Power performers: 3 beauty products your skin care regimen needs
By Chandni Ghosh
We don’t blame you if you’re overwhelmed with the surge of skin care products available today. Thanks to that, your skin care routine has possibly become a never-ending and tiresome process. With so many beauty products being slathered on your skin, you probably can’t pinpoint and tell what is it that’s really working for you. While skin care layering might actually be K-beauty’s biggest endorsement, it’s also a minimalist’s nightmare. What if you wanted that capsule skin care routine that could cater to both your basic and complicated skin care needs? We’ve downsized your skin care routine to 3 beauty products for 01 cleansing, 02 toning and 03 hydrating (CTH or as we call it, the 01-02-03 routine). Read on to know what they are…
A building block to good skin, cleansing is one of the most vital parts of the CTH routine. All through the day, your skin battles out environmental aggressors like the sun and pollution. The combination of sweat, makeup and grime mean that your skin is in dire need of a cleanse—the activity that ensures your skin gets rid of impurities along with dead skin, which is infamous for dulling down your complexion. While a cleanser lifts away all the gunk, it should also induce moisture into the skin during the process of washing. Additionally, the job of a cleanser is to prep your skin to absorb the potency of a toner and hydrator.
Our pick: The Dermafique AquaQuench [Cleansing Mousse].
Why: Along with being a powerhouse cleanser that lifts away dirt and grime from the skin, this cleansing mousse is packed with Amino AquaVita Complex, Vitamin E and Vitamin B5. Owing to its micro-water droplets, this cleansing hero ensures your skin remains amply hydrated much after you’ve completed the process.
The most underestimated beauty product of the skin care regimen, a toner is crucial to the health of your skin. It removes the hidden grime that your cleanser may have missed out. Consider it a double check on grime removal. Its qualities, however, aren’t restricted to just that. A toner is your superhero when it comes to deep cleansing your pores to ensure that dirt and gunk doesn’t settle in to cause acne and other skin concerns.
Our pick: The Dermafique All Important [Skin Toner]
This toner is a product that clarifies pores while balancing the pH levels in your skin to ensure that your skin barrier remains well-protected against stressors. Additionally, it is alcohol-free, which ensures it keeps irritability at bay.
Your skin is hugely dependent on hydration irrespective of your skin type—no two ways about that. Hydrators are the multitasking beauty products of the skin care world; they don’t just add moisture into your skin but also aid your skin in holding the moisture. This is how hydrators keep your skin protected from the damaging effects of the sun and pollution. When you don’t take the hydration ritual seriously, you compromise your skin barrier. This is when your skin starts comprehending the fact that you aren’t lending it the water it needs. Over time, your skin loses its ability to recover from sagging, wrinkles and fine lines. If you wish to save your skin from this level of harm in the future, make sure you invest in day and night hydrators. A day cream will protect your skin from damage through the day while a night cream will revitalize your skin overnight—the time where skin healing is at its optimum.
Our pick: The Dermafique Advanced Hydration and the Dermafique Advanced Repair
Advanced Hydration is a day crème and a deeply^ nourishing moisturizer with the power of10x Vitamin E@. Additionally, it also fights oxidative damage while nursing your skin back to its radiant best. The Advanced Repair night cream works its superpowers into reducing signs of ageing owing to its DermaRefine Complex with 5x Ceramide synthesis boost that eventually fights hard against collagen breakdown and repairs photodamage.
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