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What's Your Type

WHAT'S YOUR TYPE?

Ensure your skin looks its best with daily sun protection and high-performance, type-specific products for a natural glow

AGEING SKIN

Ageing Skin

Keeping skin looking good as you age is all about hydration and radiance.

Start with a cleanser that you massage in to increase circulation, such as Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm, then exfoliate and attract moisture with Zelens PHA+ Bio-Peel Resurfacing Facial Pads.

Now’s the time to invest in a multi-benefit serum: La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion, fades age spots, while caviar extract helps to lift and firm.

Using an SPF is a key anti-ageing step in your routine. Try Elemis Pro- Collagen Marine Cream SPF30.

At night, choose products that help skin repair. Perricone MD High Potency Evening Repair contains collagen-boosting retinol and DMAE to work on loss of elasticity.

For a no-make-up look, use concealer where you need it, define brows with Benefit Gimme Brow Volumising Brow Gel, and apply a sweep of rosy blush. Fillerina Lip Volume Treatment will help plump thinning lips.

Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm and Benefit Gimme Brow Volumising Brow Gel
Black Skin

BLACK SKIN

Black skin ages more slowly than other skin types, but it presents its own challenges.

To avoid common issues dehydration and ‘ashiness’, only cleanse at night (try Elemis Gentle Foaming Facial Wash), and exfoliate twice a week with the Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Cleansing System.

Control shine with an oil-free moisturiser: try Origins A Perfect World SPF40 Age-Defense Moisturiser With White Tea.

Combat hyperpigmentation with Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Night Cream, which contains timerelease retinol to retexture the skin, but always apply SPF the next morning.

To enhance skin, use a colour corrector to counteract dark marks – try MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, £18. Apply a light foundation, such as MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF15, only where you need it, and sweep bronzer and blush, such as Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic Blusher beneath each cheekbone. Finish with a coat of mascara.

Elemis Gentle Foaming Facial Wash and MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF15
Male Grooming

MALE GROOMING

Men typically have larger pores and more active sebaceous glands, so choose a product specially formulated for men, such as ClarinsMen Active Face Wash, to cleanse and brighten skin without dehydrating.

Prevent ingrown hairs and blemishes by using a gentle facial scrub, such as Elemis Energising Skin Scrub twice a week.

The aloe vera and allantoin in Dermalogica Invigorating Shave Gel, protects against irritation.

Apply a daily moisturiser to keep skin fresh – soothe and protect with the cade wood essential oil and SPF in L’Occitane Cade Protective Moisturising Fluid SPF20, or, if oiliness is an issue, try Clinique For Men Oil Control Mattifying Moisturizer.

Lab Series Age Rescue Eye Therapy, is a lightweight gel cream that tackles puffy eyes and dark circles.

To bring a touch of natural-looking colour to summer skin, add a few drops of Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, to your daily moisturiser.  

Dermalogica Invigorating Shave Gel and Clinique For Men Oil Control Mattifying Moisturizer
Asian Skin

ASIAN SKIN

Choose products that target sallow complexions and under-eye shadows to help your skin look more radiant.

Try Sarah Chapman Rapid Radiance Cleanse which brightens the skin, and look for an illuminating serum such as Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer.

Follow with a hydrating cream with SPF, such as Lancôme Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturising Fluid Cream SPF30.

Under-eye circles are difficult to shift, but Rodial ragon’s Blood Eye Gel contains arnica to soothe and brighten. Once a week, apply Omorovicza Copper Peel; the lactic acid in this two-step system exfoliates, minimises pores and brightens skin.

Choose a foundation with peachy tones and a mattifying finish, such as Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick, and blend in a pigment-rich cream blush, such as Hourglass Illume Sheer Colour Trio in Sunset.

Use a clear lip balm to add shine – try Liz Earle Superskin Superlip Balm.

Lancôme Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturising Fluid Cream and Sarah Chapman Rapid Radiance Cleanse
Edition

This feature originally appeared in the summer 2017 issue of Edition magazine

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