Operation: Complexion Correction

Here's what you need

2 16 2012

 

It seems “brightening” is the new “wrinkle”. . .

Ah, the good old days — when our main aging skin concern was a tiny fine line here or there. Suddenly we see a shift from wrinkle-reducing potions and creams to radiance-boosting serums and spot-correcting treatments. Why?. . . because pristine skin is in — brilliant, luminous skin is the new gold standard. While minimally lined skin is still part of the equation, “brightening” is the new frontier. For complexion that is even in tone and free of dulling dark spots, these products get the job done. . .

We’re majorly into skin-boosting weekly treatments (Sunday night facials are the best!). Help accelerate skin’s regenerating process with a gentle, non-granule exfoliant like Natura Bisse TOLERANCE ENZYME PEEL (212 872 2693). Prickly Pear and Papaya extracts exfoliate and renew skin by stimulating the natural self-exfoliating process. Soothing botanical extract of chamomile helps to decongest and maintain skin’s natural pH balance, while sugar extract from bio-fermented Zea Mays and other moisturizing ingredients refine the surface. The comfortable at-home peel restores luminosity without inflammation, redness, or downtime.

Topical serums offer cumulative results. With twice daily use, a brightening serum is highly effective at improving skin’s clarity and reducing the appearance of sun spots, age spots, post-blemish marks, and blotchy complexion.

Sisley Phyto Blanc Intensive Lightening Serum (212 872 2563) Erase pigmentation problems and gradually lighten brown spots. Stable Vitamin C and combined extracts of White Mulberry, Lemon, and Scutellaria help reveal natural radiance. Vitamin A enhances skin’s cell renewal, which leads to fresher-looking complexion, while Lavender helps to balance and calm. Softer, more supple skin emerges in about four weeks.

Get on the fast track with Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution (212 872 2764). In clinical trials, in as little as two weeks, 55% of participants saw a significant reduction in the intensity of dark spots. The fast-acting efficacy is attributed to a potent cocktail of Activated Vitamin C: which breaks down existing dark spots, White Birch: to improve clarity, and Peony: which prevents future discoloration from appearing.

Next stop: Brighter skin!

It’s Fashion Week and skin is clearly in — At Peter Som, we saw minimal color on lips, cheeks, and eyes. Bright, flawless complexion rules the scene.


OWN THE LOOK: Our picks for the best skin ever – CLARINS Beauty Flash Balm (212 872 2564): Secret weapon for a brilliant glow in a jiffy.  Kate Somerville Clinic-To-Go Resurfacing Peel Pads (212 872 8824): Professional-strength buffing in the palm of your hand. Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipstick in Demi Buff (212 872 8826): For a beautiful “is-she-or-isn’t she” wearing lipstick look.

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