Although spring season is just around the corner we’re still in the deep dry winter months, where our skin needs that extra attention to either keep up its hydration level or needs an extra boost to maintain that healthy glow. I love to find new skincare formulas each season to add to my skincare routine. There are quite some interesting and very effective skincare launches that have gone through my test drive for the season.
All these products are newly launched and are highly effective to reduce fine lines/wrinkles, even out skin tone, and adding plumpness to the skin. You can add any of these to your skincare routine depending on your skin needs or can use them together to target any specific skin concerns at once.
Lancome – Rénergie H.C.F. Anti-Aging Triple Serum ($135) is a triple dose of serum to target all visible signs of ageing like loss of firmness, fine lines and wrinkles as well as dark spots. Its infused with Hyaluronic Acid and C+Niacinamide that delivers instant plupmness and brightness to the skin. The formula is light and gets into the skin immediatly. Its desinged for all skin texture. You can easily use it to your monring and evening skincare routine just right after your cleansing or after toner or essence.
Glow Recipe – Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer ($52) is a whipped gel cream formula that is loaded with olyglutamic acid and hyaluronic acid to boost the effecacy of hyaluronic acid plus to lock in moisture and to keeps the skin hydrated and looking plump and bouncy through out the day. It comes with a refillable contair. I think its a perfect all year long moisturizer. You can use it in your daily skincare routine to finish off your skincare routine.
Estee Lauder – Revitalizing Supreme+ Youth Power Creme Moisturizer ($117.98) is a lightweight sport correcting moisturizer with insane hydration. It improves skin tone and adds firmnes to the skin. The formula instantly adds radiance and lominosity to the skin. It’s infused with vitamin C and beautyberry extract that adds clarity and healthy glow to the skin. Perfect moisturizer for your daily use.
Dr. Dennis Gross Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Intense Wrinkle Cream ($99) is a intense retinol cream formula that instantly and visibly reduces all signs of aging without irritation. The formula is powered by Phyto-Retinol BlendTM which transforms skin and repairs the moisture barrier after its couple of use. Its a perfect retinol moisturizer to introduce to your nightly skincare routine. You may want start with once a week and add according to skin’s tolerance.
Fenty Skin Pre-Show Glow Instant Retexturizing 10% AHA Treatment + Reusable Applicator (C$52) is a powerfull and more intense exfoliating treatment that is loaded with 10% AHAs. Its also infused with rooibos, fruit enzymes, and extracts to make your skin look smooth, glowing, and photo-ready in just one minute. Its a prefect treatment to do by its own, and its a perfect time to use such an intense formula to make youskin ready for spring season. Its ideal to use it use twice a week on non-consecutive days with the applicator. Those with sensitive skin may want to start by applying with fingers or using once a week.
I’ve been pleasantly impressed with all these new launches. I am in full retinol treatment for the past couple of months and I am continuing with the Dr. Dennis Gross Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Intense Wrinkle Cream twice a week which has clearly made a huge difference in how my overall skin looks right now. And all the above products have gone through my testing period, and I’ve been really impressed with their performances. You want to make sure you use a nice sunscreen with your retinol treatment.
Happy New Year to you all!! Can’t believe we’re starting 2022 with all that’s going in the world. I am super grateful for everything and very optimistic for a better 2022. Thank you for each and every one of you, it has been a rough year for many but I am grateful for everyone who showed their love, kindness and support. I am truly honoured and can’t express my gratitude towards life and all of you.
Although there was a lot going on last year it has been a year with amazing beauty and skincare launches that have been incredibly powerful and have swapped many of my beauty items. This post would be a reflection on the best beauty launches of 2021. I’ve tried to narrow them down so I could bring the best you can get from 2021 launches.
La Prairie | Skin Caviar Night Time Oil is an amazing caviar retiol formula and its infused with caviar-derived retinol that is exclusive to La Prairie. It help boost skin hydration level and works amazing on find lines and wrinkles. Full review here.
U Beauty Discovery has been the best skincare collection I’ve got to use. The entire collection is just increible. The best resurfacing treatment, the best hydrating moisturizer of the year. You can find the details here.
Chanel | Complete Correction CC Cream this isn’t a new product but I am introducing Chanel beauty products on the blog this year. This been a favorite CC cream foundation with a nice velvety texture, fully revirewed here with before/after.
YSL Beauty | NU Bare Look Tint Skin Tint Foundation is probably one of the most radiant base I’ve tried which is good for every day look and evens out the skin beautifully for any occasion. Fully reviewed here.
If you know someone with a luxury taste or want to gift something spectacular during this season then I have a round-up of beauty products with a different price range that you can gift easily without giving it a second thought. I have more luxury beauty and skincare gift posts that are live right now and are exclusive for this holiday season.
Givenchy beauty probably has the most luxurious feel into their Holiday collection this year. For the Holiday 2021 collection, Givenchy pays tribute to their first lipstick collection in 1989 by encasing the collection with black and gold details. This Holiday collection is limited edition and is boxed in gold and intense black velvet cover.
The Collection showcases the Prisme Libre Highlighter and their iconic Le Rouge lipsticks.
Prisme Libre Highlighter ($55) comes in shade Organza Or which is a nice champagne gold. This is a new and limited edition shade that covers all skin tones. It instantly adds freshness and lights up the complexion like not other hihglighter. You can lightly go over entire complexion for a nice glow or layer it on to enhance your complextion features.
Le Rouge Deep Velvet Lipstick ($49 each) comes in two beautiful shades with velvety matte finish. The formula wears efforthlessly with comfort and ease. Rouge Graine is a nice emblematic
ROUGE GRAINE is Givenchy’s famous Le Rouge Deep Velvet best seller shade that comes in an unique limited edition design.
COPPER NUDE is a unique rosy nude variant of Le Rouge exclusive at Holt Renfrew made with an exceptional limited edition design for the season.
Charlotte Tilbury has a whole holiday vibe this year with great value packages that are a must-have for everyone. I have a couple of here value boxes to feature here yet linked many other ones that I think are going to be hit below.
Mini Magic Skincare Wardrobe Set this set has three amazing skincare products that instantly boosts hydration level and adds glow to the skin. I find this perfect if you’re someone who’s on the go + its a great way to try Charlotte’s skincare products.
Magic Cream Face Moisturizer: an anti-aging moisturizer infused with hyaluronic acid to visibly plump skin and diminish the look of wrinkles, leaving skin glowing.
Magic Cream Lightweight Moisturizer: a lightweight cream with SPF 20 for intense hydration and triple threat protection against air pollution, blue light and UVA/UVB rays. This one is my favorite. Fully reviewed here.
Magic Serum Crystal Elixir Face Serum: a serum with golden vitamin C and polyglutamic acid for brighter skin with reduced signs of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. It makes a perfect base for your foundation.
Pillow Talk Medium is a nice warm nude with berry pink tones
Walk of no Shame is a bright berry rose shade
Red Carpet Red is a nice rubby red shade
I have linked some of my favourite Luxury gifts for a beauty lover that I think makes it perfect for this season and for someone you think has everything. I have some of these on my wish list while some are coming in with a full blog post review in upcoming posts.
There is nothing like gifting a good fragrance during this season. Although gifting fragrance is slightly very risky but if you know the lady in your life or I think any girl would love to own a Carolina Herrera on her fragrance collection. Carolina Herrera just introduced Very Good Girl Eau de Parfum (C$130 for 1.7 oz). This is a new joyfully and captivating fragrance infused with red currant roses. The scent is quite fun and sweet, with top notes such as redcurrant lychee, middle note – rose and base note vetiver and vanilla. It comes in the most glorious red heel packaging. I have tried her fragrances for the past two years and have been in love with its nice long-lasting power. I find this one to be a contemporary scent and is perfect for date nights.
That’s a wrap for the holiday gift guide. I hope these ideas would have helped you find that perfect gift you’re looking for this season. I think this post has everything a girl would wish to have when it comes to beauty. Happy Shopping!!