Block out win­ter

Weekend Herald - Canvas - - CONTENTS - Tracey Strange

Win­ter is a great time for bar­rier creams, or high-per­for­mance prod­ucts that cre­ate a block­ade be­tween your com­plex­ion and win­ter’s el­e­ments. A cold front puts ex­tra stress on your skin and can re­sult in in­creased sen­si­tiv­ity. To pre­vent ir­ri­ta­tion and pro­tect the skin from be­com­ing dry and de­hy­drated, use prod­ucts with high doses of an­tiox­i­dants and humec­tants to not only pre­vent wa­ter loss but also ab­sorb mois­ture into the up­per lay­ers of the skin. Time to try Essence of Hu­man­ity’s Nour­ish­ing Mois­ture Cream ($ 40), which gets its ef­fi­cacy from skin-re­plen­ish­ers such as flaxseed, mois­ture-rich but­ters and rooi­bos ex­tract. Why buy?: All prof­its from this skin­care brand (yep, 100 per cent) go to or­phaned and vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren in Kenya.

Tech wiz­ard

Any­one who reg­u­larly uses styling tools knows heat can cause dam­age. But with its pre­dic­tive tech­nol­ogy, ghd’s lat­est smart straight­ener, the Plat­inum+ ($ 380), makes ac­ci­den­tally fr ying your strands as out­dated as denim jeg­gings. Clever enough to recog­nise the thick­ness of your hair, section size and the speed at which you are styling, it ad­justs its power ac­cord­ingly while man­ag­ing to main­tain a hair- safe tem­per­a­ture. The re­cip­i­ent of 760,000+ hours of test­ing, it also comes with a three- year war­ranty. In stores next month.

Why buy?: Your styling ef­forts will last longer, your hair will shine more bril­liantly and frizz will be a thing of the past.

Sweet dreams

En­joy­ing the skin of a 22- year- old is some­thing we’ll do, well, for one year of our lives. But is it? The lat­est break­through in­gre­di­ent to come from the Tril­ogy skin­care lab is L22, a su­per- sub­stance de­signed to mimic the per­fectly bal­anced lipid pro­file of a healthy 22- year- old’s skin. Thanks to the use of jo­joba, macadamia and squa­lene ( from olives) you can ex­pect en­hanced elas­tic­ity, firm­ness and vi­tal­ity. Find L22 in the new Tril­ogy Age- Proof Overnight Mask ($ 50), which also con­tains proven an­tiox­i­dants such as vi­ta­min C and coQ10. Why buy?: It gives new mean­ing to the term “sleep­ing beauty”.

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