PHOTOGRAPHY ROBIN BROADBENT
THIS SPRING, INNOVATIONS IN SKIN CARE HAVE LED TO FABULOUS NEW FORMULATIONS. BRACE YOURSELF FOR THESE BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCTS SURE TO PROVIDE A YOUTHFUL GLOW
SHISEIDO WHITE LUCENT TOTAL BRIGHTENING SERUM ($125, SHISEIDO.COM)
Research shows that along with the onset of wrinkles, uneven skin tone can add up to 10 years to your face. The key to turning back the clock: reversing and preventing excess melanin production. This daily serum contains Shiseido’s state-of-the-art ProBright 4MR complex, which includes antioxidant powerhouse resveratrol to help inhibit dark spot formation and prevent dullness as well as 4MSK, an ingredient that halts melanin. The serum also boasts white lilac extract to give skin—and your reflection—a brighter outlook.
ESTÉE LAUDER REVITALIZING SUPREME GLOBAL ANTIAGING CREME ($75, MACY'S)
With 10 patents, this ultra-sheer hydrator harnesses Estée Lauder’s proprietary IntuiGen Technology, derived from black bamboo extract, to jumpstart skin’s inherent self-regenerative power. It enhances the production of Nrf2, a protein found in cells, which is crucial for various age-defying functions yet is depleted naturally over time. Meanwhile, micro drops of H20—plus vitamin E and caffeine—impart instant healthy skin gratification.
LA MER THE LIFTING CONTOUR SERUM ($290, NORDSTROM)
Taken straight out of Chemistry 101, this research-backed treatment looked to fermentation as the secret to staying forever young. La Mer’s signature “cell-renewing miracle broth” initiates cell repair, while perennial brown algae, copper-rich blue algae, and collagen-promoting marine peptides help slow down the aging process. In-house clinical studies showed that 95 percent of subjects had a face-lift-like effect after just eight weeks of use.
CLARINS GOLDEN GLOW BOOSTER ($30, CLARINS.COM)
Transform any cream or serum into a glow-enhancing game changer by mixing in a few drops of this concentrated self-tanning gel, which is effortlessly dispensed by clicking the unique button on the bottom of the tiny bottle. One drop equals a subtle warmth; three adds a Cote d’Azur–worthy luminosity.
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