All posts tagged: serum

Doubling up – taming frizz

Combine clever technology with targeted haircare for super-charged protection against frizz and flyaways THE PERFECT BLOW DRY Give your blow dry extra smoothing power with a light touch of some Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum. Not only does it reduce drying time, the silicones form a shield around the cuticle, protecting the hair from temperamental winter conditions that can otherwise make the hair unruly very quickly. (£18.95, paulmitchell.com) Is there no end to the joy that diamonds can bring? It seems not, for they are destined to help us banish bad hair days forever too. The Nicky Clarke Diamond Shine Pro Salon Blow Dryer has a diamond-infused grille that releases frizz-controlling ions so hair dries with a smooth, glossy finish. It’s as close to a salon blow dry as you can get at home. (£63.99, boots.com) STRAIGHT TO THE TOP When hair is weak or damaged, even subtle temperature changes can trigger a hair disaster. The answer is to repair it, from the inside out. With antioxidant-rich prickly pear seed oil, the Christophe Robin Regenerating …

Dermalogica PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE One of the downsides of summer is UV rays triggering hyperpigmentation in the skin. Those who want to keep those dark spots at bay should use this potent skin brightening treatment that helps to effectively regulate melanin production. Do always use in conjunction with a high-protection SPF though to help protect the skin from sun-induced inflammation in the first instance. (Dermalogica PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum, £79.80. dermalogica.co.uk)

Magnificent Seven: super anti-agers

Turning back the years is a tricky task but pick the right tools and you’ll be set for life. To give you a helping hand, we present a stash of super anti-agers we’d rush to have in our box.   Aromatherapy Associates Rose Infinity Serum £114, aromatherapyassociates.com A powerful botanical serum that uses soy, yeast proteins and gardenia stem cells to kickstart lagging collagen production and re-densify the skin so it is firmer and smoother. Results are more dramatic after three weeks but you’ll notice a marked improvement in texture and radiance after just a few days’ use. Gazelli Ultimate Firming Serum £75, gazelliskincare.com Contains White Oil, a natural healing ingredient exclusive to the brand that helps the skin to regenerate at a cellular level so it acts, feels and looks like younger skin would. It’s also wonderfully hydrating so ideal for protecting the skin when temperatures plunge. Time Bomb Collagen Bomb £39, timebombco.com A highly effective cream that is deceiving in its lightness as it comes fully-loaded with antioxidant, regenerative and hydrating ingredients to …

Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Serum

A potent hydrating serum which infuses the skin with vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid to leave it wonderfully supple and thoroughly quenched. Fantastic for keeping dry and flaky skin at bay during winter but also a saviour for thirsty skin when the weather does turn, eventually. £38, medik8.com

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster

Dry and parched skin will drink up this brilliant hyaluronic acid-packed serum. It helps to inject moisture into the skin so you see a vast improvement almost instantly with long-lasting results. Perfect for seeing the skin through the cold winter months. £52.20, dermalogica.co.uk

Thalgo Source Marine Hydra-Marine Serum

A beautiful melt-into-the-skin serum that not only floods it with all-day hydration but also tackles the problem of dull-looking skin. Using marine-sourced ingredients that are rich in minerals, it helps to detoxify the skin, restoring the luminosity of a fresh-faced complexion whilst eliminating dryness. £46, thalgo.co.uk

Glo-Therapeutics B5 Hydration Serum

The combination of hyaluronic acid and pro-vitamin B5 hydrate the skin and help it to main stable moisture levels so it never goes without. The lightweight formula makes it an ideal summer skin top-up so keep it close for when you need it most. Glo-Therapeutics B5 Hydration Serum. £49.95, glo-minerals.com

Voya My Little Hero

Packed with antioxidant-rich organic oils and seaweed extract, this serum deeply nourishes and protects the skin from environmental damage, leaving it healthy and hydrated. Expect softer, glowing skin from the very first use. Voya My Little Hero. £51, voya.ie

Institut Esthederm Intensif Hyaluronic Serum

If you’re after long-lasting heavyweight hydration, you can’t beat a serum with three types of hyaluronic acid. The high concentration of this water-hoarding ingredient ensures the skin is quenched at all levels, leaving it insanely soft and plump. Institut Esthederm Intensif Hyaluronic Serum. £49.50, feelunique.com

Colbert MD Stimulate The Serum

A highly potent anti-ageing serum that uses patented technology to ensure that the active ingredients are delivered deep into the skin where it really matters. Glycolic acid diminishes hyperpigmentation, gotu kola acts as an inflammatory and helps to boost collagen whilst antioxidant coffee Arabica seed extract helps to protect against ageing free radicals. The result? Significantly brighter, more supple, youthful-looking skin. Colbert MD Stimulate The Serum. £155, Space NK