Chanel’s Le Lift range comes with exacting instruction on facial massage to ensure its anti-ageing products are applied thoroughly for maximum do-gooding effect. They are intended to boost skin’s firmness while at the same time adding moisture and lift.
LE LIFT Skin-Recovery Sleep Mask, (£72), is created specifically for overnight use – a bit like when you slather hand cream and gloves for an overnight refresh. The formula absorbs quickly into skin and delivers anti-ageing benefits while you sleep to firm, smooth and restore radiance. It is a bit like your very own silk PJs for the face.
The mask creates the kind of wake-up call everyone likes – perky, plump skin ready and waiting for a new day. Take care to follow the massage instructions for maximum feel-good factor.
Le Lift range also includes an on-the-go instant boost called Le Lift V-flash, (£67) with an instant ‘tensing’ result, which promises to work for eight-hours. Your new best friend.
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Few things work as effectively as a skin peel for giving an instant glow and anti-ageing pick-me-up. Murad’s Hydro-Glow Aqua Peel is certainly fun to use, as you sit there with your cloth mask on with its eye, nose and mouth cut outs. It feels great when you peel it off to reveal smooth, squeaky-clean, happy skin. Definitely worth having on stand-by for your sad skin days. Pack of four treatment masks, £40.
Spa and skincare specialist Sothy’s has a lovely anti-ageing range of products with a science hit and ‘results-driven’ effect. The Youth Cream range targets wrinkles and plumps the skin with specific cream which address firmness and skin structure. Restructuring, firming, redensifying and vitality products all target ageing skins with ingredients for tightening the skin. Products, £58.
The DIY Purifying 3D Clay Mask with Activated Charcoal, £6.95 (single application). You’ll look a bit like Hannibal Lecter for an hour or so while this grey charcoal mask does its stuff but the results are very tasty. The silky mask sticks on your face and charcoal and volcanic ash give skin a real deep clean. The mask hardens and you leave it on for 40-60 minutes. Results are instant as skin is brightened and tightened and pores minimized.
Espa’s bedtime buddy is the reviving and relaxing (smells fabulous too). Tri-Active Advanced Night Booster, £42. It replenishes skin cells overnight with key ingredients including ‘Four O’clock Flower’ and Caffeine to help intensify skin’s natural overnight renewal cycle and daytime barrier. Soothing Canola Oil and Winged Kelp protect the skin and the plant booster Bidens Pilosa, a natural and gentle source of Bio-Retinol, helps improves the appearance of fine lines for a smoother complexion and youthful appearance.