April 30th, 2018
However great your makeup products, if the skin beneath isn’t at its best, your job is made that little bit harder. This week’s Top Five comes from one of the most recognisable skincare brand on the planet whose key focus has always been skin health.
When it comes to clinical skincare, Dr Howard Murad M.D. is a visionary. Known as The Father of Internal Skincare for being an originator advocating the use of dietary supplements to promote skin health and as the pioneer of the use of Alpha Hydroxy Acids in topical skin care, he’s always been ahead of the curve and his belief that every aspect of a person’s health is as interconnected as every cell in the body underpins every product. His eponymous brand will celebrate its 30th birthday next year and Warpaint checks out the heroes from the range.
“It’s imperative to have a daily skincare routine which consists of treating, moisturising and protecting the skin,” explains Dr Murad. “We developed Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF 30 to save time for the busy person and give them the benefits of all these in one step.”
Known as One Step to Perfection, Invisiblur stimulates collagen production using Shitake Mushroom and Mucor Miehei Peptides, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The blurring element comes from Soft-Focus Complex that also softens and incudes a built-in primer ready for makeup. Other key ingredients including Barley, Sunflower and Cucumber extracts enhance skin’s ability to attract and retain moisture, keeping it hydrated.
- Retinol Youth Renewal – The Range (£65-70)
Featuring Retinol Youth Renewal face serum, which is No1 Best Selling product in the US, the range combines a fast-acting Retinoid, time-released Retinol and a Retinol booster to accelerate and deliver results with no irritation or downtime. Suitable for all skin types and ages, the powerful, yet gentle, formula means it can be used every day.
Retinol Youth Renewal Serum (£70) – visibly minimises lines and wrinkles, promotes firm and even skin tone for more radiant skin.
Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum (£65) – dramatically improves the signs of ageing around the eyes, firms skin, brightens dark circles and improves the appearance of crows’ feet.
Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream (£65) – luxurious night cream melts into skin for a supple, vibrant complexion, visibly minimised lines and wrinkles and improved firmness and elasticity.
Promising big results in a short time frame, Murad’s sponsored research has shown this rapidly diminishes the appearance of dark spots, age spots and hyperpigmentation in just one week. Light-weight and silky, it’s packed with Vitamin C, Oligopeptides, and light-reflecting pearls to enhance radiance and help brighten tone instantly and over time. And this clever product doesn’t stop there: with ingredients to stop dark spots and pigmentation from surfacing; prevent future skin discolouration; and dissolves existing spots, you can see why its recent launch has made it fly off the shelves.
- City Skin SPF 50 (£55)
Modern lifestyles wreak havoc on our skin and a daily dose of environmental damage accelerates the visible signs of ageing, showing up in lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. City Skin protects against all five environmental aggressors – Blue Light from devices, Pollution, Infrared, UVA and UVB.
Its lightweight, fragrance-free formula works well on all skin tones and is safe for sensitive souls too, absorbing quickly, leaving a luminous, pearlised finish that’s a beautiful base for makeup or worn alone. Soft peach tint helps colour-correct, immediately boost radiance, while Vitamin C brightens, evens tone and corrects sun damage.
Modernised to provide 24-hour hydration, this luxurious, lightweight cream has a non-comedogenic formula that offers both immediate and long-term benefits. With Advanced Hyaluronic Acid Technology and Coconut Extract to enhance skin’s ability to attract and retain moisture, it’s combined with an anti-ageing peptide blend to encourage a smoother, plumper skin texture and Shea Butter, Avocado, Sunflower and Olive Fruit Oils to deeply condition the skin for longer-lasting hydration and suppleness.
“Hydrated skin functions better, feels smoother and looks younger,” acknowledges Dr Murad. “Longer lasting hydration is a critical component of anti-ageing and exactly the reason the Hydro-Dynamic® products were created.”