10 Sep 2018

Best of Beauty

Wanting to look your best, with as little effort as possible - reach for the best of what beauty can offer! Incorporating high quality, nutrient-rich products into your daily routine will help take you from ‘fresh out of bed’ to ‘flawless’.

Here are five steps to an effortless morning routine.

Five steps to glowing skin—a morning routine you’ll want to wake up to.

After you cleanse your face, enhance your skin from within. Combat fine lines and diminish pores with a serum. Clarins Double Serum, a favourite of many, is a dual-phase hydric and lepidic anti-aging treatment, meaning it hydrates from the outside in. This serum works well on all skin types, with mature skin seeing the biggest benefits. Even if you do not yet experience fine lines and wrinkles, this serum acts as the perfect way to combat the effects before they appear.

Depending on your skin type, a day cream can be a welcome addition to your morning routine. Looking to hydrate the skin, decrease redness and prime your skin all in one go? Try Dr Hauschka Rose Face Cream—the centrepiece of the Dr Hauschka range. The core ingredient is, you guessed it, extracts of rose petal and rose hip to nurture and balance the skin. This is complemented by extracts of marshmallow, shea butter and avocado oil to ensure the skin stays nourished and protected. This day cream is perfect for multiple skin types—dry, oily, sensitive or mature—making it the perfect on-the-go makeup bag essential. It even doubles up as the perfect base too!

A worthwhile, but often forgotten, step in your morning routine should be eye cream. Many products are too oily or strong for such a delicate area, so make sure you’re treating this area with a specialised product. Pestle & Mortar Eye Cream brightens and hydrates the skin under the eyes. If you want to reduce dark circles under the eye, decrease puffiness and encourage tightness in the skin, this is a great option.

Choosing a new eye makeup palette can make all the different in refreshing your look. BPerfect Cosmetics offers a range of palettes to suit all tastes. For those looking to master the natural nude eye, the LMD Master Palette comes with 15 matte to shimmer shades; all of which are highly pigmented and can double up as highlighters, and face powders. The Carnival Palette, which has been designed by leading makeup artist Stacey Marie, is perfect for those looking to add a bit of colour to their day. With 17 vibrant matte eyeshadows, highlighters and shimmers, there’s something for all skin tones.

The finishing touch to your quick and easy morning routine should be a spritz of your favourite perfume. Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Éclat will send you on your way to a great day. Scented with orange blossom, iris and hints of vanilla bean, this strong perfume is as fresh as it is sophisticated.

Now go out there and conquer your day—with a bit more time on your hands—knowing you have treated your skin to some of the best.

Clarins and Lancome are available in our Ballincollig and West St Drogeda stores.

Pestle & Mortar is available in Hickey’s Pharmacy Grafton Street, Terenure, Gorey, Johnstown, Henry Street, Maynooth, Ballincollig and West Street, Drogheda, while you can pick up your Dr. Hauschka favourites in Ballincollig, Gorey, Grafton Street or West Street, Drogheda.

If you want to try a new eye palette BPerfect is stocked in Hickey’s Pharmacy Gorey, Johnstown, Phibsboro, Henry Street, Drogheda, Ballincollig, Maynooth, Grafton Street and The Square.

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