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Facial oils and serums

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THE CHANGE in weather often means it’s time to shake up your beauty regime.

Seasonal changes means that the skin needs that extra bit of TLC. Daily moisturising is a must throughout the year, but for that little bit extra, a facial oil or serum will keep your skin hydrated all through the cold winter months.

Using a facial oil or serum at home – in upward movements to prevent sagging and to ensure the product penetrates deep into the skin – will give you that sumptuous post-spa feeling of relaxation, while also seeing and feeling the benefits on both mind and body.

Chantelle Azille looks at the best products on the market for all budgets.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2%+ B5 Face Serum, £6, House of Fraser

A lightweight serum which combines three types of hyaluronic acid to help hydrate the skin on multiple levels. It also contains vitamin B5 to amplify surface hydration. It helps to retain moisture more easily which in turn leads to a healthier and smoother skin surface.

Elemis Superfood Facial Oil

This Elemis facial oil hydrates and nourishes dull skin lacking in moisture. It offers a blend of highly-concentrated plant-based superfoods that deeply nourish and hydrate the skin. It also contains antioxidants and omega-rich broccoli, flax seed and daikon radish to feed the skin for a healthy, radiant glow.

Aesop Damascan Rose Facial Treatment, £51, spacenk.com

This deeply nourishing facial oil infuses skin with a layer of plant-derived vitamins A and E to moisturise and nourish the face. Lacklustre skin will feel an immediate benefit. This concentrated botanical treatment oil is excellent for skin that is in need of intense, soothing hydration. This is a preservative-free blend of 10 precious plant extracts, including rose petal and neroli blossom, which are known for their hydrating and reconstructive properties. It’s the perfect treatment for dry and/or distressed skin.

Daisy Anai Rosehip Oil, £12, daisyanai.co.uk

This wonder oil is easily absorbed into the skin and contains 80 per cent omega fatty acids. It is also rich in vitamin C, which helps with a multitude of skin concerns and has a number of benefits. Its restorative properties means it is anti-ageing while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reducing acne scars, stretch marks, rehydrating the skin and evening out complexion.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum, £53, esteelauder.co.uk

Applied at night, you will wake up to discover smoother, more radiant, hydrated younger-looking skin. Advanced Night Repair helps to reduce the key signs of ageing. It maximises the power of skin’s natural nighttime renewal with its exclusive ChronoluxCB technology. Lines and wrinkles appear significantly reduced, while the skin feels smoother, hydrated, and more resilient, giving a fresh and rested look.

Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate, £34, clinique.co.uk

This supercharged water-gel hydrator instantly quenches dry and dehydrated skin. It boosts the skin’s moisture levels for a full 24 hours. Liquid-Sphere technology, along with antioxidants, helps to break the cycle of dryness and environmental stress that can lead to premature ageing. This oil free serum is allergy-tested and fragrance-free.

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