Serum, essence, cosmetic water, and products for open pores! There is only so much you can remember about skin nourishment before something new comes up in the market. The skincare industry is constantly evolving and with so many products available today, it is easy to get overwhelmed. Read on to know more about the new revolution in the skincare world, liquid care, and how they are different from classic moisturisers.
What exactly is liquid care?
Straight from heart of Japanese salons, liquid care AKA cosmetic water has taken beauty routines by storm. Why? Because these treatments are ultra-moisturising! And we all know the importance of skin hydration and that moisturised skin means a flawless complexion. Liquid care's a no-brainer that leaves us with beautiful, even-toned skin and combats the appearance of lines, wrinkles and liver spots.
So, it goes without saying that any treatment guaranteed to deeply moisturise our skin is well worth its weight in gold! What's more liquid care treatments have been adapted to suit all our needs - brightening, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-pollution, anti-ageing. These products are a great way to also target open pores on face and combat excess sebum production.
What are the benefits of adding liquid care to your skincare regime?
Classic creams contain 2/3 oil and 1/3 enriched water, whereas liquid care treatments contain 2/3 water and 1/3 oil. In other words, they gorge our skin with more water than oil. The result? A light, aqueous gel that turns to water the moment it touches our skin. And that's not all. Their high water content means they're rapidly absorbed by our skin, leaving it instantly more comfortable and protected by a thin film that does not feel sticky. Plus, their texture allows active ingredients to deeply penetrate our skin and keep it moisturised all day long. They are perfect for younger skin, which craves water rather than the nourishing, lipid-rich treatments designed for mature skin.
How to add liquid care to your daily routine?
Depending on your skin type and needs, pick a concentrated liquid care product that addresses your skin concerns while also hydrating your skin. For example, using BHA products like an essence with salicylic acid is a great open pores remedy that unclogs pores and helps get smooth and clear skin. Here is what salicylic acid does to the skin – when applied to the skin, it helps your skin shed dead skin cells from the top layer and get glowing and radiant skin.
The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence is enriched with active ingredients like brightening salicylic acid that accelerate skin renewal and mildly exfoliate your skin to refine pores and skin texture. The lightweight formula of the Revitalift Micro-Essence penetrates 10 layers deep into the skin* to reveal your bright, glowing and youthful skin. The salicylic acid in the essence also deeply repairs, plumps, and moisturises the skin for a smoother and younger-looking skin inside and out. Here is how to use salicylic acid on your face and treat your skin to the various benefits of salicylic acid -
• Thoroughly cleanse your face with a gentle yet effective liquid cleanser like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal purifying Micellar Water, which cleanses out impurities from pollution (pm 2.5) dust, sebum, and oil that get trapped into the pores! Use this in the morning and before you go to bed at night.
• Pour three to four drops of the Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence in your palms
• Gently rub your palms together to spread the product evenly. Do not rub your palms excessively
• Pat the product on your forehead, cheek, and chin until fully absorbed
• Continue with the rest of your skincare routine as normal
If you want to maximize the benefits of a good salicylic product use a hydrating sheet mask along with the liquid care to lock in the moisture and all the skin-loving goodness from the essence or serum. For example, using the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence Sheet Mask along with the Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence gives you brighter skin in just three days. The skin brightening actives in the sheet mask penetrate deep into the skin and hydrate, refine, smoothen your skin and give it a complete transformation in just 15 minutes. Powered by an advanced patent cushion tissue mask technology, the Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence Sheet Mask acts like a sponge with 30X absorption power**, giving it a higher essence carrying capacity – one sheet mask is enriched with the power of one essence bottle! To get the most out of the Crystal Micro Essence and Crystal Micro Essence Sheet Mask, first cleanse and prep your skin with the Micro Essence (following the steps mentioned above) and then apply the sheet mask evenly on your face. Keep the mask on for 15 minutes and once you remove the sheet mask, massage the leftover essence into your skin in small circular motion and pat until it is fully absorbed. And voila! Super hydrated and moisturized skin in no time.
You can also add in hyaluronic acid in your skincare routine for extreme hydration! Hyaluronic Acid is a natural humectant, that keeps the skin extremely hydrated and plump because it can retain 1,000 times it’s weight in water and thus is a moisturizing agent.
You can opt for a hyaluronic acid serum like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum. It is an alcohol-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free hydrating serum that nourishes the skin from deep within, and leaves you with 42% radiant skin***.
So, what are you waiting for? Find the right hydrating liquid care product to tackle open pores on your face and give your skin a much-deserved boost of nourishment!
*Within epidermis in the stratum corneum layer
**30X more absorbing capacity as compared to dry tissue weight
***Basis an instrumental test
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