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Style: September 07, 2018

46 STYLE | beauty

46 STYLE | beauty MOISTURE RICH Clemency Alice provides advice and some options to keep the moisture in and the nasties out. Moisturisers form a barrier to the skin. They function by locking in moisture, thus preventing evaporation from the skin’s surface. More extreme elements, lower humidity and drier air mean more moisture is lost and skin becomes drier. An effective moisturiser will slow down the ageing process and protect the stratum corneum (outermost layer) from the damaging effects of air-conditioned environments and external forces of extreme heat and cold. When applying your go-to moisturiser, keep in mind the ‘less is more’ philosophy. You don’t want to overburden the skin or replace the skin’s natural functions. The goal is to strengthen, protect, hydrate and support the skin. In formulas packaged in jars, always use spatulas or cotton buds. Only a small amount is needed, and always target the most driest and compromised areas first, then apply to the remaining areas. Don’t forget to include the often neglected areas of neck, décolletage and towards the earlobes. Here are five specially selected moisturisers that are the holy grail of skincare. AUDRA JAMES GREEN TEA MOISTURISER An antioxidant-rich infusion of sea buckthorn, green tea and carrot seed promotes healthy, glowing skin. Pure essential oil essences of French lavender, frankincense and geranium help rejuvenate and tone the skin while restoring a sense of tranquility. This cream provides a seamless base for makeup application and can be customised with one of Audra James’ treatment serums to target skinspecific concerns. audrajames.com LA PRAIRIE ANTI-AGING STRESS CREAM This Anti-Aging Stress Cream hailed as ‘Yoga for your skin’ immediately neutralises stress and helps smooth out wrinkles and deep lines, restoring firmness and elasticity. The skin appears more calm, moisturised, plumped and velvety smooth. This unique effective formula combines La Prairie’s Exclusive Cellular Complex with high-performing botanical ingredients of valerian root, passion flower, magnolia, comfrey, echinacea and centella. Use morning and night after cleansing and toning and over your selected signature La Prairie serum. ballantynes.co.nz AROMATOLOGY ANAHATA FACIAL BALM CONCENTRATE Created and formulated by holistic beauty guru Keely Watson, this velvety soft, nurturing blue beauty balm is a super concentrate of specially selected plant essences, botanicals and precious oils that target sensitised, dehydrated, compromised skins. Following application, the skin is immediately calmed, replenished, plumped and it is cocooned and protected from the damaging effects of wind and sun. An exquisite aromatherapeutic scent of blue tansy, rose geranium, frankincense, rose and sandalwood. Can be used daily or massaged into the skin once weekly to restore and replenish the skin. aromatology.co.nz

STYLE | beauty 47 ELEMIS PRO-COLLAGEN OVERNIGHT MATRIX This clinically proven overnight treatment with ELEMIS’ Smart Drone Technology replenishes the complexion giving smoother-looking skin, with visible bounce-back. Modern-day living – including stress, sleep deprivation and pollution – can impact on the health of the skin. When under pressure, the body releases inner chemical signals, which can impair the skin’s barrier function, decrease the natural production of hyaluronic acid and contribute to the breakdown of collagen and cellular ageing. Harnessing a powerful blend of Padina pavonica, NEW Drone Peptide Technology, microalgae and wild indigo oligosaccharides, this revolutionary formula works throughout the night to help restore the natural balance to the skin, creating a protective matrix to help seal in hydration. A youthful, firmer feeling, less crumpled appearance is revealed by the morning. lotusspa.co.nz DR HAUSCHKA ROSE DAY CREAM A true classic in the world of moisturisers, this biodynamic, rich and delicate rose-scented moisturiser is for dry, sensitive and couperose-prone skins (most often represented by redness). With precious extracts of rose, rosehip and avocado, it has a beautiful soft texture that instantly melts into the skin on application and assists in supporting the skin’s natural moisture functions. Press on a small amount in the morning to the face, neck and décolletage. dr.hauschka.com/NZ Skin specific facials for men & women Proud retailer of luxury British skincare brand ELEMIS including: Clinically proven Pro-Collagen anti-ageing NEW! Vegan-friendly Superfood range Award-winning ELEMIS Bath & Body View the full range and purchase either online or in the Spa. Free delivery within NZ Treat them with a Lotus Gift Voucher P 980 5400 • 9 Ernlea Terrace, Cashmere • www.lotusspa.co.nz