New year beauty

Avène Tolerance Hydra-10

Introducing ultra-gentle hydration that works in harmony with your skin’s microbiome. Did you know, your skin’s microbiome is made up of micro-organisms that live on your skin; working to preserve barrier function and protect overall skin health. Keeping the microbiome in balance is crucial for a clear and healthy complexion yet it can be affected by everything from skincare, age and lifestyle to the environment and winter presents an extra challenge – skin faces extra increased external aggressors, making it weaker, more sensitive, and more prone to breakouts. Avène Tolerance Hydra-10 is made from a unique biomimetic formulation which replicates the skin – combining natural ingredients found in skin with a simulation of its protective structure. Skin is hydrated without disrupting the microbiome – keeping it protected, calm and perfectly balanced. Suitable for adults, babies and children, Tolerance Hydra-10 Fluid €24 is suitable for normal to combination skin and Tolerance Hydra-10 Cream €24 is suitable for dry/very dry skin. Available at Boots, online retailers, and pharmacies nationwide.

Vichy Multi Corrective Eye and Lip Care

During menopause, hormonal variations accelerate multiple signs of ageing, with skin around the eyes thinning and fine lines appearing more prominent around the eye and lip contours. With that in mind and over 20 years of expertise in skin at menopause, Vichy have created a dedicated product to improve the firmness of skin and minimise the appearance of those fine lines -–Neovadiol Multi-Corrective Eye and Lip Care is specifically designed to minimise the impact of hormonal variations associated with perimenopause on skin. Combining a firming duo of three per cent Proxylane and Cassia extract with caffeine, Omegas 3-6-9 and Niacinamide, the formula works to reduce the impact of menopause on the fragile skin around eyes and lips. With an innovative hygienic applicator, it helps reduce fine lines and eye bag appearances; nourishes and soothes skins and helps skin feel firmer and bouncier, €30 available at Boots, online retailers, and pharmacies nationwide.

Citrine Healthcare Sorato Range

New from Irish brand Citrine Healthcare the Sorato range includes two topical products to help improve the skin’s moisture levels and the skin barrier to help alleviate symptoms of dry, flaky, and scaly skin. These conditions are usually characterised by abnormal raised skin and vary in severity from localised patches on the skin to full body coverage. Sorato EU10, €19.95, is an intensive moisturising cream for dry and scaly skin which helps to support the skin’s natural elasticity. It contains Urea to help exfoliate dry and scaly skin and emu oil which restores the skin’s natural moisture levels, while replenishing the lipid layer. It is also rich in natural emollients that lock in moisture and improve the appearance of dry skin. Also suitable for people who may be prone to dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. Sorato UR30, €16.96, is a topical cream for severe dry and flaky skin containing Urea and Mandelic acid both of which have an exfoliating action on the skin. This formulation is suitable for helping to remove dead skin cells, to soften and reduce the presence of thickened and flaking skin. The additional presence of allantoin and panthenol offer a highly moisturising activity, restoring the skin’s hydrolipidic film and protecting the skin barrier. The SORATO UR30 formulation is also enriched by thuja, which helps strengthen the skin and renew the epidermis. Both SORATO EU10 and SORATO UR30 are available widely in Irish pharmacies nationwide.

JSHealth Vitamins

Australia’s leading wellness and lifestyle brand, JSHealth Vitamins, in 2018 by Jessica Sepel, a clinical nutritionist, three times best-selling health author and one of Australia’s most lauded wellness experts, JSHealth Vitamins was born from her passion to provide the highest-quality supplements, based on cutting edge research, in order to help people feel their best. Believing in the transformational power of nutrients, Jessica worked with leading health experts to create a unique collection product backed by science and exercising years of clinical research, to ensure that every supplement delivers trusted and extraordinary results. The range is nutritionally formulated and developed using carefully sourced premium ingredients to optimise the body’s performance, whether for general wellbeing or to address common concerns such as acne, bloating, sleep, immunity, hormone balance, digestion, or stress and anxiety. Choose from their extensive collection, which includes their best-selling Hair + Energy, Metabolism + Sugar Support, Detox + Debloat, Skin + Digestion, AM Stress + Energy, and PM Sleep + Calm, along with a Vitality X + Collagen Powder and everyday wellness vitamins. JSHealth Vitamins are available to purchase online at

Pietro Simone Salt Mushroom Face Massager

New to the Pietro Simone Fierce Collection of skincare is Saltabilty – a 100 per cent Pure Himalayan Salt Mushroom Face Massager. The pure extraction of 100 per cent natural pink Himalayan salt provides a wealth of minerals that help to maintain a great electrolyte balance, promote microcirculation, enhance hydration levels, and absorb toxins, meanwhile acting as a natural antibacterial compound. Handcrafted from the Himalayan Mountains it contains up to 84 naturally occurring minerals and salts to nourish the body and epidermis. This mineralising, detoxifying, brightening and soothing skin tool can be used for a deep skin cleansing treatment with your cleanser of choice or for a remineralisation and regenerating action use with your favourite facial oil, €36 available online from

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Sherna Malone is a skincare specialist working in West Cork.

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