Top ingredients and a clever routine is the recipe for success when it comes to skin. That's why we've teamed up with Eucerin to give one lucky Irish Tatler reader the chance to win the ultimate skincare hamper from Eucerin worth over €350.
While the conversation around ageing has, thankfully, advanced, we all want to do the best for our skin as we get older.
As Eucerin Skincare Expert Dylan Griffiths explains, skin goes through changes as we age, which can lead to fine lines and a loss of volume. A daily SPF is essential, Griffiths says, but looking beyond the classic ‘cleanse, tone, moisturise routine’ to clever additions like serums will really support your skin.
Below, Griffiths breaks down four easy steps you can take to start future-proofing your skin right now.
1. USE A SERUM
“I always say if someone isn’t using a serum then their routine’s not perfect. Serums have super-concentrated active ingredients so they’re there to support the skin. Locking serums in with a cream afterwards really helps to make them more effective. You could also layer serums if your skin can tolerate it. I like to layer a vitamin C then a hyaluronic serum followed by a cream. But start with the essentials: serum, sun protection or a moisturiser and then build it up.”
2. know your acids
“I get asked a lot about hyaluronic acid. It’s not a skin-refining acid, it’s a great natural moisturising factor. Acids can work well with hyaluronic acid within a lotion or a gel but if someone is using retinol in the evening I wouldn’t recommend using acids too. Always be mindful and make sure you test before using.”
3. EMBRACE EXFOLIATION
According to Griffiths, regular exfoliation will have a big effect but you need to do it correctly. “Scrubs could increase sensitivity so we tend to look at things like fruit acids. glycolic, lactic etc. Eucerin’s Night Peeling & Serum is a gentle peel that really helps to renew the skin and support cell turnover and regeneration.”
4. THE BRIGHTENING HERO
VITAMIN C “Antioxidant vitamin C is a great brightening product that can be built into your daytime routine. It can be used at any age from your twenties through mid-forties; it’s what you pair with afterwards that tailors your regime for your skin. That’s the trick, looking at layering or adapting your active ingredients to have the best effect for your skin.”
5. invest in products that work
Eucerin’s Hyaluron-Filler range centres on hydration powerhouse hyaluronic acid and works to tackle the issues that can affect our faces as we get older. The range features eight products, from day creams with SPF, night cream and eye cream to a hydrating Moisture Booster and these four heroes that will help to futureproof any skincare routine.
A two-in-one essential that helps to refine skin texture, boost radiance and flood skin with moisture thanks to a combination of high and low molecular hyaluronic acid.
Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Night Peeling & Serum, €52, BUY IT HERE.
David Griffith’s favourite in the range, the Vitamin C Booster helps to brighten and strengthen the skin. After one week 98 per cent of testers said skin looked younger and fresher.
Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Vitamin C Booster, from €26, BUY IT HERE.
Designed to target the first signs of ageing such as ‘crow’s feet’ wrinkling in the delicate eye area. It noticeably plumps up fine lines and even the deepest wrinkles for a rejuvenated look and protects skin from the premature ageing caused by sun damage. And, with SPF 15 and UVA protection, this eye cream helps to prevent photoageing (premature skin ageing caused by the sun) and the deepening of wrinkles in the eye area.
Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Eye Cream, €21.15, BUY IT HERE.
A transparent bio-cellulose mask that works in just 10 minutes to give skin a moisture boost and plump up the appearance of fine lines.
Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Sheet Mask, €7.20, BUY IT HERE.
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Eucerin is recognised as one of the leading and most trustworthy dermo-cosmetic brands, recommended daily all over the world by dermatologists and pharmacists. Eucerin’s Hyaluron-Filler range is available in pharmacies nationwide.