When skin needs some extra help by Belinda Morris
For lots of us, male and female, there can be times (of our life, of the year, of the day…) when a moisturiser just isn’t enough. It isn’t enough to stop your skin feeling taut, dry, dull… generally not its best. And that’s when a serum can make a difference. Basically they are lightweight lotions or oils, worn under a moisturiser, that are able to penetrate more deeply into the skin, thus delivering their active ingredients – whether to brighten skin, fight damaging free radicals, hydrate or prevent inflammations.
The natural skincare people Trilogy have two additions to their collection that will address certain troublesome issues (or simply make your skin look and feel its best). Rosapene™ Radiance Serum (£29.50), which is the first ever serum to use a natural silicone, has a light, silky texture that is absorbed quickly into the skin (leaving no residue), has very little scent (and what scent there is, has a soft, garden smell I think), and contains an antioxidant complex combined with sea algae extract to soothe, smooth and nourish tired complexions.
Age-Proof CoQ10 Booster Oil
Maybe though, you have super-dry skin – the kind that makes it feel as if your face is liable to fall off after a shave or a shower. And frankly those early signs of lines across your forehead and round your eyes, are beginning to freak you out just a little. In which case you might really benefit from new Age-Proof CoQ10 Booster Oil (£31.50 - 20ml. It works like a serum, but then some. A combination of ingredients come to gather to combat glycation (in short, from the skin's point of view, the effect that excess sugar in the body can have on collagen and elastin), as well as have antioxidant benefits. It feels (and is) extremely nourishing as it recharges and revitalises skin at a cellular level, boosting collagen and elastin production, and protecting against free radical damage. Basically it will leave your skin feeling soft and supple and help smooth those nasty fine lines. You just need a couple of drops (into the palm of one hand, press palms together then press and smooth onto your face) day and night, under your usual moisturiser.