4 Beauty Essentials to Indulge in for a Radiant Lunar New Year

1. Red Lips

What could be luckier than the perfect red lipstick? Found in beautiful, highly pigmented shades, our Beauty Advisors have hand-picked the best reds to complete your Lunar New Year look. An exciting new satin-finish red from Lise Watier, the Baiser Satin in Red Hot Kiss has the ultimate intense, rich finish that lipstick lovers dream of, and would make a beautiful statement for Lunar New Year.

If the on-trend matte lip is your finish of choice instead, NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo is a budget-friendly red that truly delivers. Of course, a classic silky smooth red is always a good choice, and Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Love that Red boasts mega-moisturizers to keep your pout looking flawless.

2. Bright Complexions

Luminous skin is a sure-fire way to start off your Lunar New Year beautifully. Our Beauty Advisors recommend a brightening cream like Strivectin’s Brighten & Perfect Radiance Refining Moisturizer to hydrate and enhance skin’s radiance. Or try the brand new White Lucent Brightening Protective Emulsion from Shiseido, a daytime moisturizer which brightens dull skin, focusing on environmental stressors like UV rays, air pollution and dryness.

For a highly powered solution to rapidly correct dark spots, uneven skin tone and brighten dull skin, NeoStrata’s SecureWhite Brightening Serum is a favourite amongst beauty bloggers.

3. Magnificent Masks

A pampering face mask is the perfect way to indulge in a New Year skincare routine! Providing some of the great benefits of a spa facial, face masks can draw out impurities, eliminate dead cells, or tighten and tone.

For a healthy looking glow that also minimizes the appearance of lines and wrinkles, Clarins’ Super Restorative Replenishing Comfort Mask is a must-try, according to our Beauty Advisors. If clogged and enlarged pores are also an issue, the Multi-‘Face’-eted All-in-One Anti-Aging Clay mask from Bliss will unclog pores while also reducing fine lines and brightening skin tone. A luxurious choice is Shiseido’s White Lucent Power Brightening Mask, which gives dull uneven skin a much-needed pick-me-up, in the form of a mess-free mask.

4. Precious Oils

The restorative powers of precious oils make them a special treat for your tired skin. Made from 100% pure plant extracts, the Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil is a natural astringent for oily or combination skin, and also soothes and seals in moisture to prevent fine lines, while refining the skin’s texture.

Our Beauty Advisors also recommend applying Biotherm’s Blue Therapy Serum in Oil at Night to plump the skin, increase luminosity, and smooth wrinkles; the formula has the efficacy of a serum, with the essential recovery power of an oil. For a pure, intensive dose of restoring Ceramides and essential lipids, try the potent Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum from Elizabeth Arden. Each capsule helps to strengthen skin’s barrier against the visible signs of aging.

New Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Night Cream

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With its new Flawless Future Powered by CeramideNight Cream, Elizabeth Arden is helping to collectively target the vicious cycle of stress on skin all-day, every day!

Stress amongst millennials is at an all-time high, and skin is paying a price. Elizabeth Arden is putting to use its 25 years of ceramide technology research and proven product formulations to introduce Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Night Cream, the latest addition to the brand’s breakthrough collection that continues to challenge the effects of stress on the skin.

The Night Cream supports skin’s nighttime renewal process to help counteract the visible effects of stress on the skin, brightening and evening tone while also easing the appearance of fine lines. After just one use, 94% of women reported that their skin felt soft, supple and nourished. [1]

Flawless Future Night Cream features Flawless Future’s signature skincare technology – a fine-tuned blend of barrier supporting Ceramides, Telosense™ and a powerful skin brightener that work together to smooth, nourish and revitalize skin’s appearance.

Supporting the product’s key benefits is an exclusive, fragrance technology that is proven to promote feelings of relaxation and well-being. A clinical study was conducted using mood-based self-assessment where 100% of subjects reported they felt increased happiness, relaxation, satisfaction and stress relief [2]. Apply the Flawless Future Night Cream before bed to induce a more restful sleep while also targeting the first signs of aging!

Proven results after just 4 weeks of use: [3]

  • 96% reported that skin felt moisturized, smoother and supple
  • 95% said that their skin looks more radiant and feels nourished
  • 93% said that their skin looked brighter and dullness was minimized
  • 91% said that their skin’s texture was improved
  • 87% reported a reduction in the appearance of fine lines

Elizabeth Arden’s Flawless Future Night Cream is recommended for nightly use, apply generously to face and neck before sleep. Find it at your local London Drugs!

 

 

 

 

 

[1] Based on a US home use consumer test of 110 women aged 25-40 after one use.

[2]   Epel, S. and all (2004), Accelerated telomere shortening in response to life stress. PNAS. Vol. 101, no49, 17312-17315

[3] Based on a US home use consumer test of 55 women aged 25-40 over 4 weeks. psychological self-assessment.

New Elizabeth Arden Always Red Fragrance

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This brand new fragrance from Elizabeth Arden, ALWAYS RED, celebrates the New York state of mind- boldly living out loud, making your own rules. All in. All the time. Made for the leader of the in crowd, Elizabeth Arden ALWAYS RED was inspired by the strikingly confident woman who radiates as she lights up the town. Sounds like you?

ALWAYS RED is a luxurious floriental, opening with an irresistible blend of vibrant blood orange, luscious red plum and passion fruit. As the composition evolves, a textured heart of jasmine sambac, pink freesia and velvet rose petals evoke intense femininity and passion. The fragrance dries down to a rich, ambery base. Deep and inviting accents of praline, mahogany woods and red amber symbolize the sensuality and tantalizing confidence synonymous with the colour red and the Elizabeth Arden ALWAYS RED woman.

This bold and daring beauty accessory instantly catches the eye…and is now yours to try at London Drugs!

Elizabeth Arden Unveils New Prevage Anti-Aging Wrinkle Smoother

Wrinkles happen: whether it’s our daily environment, the natural aging process, or simply the laughs, smiles and expressions of life. While it may be inevitable they will appear, those wrinkles don’t need to stay. For those who are hesitant to explore in-office procedures due to the price or invasiveness, Elizabeth Arden’s new Prevage Anti-Anging Wrinkle Smoother is an alternative solution that doesn’t break the bank.

Formulated to specifically target the tell-tale signs of aging, Prevage Anti-Aging Wrinkle Smoother PRVN40164_large - Copyimmediately fills and smoothes facial lines and wrinkles for an overall more youthful appearance. This cosmeceutical skincare solution features the single most powerful antioxidant Idebenone Ester[1] blended with Thiotaine to help repair skin’s appearance and protect it from the free radical damage that leads to lines and wrinkles.

Immediately upon application, silicone powders fill and smooth out lines, while polymers tighten the skin for a visibly more even texture appearance. Optical diffusers and soft focus silicone blur imperfections and impart skin with instant radiance to further reduce the appearance of lines. Additional key ingredients, including vitamin A derivative, peptides and amino acids, help support skin’s natural collagen to minimize appearance of wrinkles overtime.

Wondering what Prevage Anti-Aging Wrinkle Smoother can do for your crow’s feet, forehead lines, nasolabial lines or even pores? 100% of women studied noticed an immediate reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, including crow’s feet[2].

Try Elizabeth Arden’s Prevage Anti-Aging Wrinkle Smoother for yourself here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1] When compared to antioxidants in face products, Idebenone in PREVAGE® surpasses ferulic acid, alpha lipoic acid, kinetin, vitamin C, vitamin E, ubiquinone and resveratrol in environmental protection against oxidative stress due to sun, smoke and pollution.

[2] Based on a US clinical study conducted on 29 women aged 39-57 after a single use.