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Far more than mere pampering, self-care plays a powerful role in our health and wellbeing.
Over the past few years, we know that taking time out every day—no matter how short—to give our mind, body and skin a bit of love can enhance our brain’s natural mood elevators and stress-relievers.
Despite knowing its importance, it can still be tricky to fit “me-time” into our busy schedules, which is why many of us rely on products and mini-rituals to give us an instant boost in a flash.
Here, three beauty lovers share the go-tos they use every day to lift their looks (and their moods).
For Erin, 37, a good mascara has become a must-have when it comes to instantly boosting her confidence.
“I never leave the house without using a mascara that lengthens, curls and separates my lashes,” she says.
“I like a more un-done make-up look, so a mascara that adds thickness without looking too ‘fake’ is an instant winner in my book.
“For my everyday look I just apply a tinted SPF moisturiser, a dusting of blush and a few coats of mascara and I feel put together without having to spend too much time or effort in front of the mirror.
“It’s a small aspect of my daily ‘getting ready’ ritual, but it makes such a difference to feeling as though I’ve put some thought into how I look without the focus being entirely on my appearance for the day.”
The Skin Saving Routine
Similarly for Jess, 33, feeling good starts with focusing on healthy and happy skin.
“I wear much less makeup than I used to (thanks global pandemic!) so my focus has switched to giving my skin as much love as possible so it glows all on its own,” she says.
“I look for formulas with high concentrations of proven active ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, so the dynamic duo of the L’Oréal Revitalift Filler 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Plumping Water-Cream is my new favourite.”
The serum is the number one selling serum in the world*, and for good reason: it’s scientifically formulated with a blend of two forms of pure hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate and plump skin, visibly reducing the appearance of wrinkles by 47 per cent^.
“I pair the serum with the Plumping Water-Cream, which has a super lightweight texture,” says Jess.
“It’s powered by a potent blend of actives, like hyaluronic acid for moisture, niacinamide for protection and brightening, and nourishing ceramides that give my skin a long-lasting bouncy look and feel.
“My skin is visibly replumped, radiant and hydrated and I get an instant confidence boost!”
The Whole Body Boost
For Kayla, the beauty boost begins with a body brush that works to stimulate her circulation and exfoliate her skin.
“[It’s] the hardest-working tool in my skincare wardrobe,” she says.
“I religiously use it before I shower…and it leaves my skin feeling super-hydrated and silky smooth.
“Beyond the game-changing skin benefits, dry brushing also never fails to boost my mood. Spending a few minutes every day to slow down and just focus on myself is surprisingly uplifting, and a great way to check in with how I’m feeling, inside and out.”
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* NielsenIQ RMS data, Female Anti-Aging Serum category (client-defined), YTD To August 2022, 27 countries, total retail market (© 2022, NielsenIQ)
^ Cosmeto-clinical study, 53 women, 6 weeks.