Paying close attention to your skin helps you discern that it is constantly trying to speak with you. Case in point: I know that the stress in my everyday life is bound to reflect on my face in the form of inflammation, irritation and redness. On days, when my body is underwatered, my skin conveys its aversion to the act loud and clear with a brand new zit. On the other hand, when my skin is happy, hydrated and healthy, it emanates a glimmer from within that no glowstick can achieve! And who doesn’t like that?
And so, over time, my relationship with my skin has improved — I attribute this to a more streamlined communication. Anticipating how the stress within, exposure to aggressors and insufficient hydration manifest physically in the form of bouts of painful acne, dull and lacklustre skin. I make it a point to stay a step ahead — which entails administering hydration (like clockwork), a vigilant and meticulous skincare regimen that keeps my skin rejuvenated, revitalised and healthy. And to further reap the maximum benefits of my skincare regimen, I gave some of the latest additions to the Lakmé 9 to 5 range a shot. These offerings offer your skin a citrusy burst of freshness, aid nourishment and act as a tall glass of water that seeps into the deepest layers of the skin.
Miss Fresh Face
This unique formulation helps you double down on your skincare regimen bringing forth the benefits of cleansing and moisturising in one. To reiterate, I am prone to some episodes of redness and inflammation which tends to get aggravated with excessive washing. For the unversed, washing your face often may backfire as the presence of harsh surfactants strip off the natural moisture, proteins and lipids from the epidermis. However, this facial foam with a built-in gentle brush managed to gently exfoliate my skin, extracting gunk and sebum from the pores — granting me fresh and plump skin.
Scrub’ N Shine
Want to tap into your skin’s natural gleam that lies veiled, deep down. Well, you have landed on the right page! This potent vitamin C scrub boasts a refreshing formula that will aid in the rejuvenation of your skin. I usually steer clear of scrubs in general as they prove to be detrimental to my sensitive skin. However, this offering starring walnuts and licorice in the lead roles was very gentle and yet managed to proficiently remove a layer of dead skin revealing clearer and cleaner complexion. For just Rs. 399 a piece, this Vitamin C scrub is a great bargain!
(C)ieze The Day
I have been surveying the market for a lightweight day cream that doesn’t run with excessive perspiration and manages to address issues pertinent to my skin, on fronts, manifold. Enter- the Vitamin C day cream that checks all of these boxes! Vitamin C is synonymous with beauty due to its pervasiveness in a plethora of most sought-after products, in this landscape. And this heavy-duty formula harnesses this powerhouse of an antioxidant to combat ageing, sun damage and pollution. Also, featuring vitamin E, a hero ingredient for keeping the acid mantle intact along with shea butter for moisture retention —you can bid farewell to recurring episodes of redness, inflammation and any signs of fine lines. Having used this day cream for over a week, I can already feel that my skin has become soft, supple and smooth. The cream is non-fragrant and non-greasy making it comfortable for all day, everyday wear! This formulation sits in a robust, yet compact tub making it ideal for my travel vanity. I keep it handy in my office bag and turn to it, time and again!
Is a jam-packed day depleting your battery and making your skin look all beat? Turn to the 9To5 Vitamin C+ Facial Mist that will help rejuvenate your skin with just a spritz or two! This lightweight formula boasts rose water, licorice with vitamin C and gives your skin the much-needed breather that it deserves —after all, your face does a lot of the heavy lifting throughout the day! I love this product and have been carrying it everywhere I go. With the incessant rains, it tends to get very humid and uncomfortable, making me break into a sweat at the drop of a hat. A spray of this concoction quenches the thirst of my skin; it drinks it all up and hence the mist absorbs so well onto my face. It grants me supple skin with a luminous glow which is hard to eclipse.
C, That’s A Satiating Serum
I can already sense that this ‘beauty elixir’ shall become one of the regulars in my cabinet! Vitamin C is a key active, known to administer even tone, fight sun damage and also bolster the health of the acid mantle. Known for its prowess to combat free radicals, it helps promote overall skin health and makes it look more taut, firm and buoyant. I have recently accommodated this serum in my AM and PM regimen and am happy to concur that it is every bit as good as the word doing rounds. My skin has been looking more upbeat, lustrous and happy! The lightweight, non-sticky texture facilitates layering the rest of my makeup after slapping on a thin layer of this serum with ease!
Snooze And Win With This Sleeping Mask
It's time to manifest the flawless skin you have been dreaming of, all these nights with the Lakmé 9 To 5 Vit C+ Overnight Sleeping Mask! Personally, I feel that waking up to plump, clear and smooth skin is such a gratifying experience, which is why I have been turning to this mask regularly. We all know that the skin prioritises its repair and reconstruction during the night which is why aiding your beauty sleep becomes crucial. This mask sees shea butter as the frontrunner, along with ‘our star of the series’- vitamin C and administers nourishment, hydration and revitalisation of the deepest layers. Adroitly removing impurities from the pores and ensuring a clean, even complexion. No short of magic, I have been waking up to a fresh and bright face — no more groaning when I catch a glimpse of my face in the mirror, first thing in the morning.
No More Losing Sleep Over Skin Concerns
Have rampant issues wreaked havoc all over your skin at the cost of ‘your beauty sleep’? Well, just sleep on it, boo. Let me rephrase: slap on a layer of the Lakmé Vitamin C+ Night Cream and call it a night! And wake up to glowing firm and dazzling skin.
The one pet peeve that I have with night creams is that usually they have too thick a consistency that suffocates my face, but this formulation steers clear of these issues and grants you younger looking, radiant and healthy skin. With the holy trifecta of shea, murumuru and vitamin C in the brew — episodes of redness, irritation and dehydrated skin is a thing of the past!