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Pay day, everyone’s favourite day of the month. After a month of hard work, you deserve to treat yourself with your wages, yet choosing the perfect purchase can be difficult. One of the most useful and beneficial treats would be an investment in your skincare collection. From an innovative electrical tool to a premium face cream, choosing a product to transform your complexion will in turn increase your confidence and enhance your appearance. Below, you can see our top 10 pay day skincare buys destined to become a staple in every skincare regime across the globe.
It’s important to take into account your skin’s needs before purchasing skincare products. Certain ingredients and formulations are only suited to some skin types, meaning it’s important to know your skin type. If you’re unsure, you can take our skin quiz here. Once you know, you can see below which of our top picks are suitable for you.
Suitable For: All Skin Types
The FOREO Luna 2 for Men is the ultimate innovative skincare tool. Designed to cleanse the skin 6x more effectively than the hands, it unclogs pores and helps the skin to better absorb products. Using T-sonic pulsations, it lifts away dirt and oil whilst prepping the skin for shaving. Made with silicone, this 100% waterproof device is the most hygienic cleansing brush, resistant to bacteria build-up. It also offers an anti-ageing mode using pulsations to firm the skin, smoothing lines in wrinkle-prone areas.
The Lancer Skincare Method contains 3 skincare products which work together to refine, refresh and hydrate your skin. With a high performance gentle exfoliator, foaming cleanser and rich moisturiser, regular use will create youthful, smooth and refined complexion. The polish is made with pumpkin and pomegranate seeds to stimulate cell renewal, whilst the cleanser utilises a rice amino acid complex to remove impurities. The moisturiser is the final step, designed to enhance the skin’s ability to retain water and boost collagen production.
The Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester 15% is made to help you achieve bright, radiant skin. Made with vitamin C ester, its more easily absorbed than vitamin C, improving your skin’s natural radiance and texture. When tested, 93% of people agreed that their skin appeared brighter and more radiant after just 4 weeks of use and changes are visible in as little as 7 days. This multi-tasking product also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and pigmentation whilst firming the skin.
Suitable For: Oily Skin
The Aesop Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque is designed to unclog pores and clear breakouts. Using a combination of rose geranium, primrose seed, sage, French clay and vitamin E, it nourishes and soothes the skin. Refreshing tight, congested skin, it draws out impurities from deep within to leave skin clean and clear. It should be used around once a week, depending on how oily your skin is. The oilier the skin, the more often you should use this masque.
The Omorovicza Cleansing Foam cleanses, hydrates and nourishes the skin and a little goes a long way. Containing a complex blend of copper gluconate and white lupin, this blue coloured cleansing foam energises and effectively cleanses without stripping the skin. Detoxifying and firming the skin, its innovative mineral formula leaves you with a clear complexion after each and every use. Use a pearl sized amount for each cleanse to keep your skin both looking and feeling youthful.
This award-winning formula from Jack Black absorbs quickly and easily whilst providing a multitude of benefits. Using Matrixyl 3000®, a powerful collagen-boosting peptide, it fights fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity. Combined with green tea, the antioxidants combat free radical damage. Omega-3 fatty acids are used alongside the brand’s unique Renovage® ingredient to minimise the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation. It’s also paraben and sulphate free and suitable for vegans.
The Lab Series Skincare for Men Urban Blue Detox Clay Mask is made for use once a week to refine, detoxify and hydrate the skin’s surface. This bright blue mask eliminates impurities from deep within the pores, decongesting dirt, pollution and excess oil. Remaining gentle enough to not strip away essential moisture from the skin, it leaves you with a radiant, refreshed complexion and minimised surface oil. Skin texture will also be improved so it will both look and feel incredible.
Suitable For: Sensitive Skin
The Elemis TFM S.O.S. Survival Cream is a high performance moisturiser treating and soothing irritated skin. Comforting sensitivity, irritation, dryness and blemishes, it boosts hydration levels to keep optimum moisture levels in the skin. Formulated with a powerful blend of marine extracts, lavender and myrrh, it instantly soothes problem areas, making it a great product to pack into your gym bag or travel bag. For the best results, use it every day after cleansing and toning.
Suitable For: Normal and Dry Skin
The Clinique for Men Moisturising Lotion is specially formulated to deeply hydrate and nourish skin. Suitable for daily use, it absorbs incredibly quickly, soothes irritation and cools razor burn and redness, great for use post-shave. It conditions, refreshes and replenishes skin, packing it with moisture without leaving it feeling greasy. Regular use creates a smoother texture, creating a smooth complexion.
Suitable For: Normal and Combination Skin
The KORRES Black Pine Day Cream is specially formulated to treat wrinkles whilst firming and lifting the skin. Proving the exceeding performance of black pine polyphenols in maintaining healthy skin, it supports the skin’s essential mechanical properties. Improving firmness, elasticity and resistance against deep wrinkles and sagging, it maintains facial contours for optimum youthfulness. Regular use will result in continued improvement in results.
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