When it comes to skin care, it can be pretty easy to be lazy and forget to remove your makeup, not bother moisturising, and as for exfoliating...
We're here to help you achieve the best base for your face! Skin care is the key to ensuring you have that fresh and healthy glow, and knowing and understanding your skin is the first step to having complete control over it's health. If you haven't discovered your skin type yet, first take a look at our 'What is my skin type?' guide.
Once you know your skin type and what your skin needs, you will be able to feed it the right ingredients to treat any problem areas and keep skin looking vibrant and fresh, and hey, who doesn't want to look like they've had a full 9 hours sleep every morning? From cleansers to toners and exfoliants to moisturisers, HQhair has all the skin care you'll need! Our Skin Care Essentials blog post has all of our must haves for every skin type.
HQhair's Top 10 Skincare Products
1. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
Enriched with shea butter, colloidal oatmeal and soothing eucalyptus oil, the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream is ideal for those with severely dry skin. The thick and rich, yet non-greasy formula soothes and intensely hydrates distressed skin by penetrating much deeper than the outer layer. Suitable to use on both the body and face, this moisturising cream is perfect for those who suffer with psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, irritant eczema, allergic eczema or keratosis pilaris.
2. Alpha-H Liquid Gold
Suitable for mature, sun damaged or acne-scarred skin, the Alpha-H Liquid Gold can be used as a toner, exfoliator, serum or a moisturiser. This award-winning formula is enriched with 5% cosmetic grade Glycolic Acid which works to remove dead skin cells and reveal a smoother complexion, whilst delivering an intense hydration. This versatile product can also be used as an overnight facial, leaving skin looking radiant, luminous and youthful.
3. Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk
The Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk is a natural facial cleansing wash that can be used to remove makeup, including sensitive areas like your eyes. Suitable for all skin types, this velvet smooth formula will effectively clean your skin whilst providing soothing and nourishing benefits. Enriched with sweet almond oil, grape seed oil and extracts of sunflower and oat, this cleanser is ideal for those with delicate skin.
4. Foreo Luna Mini 2
Featuring Foreo's renowned T-Sonic pulsations, the Foreo Luna Mini 2 is a facial-cleansing device that is specifically designed to provide professional grade skincare within just one minute. Suitable for all skin types, this facial tool will help to cleanse and clarify your skin, revealing a radiant complexion. The silicone 'bristles' are incredibly hygienic and will therefore combat any bacteria build up, keeping your skin fresh and clean.
5. Decleor Hydra Floral Everfresh Hydrating Wide-Open Eye Gel
Hydrate your eye area with the Decleor Hydra Floral Everfresh Hydrating Wide-Open Eye Gel. Specifically formulated to smooth away any signs of fine lines and wrinkles, this serum will firm your skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and revitalised. Ideal for both morning and evening use, you can apply this serum just before applying your makeup and then reapply during your night time skincare routine.
6. Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
Enriched with the Marine extract Padina Pavonica, the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream will transform the condition of your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles within just two weeks of use. This innovative formula will not only firm your skin and improve its elasticity, but it will also provide superior radical protection. For optimum results, apply to cleansed and dry skin.
7. Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum
Combat signs of ageing with the Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum. Powered with a time-released Retinol and Retinol booster, this lightweight serum will firm your skin, and provide you with an intense and long lasting hydration. The Swertia Flower Extract will also increase your skin's resilience, revealing a more radiant and youthful looking complexion.
8. REN Centifolia Cleansing Gel
Provide your skin with a unique experience with the REN Centifolia Cleansing Gel. The product, which feels gentle as water, will thoroughly remove makeup, dirt and residue, ensuring that your skin is left cleansed and clarified. The centifolia rose petals and aloe vera will also balance, soften and soothe your skin. For the most thorough clean, massage the gel into your skin with circular motions.
9. Chantecaille Flower Harmonizing Cream
Indulge in the revitalising properties of the Chantecaille Flower Harmonizing Cream. This rich moisturiser contains a range of essential oils, botanicals, seaweed and vitamins to hydrate the skin and leave you with a more youthful complexion. Vegan friendly, this nourishing product is free of animal components, sulphate detergents, synthetic colours and synthetic fragrances and is therefore ideal for sensitive skin.
10. GLAMGLOW Supermud Mask
Treat your skin to the innovative GLAMGLOW Supermud Mask. This versatile product can either be used as a full facial mask or as a spot treatment for problematic areas. Enriched with Glycolic, Salicylic and Lactic Acids, this effective ask works to heal damaged skin and provide your face with a burst of hydration. Once washed off, your skin will be left feeling refreshed and looking radiant.