Counter Intelligence: The Skincare Superchargers
Elevate your existing routine with one of these skincare superchargers expertly selected by Space NK store staff.
By TerryCellularose Brightening CC Serum, € 70,00
If You Need A Radiance Boost…
It might be that you haven’t drunk enough water, or managed to grab eight hours of unbroken sleep, or that your skin just isn’t playing ball today, either way sometimes we all need an extra dose of radiance. For an instant fix, Alys Britton from Cambridge recommends this lightweight formula. “It can be used on its own, under foundation or even mixed into another complexion product. Whichever way you use it, you’ll be left with a wonderful glow that isn’t too shimmery and the rose stem cells work to brighten skin over time too.”
Sunday RileyLuna Sleeping Retinoid Night Oil, € 53,50
If You Want To Smooth Out Lines…
We all have a niggling ‘flaw’ that we home in on when we look in the mirror. Chances are no one else has ever even noticed it. If yours is a wrinkle across your forehead, then it might be worth incorporating a retinol into your evening routine. Stacey Covacic from St Albans swears by this effective night-time treatment. “I recommend this to almost everyone as it’s a really gentle sleeping oil that brings some big benefits both long and short term. It helps with the appearance of fine lines, as well as to hydrating, brightening and strengthening your skin over time.”
ForeoLUNA 3 Plus Cleansing System for Sensitive Skin, € 329,00
If You’re Worried About Breakouts…
Noticed more breakouts than usual recently thanks to the dreaded maskne? Swapping your flannel for this silicone cleansing device could be the answer. It not only helps to unblock pores, but it also helps boost the efficacy of the rest of your products too. “It’s an amazing gadget that gives a really deep but gentle cleanse to properly remove SPF, makeup and other impurities which then allows the rest of your skincare to penetrate even further,” says Marie Geraghty, Brighton’s store manager. It treats your skin to a glorious massage and helps to reduce early morning puffiness too.
OdacitéBl+J Cell Energy Serum Concentrate (Blueberry + Jasmine), € 31,20
If You Want To Plump Up Your Complexion…
Naomi Migliozzi from Blackheath is a huge advocate of Odacité’s serums as a whole. “They’re a great way of supercharging your existing routine by targeting different skin concerns,” she says. “Either add a few drops into your usual cream or use alone on cleansed skin to really enhance their effects.” This specific formula is perfect for when you want to achieve that plump, fresh-faced glow usually only achieved with a facial thanks to the fusion of jasmine and blueberry side oils. Massage it into your skin, paying particular attention to your cheekbones and jaw line.
OmoroviczaQueen of Hungary Mist, € 69,00
If You’re Looking For A Midday Reset…
Regardless of your skin type, we can all welcome some added hydration just before a video call – particularly in these winter months with the central heating cranked up. Michaela Taplin from our Donegall Square store in Belfast dubs this a total game-changer. “It’s packed full of vitamins and essential oils so it’s great for refreshing dehydrated skin but it brings plenty of other benefits too. It’s a great toner and provides daily protection as well as refreshing my makeup throughout the day. You’ll be hooked after just one use.”
Dr. Dennis GrossAlpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Formula, € 105,00
If You’re Conscious Of Your Pores…
Video calls have a lot to answer for. If you’ve become more aware of the pores across your cheeks and nose while you stare at the screen, these hardworking peels pads (which are available in three different strengths) offer professional-like results from the comfort of your own home. “The technology behind these peel pads is incredible as they deliver a potent dose of acids to the skin followed by a neutralising step which ensures you aren’t over doing it,” says Grant Donaldson, who heads up our Glasgow store. “The Ultra Gentle are my favourite as they can be used daily for complexion maintenance by clarifying, exfoliating, refining and hydrating.”