THE SKINNY ON SKINCARE
By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS
If you want beautiful skin (and who doesn’t), you have to commit to a rigorous twice-daily routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing, as well as the faithful use of sunscreens.
Your morning routine should also entail applying a serious serum to help boost the effects of your moisturizer, and your evening routine may include a skin exfoliating agent such as retinol or alpha hydroxy acid.
And, of course, your makeup is another crucial element in keeping your skin looking vibrant and radiant.
The products you choose will depend a lot on your particular skin type, but, fortunately, there are a lot of new skincare items on the market to help your skin look its best day-in and day-out.
Here is a treasure trove of some of the latest skincare gems now available in Mexico.
Makeup Be Gone
The French cosmetic firm Nars has just introduced a super-satiny Aqua-Infused Makeup Removing Water that gentle lifts away even the most stubborn mascara and eyeliner without rubbing or rinsing.
This unique hydrating water with a gel-like texture employs advanced micellar technology to act as a dirt magnet, attracting and lifting makeup and impurities such as oil and dirt for ultimate freshness.
Nars Makeup Removing Water features an exclusive double aqua complex of kiwi and coconut waters for added hydration and radiance.
The three-in-one formula removes makeup, cleanses impurities and freshens skin.
And unlike other makeup removers, no rinsing is required and makeup can be immediately applied after use.
And speaking of Nars, be sure to check out the brand’s new long-lasting Powermatte Lip Pigment.
Available in 18 super-saturated shades, this incredible, flexible lip stain offers full coverage and comfortable matte color that lasts all day, and the custom doe-foot wand provides precise and smooth application-
Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment glides on like an ink to create a show-stopping matte finish on your lips and dries instantly for a smudge-resistant, carefree wear.
See-See Your CC
Eucerin, the German-based, pharma-cosmetic company that has been producing skincare solutions for more than a century, has a new Anti-Aging Hyaluron-Filler CC Cream that offers complexion correction and protection all in one.
Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler CC Cream has an innovative blend of high and low molecular hyaluronic acid and glycine saponin for a more targeted approach to visibly plumping even deep wrinkles and a FPS 15 UVA protection
High-molecular hyaluronic acid improves surface hydration and smooths the outermost layers of skin, while low-molecular hyaluronic acid – which is 40 times smaller – penetrates into the epidermal skin layers where deeper wrinkles originate.
Glycine saponin, meanwhile, supports natural hyaluronic acid production in the cells of the dermal layer where the deepest wrinkles are formed.
The product’s UVA filter provides effective protection from premature aging and the deepening of facial lines.
And Eucerin’s Hyaluron-Filler CC Cream’s unique formula has a non-greasy texture with light color pigments (available in three shades) that give skin a more even and radiant appearance, so it can be used instead of or in addition to your base foundation.
Eucerin also has a great Syndet soap substitute with a neutral pH5 that helps balance skin while gently cleansing away dirt and grime.
Totally Tempting Beauty
Once you have perfected your twice-daily skincare routine, it’s time to show off your complexion and natural beauty through a careful application of makeup that accentuates but doesn’t cover up your flawless complexion.
Maybelline’s incredible Superstay 24H Foundation does just that.
Maybelline SuperStay delivers 24-hour full coverage and an immaculate finish that doesn’t fade or shift all day.
Saturated color pigments provide an ultra-transforming effect in this long-lasting foundation.
The lightweight, yet high-impact coverage formula glides on smoothly with no blotching or caking,
And the dermatologist-tested, oil-free formula doesn’t clog pores so Superstay 24H Foundation can be used by people with mixed or oily skin.
Maybelline also has a new Total Temptation Shadow and Highlighter Palette that features 10 expertly curated earthy shades for custom eye makeup looks.
There is also a new Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink lipstick that offers intense ink color concentration in an ultra-chic matte finish with flawless, 12-hour wear.
Superstay Matte Ink has a precise arrow applicator that delivers a smooth second-skin effect in just one stroke for statement, inked lips that last.
And to complete your look, try Maybelline’s Total Temptation Brow Definer with a teardrop tip on one end and a fluffy spool brush on the other to define and emphasize your eyebrows, followed by Maybelline’s Total Temptation lash-lengthening mascara, available in regular and waterproof formulas.
On the fragrance front, Versace’s Eros Pour Femme, the feminine companion to the brand’s iconic Eros for men, captures the primal power of a woman in a radiant, sensual essence.
Bursting with the passion of when Eros meets his true love, Eros Pour Femme is an invitation to surrender to desire, and to take control of life’s unstoppable forces.
It is a fragrance of strength, individuality and seduction.
Created by the company’s artistic director Donatella Versace, Eros Pour Femme is endowed with an alchemy of tempting, bright and feminine notes derived from a refined accord of Sicilian lemon and Calabrian bergamot, mixed with a hint of pomegranate and infused with Sambac jasmine and peony, and exalted by sensual and smooth sandalwood and musk.
Last year, Kering Eyewear signed a strategic partnership to develop, manufacture and distribute Cartier eyeglasses, and now, these luxurious designs are available in Mexico at Palacio de Hierro.
Capturing the French bran’s classic signature style to create truly timeless pieces, Cartier’s new spring/summer collection is composed of timeless pieces that exude elegance and distinction.
Three main groups – Santos de Cartier, C de Cartier and Panthère de Cartier – embody the Cartier’s refined heritage and combine emblematic features with a contemporary design approach.
The collection also introduces new shapes that, according to the company, “redefine the art of eyewear” together with a strong focus on both craftsmanship and creativity.