THE LOOK OF SPRING
By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS
Spring is in the air — finally — and there is no better time to spruce up your wardrobe and look with the latest must-have products on the market.
From renewing drab, tired skin to catching spring fever with a ballpark-ready backpack, we offer a guide of what’s new and what works to help make you sunshine-ready as the season of cold and cover-ups slips into oblivion and warm-weather natural glows come front and center.
Vitamin C Rush
Vichy, the Number One anti-aging skincare brand in European pharmacies, has created Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector.
It is a potent daily antioxidant serum with 15 percent of pure vitamin C and fragmented hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance in skin that acts like a sponge to soak up more than 1,000 times it weight in water and keep skin soft and subtle) that protects against the aging effects of environmental free radicals, stress, lack of sleep and poor diet to leave skin more radient, less tired and younger-looking in just 10 days of use.
Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector also has a serious dose of vitamin E to nourish and soften skin, help reduce the appearance of fine lines, increase elasticity, decrease sagging and give skin a fresh, natural glow.
Blended with a tonic of Vichy’s world-renowned mineralizing thermal water, this beauty potion packs a powerful one-two punch of complexion wake-me-up that helps your face look firmer, more lifted and more rested, even when the rest of your body is aching from stress and lack of sleep.
Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector ‘s light, watery texture blends in easily and can be used alone or as a serum before applying other skincare products.
And while Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector is not a sunscreen (something every woman needs to use every day), it can help to reverse ¿discoloration and pigmentation caused by sun damage.
And speaking of sunscreen, with warmer weather and (presumably) more exposed skin, spring and summer are important seasons for upping your game in your choice of protection.
Uriage Eau Thermale, the French pharmacosmetic skincare and beauty cream company that has harnessed the healing powers of thermal water from the French Alps, has just released Bariésun SPF 50+Très Haute Protection, a light, high-potency, broad-spectrum spray-on shield against UVA and UVB rays with a, non-sticky, invisible finish.
Bariésun SPF 50+Très Haute Protection is fragrance-free, oil-free, water-resistant and hyperallergenic.
Also, it is designed for particularly vulnerable and sensitive skin types, which means that it can be worn by virtually anyone from age six months to 90.
The products has a unique filtering complex with Tinsorb M to help protect against free radicals and cutaneous dryness.
And Uriage also has a new Dépiderm 50+ Soin de Jour Anti-Taches daytime milk that prevents the appearance of brown spots and protects areas that have undergone dermatological procedures such as laser treatments or surface peelings.
Its exclusive Cx complex formula has a corrective action that helps alleviate the appearance of skin discolorations due to pigmentation.
A give your skin a clean, fresh look by exfoliating daily to remove, dead, dry, dulling cells.
Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Brightening & Exfoliating Daily Cleanser is especially formulated to gently shed dead cells and purify your complexion of damaging environmental pollutants, thus visually improving skin’s clarity.
Formulated with white birch and pearlstone, Clearly Corrective Brightening & Exfoliating Daily Cleanser is packed with tiny microbeads that remove traces of pollutants, dirt and residue from sunscreen, while refining surface texture for a noticeably smoother and more luminous appearance.
Kiehl’s has been in the skincare business since 1851, and these folks know how to take care of your natural beauty.
The company will also be introducing a collection of colored nutritive lip balms and a deep-penetrating night cream come next month, so keep an eye out for them.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Spring is baseball season, and even if you are not rooting for the Yankees or Orioles, you can show your support for the sport with Herschel Supply’s brand new line of Big League backpacks.
The Canadian-based luggage and handbag company catches the fervor of the season with a selection of bright, resistant bags that are sure to win you a fashion homerun.
Available in Mexico starting in early March, the backpacks feature all 30 clubs in two signature silhouettes.
The collection was designed for and inspired by the fans and is available in both game-ready home and away color renditions and logo combinations.
Both backpack silhouettes feature MLB and Herschel Supply woven labels, along with screen-printed team logos.
Constructed with lightweight rip-stop, the Packable Daypack models collapse into an internal pocket for convenient game-day storage, while the Heritage backpacks include such modern features as a 15-inch laptop sleeve and an internal media pocket with a headphone port.