Meet your antiaging secret weapon it’s simple it is SPF. We all know how damaging the sun is to our skin by now. Ireland has one of the highest rates of melanoma in Europe. For many years I myself was a sun worshiper and have the pigmentation and sun damage to tell the tale. As I wised up to the damage I have tried and tested a few in recent times. We cannot ignore our skins cry to be protected any longer so my dear readers I have assembled some of the best buys to help the battle of the wrinkles. Always remember your neck and décolletage too. These age just as rapidly and don’t enjoy the same benefits as our face all too often. We don’t have the same skeletal structure on our neck and gravity will only pull it one way.
Dermalogica’s latest launch Prisma Protect SPF 30 is a multitasking dream. A moisturiser that adds luminosity and provides light activated SPF coverage is perfect as a makeup base too. Its breakthrough antioxidant technology helps protect skin against pollution making it perfect for city slickers. The SPF is broad spectrum while a bio-ferment from sage helps maintain an even skin tone. I have noticed a nice change in my skin since I started using this. It is also so easily blended in and I feel like my skin is soft and supple. Dry and mature skin will love this product, but it doesn’t feel sticky. €65
P20, one of Irelands best loved SPF’s has now been formulated for your face. Developed specifically for the face, the new and innovative formulation offers broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, delivering seriously reliable sun care. Durable for up to 10 hours, it is highly water-resistant earning Europe’s highest water-resistant classification and once applied the protection category is maintained, even after 4 x 20-minute periods in the water allowing you to enjoy an active lifestyle. It is so important to ensure we are protecting our skin against sun damage and P20 wanted to be able to provide the same level of trusted protection for the face as currently offered with the wider P20 range. It a perfect one for golfers and gardeners alike. €26.50
CeraVe have just launched the AM/ PM products. Perfect for those who want their daily moisturiser to offer protection from photo-ageing too, this light moisturiser contains ceramides, hyaluronic acid, glycerine and niacinamide, alongside the MVE delivery system, helping to restore the skin barrier and guaranteeing all day hydration. But it also comes with broad spectrum SPF 25 sunscreen which provides protection against UVA and UVB rays. A fantastic budget buy at just €13. You won’t regreat adding this to your skincare routine especially if you are sensitive.
It Cosmetics is arriving soon to Brown Thomas Cork. The range was developed especially for skin and I must admit to already being a big fan. If you like a little two in one meet your new BFF. Your Skin but Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50 is your anti-ageing, full coverage, colour correcting cream that delivers 7 benefits in one. CC+ Cream is your multi-tasker that provides hydration while covering the appearance of skin imperfections. Infused with hydrolysed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins, this skin-loving full-coverage foundation reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It comes in three textures, one for dry, one for matte and one for luminosity. €39