The thing with ageing (and getting a glowing tan) is that our skin reacts in ways that we wished it wouldn’t. From a smattering of dark spots no thanks to ageing and UV rays, to a dull complexion lacking of luminosity, sometimes we wished there’s an easy way out to getting fair and spotless skin. Cue the three whitening products we’re already keeping an eye out for that promise to combat all the above-mentioned issues:
No one ever thinks of indoor protection when we’re talking about the harmful effects of UV rays. Did you know that the artificial light from the screens in your life (from smartphones to tablets) can cause pro-pigmentation, pro-oxidisation and pro-ageing to your skin, similar to UV rays from the sun? But before we worry about going cold turkey on screentime just to save our skin (literally), try out the new Dior Prestige White Collection Rosy Glow SPF 50+. Its key ingredient is a new mineral filter—the Artificial Light Protector—to protect skin from harmful radiation of artificial light for a full 12 hours. Along with white rose essence, it targets dark spot memory so you’d have an excellent makeup base with a light texture to shield your skin be it indoors or outdoors.
If you doubt the potency of whitening products because your skin is sensitive and a tad bit more delicate than others, go for La Mer Brilliance White Essence that’s specially formulated with Asian skin in mind. The brand’s scientists have come up with their latest Brilliance Sea Ferment (comprising of white algae, sea fern and molasses extract) to reduce the look of dullness and discolouration while clarifying skin for a radiant glow. The new Brilliance White Essence also is infused with their antioxidant powerhouse, Lime Tea Concentrate to strength skin to defend against environmental stressors. Brighter and more translucent complexion is just a few drops away!
La Mer Brilliance White Essence (RM1,200) will be available at Robinsons in The Gardens, Isetan in Suria KLCC and Bandar Utama, and Parkson in Pavillion from March 1, 2016
For those who are plagued with the dreaded dark spots that come with too much sun-exposure (getting a suntan shouldn’t be in your beach vacay to-do list from now on), Chanel’s first chrono-spot treatment is made for the likes of you. Chanel Le Blanc Intensive Whitening Spot Treatment for day and night is designed to be used together to deliver an optimum whitening performance. The Day Intensive Spot Treatment comprises of geranium extract to prevent melanin build-up and regulate the pigmentation process, whereas the Night Intensive Spot Treatment contains alpinia extract to promote epidermal renewal, hence refining the skin’s texture and correcting dark spots when you’re getting your beauty sleep. The best part? This dynamic duo comes in a ceramic pen-like applicator for a more precise treatment.
Chanel Le Blanc Intensive Whitening Spot Treatment is available at all Chanel Fragrance & Beauty Boutiques at 1 Utama, Sunway Pyramid, Gurney Plaza, JB Komtar and at Chanel counters at all leading departmental stores from March 1, 2016
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