Restoration station

Restoration is so important especially if you have had a hectic few weeks or months.

Our skin, hair and overall health will often show signs of fatigue or restlessness. Whether it is having a young family or going through hormonal changes taking time to reset and restore is something that will help you face the next few months.

This week I am focusing primarily on product that help to restore and strengthen and never is this more important than during the menopause.


Clarins approaches the topic of menopause openly and honestly so that women might have a more positive experience. Now, based on the latest scientific discovery regarding fibroblasts’ behaviour during menopause, Clarins Research reformulated the Super Restorative face creams.

For the 1st time, a new ingredient (organic gorse extract) which targets skin slackening is combined with powerful organic harungana extract that offers retinol-like action to promote replenished, revitalised, regenerated skin and a better experience during menopause.

The skin is left hydrated, renewed and supple three important adjectives for post menopausal skin. Formulated for skin that has become unbalanced due to hormonal changes, the new Super Restorative Day & Night creams target visible signs of ageing. Skin is tightened, immediately smoothed. Wrinkles are visibly reduced. Facial features appear lifted. Super Restorative Day is €92 while the Super Restorative Night is €102.

Frances Prescott

Eye & Lip Contour Cream by Frances Prescott (€80) is a light, yet luxuriously textured multi-purpose formulation combining a cocktail of powerful, naturally active peptides, vitamins, antioxidants and prebiotics. All these restorative ingredients help stimulate collagen synthesis, firm the skin, boost hydration, and increase radiance of these delicate areas.

The powerful combination also strengthens the skin's natural moisture barrier, helping to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles. A multi-use maestro, Eye & Lip Contour Cream by Frances Prescott, simplifies your skincare routine targeting two fragile areas with one effective product, the formula can be applied morning and evening after cleansing or used on lips throughout the day to keep them feeling soft and nourished.


Its leave-in molecular repair hair mask (€59) is a revolutionary 4-minute leave-in treatment to clinically reverse

hair damage. It is the ultimate in hair restoration and rejuvenation and works on all types and textures of hair. An at-home leave-in treatment infused with their patented K18Peptide that works to repair even the most extreme damage, renewing hair to its most youthful, healthy state.

You can feel the difference with just one use. You shampoo your hair, towel dry, apply the formula, comb gently through and wait four minutes, then you blowdry and style your hair. Hair is left feeling soft and restored with strength.


Ultraceuticals Ultra B² Hydration Mask is an incredible innovative hydrogel mask designed to hydrate and visibly plump skin in under 15 minutes.

Perfect for an at home boost to tired or stressed skin, the new Ultra B² Hydration Mask delivers a supple and more youthful appearance. The cooling masks are presented in a pack of five sachets and feature two separate pieces to comfortably contour to an array of facial shapes and sizes.

Enriched with vitamin B3 (niacinamide), this moisturising must-have mask works to visibly plump and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to give the skin a supple, dewy, and more youthful appearance.