Time to level up your skin game

Why not kick off your new year with some luxury skin treats?

The January payday is approaching and frankly I fully intend to splurge on something new for my middle aged skin.

This week I have been researching night time products to incorporate into my routine and when I hear new, I know that the latest technology married with experience is on the cards from 3 well established skin brands.

It’s time to level up your skin game!

Clinique Take the Day Off Balm (€35) is a staple but the latest release with charcoal is quite simply divine and the perfect skin detox.

Try a cleansing balm

The luxury formula is infused with the highest grade of detoxifying Japanese charcoal to deeply cleanse pores and remove excess oil. It melts away all traces of makeup and oil without stripping the skin, while charcoal works its detoxifying magic.

Remove with a warm face cloth for the ultimate cleansing experience.

Try a retinol

Long considered the gold standard in anti ageing, retinol is a skin must have.

Dermalogica has just released their dynamic skin retinol, a product that will help you level up your regime and replenish your skin.

The experts at Dermalogica have formulated a high-dose, fast-acting 3.5% retinoid complex with an advanced retinoid blend and booster technology to help transform the appearance of skin without compromising skin health.

This multi-retinoid serum works to address 4 signs of skin ageing.

It helps to reverse the appearance of wrinkles, retexturise skin and minimise the appearance of pores and even skin tone.

A complex of granactive retinoid, retinol, time-released encapsulated retinol, and a retinol booster support a continual release of skin-smoothing activities that help the serum work faster than a leading competitor.

Concentrated squalane and soothing, oat-derived beta-glucan work together to help support skin’s recovery and improve resilience.

This was of course music to my ears.

Try a trio

Luxury cosmetics experts Casmara have released a go-to new year solution for breathing life back into mature skin.

Containing 5 hydrating Gold Eye Patches, a Jade Gua Sha massager and a jar of their incredible Q10 Rescue Intensive Nutri Cream, this beautiful, limited-edition set provides the perfect one-stop skincare routine for the new year (€95).

Gold Eye Patches are infused with a rich blend of hydrating hyaluronic acid and youth-boosting collagen, their formula works to firm and tone the delicate skin around the eyes and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Inspired by traditional Chinese medicine and crystal therapies, the Gua Sha can be used on the face, neck and chest to help relieve muscle tension and promote lymphatic drainage, encouraging the appearance of plumper, more radiant skin.

Q10 Rescue Intensive Nutri Cream is an intelligent ultra-nourishing recovery cream which energises, repairs and rebalances the skin, acting on a cellular level to restore the youthful texture, hydration and radiance lost during the ageing process.