A good skincare routine requires some important essential products which include a cleanser, exfoliant, day cream with SPF and night cream but sometimes the skin requires a little extra help to tackle specific skincare concerns such as dehydration, pores, blemishes, reducing and preventing further signs of ageing, and pigmentation spots – this is where a booster, serum, and essence comes into play. The booster, serum, and essence are not same but different from each other, they contain high concentrations of ingredients specifically developed to provide a targeted solution for specific skin concerns.
Boosters contain a high concentration of one crucial ingredient for the skin plus a combination of other active ingredients. Boosters have a lightweight texture making them easy to combine with the other products in the skincare routine. They can also be applied directly to the skin or mixed with night cream and serum. And of course booster is not a replacement for the day or night moisturizer. I have been using two boosters in my skincare routine which I am sharing below.
Cryo ATP Sports Booster mimics the effects of extreme cold on the skin, this booster contains natural cellular energy (ATP) to encourage more oxygen for optimized cell function. Just a few drops of this highly-charged formula will reignite lax skin, leaving it tightened, toned, and refined for a reinvigorated complexion. Perfect for use post-workout, this booster will prolong freshness for enlivened and vibrant skin.
Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP): Energy in its pure form, this key multifunctional nucleotide declines as aging advances with skin’s appearance diminishing due to this. Topical ATP can improve the tightness and tone of the complexion.
Riboxyl™: A pure ribose which stimulates the synthesis of ATP and improves cell metabolic activity, stimulation of elastin synthesis, and collagen and hyaluronic acid production.
Neurobiox™: A bio-surface extracted from yarrow that brightens, retexturises and accelerates epidermal renewal.
Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster increases moisture levels by delivering a concentrated dose of hydrating ingredients deep into the skin. Formulated with high levels of hyaluronic acid, the booster combats both dryness and dehydration leaving skin soft and supple.
Hyaluronic Acid enhances hydration.
Promotes soft and supple skin.
Combats dryness and dehydration.
Meso Infusion Leave On Overnight Mask is a wear-anywhere mask takes inspiration from in-clinic mesotherapy to provide a moisture-boosting, complexion-plumping treatment. The mask melts into skin leaving no residue – for the ultimate day-long restoration.
Can be worn while you sleep.
Formula works intelligently with the skin cell renewal cycle to efficiently restore skin.
Transformative complex plumps, hydrates, and volumises.
Use 1-2 times a week to supplement your regular skincare regime. Cleanse the face thoroughly, apply a light, even layer, and allow to sink in. If used as part of a 111SKIN regime, use in combination with Meso Infusion Day Defence Hydration Mask.
111Skin is available at 111Skin.com*Press samples
Decorte makeup has been a part of my makeup routine in the past and I am so glad to have the new launches from the brand back on my vanity. I have used the matte and gloss formula in the past, reviewed here. I am sharing the newest addition to the lip range of Decorte Cosmetics – The Rouge Velvet Lipstick.
The Rouge Velvet Lipstick has a texture in which silk-like cream is packed with super-pigmented lip colour to deliver a long-lasting velvet finish. The lipstick is formulated with Decorté Smooth-Touch Oil, colour, and treatment adhere to lips, ensuring long-term conditioning without sacrificing colour performance.
The formula feels lush and moist on the lips with a single application that results in a matte finish. The lipsticks are pigmented, once swipe gives a vibrant colour to the lips. The formula is silky soft and feels very lightweight once applied. The ingredients work well to give high moisturizing effects and hence the moist lips.
BR300 Ginger Shimmer – A gold-brown infused with flecks of gold pearl
BR301 Cinnamon – A deep cocoa brown with hints of red
BR302 Marmelade – A deep, calm brown with hints of yellow
RD400 Ruby – A carmine red with a calm warmth
RD401 Mauve – A gentle and refined soft red
RD402 Berry – A wine red with an exquisitely cloudy depth
RD403 Scarlet – A vibrant scarlet red with a subtle depth
RO600 Mulberry – A deep rose with a sensuous depth
PK800 Hibiscus – A shiny pink infused with rich silver pearl
BE801 Nude – A sophisticated pink beige with a casual depth
Overall, I would recommend these lipsticks for their formula, longevity, and shade range. They are going to be regular in my daily makeup routine, check my Insta stories regularly to see how these look on me. Decorte skincare and makeup products are available at Saks Fifth Avenue.*Press samples
Shiseido has amazing new launches this year and I am sharing two of the new launches from fall which not only look beautiful and bright packaging wise but also something I have been using for last few weeks, I am pointing to Shiseido’s Waso range that targets the Millenials – The new additions are Eye Opening Essence and Poreless Matte Primer.
WASO Poreless Matte Primer is an instant corrective primer inspired by Japanese wasabi, it helps minimize the appearance of pores and mattify shine. Just a small drop helps makeup stay put all day long. Fresh and rich in nutrition, the Wasabi-Inspired Complex in this primer brings out the best of your natural skin. Similar to wasabi, which draws out the flavour, this Poreless Matte Primer enhances the look of skin by making pores less visible, for beautifully matte skin that stays shine-free for hours. The formula hydrates skin at the same time does not make the skin feel dry. The skin is evened out on the surface of the skin while making pores less visible and soaks up extra sebum to allow the skin to be comfortably dry and free from shine, and ready for makeup. It did not break me out and is comfortable on this skin.
To use: Before putting on makeup, squeeze a small amount of the product onto a fingertip and thinly apply it to the T-zone and other parts of the face with visible pores and shine. To enhance its effectiveness, apply again over foundation by lightly patting it on.
For touch-ups, reapply by lightly patting it on without rubbing.
WASO Eye-Opening Essence is Momijioroshi-Inspired Complex for brighter under-eyes. Just a pinch of this beauty essence instantly defines and enhances the eye area, similar to the way momijioroshi brings out the flavour of a dish. This essence make the eyes look clearly defined and revitalized with essential vitamins, instantly addresses dark circles, dullness, and puffiness to quickly treat the area of the eyes prone to everyday strain. The beauty essence has a snow-like light fluffy texture inspired by Momijioroshi, with moisture-rich jelly droplets that impart a cooling sensation soon after application.
To use: Squeeze a small amount of the product onto a fingertip and apply to the eye area with a gentle, massaging touch
・Gentle yet effective formula for all skin types including sensitive.
・ Non-comedogenic, Dermatologically tested, Ophthalmologically tested, Oil-free, Paraben-free