A new hair cut can change how you feel about yourself. As does a beautiful outfit. But what about a skincare formula? The claims are all the same: younger, tighter, fairer, plumper skin. Unfortunately, very few actually live up to their claims. Luckily for you, we tried a fair number and picked five formulae that actually deliver what they promise, fewer fine lines and dark spots, smoother, blemish-free skin.
So here goes the list of skin products that actually work
Spot treatment creams only go so far. Problematic skin needs an all-round solution, and nothing delivers better than this face wash. Infused with acne busting Salicylic Acid, this dermatologist-tested cleanser not just deep cleans pores but nourishes skin as well. So it doesn’t feel tight, over-dry and itchy. Use at least twice a day. For best results combine with an alternate day scrub using Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Daily
to get rid of pesky blackheads on your T-zone.
One of the downsides of big city living is pollution that causes skin darkening and dullness. We’ve tried ‘brightening’ creams aplenty but none match up to this White Lupin Seed and Daisy flower infused K-Beauty find. It gives a shot of radiance and glow to the dullest complexion. This serum (which means its twice as effective as regular face creams) instantly gets absorbed into skin and works its magic.
Hormones and sunshine make a pretty dark mix. After trying umpteen fairness creams, we honed in on this miracle-treatment cream thats powered by active microencapsulated pure Retinol, Peptides, Copper Amino Acid and Vitamin C. Just one week into using the cream, our skin looked visibly more even toned. Dark patches have faded, skin feels firmer and fresh, even dark patches have visibly reduced.
Fine lines around the lips and the beginnings of crow’s feet is likely the start of a mad rush to find a youth restoring elixir. We’ve tried plenty of OTC formulae with next to negligible results, until we chanced on this beauty. Its key magic ingredient is Retinol, one of the only clinically proven wrinkle fighters there is, and Hyaluronic Acid that plumps up skin from the inside to reduce wrinkles. Try it to believe it!
UNDER-EYE CIRCLES REMOVER
Treating under-eye circles is harder than you think. Genetics, sleepless nights, even lower serum iron can all cause dark under-eyes. So, we were a bit wary trying this night serum made with Kumkumadi oil. Surprisingly, within a fortnight the under-eye area looked brighter and fine lines had pretty much disappeared. The Saffron, Indian Madder and Banyan tree extracts combined with Sandalwood, Vetiver and Lotus visibly brightened and repaired stubborn dark circles. We recommend you try it.
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