We all have our secrets to staying young. For me, it’s the combination of proper nutrition, the right skin care routine and immaturity. While we know that eating antioxidant-rich foods like spinach, berries and nuts are a great way to minimize cell damage and keep you healthy, little do we know about the benefits of antioxidants when it comes to skin care. If you’re a regular Chic on the Street reader, then you know about my love for everything Dermalogica. Since I discovered the brand, I’ve seen a dramatic difference in the way my skin looks and feels, thanks to the expert recommendations of their skin therapists during a face mapping session and the religious use of my own personalized routine. The newest addition to that routine is the Antioxidant Hydramist.
I’ve never been a big believer in toners and always thought of them as the BS of skin care, but this product really changed my perception. Much like the benefits your body gets when you include antioxidant-rich foods regularly into your diet, the Antioxidant Hydramist contains flash-firming properties that help to minimize skin-aging triggers, improve skin texture, gives your skin a boost of hydration and prevents signs of aging.
Best applied on freshly cleansed skin, one mist gives your skin a veil of white tea, licorice and vitamin E to help fight damaging free radicals, while vitamin C complex combined with collagen-stimulating peptides help firm skin and increase elasticity to reduce the look of fine lines. It really is a refreshing step in my skin care routine. The formula has the light, pleasant scent I love about Dermalogica products, but rest assured that it contains no artificial fragrances or colour.
The wonderful thing about this product (besides the way my skin looks and feels), is that it can also be used to help set your makeup or as a refreshing pick-me-up throughout the day.
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