We all know how important it is to review our skincare routine every now and again. But, how hard is it to keep up with the latest trends and products? Not to worry, we’ve been working hard here at John Essa Cosmetics to put together our Top 5 products for 2022.
1. Let’s start with make-up-remover
A day of moisturiser with SPF protection, topped with beautifully applied makeup combined with natural and artificial environments can wreak havoc on your skin even if you are using top notch skin products.
That’s why it’s always good to start your evening routine with a pre-cleanse or wipes to remove your makeup and any other bacteria.
We love Huile Fondante Démaq Dry Cleansing Oil by Payot. With a unique texture, this product ensures impeccable, gentle cleansing in less than a minute. In a single step, it removes even the most stubborn make-up, such as waterproof mascara, as well as impurities accumulated during the day. It also contains avocado extract which help moisturise and protect your skin. For only $58 for 200ml, this staple from Payot is a must have in your skin care routine.
2. Next up, Cleansers
Picking a cleanser that is suitable to your skin type and concern/s, can be a little tricky. Thankfully, Aspect Dr has a variety of cleansers that pretty much match individual skin types.
Like, Aspect Dr Mild Clean is great for sensitive to normal skin types. It is a gentle foaming gel cleanser containing Canadian Willowherb™ extract, to comfort all skin types, including the most sensitive, while cleansing and effectively removing makeup.
Aspect Dr Deep Clean is perfect for skin types that can handle a little more penetration to remove excess oils and debris. It is a purifying cleanser formulated with a blend of naturally occurring AHA's and Lanablue™, known for its retinoid-like properties to exfoliate and refine skin.
One of the best features of these cleansers by Aspect Dr, is their amazing prices which start from $18 for 30ml.
And if you’re looking for something a little extra with your cleanser, we love Aha/Bha Cleanser also by Aspect Dr. Smooth your skin’s texture with this exfoliating foaming cleanser. Formulated with Lactic and Salicylic Acid to help remove excess oil, while exfoliating lifeless skin cells for an illuminated complexion.
3. Essential Exfoliation
Exfoliating 2 or 3 times a week can really help with your skin’s complexion.
One of our many faves is Purity Detox Scrub by Cosmedix. This product is a combination of gentle physical/manual exfoliators combined with salicylic acid, Purity Detox Scrub that delivers a thorough and uniform exfoliation and acts as a detoxification system for the skin, removing excess impurities, cellular debris and residue. Reveal smoother, brighter-looking skin while reducing the appearance of visible pores and imperfections. This bad girl is sooo good for your skin. Only $74 for 90g from John Essa Cosmetics. `!!
Top tip - It’s always good to test an exfoliant first and see how your skin reacts prior to using it again as you don’t want to over-exfoliate causing your skin to peel.
4. A Mask that you won’t mind having on
In the wonderful world of skin care, there is an amazing variety of masks that target different skin concerns like excess oils, congested pores, dehydration, pigmentation and more. How good is it that we have a smorgasbord to choose from, right?
During these warmer months matched with party season, we’re loving Intense Hydration Sheet Masks from Aspect - The ultimate weekly pick me up or party prep mask to hydrate and illuminate complexion.
Only $59.90 for a pack of 5, each luxurious sheet mask is enriched with Vitamins, Minerals, Botanical Actives and Hyaluronic Acid to deliver intense hydration for dewy, glowing skin.
Copper PCA and Chamomile Extract calm and soothe, while Trehalose binds moisture to hydrate skin, providing an instant infusion of moisture for a smoother, more supple complexion.
Made with a soft, eco-friendly bamboo & cellulose sheet that conforms to the contours of both your face and eyes, offering maximum coverage to deliver skin-loving active ingredients.
5. Last but certainly not least, Moisturiser
Everyone knows that a good skin care regime isn’t complete without a beautiful hydrating moisturiser. Using one for the morning and then one at night, is a great way to get optimal results for your skin. So, that’s why we’ve giving you our faves for morning and night.
Hydra Shield by Aspect is a great option for daily use as it is light weight with Zinc, packed with antioxidants and botanical oils to comfort and protect all skin types.
For evenings, we love Advanced Night Restore by Medik8. This beauty is an advanced antioxidant night cream that works while you sleep to restore and deeply hydrate skin. Including Medik8’s Midnight Repair Complex™. It also features powerful antioxidants such as dragon fruit extract, saskatoon berry and restoring peptides to encourage cell repair throughout the night. Advanced ceramides are used in an optimised ratio to help plump and hydrate skin as well as restoring its natural defence barriers. Powerful antioxidants work to counteract damage caused by free radicals throughout the day. Designed to be used after vitamin A, the formula works perfectly alongside retinol to moisturise skin and leave the complexion smooth, supple and younger-looking. How can you say no to this moisturiser with all these benefits?