Does your skin ever look a little tired and sluggish - as if it could do with a boost of energy?
The skincare industry’s latest innovation may hold the secret to rebooting tired skin from within. Recent research has suggested that applying an ‘interval training’ method to your skincare routine can help maximise the efficacy of your chosen products.
The concept is similar to that of a varied exercise regime. When you do the same workout every time you hit the gym, you work the same muscle groups each time, which eventually become less responsive to your efforts. Essentially, the muscle groups learn to predict what’s coming. In the same way, continual use of the same skincare products may lead to a plateau in product efficacy as cells become unresponsive to the actives. While an occasional HIIT class can shake your fitness levels up, a highly active skincare boost may do the same for tired skin.
So, how best to give that tired skin a jolt of energy? ELEMIS’ BIOTEC Skin Energising range is designed with such results in mind. The complete system of Cleanser, Day and Night Cream should be used continually for 30 days, in place of your usual routine, whenever your skin could use a bit of a boost.
Think of it as keeping your skin cells on their toes. By ‘surprising’ tired skin with a new jolt of energy-boosting actives, you force the cells to pay attention, ensuring maximum absorption and results.
Your new skin workout begins with BIOTEC Skin Energising Cleanser. While you may usually opt for a nourishing balm or calming cream, this lightweight gel will kick-start your cell-energising process. It contains a trio of exfoliating acids - ferulic, lactic and succinic - that increase cell turnover without abrasion, suspended in an salt-derived electrolyte solution that preps the skin for the next steps in the sequence.
Now that your skin is thoroughly cleansed, it is time to treat. With the BIOTEC range there is no need for toner, as the cleanser works to leave the skin at an optimum pH-level. The two-phase BIOTEC Skin-Energising Day Cream is formulated to give your skin a powerful wake-up call while delivering vital protection throughout the day. The cream vial contains electrolytes alongside a trio of acids to further the cell-renewal process, while the green vial contains encapsulated copper and zinc that bursts into life on contact with the skin, delivering a host of cell-healing benefits deep within the epidermis.
Do you suffer from sensitive skin? Simply switch the original formula for the BIOTEC Sensitive Skin Day Cream to help calm and soothe redness and inflammation. For combination skin, try using the BIOTEC Combination Skin Day Cream - enriched with Astragalus, Magnesium PCA and cold pressed Desert Date oil to balance sebum levels and leave skin fresh and shine-free.
The final product in this tired skin-transforming routine is the BIOTEC Skin Energising Night Cream. A similar dual-phase formula, it works to limit trans-epidermal water loss through the night, reinforcing the skin barrier and ensuring you wake up with a deeply hydrated and energised complexion.