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THE Quick Beauty Fix: The Rising Popularity of Sheet Masks

The biggest trend to hit the beauty industry is clearly and overwhelmingly K-Beauty, or Korean Beauty, where the nation’s trends of everyday beauty routines are only just hitting our shores to be utilised by anyone from local salons to big beauty brands in the trade.

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While most of our bathroom cabinets are likely full to the brim with a mixture of our classic staple beauty bits and skincare fads with exotic ingredients and a host of scents, nothing can compare to the beauty standards held in South Korea. While their well-known 15 step everyday skincare regime (cleanse, tone, moisturise, the list goes on) might be out of our achievable reach, there is some aspects of this routine that we can, and willingly, get on board with…

Now we know from these incredible Asian beauty care trends, your daily beauty routine is really not complete without the use of a sheet mask. This trend is seemingly perfect for a quick fix for every beauty need, with formulas being made for specific skin issues, from dry to ageing to sensitive skin.

If you need any more persuading of the rising popularity of sheet masks in your skincare routine, revisit the beauty invasion of BB Creams. 5 years ago this niche product was hardly heard of, but now this has become a true staple in everyone’s makeup arsenal, globally.

Sheet masks are now being produced globally, including Image’s new collection I MASK, which launches two new intense biomolecular sheet masks into the line for that needed hit of hydration.

Sheet masks are simply facial fabric sheets, as the name explains, infused with a serum or gel like product that is placed directly onto the face to soak for 10-20 minutes, in order to maximise the product’s penetration and results. The fabric locks in the treatment to ensure the most effective delivery of ingredients and in under 20 minutes, you are able to see physical results like improved tone, firmness and hydration. It is perfect to use in your everyday routine at home, and an ideal addition to services in salon, such as LED treatment or facials.

The best benefit from sheet masks is the instant hydration hit you receive. Sheet masks bring back the hydration we naturally lose daily, immediately. With ingredients like strong peptides and antioxidants, as well as brightening botanicals, sheet masks are guaranteed to leave your skin plump, dewy and glowing.

Here’s why we love them:

  • Each mask gives you the correct application dosage – Forget the days when you over or under-applied your face mask, with sheet masks each package has the exact dosage of hydration your skin needs without the worry
  • There’s a formula for every skin concern – Each sheet masks comes in different formulas to combat multiple skin concerns, including dull, dry and ageing skin
  • A-listers swear by them – If you didn’t trust the hundreds of incredible beauty trends that have come out of South Korea, just trust what Hollywood’s biggest celebs are doing. From supermodels like Chrissy Teigen and Karolina Kurkova, to Lady Gaga and Lena Dunham, sheet masks are officially the perfect treatment for all skin types and concerns

Image Skincare’s latest product launches included their new range, I MASK, which launched two new sheet mask formulas, designed to give your skin the ultimate hydration boost and skin rejuvenation at its most intense. With breakthrough hydrogel technology that stands above previous sheet mask formulations like biocellulose masks to deliver the patented biomolecular hydrogel mask, Image’s I MASK range will wow and impress.

I MASK Biomolecular Anti-aging Radiance Mask
Anti-aging sheet mask infuses skin with a unique fusion of volcanic water, brightening botanicals, peptides and antioxidants for the ultimate youthful appearance and radiance.

I MASK Biomolecular Hydrating Radiance Mask
Derived from red algae and carob tree, this revolutionary soothing hydrogel mask was developed to increase delivery of active ingredients to lift, brighten and deeply hydrate skin after a single application.

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5 Steps to the Perfect Skincare Routine

men's skincare routineFinding the right skincare routine can get pretty complicated when you start adding in layers. We’ve got the perfect 5-step plan to simplifying your layering routine. Image Skincare offers a variety of products for each step to fit your skin’s unique needs. Let us know in the comments below what Image products are in your layering routine. 

Step 1: Cleanse

Have you ever thought, “I didn’t wear any makeup today, so I can definitely skip washing my face tonight”? We’ve all been there. It’s easy to assume if you have nothing to wash off, you are good to go. However, as you go about your day, dirt, oil and unwanted debris from the environment around you have made a home on your skin. Washing your face with a balancing cleanser like the  Ageless Total Facial Cleanser removes the impurities and works to exfoliate and tone the skin. 

hydrating anti-aging serumStep 2: Restore + Correct

Our serums contain healing antioxidants and vitamins which protect your skin from environmental factors. They also provide anti-aging benefits. It’s never too early to start using aging-preventative serums on your skin. There are a variety to choose from, but if you’re new to serums, try our Vital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum, a great choice for all skin types. 

balancing bio-peptide cremeStep 3: Hydrate

Choosing the right moisturiser for your skin type can be a confusing process. We have a variety of hydrating crèmes to fit your skin’s needs. Our moisturizers are formulated to hydrate and heal the skin while you go about your day and while you sleep. Our Ormedic Balancing Bio-Peptide Crème is an organically blended moisturizer that delivers essential anti-aging nutrients and vitamins to the skin, helping to restore and balance. This is a great choice for all skin types. 

Step 4: Protect

Protect your skin year-round with Prevention+ daily hydrating moisturiser. We swear by this stuff! The sheer formula won’t clog your pores, and goes on smooth without leaving any residue. As an added benefit, it’s enriched with a blend of anti-oxidants, vitamins and green tea as an anti-inflammatory agent. Plus, it smells amazing! Note: when choosing an SPF, make sure it has broad-spectrum high UVA/UVB protection. This will ensure you get the very best protection against the sun’s harmful rays. 

I Prime flawless blur gelStep 5: Prime

Before you apply your daily makeup, try our I Beauty I prime flawless blur gel. Prime your skin to perfection with this ultimate blur gel. This powerful blend of antioxidants, plant-derived stem cells and botanicals fights free radical damage while reducing the appearance of fine wrinkles and imperfections. Your skin will be camera-ready in one application!

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Lighter, Brighter, Illuminated Hands

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The colder months are on their way and will be here before we know it. Say goodbye to summer problems, and hello to winter woes. Very often it is our hands that we neglect the most during the long winter months. For most of us caring for our face and dare I say body may be part of our daily routine, but sometimes we neglect our hands leaving them dry, blotchy and irritated.

Our hands are usually the second impression we give others when we offer a handshake, so it’s very important to tak192e34f58e20d3546991946b7bd106a0e the time to implement good care of your hands albeit with very little effort!

Image Skincare’s Iluma range works effectively to take care of the skin, from face to body to the delicate skin on your hands. The Iluma Intense Lightening Hand Crème is not just your daily hydrating hand moisturiser for dehydrated skin. It also contains intense skin lightening agents which diminish those tell-tale age spots on the back of the hand – often caused by sun damage.

This revolutionary hand cream provides daily UVA and UVB broad-spectrum protection and powerful antioxidants, to fight against free radicals and further effects from the environment.

Image Skincare incorporates important natural ingredients into this cream:

  • ILUMA intense lightening hand cremeCoenzyme Q10, which is a super antioxidant
  • Kombuchka – which is a potent antioxidant with brightening properties
  • Kojic Acid and Mulberry – both natural skin lighteners
  • Heliopan and Parsol – sunscreen ingredients which protect against photo damage and premature ageing of the skin
  • Senestem – significantly lightens pigmentation (age spots) and increases dermal and epidermal thickness
  • Purple Passion flower – which protects against UV rays
  • BV-OSC –  stable Vitamin C ester, antioxidant, accelerates collagen synthesis up to 50% better than L-ascorbic acid

Applying regularly throughout the day offers the best results. Make it part of your daily routine and you will soon see smoother and younger looking hands.

Remember that the Iluma Intense Lightening Hand Crème contains SPF 15. One of its key ingredients is 43% Parasol 340 which acts to protect against the harmful effects of UV rays from the sun and reduce premature signs of ageing – an extra essential for people who spend a lot of time driving with your hands on the wheel, exposed to those dangerous UV rays.

Find your local Image Skincare stockist today and pick up your Illuma hand crème so that even your hands can age later with Image.

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Your Night Time Skincare Routine

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Step 1 | Cleanse

Start your evening routine with a gentle cleanser. Your skin tends to need a little bit more washing in the evenings since you have been out and about all day, wearing makeup and eating food so swipe your favourite cleanser on your damp face (we recommend the Vital C Hydrating Facial Cleanser) a wash it off with warm water.

Step 2 | Serum

Next, it’s time to focus on the problem areas of your face. Serums are a great solutions for uneven skin tone, dull skin, fine lines and more. With a few drops of our current favourite Ormedic Balancing Antioxidant Serum, lightly cover your face with the cooling serum, focusing specifically on your t-zone or other problem areas.

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Step 3| Moisturise with a Repair Crème

Promote healthy, more youthful skin with a heavier more nourishing repair crème in the evenings. Due to its greater density, it diminishes wrinkles and tightens the skin while you sleep. Your skin will drink up the antioxidants in the crème (we recommend the Ageless Total Repair Crème) for you to wake up to a radiant, hydrated face.

Step 4 | Masque (weekly)

It’s important to exfoliate each week with a masque that resurfaces and rejuvenates the skin, leaving the skin ultra-smooth. Opt for a weekly night routine that includes this step, allowing your skin to rid itself of dead skin cells that build up, refreshing your skin for the week. With revolutionary stem cell technology, the MAX Stem Cell Masque with vectorize-technology works to revitalise dull skin from the week and your day for a radiant look in the morning.

 

 

 

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Janna Ronert – Editor’s Beauty Picks.

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Ever wondered what products are CEO and Founder of IMAGE Skincare Janna Ronert’s favourites?

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Here’s is a list of her six absolute favourites:

 

1. I PRIME Flawless Blur Gel. This ultra-silky blur gel will prime skin to perfection and leave skin flawless and ready for makeup application. Use this powerful blend of antioxidants, botanicals and plant-derived stem cell technology daily to help fight free radical damage that causes skin aging.

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2. I BEAUTY Flawless Rejuvenating Eye Pads. These pads provide hydration and nourish and revitalize the eye area while effectively removing makeup. Hyaluronic acid and plant extracts smooth fine lines and wrinkles and naturally promotes skin’s youthful appearance.

 

3. AGELESS Total Pure Hyaluronic Filler. Thispure serum plumps and fills lines with concentrated hyaluronic acid. Infused with an apricot essential oil, Vitamin B5 and potent antioxidant Vitamin E, skin will feel pure hydration in just one application. Smooth and plump skin without an injection. Paraben, petrochemical and cruelty-free.

 

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4. The MAX Stem Cell Neck Crème. This ultra-firming neck and décolletage lifting crème contains the MAXimum concentration of innovative peptides combined with plant-derived stem cell technology to help increase elasticity, brighten visibly tighten and define the neck and jawline.

 

5. I CONCEAL Flawless Foundation. This all-in-one illuminating, lightweight and water-resistant foundation helps heal as it conceals revealing healthier, flawless complexion every day. I CONCEAL oxygenates the skin with nourishing botanicals and provides broad spectrum SPF sun protection.

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6. I BEAUTY NO. 101 Flawless Foundation Brush. Achieve complexion with this pro-quality HD foundation brush. Dense bristles specifically designed to fit the contours f your face flawlessly blend and buff makeup for a perfectly airbrushed effect. Excellent for application of serums, primers, foundation or tinted moisturiser.

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6 Dangerous Sunscreen Mistakes

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With skin cancer on the rise here in Australia, it’s more important than ever to get smart when it comes to sunscreen. Protect yourself by checking out these common mistakes that you may be making with your sunscreen.

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  1. I don’t need to sunscreen because I need the Vitamin D. It’s true. Vitamin D is essential as it absorbs calcium and promotes bone growth. But you can get a sufficient amount of Vitamin D by spending only 10-15 minutes in the sun. It’s not worth foregoing sunscreen, as most people don’t apply enough to prevent the production of Vitamin D anyway.
  2. One application lasts an entire day. One application in the morning isn’t going to last you throughout the entire day. If you are swimming, playing sports, or spending the day out in the sun, then your sunscreen should be reapplied approximately every two hours.
  3. I don’t need the sunscreen because I have dark skin. While people with more pigment in their skin do have a lower risk of getting cancer, they are not completely immune. As a matter of fact, skin cancer can be even more dangerous for those with darker skin as it’s often diagnosed in the later stages.
  4. A base tan protects me. A tan is your body’s reaction to UV exposure. It’s a sign that damage has already been done, and this does not protect your skin from further damage.
  5. I only need to protect my face. Many people only apply sunscreen to their face in order to protect it from premature aging. While this is a good habit, the truth is that you can develop skin cancer anywhere the sun touches. Don’t forget your neck, hands, legs and feet not only for the sake of protecting your skin from cancer, but protecting those areas from premature aging as well.
  6. I’ll be inside all day. While windows do block more intense UV rays, it still allows enough rays to pass through to cause damage. You can easily swap your everyday moisturizer with the PREVENTION+ Daily Hydrating Moisturizer that has an SPF of 30.

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Fun in the sun beach bag essentials:

  1. Keeping your hat in your bag is a cardinal rule when it comes to the subject of sun protection. It can protect your scalp ad cut down on the rays that are hitting on your face and neck.
  2. When it comes to any outdoor trip, sunglasses are an obvious requirement. While protecting your eyes from the sun so you can safely explore those summer horizons. They also provide sun protection for delicate eye area and prevents squinting… which can lead to wrinkles.14723556_351649061843501_2953693591219732480_n
  3. Lip balm. Keep your pout hydrated and beach-ready with IMAGE Skincare’s ORMEDIC Balancing Lip Enhancement Complex.
  4. Beach towel. This handy item provides a safe haven to rest your rump and it doubles as a cover-up if you feel like you having too much sin with your fun.
  5. Grapes, strawberries and watermelon make perfect snacks for the beach. They are refreshing, sweet and won’t make you feel too full or lethargic.
  6. Plenty of water. Don’t forget to pack the biggest bottle of water you can find. Staying hydrated on a hot day is important not only for your skin but also prevents dehydration.
  7. Sun-protection. Tanned skin looks beautiful but how long does it last? Wrinkles, pigmentation and skin cancer are long term. Make sure you use a sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 and if you’d like to be a bit tanner before entering the beach; use Sunescape Tanning Mousse the day before and continue applying the Sunescape Extender to keep that bronzed glow glowing.
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5 ACNE Myths

We have all heard them and some of us might still believe in them Let us clear the air in regards to acne myths once and for all.

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MYTH 1

Acne is something that only happens to teenagers. Teens definitely do suffer from acne, but some people develop acne for the first time in their 20s and 30s. In fact, in Manhattan’s business district, most patients treated for acne vulgaris are women between the ages of 20 and 45.

MYTH 2

Acne occurs because your face is dirty. Many people feel like acne means their face is somehow unclean – but that’s just not true. The truth is, acne is a complex skin disorder that can’t be boiled down to simply “dirt”. It’s likely that the connection between the skin condition and the dirt was made because blackheads are, well, black – but blackheads aren’t caused by dirt either.1c0e308efb4256c2013860c213c88140

MYTH 3

To relieve acne, scrub your face really hard. Remember, acne isn’t caused by dirt – so you can’t just wash it away. A cleanser with ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid and sulphur compounds will help clear the skin, but it won’t cleat it any faster if you scrub harder. Scrubbing acne too hard can actually inflame blackheads, so be sure to be nice to your skin.

Myth 4

Popping your pimples makes everything better. Will people please stop picking at their faces! Popping pimples spills inflammatory gunk into surrounding tissues, which can cause scarring.

Myth 5

Tanning in the sun will help clear acne. Tanning does help hide acne, but the UV rays ultimately dry the skin, and can make the skin condition worse. And do we really need to remind you that tanning causes premature aging, not to mention skin cancer?

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Want to read how to prevent breakouts from happening? Read this acne related article…

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Why Vitamin C is Essential to your Health

We’ve known for a very long time that Vitamin C is essential to our health, but what many people don’t realize is just how essential it is for beautiful, healthy skin. Vitamin E is usually the vitamin most people think of immediately when thinking about skin health, but, believe it or not, Vitamin C is just as important, if not more so!

Collagen Production:

Collagen is a type of protein, one that’s essential for our health. In a way, it’s the glue that holds us together. Collagen is synthesised by our bodies, which means it’s not a protein that we have to eat—we can make it ourselves. However, in order to do so, we need plenty of Vitamin C. Collagen is a critical factor when it comes to your skin’s elasticity, softness, and health.Citrus fruit

While getting Vitamin C via your diet or by taking an oral supplement is helpful for overall collagen production, you can do even more to boost your skin’s collagen formation by applying it topically. In fact, it’s believed that topical application is 20 x more effective than taking a supplement. Your body continues to produce collagen throughout your life, but the levels of collagen present in your skin itself declines as the years pass, making treatments like topical Vitamin C even more important.

Healing and repair:

The benefits of Vitamin C don’t stop there. It’s also a key factor in healing and skin regeneration. There are several different reasons for this, from its supportive role in collagen production to its ability to prevent free radical damage. Vitamin C can even help repair DNA damage in skin cells, which could be one of the reasons that higher Vitamin C levels in the skin correlate to a lower risk of skin cancer. Vitamin C helps to protect your skin from all types of damage, and helping it repair that damage as well. From aging to UV radiation, it seems like there’s nothing Vitamin C can’t help combat. It’s been clinically proven to improve existing fine wrinkles, complexion, and roughness.

Getting your Vitamin C dose:

image_vitalc_sm4There are many wonderful wholefoods from which you can get your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C. Citrus fruits are closely associated with Vitamin C, but it also present in many other fruits and vegetables. Of course, if your diet is lacking fresh fruits and vegetables, you can also consider taking a supplement.

But when it comes to topical application, nothing is better than our VITAL C line. We’ve recognized that a Vitamin C antioxidant topical application isn’t going to be one size fits all, not for different people, or even different areas of the face!

Our VITAL C Hydrating Eye Recovery Gel, for example, is ideal for those who want to concentrate on fine lines around the eyes, while our VITAL C Hydrating Intense Moisturizer and VITAL C Hydrating Repair Crème offer two options for some serious skin rehab! Regardless of which product in the line you choose, you’ll know that you’re giving your skin the very best, along with a healing dose of a critical nutrient.

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Collagen: Is It Really So Important?

Collagen is the most abundant structural protein in our connective tissue, making up 75% of our skin. It supports the appearance of smooth youthful skin and also provides structure and strength for our bones, muscles and tendons. Collagen, keratin and elastin give the skin its strength, elasticity and structure.

The body naturally produces the collagen that it needs, but this production gradually disrupts as part of the natural aging process. Women produce less collagen than men, and this collagen is lost at a rate of about 1% per year. This means that a woman has lost almost half of the collimagemodel-77122agen from her skin by the age of 50.

Collagen is also greatly affected by environmental stresses such as sun exposure, nutrition, skin damage, and exposure to toxins such as pollutions, cigarette smoke and recreational drugs. With decreased collagen, the skin loses its natural elasticity and firmness, and fine lines, wrinkles and sagging appear.

What is collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, supporting the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of the skin. The predominate form of collagen in the skin is type 1 representing about 80%, supporting skin strength, while 20% is type 3 collagen which maintains elasticity. The most common amino acid includes glycine, proline, hydroxyproline and arginine. They supply nutrition to nourish the skin, hair and nails and are essential to maintaining collagen at healthy levels.

What are peptides?

Peptides also play an important role in maintaining healthy collagen levels I the skin. Amino acids form chains of proteins called peptides, these chains form both long and short strands each offering a specific and powerful anti-aging benefit helping to stimulate natural collagen production. Maintaining the amount of collagen is the key to beautiful skin, unfortunately as we age the production of collagen begins to slow down and cell structures begin to lose their strength. As a result, the skin becomes fragile, less elastic and wrinkles begin to form, this is when supplemental forms of collagen should be added to daily regimens.therapy2-300x169

What is hydrolyzed collagen?

Supplementing collagen to the skin is best achieved in a specific form called hydrolyzed collagen which is comprised of small amino acids, also referred to as collagen peptides which are absorbed quickly by the body and stimulate the body’s own natural production of collagen. In clinical studies this bioavailable form of collagen has been shown to significantly reduce wrinkle volume, increase elasticity and skin hydration levels. Due to the absorption ability of hydrolyzed collagen, significant increases in fibroblast leading to increase density of the skin have also been demonstrated.

How do ceramides contribute?

Like collagen, ceramides are also a major component of the skin. Ceramides protect against moisture loss and promote a youthful and supple appearance. Ceramides also support the skins matrix contributing to firmness and hydration. A potent plant based extract derived from wheat seed is a natural and gluten free ceramide which has been shown to be very effective in replenishing skin hydration, essential to the moisture barrier.

IMAGE Skincare is now launching YANA Daily Collagen Shots to Australia. A revolutionary new way to rejuvenate your skin from within.

What is YANA?

Described in ancient cultures as passage or journey, YANA is the path to radiant skin that begins from within. The unique fusion of ancient wisdom and cutting edge technology unveils a new path on the journey to a more youthful, radiant complexion.

YANA is a daily anti-aging collagen drink that helps to rebuild and strengthen skin by boosting the body’s natural collagen production. YANA offers a new approach to skin yana-beauty-liquid-16ozhealth, utilising a bioactive collagen peptide that is clinically proven to:

  • Increase skin firmness
  • Reduce wrinkle depth
  • Restore hydration
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Revolutionise your Foundation with our NEW I-Conceal Flawless Foundation

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Skincare meets beauty; I-Beauty to be exact. Image Skincare has just launched their new range I-Beauty, and it’s hitting salon shelves already! For a healthier, flawless looking complexion every day with all the benefits of a cosmeceutical, the range contains a primer, foundation, contoured foundation brush and rejuvenating eye pads to protect and nourish your skin, while providing all-day long coverage.

Image Skincare is the most innovative brand in the industry, known for consistently producing the latest anti-aging, hydrating, and illuminating technologies to further its mission of helping the world to Age Later™. With a new trend of cosmeceutical makeup arising, the I Beauty range draws on a wealth of skincare knowledge, research and innovation to develop a product among this trend by creating the first ever professional cosmeceutical foundation for salons and clients alike.

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With the all-in- one illuminating I Conceal Flawless Foundation, your skin will only benefit from the superior coverage, and healing and concealing properties it provides.

Forget clumpy, clay-like foundations that claim to hydrate your skin, the I Conceal foundation is ultra-lightweight and water-resistant, protecting your skin from the damaging environment by offering much needed broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, and concealing those blemishes that no other product seems to cover.

Using CPN TM system, this cosmeceutical foundation corrects imperfections, through utilising plant derived stem cells for regeneration and protection against ageing, plant extracts to soothe and calm skin irritation post-treatment, and fourteen key cosmeceutical-grade ingredients that oxygenate skin cells and increase wound healing to combine your skincare and beauty regime into one effective step.

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As an added bonus, the inclusion of biometic peptides aim to inhibit facial muscle contraction, increasing the production of collagen and improving the appearance of wrinkles, for a natural Botox effect after 28 days of use.

Suitable for all skin types – including pigmentation, redness and rosacea, acne and acne scarring, post cosmetic injections, bruising and scarring, post-treatment, post-laser, post-surgery – this cosmeceutical foundation will become you daily dose of skincare meets beauty in a bottle.

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