February 16th, 2021
Our latest Top Five comes from advanced skincare technologies company, Opatra. The British brand are known internationally for their redefinition of antiquated beauty standards with a range of products that incorporate cutting-edge technology.
Since 2010 they have been pioneering easy-to-use devices and skincare formulations that help all skin types look firmer, younger and brighter, for both professional and at-home use. Their range includes handheld anti-ageing devices, skincare formulations, professional facial and body equipment and accessories.
They gave one of their devices as a prize in our Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway. As their range includes skin care products as well as devices, we look at five of them here that would work well for makeup artists, as well as beauty lovers.
First is the award-winning Cleanlift device. This ultrasonic exfoliator provides a deep cleaning, removing blackheads, whiteheads, impurities, and dirt to refresh the skin which then enables serums and moisturisers to penetrate into the skin. This leaves the skin, fresh, clean and a perfect base for applying makeup.
With a 24K gold-plated spatula, the device features two modes – Clean and Lift. In ‘Clean’ mode, ultrasonic vibrations work to push out dirt and oil and remove dead skin cells to effectively exfoliate the skin. Switch it to ‘Lift’ mode to stimulate circulation and tone the facial muscles to revitalize and smooth the skin. Easy to sterilise between uses, this is compact enough to fit within a mobile kit.
Reduces the appearance of large pores.
Unclogs dirt and oil.
Lifts to achieve firmer skin.
Helps serums and oils to penetrate the skin.
Extracts blackheads and whiteheads.
Removes dead skin and impurities.
Deeply exfoliates for smoother skin.
Two functions – Lift and exfoliate.
24K Gold Plated Spatula.
Sleek and functional design.
Next is the Dermieye Plus. A fabulous device to help combat dark circles, reduce puffiness, and help reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area, that can leave anyone looking tired.
Combining the latest trio of technologies: LED light therapy, vibration massage, and heat which are all known to help stimulate blood circulation in the eye area, and generate cell productions. This in turn improves the appearance of the skin which can help prior to applying makeup around the eye contour area.
The device combines the emission of two light therapy wavelengths: red light improves the firmness of the skin, while the warm sonic vibrations relax and invigorate tired eyes. The blue light helps to target acne-causing bacteria and reduces inflammation.
Reduces the appearance of fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness around the eye area.
Increases the effectiveness and absorption of eye contour creams and beauty products.
Combines light therapy, heating technology, and massage therapy.
Lightweight, compact and portable – take it anywhere you go.
Micro-vibration massage – stimulates blood circulation to the eye area and helps to regenerate cell connection.
Ergonomic and practical – easy to use.
Skin Essentials Multi Active Facial Serum (£189)
This velvety serum is based on a unique formula that includes active Dead Sea minerals, Matrixyl Synthe’6, plant extracts, and powerful antioxidant vitamins C, E, and A, all of which help prevent dehydration and the signs of premature ageing.
Matrixyl Synthe’6 boosts collagen production and fills in wrinkles from the inside for visibly smoother and plumper skin, while omega 3 restores softness and elasticity to the skin, creating a firmer, tighter complexion.
Pearl Powder prevents pigmentation by slowing down the development of melanin and filtering the sun’s rays. Fast absorbing to the deep layers of your skin, this serum rejuvenates and uplifts your skin cells, giving it an energetic, glowing look.
Skin Essentials Restoring Day Cream (£185)
Based on collagen and Dead Sea minerals, Opatra Restoring Day Cream encourages skin to retain its moisture while smoothing, softening and promoting youthful firmness.
Designed to minimise and prevent visible signs of ageing and discolourations, deliver intense hydration, and boost radiance. A mixture of vitamins E and A helps to moisturise all facial zones while protecting against harmful free radicals.
Skin Essential Eye Revival Serum (£160)
Restore vitality to the skin around the eyes with this unique serum which helps to restore firmness and skin density to the eye contour area. This highly concentrated, mineral-rich serum glides on and sinks into the delicate under-eye area. Aloe Vera (Vitamins E and B Complex) nourish and moisturise while chamomile extract soothes the skin. Antioxidant vitamin A rejuvenates, making skin look visibly younger and healthier.