As much as a day before peel and professional treatments can make your skin pop, the truth is that just like any healthy habit -- consistency is key. The more you can incorporate quality products regularly into your routine the bigger benefit you’ll see long-term. Although each person’s arsenal is going to be different there are some essentials that belong in everyone’s kit.
Vitamin C Serum
Desiree says, “Starting their day with a Vitamin C serum is going to be one of the best product decisions you’ll make. It’s amazing for brightening your complexion and protects against pollutants and environmental toxins that can age the skin.”
You’ve probably heard about hyaluronic acid and with good reason. Famous for its moisturising, anti-aging, plumping, and filling action this serum is a must-have in your beauty arsenal. Desiree’s pick? “This version from Mesoestetic plumps the skin for that dewy look and is the perfect antidote if you’re dehydrated. It’s also great to use as a primer under your makeup”.
As Aussies, wearing sunscreen is just part of the deal. Desiree's fave? “I love Sun Juice’s Mineral Tinted SPF 15. Like a BB and CC cream, its tint is self-regulating and adjusts to most skin tones for a natural, blemish-free, and healthy glow. Plus, it smells ah-mazing.”
Not all moisturisers are created equal. Rather than just hydrate the skin, look for a moisturiser that has some added benefits. Desiree says of Mesoestetic’s Collagen Intensive 360 Cream, “this firming cream is made from enriched marine collagen. Meaning it not only hydrates your skin but counteracts volume loss.”
When you are strapped for time or money, Desiree says, “go for a BB Cream. At Blow, we love this option from Victoria Curtis. It’s a full coverage foundation with a built-in primer, moisturiser, and SPF 30 protection. The ultimate skincare/makeup hybrid.”
Her Other Hot Tip?
If you want to layer your serums like a pro, Desiree recommends, “always start with water-based products like primers and then layer on your oil-based products afterward. It sets your skin up for a glowy look that’ll last all day”. We also loved her unexpected expert tip of keeping your skincare in the fridge to prolong their shelf life!