New Zealand Fashion Week 2019 is right around the corner and though I’m sure you’ve already got your outfits for the week all laid out and ready to go, have you thought about your skincare prep? I know for myself, what makes me feel the most confident and beautiful is glowing skin. So, I got in touch with some industry insiders and put together a list of the best products to have on your beauty shelf to get the ultimate glow up. From at-home treatments, creams, masks, serums, oils and exfoliators there’s a product on the list to suit all budgets and skin types. So, have a read and find out what products will work for you. Fashion trends may get dated but healthy, glowing skin never goes out of style.
Sometimes we are faced with skin issues such as acne, scarring, rosacea, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, dehydrated and tired-looking skin. Skin treatments are designed to target specific skin concerns such as blemishes or red, sun-damaged skin and help cell turnover to reveal healthier-looking skin.
Ultraceuticals Ultra Clear Spot Treatment RRP: $45
A handbag sized treatment to pop on any unwanted blemishes for a quick fix.
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Progressive Renewal Treatment RRP: $299
A four-week at home “slow peel” skin resurfacing treatment that promises professional results without giving you red, flakey skin.
Katherine Daniels Urban Shield RRP: $84
This award-winning treatment is a powerful hydrator that boosts the skins hydration levels. An emergency treatment for an anti-redness effect on the skin.
Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel RRP: $159 set of 10
A quick at-home treatment that is perfect for the night before big events. These single-use treatments help to regenerate cell renewal turnover to achieve a radiant glow.
Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift RRP: $122
Use this on your under eyes as a cooling, de-puffing treatment to energise the skin and minimise the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.
Creams or moisturisers are designed to hydrate your skin by retaining water within the outer layers of your skin to hydrate dry skin. Some moisturizers also contain other skin protection such as an SPF from sun damage and protection against pollution.
Weleda Skinfood Hydrating Cream RRP: $22.90
This cult product is loved by celebrities and makeup artists. It has been around since 1926 and is 100% natural with ingredients such as chamomile, calendula and rosemary to boost dull complexions.
Avene Day Protector Tinted BB Cream SPF40 RRP: $34.99
This cream contains brightening micro-pearls that colour corrects any flaws while protecting your skin from harmful pollution and UV damage.
Elizabeth Arden 8-hour Daily Defense Moisturiser SPF35 RRP: $69
This 8-in-1 moisturiser works to protect and perfect the look of skin while adding a healthy-looking glow. It protects against pollution, UVA/UVB, infrared and blue light, while providing oil control and minimising the appearance of pores.
Kate Sommerville +Retinol Vitamin C Moisturiser RRP: $155
This cream combines two of the best ingredients, Vitamin C and Retinol for a glowing complexion and firmer-looking skin.
Consider serums as more of lightweight moisturiser that can penetrate deep into the skin to deliver active ingredients to your skin. Serums should be applied under a moisturiser.
Adashiko Collagen x Noni Gel RRP: $94.95
Helps to soothe, hydrate and renew the skin with ingredients such as pure peptide collagen and Noni extract that penetrate deep into the skin, helping with the appearance of fine lines, pigmentation and breakouts.
Cosmetics 27 Booster 27 RRP: $226
This serum fights against environmental factors while rebalancing and revitalising the skin, regenerating collagen and minimising pores.
Ultraceuticals B2 Serum RRP: $105
This oil-free serum complements your favourite moisturiser by optimising hydration levels. It is paraben-free and synthetic fragrance-free
Biologi Rejuvenation Eye Serum RRP: $96.80
This plant-based serum helps with collagen production, skin elasticity and suppleness as well as evening out skin tone and protecting against environmental factors.
Biologi Luminosity Face Serum RRP: $118.80
This plant-based product gives the skin a natural glow and protects against environmental factors.
Masks are the “rescue remedy” of the skincare family. Different masks are designed to help different skin concerns so masks are best used before a big event or when your skin is looking especially tired or has broken out in blemishes.
Adashiko Collagen Cloth Masks RRP: $11.95 per mask
These cloth masks calm and brighten the skin with a blend of antioxidants and other skin-loving ingredients such as Aloe and Liquorice extract and hyaluronic extract. Pop it on for 15 minutes to get the best results.
Garnier Hyaluronic Shot Fresh Tissue Mask & Vitamin C Shot Mask RRP: $6.99 per mask
An at-home, mix-it-yourself mask made out of algae dry tissue with a hyaluronic shot and a Vitamin C shot to boost hydration.
Ultraceuticals Ultra Energising Masks RRP: $85
Helps to improve the appearance of dull, lifeless and fatigued looking skin, while reviving your complexion. A “pick me up” for your skin.
Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Mask RRP: $109
Helps to rescue aged and stressed out skin. It contains Vitamins A, C, E and F to help the skin recover. Vitamin A helps to increase elasticity and moisture content for ultimate hydration.
These spays will help to protect your skin against sun damage and pollution without being sticky or clogging pores.
Avene Eau Thermale thermal spring water RRP: $14.99
Preserved in its original state from the spring it came from in Avene, France. This spray is great for hydration, soothing and anti-irritation on the skin. A handbag must-have!
The Body Shop Skin Defense SPF 45 PA++ RRP: $64.95
This lightweight mist protects against harmful UVA/UVB rays and pollution, containing Vitamin C and red algae extract to brighten the skin. Spay under or on top of makeup for the ultimate protection. Another handbag must-have.
Exfoliators should be used two to three times a week to help slough away any dead skin cells and impurities on the surface of the skin. Exfoliators can be great to help to reduce ingrown hairs and should be used after cleansing.
Ultraceuticals Micro Exfoliant RRP: $89
This micro exfoliator contains physical micro-fine pure Vitamin C exfoliating particles and the powerful enzyme Bromelain a multitasking formula to help remove impurities from the skins surface revealing smooth and polished skin.
Plantae Organic Brightening Camellia Face Polish RRP: $49.90
This gentle, plant-based exfoliant made from ground organic rice grain seeds, Shea Butter and Camellia oil to nourish and protect, while removing impurities from the surface of the skin.
Essano Cinnamon Exfoliator RRP: $15.20
Microbead free, the cinnamon detoxifies and evens the skin tone while the apricot kernels polish the skin and the aloe vera moisturises.