Problem Skin Solutions
Got a skin spoiler you want to fix? Marie Claire’s beauty team share their go-to beauty buys for every kind of complexion.
‘Now I’m in my mid-thirties, my eyes need all the help they can get. This gel is infused with hyaluronic acid (the gold standard skin plumping ingredient) and, when used with the under-eye pads, lifts and firms fine lines and panda eyes in sub 15 minutes.’ Sophie Qureshi, Acting Beauty & Style Director at Marie Claire
‘I love a product that de-gunks clogged pores and this couldn’t be easier to use. After cleansing, I massage it into dry skin and the salicylic acid, (which dermatologists wax lyrical about), gently lifts away build-up and excess oil. Genius.’ Fiona Embleton, Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire
‘My skin has a tendency to look dull and zombie-like if I'm tired. To stop myself looking so washed out, I slather on this serum – it instantly perks up my complexion so I look refreshed, even if I’m feeling the opposite!’ Charlotte Clark, Beauty Writer at Marie Claire
‘When my weather-ravished face is screaming out for moisture, I always reach for this. It’s loaded with a high concentration of hyaluronic acid that boosts moisture levels by up to 20% in just two hours. Bye-bye winter face!’ Elle Sixsmith, Beauty Assistant at Marie Claire
‘My skin becomes particularly sensitive during the winter, so I need to really focus on re-enforcing its natural barrier. This serum helps lock in moisture whilst relieving any irritation. You need the tiniest amount, so it lasts for ages too.’ Natalie Lukaitis, Digital Beauty Editor at Marie Claire
‘Though I’m a sunscreen devotee, as I get older, I’m starting to come across the odd spot of pigmentation. My strategy? Amping up my SPF to 50 to prevent them and treating my skin to this face mask – it’s packed with brightening ingredients.’ Leyla Rudolf, Acting Editor at Fabled
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