAT IN THE LONG RUN!
“My wild curls can sometimes be hard to deal with, especially after recently chemically processing them to achieve a muted lilac hue. While the colour looks amazing, it comes with a hefty price. I searched high and low for products that would repair the damage without stripping the colour off and found this treatment that ticked all the boxes. It’s formulated with quinoa, a complete protein that has all nine amino acids essential for strengthening and repairing stressed strands. I use this once a week in place of my conditioner and leave it for two to five minutes before rinsing. My hair instantly feels softer and more hydrated, which results in more defined ringlets without compromising on the colour.”
1 AVEDA DAMAGE REMEDY INTENSIVE RESTRUCTURING TREATMENT, RM179
“Let’s get real for a sec; I don’t place enough importance on my lips as compared to the rest of my face or hair and I reckon I’m not alone. The fact that our lips age too is a detail that I constantly forget so I decided to experiment with more than just a lip balm to counter the effects of ageing and found this serum stick. It forms a double layer of oil and water on the lips to lock in moisture and leave them supple all day long. The apricot kernel oil and elastic complex help fill in and smoothe out lines while plumping up lips at the same time. Needless to say, after a week of using this, my matte liquid lipsticks started gliding on like butter.”
2 SULWHASOO LIMITED EDITION PEACH BLOSSOM SPRING UTOPIA ESSENTIAL LIP SERUM STICK IN NO. 4 ROSE RED, RM141
“Fine lines are a natural response to ageing but that doesn’t mean I’ll go down without a fight. Staring at my computer screen for at least eight hours a day probably exacerbated them and I’ve been on the hunt for a good eye cream that will reverse the clock (or at least, halt it). This 24-hour hydrating triple-action eye treatment repairs, moisturises and brightens skin, while preventing free-radical damage too. It has a thicker consistency which is great around my eyes as it prevents it from moving around and risking getting into them. My personal tip is to use it before a concealer and it will glide on without clinging on to lines and dry patches.” 3 ESTEE LAUDER ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR EYE SUPERCHARGED COMPLEX SYNCHRONIZED RECOVERY, RM254
There are times where my meticulous skincare routine can’t keep my dry skin from worsening, which can be caused by stress or environmental aggressors and boy, is it frustrating! Luckily, these products reboot and protect my skin instantly.
– Ilicia , Beauty Writer