A Botanical Skincare Reboot

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Botanical skincare is all the rage these days, but our innate resourcefulness to find remedies in the natural environment has been ongoing for centuries. Since ancient times, the Egyptians used botanical ingredients like myrrh, thyme, chamomile and cedar rose in their perfumes. The Chinese and Japanese used rice powder to whiten their complexions. In India, the Ayurvedic tradition incorporated native plants into beauty treatments like neem, turmeric and saffron that are reputed to have major skin benefits. The connection between humans and plants are timeless and enduring. If you’re looking to reboot your skincare this spring with nature’s bountiful offerings, then read on. These products boast powerful botanical ingredients to tackle your skin concerns.

 1. Dior Prestige La Micro-Huile de Rose Advanced Serum

In the dreamy Loire Valley, Dior’s rose bushes grow free from fertilisers to ensure 100% natural and untainted rose extracts. The precious Rose de Granville was selected among 40,000 hybrids to be the key ingredient in this serum—a gorgeous shimmery formula bursting with micro-pearls and infused with revitalising rose micro-nutrients (it looks like pink caviar in a bottle!). The pearls are suspended in a regenerating rose sap essence harvested through an eco-extraction process. Combined with 22 micro-nutrients from the rose flower, this formula smooths wrinkles, firms the skin, and contours the face. Dior’s study on 22 subjects between 50 to 60 years old showed that the skin’s fundamental youth structures appeared 3 years younger after only 1 month of use. Our outlook on skincare has never seemed rosier with this age-defying repair serum.

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Dior Prestige La Micro-Huile de Rose Advanced Serum

2. Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Serum

Somewhere off the coast of Brittany, on the Island of Ouessant, lives a colony of hardworking Black Bees. Also known as Apis Mellifera Mellifera, this native species produces one of the purest honeys in the world due to the island’s pesticide-free ecosystem. The very same honey that goes into Guerlain’s Abeille Royale skincare, along with royal jelly, a honey bee secretion that is reputed to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.

Guerlain’s buzzworthy serum (no pun intended) is worth every drop. Abeille Royale Double R Serum offers two serums in a bottle—a dual formula that incorporates honey and royal jelly as main active ingredients. The “Repair” formula (cream) lifts and tightens skin, while the “Renew” formula (gel) is a gradual soft-peeling treatment that supports epidermis renewal for a glowing complexion. Participants in a clinical test reported that skin appeared smoother and more radiant, pores were less visible, and wrinkles were less obvious.

From beehive to bottle, skincare just got a little sweeter.

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Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Serum

3. Kiehl's Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution

This fast-acting serum contains key ingredients like vitamin C, peony extract and white birch. Traditionally used in Chinese medicine, peony roots are known to nourish the blood, relieve abdominal pain, headaches and dizziness. Kiehl’s peony extract targets the skin together with Activated C (a vitamin C derivative) to protect against oxidative damage, improve skin clarity, and brighten the complexion. White birch extract hydrates and nurtures the skin.  

With daily use, this lightweight serum helps to diminish dark spots and even out skin tone. You won’t have to worry about harmful chemicals, because this product is silicone-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and contains no colorants. This Dark Spot Solution truly hits the spot.

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Kiehl's Dermatologist Solutions Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

Improvement based on two times greater percent at week 12 vs. week 8. Results based on expert grading in a 12-week clinical test on 113 subjects. *Refers to dark spot number. **Based on a 12 week clinical study of 113 women with all skin types presented with mild to moderate severity of attributes, including post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

4. SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective is like green juice for the skin. Hydrate and soothe with a combination of cucumber, thyme, and olive leaf. This serum is great for calming sensitive skin and reducing redness. Aside from being a salad ingredient, cucumbers deliver vitamin C and caffeic acid to reduce inflammation and irritated skin. Did you know that cucumbers are 95% water, making them a great way to quench your thirst and hydrate the skin? You may be familiar with thyme as a seasoning, but this herb does more than make your cooking taste good. Thyme has antibacterial and antifungal properties that are effective in healing skin conditions like acne and eczema. Paired with the anti-inflammatory benefits of olive leaf extract and the deep moisturising effects of hyaluronic acid, this botanical “smoothie” will make you love your greens even more.

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SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective

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Complimentary 1 x Silymarin CF, 4ml & 4 x Blemish + Age Defense Serum, 4ml with purchase of Silymarin CF, 30ml & Phyto Corrective, 30ml. Till 31 Mar (Wed).

5. Chantecaille Vital Essence & Stress Repair Concentrate+

We’re going all crazy-plant-lady for these botanical products by Chantecaille. The Vital Essence face and eye serum is 95% natural. Packed with floral and plant extracts, it contains key ingredients like bilberry to moisturise, honey suckle to soothe, and soybean extract to brighten the complexion. Use this to plump up the skin with hydrating nutrients or to reduce redness. Compliment your skincare routine with the Stress Repair Concentrate+ , which contains a mélange of anti-ageing and de-puffing ingredients to enhance your beautiful peepers. Wild indigo extract minimises redness and enhances luminosity under the eye area, while hawthorne, Arabian jasmine, and bell paper stem extract reduce dark circles and unsightly eye bags. This blend of powerful plant extracts naturally invigorates stressed and tired skin for a fresh appearance.

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Vital Essence 50Ml | Stress Repair Concentrate+ 15Ml

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