GROOMING By Belinda Morris
WHEN YOUR SKIN NEEDS A BOOST
It’s not just the summer months when we feel our skin could use some extra help – winter, with its combination of wind chill factor and central heating can bring out the worst. Dry and dull and uncomfortable – and that’s on a good day. And it’s possible that your usually efficient moisturiser isn’t enough.
For days like these Canadian-based Indeed Laboratories have solutions and we’ve been testing two of them. The aptly named Boosters – there are three to chose from – add a shot of concentrated, active ingredients to target specific problems. There’s ‘Hydration’ with thirst-quenching hyaluronic acid; ‘Q10’, which renews damaged, stressed skin and ‘Collagen’ – a multi-peptide complex which helps with skin’s elasticity. It also helps to even out the complexion and smooth out wrinkles… from the inside.
You can either apply two or three drops directly to your skin – morning and night. Or, add the drops to your usual serum or moisturiser for that promised extra boost. And, should your skin need all the help it can get, you can buy all three and mix them together for a cocktail of benefits. (£16.99 – 30ml).
More specifically, it could be around your eyes that your skin is feeling its age. If you’ve been screwing your eyes up against the sun, spending too long staring at a screen, smoking… you’ll be looking at dark circles, puffiness, lines and wrinkles. Indeed Laboratories’ Eysilix ll is a ‘total eye rescuer as it’s been newly reformulated to address all eye issues. It’s also been designed to prevent and restore these problems with a mix of peptides, ceramides, extracts and probiotics. (£19.99)
If you want all the science behind this and all their paraben-, colourant- and fragrance-free products visit indeedlabs.com
Available from Boots and ASOS