First of all, how do you know if you skin is energised or not?
Ever looked in the mirror and thought to yourself “wow, I look tired!”? You’re not alone. Our skin is the largest organ in the body and has a long to-do list – everything from ensuring optimal moisture levels in the skin, to protecting us from external aggressors like sun and pollution. Add to that a busy lifestyle, and it’s no wonder that our skin can start looking and feeling low on energy. This often presents itself in the form of fine lines, enlarged pores, rough texture, and a loss of hydration and radiance. Yikes! But healthy-looking skin is more than skin deep – it starts at cellular level. Energised skin has a cell turnover of around 28 days, which means that the life cycle of a new cell, from being produced to reaching the surface of the skin, is around one month. This cycle allows for dead skin cells to leave the skin naturally, leaving behind plump, hydrated cells and radiant, energised skin!
Prime time to Skinergise!
When it comes to energised and healthy-looking skin, the right routine is crucial for an absolutely mega-watt complexion! Speaking of which, Oriflame’s new Skinergise routine is specially developed with potent ingredients such as Taurine Energising Technology and Açai Plant Stem Cell Extract, both of which help to infuse the skin with a burst of energy!
You might have heard of taurine paired with caffeine in terms of energy drinks, where overconsumption of the two often leads to a quick energy high and an inevitable “crash” shortly after, but taurine in skin care is another story entirely. When applied to the skin, taurine can actually help to recharge the skin by boosting cellular energy to help revitalise cells. The Taurine Energising Technology in NovAge Skinergise features natural-origin taurine that instantly hydrates the skin while reducing visible signs of fatigue – like an energy drink for your skin (minus the side effects)!
Another key ingredient in our skin boosting cocktail is Açai Plant Stem Cell Extract, which thanks to its incredible antioxidant properties, helps protect the skin against damaging free radicals that can be caused by such things as pollution, in turn promoting natural energy in the skin.
Together, these ingredients work to energise cells on the inside while protecting on the outside.
Are you ready to Skinergise? Let’s get to know your new routine and the many ways in which it will leave your skin energised in no time. Best of all? It’s just 2-minutes long!
R is for Routine! The 2-minute routine for energised skin
Step 1: Cleanse
The quintessential first step in any routine! It ensures that you’ve got a “blank canvas” to work with, and helps your skin feel fresh and ready for energy! NovAge Supreme Cleansing Gel is a gentle and effective way to cleanse your skin without stripping it of essential moisture.
Step 2: Look deep into your eyes….
Eyes are the window to the soul – but also the first place to show signs of ageing and fatigue! The skin around our eyes is much thinner than that rest of the face, which is why this delicate area needs targeted skin care to help protect it. NovAge Skinergise Ideal Perfection Eye Cream and Serum are developed with Caffeine and Taurine Energising Technology to keep eyes looking bright, as well as Hyaluronic Acid to lock in moisture and keep skin looking plump. The Açai Plant Stem Cell extract helps protect against free radicals, while the addition of Scandinavian Algae helps to restructure and protect cells. Last but certainly not least – these energy boosters are formulated with miniscule silver-toned mineral particles that reflect light and bring instant radiance to your eyes. Sold!
Step 3: Can you say “serum”?
Serum is arguably the most important product in any routine, and the in NovAge Skinergise is of particular importance when it comes to a healthy-looking, energised complexion! It’s powered by our favourite Taurine Energising Technology to help boost cellular energy, as well as Pre-Biotic Active, which stimulates cell renewal, helps eliminate dead cells, and encourages a healthier skin micro-environment – for soft, smooth skin and a more balanced and healthier-looking complexion. This magic serum also contains moisture-trapping Hyaluronic Acid – for extra plump and soft skin!v
Step 4: Let the moisture in!
Moisturising is the clear next step in most routines, and the Skinergise routine is no exception. The day and night creams both feature Taurine Energising Technology and Açai Plant Stem Cell Extract to help skin feel energised 24/7. In order to combat the aggressors that we may encounter in day-to-day life, the day cream features Pollution Protect Technology. This forms an invisible, breathable film that prevents harmful pollution particles from reaching the skin barrier. The day cream also features broad spectrum SPF30 and vitamin E, to provide a conditioning shield against the elements – because protected skin is energised skin!
At night, skin is hard at work replenishing moisture lost throughout the day, shedding dead skin cells and ramping up cell turnover to reveal plump new ones. That’s why NovAge Skinergise night cream features Glycolic Acid, which helps renew cells and exfoliate the outer, duller layers of the skin while you sleep, so you can wake up to radiance. At the same time, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) helps to nourish the skin, improve skin elasticity, reduce the appearance of fine lines and promote a healthy skin barrier. Add ultra-conditioning Vitamin E to the mix, and you’ve got the recipe for energised, healthy-looking skin!
What are some other ways in which we can promote energised skin?
There are also a number of simple lifestyle changes that you can make to ensure that your skin (and the rest of your body!) feels energised and on top of the world, including:
1. Getting enough zzz’s: A good night’s sleep can cure a number of woes, including giving tired skin a boost. Sleep helps support energy levels and allows you to rest your mind and body. You can optimise sleeping conditions by avoiding screen-time before bed (that email can wait) and keeping your bedroom cool, as this promotes restful sleep. Sweet dreams!
2. Don’t skip the H2O: Water is often referred to as the “elixir of life” and given that the adult human body is approximately 60% water, we can see why! Ensuring that our bodies get enough water can help boost energy levels, skin health, and overall wellbeing! Pro tip: try investing in a large reusable water bottle to help track your water intake. Happy sipping!
3. Let’s get physical: It can sometimes seem an impossible feat to motivate ourselves to work out, but admit it, the rush of endorphins after completing a sweaty, heart-pumping workout always makes it worthwhile. Incorporating regular exercise and daily motion into our routines helps keep us healthy and, you guessed it – energised and ready for anything!
Here’s to more positive energy! Learn more about NovAge Skinergise here.