You know your alphabet, but do you know your ABCs when it comes to winter skincare? What does Vitamin B5 do, why is it important for winter skin and which ELEMIS product contains it? Read on to find out . . .
Vitamin B5 is used for its conditioning properties to help soothe sensitive, dry or irritated skin (which it often is in winter). White Flowers Eye & Lip Makeup Remover (£22) contains Vitamin B5 to ensure that skin is cleansed and all traces of makeup are removed, but also that skin is left soft, supple and hydrated, not stripped!
Harsh winter weather can often leave skin looking a little lacklustre. Vitamin C is renowned for its skin brightening benefits – but can be very unstable. By using an encapsulated form, its activity is preserved and is only released when applied onto the skin. White Brightening Even Tone Serum (£64), containing micro-encapsulated Vitamin C, helps to visibly reduce the appearance of dark spots and age spots, whilst illuminating the complexion. Skin looks brighter and clearer, despite the cold weather!
Vitamin E’s anti-ageing and skin perfecting abilities are unparalleled which is why it’s used so abundantly in the beauty industry. Sun damage, diet and stress all contribute to premature ageing but Vitamin E works to reverse the effects by blocking free radical damage and boosting collagen. Vitamin E also encourages skin cells to repair themselves as well as mimicking the natural lipids in skin to keep skin hydrated by preventing water loss. NEW Peptide⁴ Night Recovery Cream-Oil (£49) contains Night Scented Stock Oil, an industry first and a super botanical – it contains 10 times the amount of Vitamin E compared to many other oils used in skincare. Skin appears more nourished and hydrated upon waking.
All available at www.elemis.com