- Makeup bases
- Micellar water
- Thermal water
Appointment. Primer, base and make-up base - a product that prepares the skin for subsequent makeup. It is chosen based on the skin type and the desired effect.
Features. A transparent primer based on silicones (e.g. dimethicone) gives a pleasant visual effect by tightening pores and hiding unevenness. But such bases require thorough cleansing, as they can clog the pores. They will improve the appearance of dry, normal and aged skin, but they are not very suitable for owners of problematic, oily and combination skin. In this case, it is best to choose a mineral-based matting primer that absorbs sebum without clogging pores.
Colored primers are best applied to specific areas: for example, green will help hide redness, lilac - dull skin, pink will lighten, blue will hide age spots and freckles, and orange and yellow will mask dark circles under the eyes.
The shimmering base, due to the large amount of optical pigments and pearlescent particles scattering light, will create the effect of illuminated skin from within.
Choice. Cream bases can be called universal. They will hide minor imperfections well, such as dilated blood vessels, age spots. Gel bases are great for oily skin without weighing it down. Typically, these primers have a matting effect. The foundation fluid will fit well on normal to dry skin that does not have serious problems. A primer oil or mousse will be a salvation for dry and dehydrated skin.
Method of application. First, you need to thoroughly cleanse and moisturize the skin. After the base treatment has been absorbed (3-5 minutes), the base can be applied in a thin layer. For example, with combination skin on the entire face, and with problem skin - only on the necessary areas. What to apply, everyone decides for himself, a brush will help to make a denser coating, which is good for evening makeup, and a sponge (for example, wet) will apply a more invisible layer. Do not use your fingers: the base can lie in streaks, which will appear after applying the foundation. Work with the primer from the center of the face to the periphery.
Frequent mistakes. Many women use a moisturizer instead of a base, attributing the same result to them. But the cream is absorbed to fill the skin with moisture from the inside. The base will remain only on the upper layer of the epidermis.
Result. After the primer, the foundation will lie smoother, and the makeup will last all day without smearing or crumbling.
1 of 13 Unifying Makeup Base Correcting Cream Veil, Cle de Peau Beaute, correcting dull skin tone and imperfections, giving it a smooth and fresh look © press service Protective and leveling face primer SPF50 with extracts of cotton and Mediterranean pistachio and vitamin E, Secret Shield, Dolce & Gabbana Beauty © Press Service Touche Eclat Blur Primer, Yves Saint Laurent Beaute based on a formula enriched with four nourishing oils of corn, apricot kernels, passion flower and rice bran, softens the skin without leaving a greasy film effect, and also tightens pores and gives shine © press service Makeup base SOS Primer 08, Clarins, giving the skin a delicate golden-pink glow © press service Primer L'Essentiel, Guerlain based on white cocoa beans (to reduce pores),yacon juice (to moisturize the skin), avocado extract (to control excess shine) © press service Primer-mousse for makeup uvub poreraser cc spf 35, shu uemura with three types of powder (bud, plate and spherical) provides an instant visual result of smooth skin and a beautiful healthy complexion © press service PP Erborian primer, which tightens pores, evens out complexion, smoothes and improves skin texture © press service La Base Pro, Lancôme with Elasto-Smooth complex for instant skin smoothing and radiance © press service Makeup base Le Privilège Base Traitante, Rivoli cares for the skin, makes the complexion flawless, and also relieves redness and irritation, prevents aging © press service Makeup Primer Dior Backstage The Face & Body Primer, Dior helps to reduce the appearance of pores,avocado extract (to control excess shine) © press service Primer-mousse for makeup uvub poreraser cc spf 35, shu uemura with three types of powder (bud, plate and spherical) provides an immediate visual result of smooth skin and a beautiful healthy complexion © press- Service PP Erborian primer that tightens pores, evens out complexion, smoothes and improves skin texture © press service La Base Pro, Lancôme with Elasto-Smooth complex for instant skin smoothing and radiance © press service Le Privilège Base Traitante, Rivoli cares for the skin, makes the complexion flawless, and also relieves redness and irritation, prevents aging © press service Dior Backstage The Face & Body Primer, Dior helps to reduce the appearance of pores,avocado extract (to control excess shine) © press service Primer-mousse for makeup uvub poreraser cc spf 35, shu uemura with three types of powder (bud, plate and spherical) provides an immediate visual result of smooth skin and a beautiful healthy complexion © press- Service PP Erborian primer that tightens pores, evens out complexion, smoothes and improves skin texture © press service La Base Pro, Lancôme with Elasto-Smooth complex for instant skin smoothing and radiance © press service Le Privilège Base Traitante, Rivoli cares for the skin, makes the complexion flawless, and also relieves redness and irritation, prevents aging © press service Dior Backstage The Face & Body Primer, Dior helps to reduce the appearance of pores, removes redness and eliminates other imperfections, as well as gives a matting effect that lasts all day long © press service Photo Finish multifunctional primer, Smashbox smoothes the skin, hides pores and resists the effects of sweat and moisture © press service Makeup base-beautifier « O'Thermal”, Uriage soothes and deeply moisturizes the skin, gives it a healthy and natural glow © press office Foundation for the face with oils of jojoba, avocado, macadamia and camellia seeds, One Drop Miracle Air Tint, 1 Foundation © press office
Appointment. Skin cleanser and makeup remover. Due to its special composition, it does not deprive the skin of its protective lipid film and does not cause irritation, it is suitable for problematic and sensitive skin prone to eczema or rosacea.
Features. Smart water was originally created as a cleanser for the sensitive, delicate skin of children. It does not contain soap, alcohol, alkali or foaming agents, which usually dry the skin and cause irritation. But it contains moisturizing components (for example, panthenol) that nourish and heal the skin. The name "micellar" comes from the Latin word "mica" - "grain". Indeed, the composition includes tiny micelles - surface-active molecules (surfactants) with a special structure: the upper part is hydrophilic, dissolving in water, and the lower part is lipophilic, disappearing in fats. These cleansing microparticles capture impurities from the surface of the skin without going deep into the epidermis.
Choice. Micellar water is good because it suits any type of skin - both young and old. However, the almost universal remedy has its pros and cons. Micellar water is good at removing impurities and makeup from the face, neck and even sensitive areas such as eyes and lips. But it will never completely cleanse the skin, as it affects the top layer, so it is better for owners of problematic, oily and combination skin to combine the product with gels and foams for washing.
Mode of application. It is enough to moisten a cotton pad and wipe the face, eyelids, lips, neck and décolleté. The procedure should be repeated until the used disc is clean. A little life hack: an ear stick soaked in the product will help to correct errors in makeup. Today, many people use micellar water as their only purification agent. However, experts are divided into two camps: some believe that micelles are similar to the hydrolipid mantle of the skin, so they really do not require additional cleansers, others say that microparticles still need to be recognized as foreign elements, so it is better to wash them off with water. Most dermatologists have chosen the golden mean and advise, after using "micellar", sprinkle the face with thermal water or wipe it with a tonic.
Frequent mistakes. Micellar water is not able to exfoliate the skin. Therefore, you need to include the use of a scrub or peeling in your weekly care. For long-lasting, multi-layered makeup, it's best to choose a different cleansing method - for example, you need an oil-based cleanser for waterproof mascara or eyeliner.
Result. When using smart water, the skin's protective barrier remains intact. In addition, micellar water is an ideal travel companion - you can use it several times a day.
1 of 11 Cleansing micellar water for young skin, My Clarins, Clarins based on moringa and gentian extracts effectively removes makeup and impurities, leaving the skin feeling clean and fresh © press service Micellar water for the face "Intelligent cleansing", Elemis contains cleansing micelles, which are supplemented with a herbal complex derived from apple amino acids, rosehip seed oil and Indian soap tree fruit extract © Press Service Micellar water for sensitive and dehydrated skin Hydrabio, Bioderma contains a hydrating patent and micelles that capture makeup and impurities, while not disturbing the hydrolipid balance skin © press service Micellar water Biosource Eau Micellaire, Biotherm contains 36 elements, minerals and vitamins,thanks to which the vital forces of cells are activated © press service Azahar, Darphin purifying flower water based on neroli essential oil instantly softens, soothes the skin, gives a feeling of comfort and refreshes © press service Cleansing water for face and eyes with raspberry extract and hyaluronic acid Eau Micellaire Express, Les Démaquillantes, Payot serves to quickly remove makeup and make the skin fresh and comfortable © press service Osmoclean Osmopure Cleansing Water Micellar Water, Institut Esthederm based on cell water and boldo extract is designed to maintain the ecosystem and activate the natural protective processes of the skin © press service Micellar water with thyme and mellisa oil Herbal-Infused Micellar Cleansing Water, Kiehl's quickly, easily and effectively cleanses the skin and removes makeup, visibly soothes and softens it,giving a feeling of freshness © press service Physiopure micellar water, SVR is enriched with magnesium, which is responsible for supplying skin cells with oxygen and energy production © press service Micellar Water Ultra, La Roche-Posay micellar water based on micelles and glycerin is produced in several variations depending on the type and needs of the skin © press service “Micellar Collection” water, Garnier is developed for all skin types, even the most sensitive, and contains plant extracts and hydrofixers © press serviceLa Roche-Posay on the basis of micelles and glycerin is released in several variations depending on the type and needs of the skin © press service “Micellar Collection” water, Garnier is developed for all skin types, even the most sensitive, and contains plant extracts and hydrofixers © press -serviceLa Roche-Posay on the basis of micelles and glycerin is released in several variations depending on the type and needs of the skin © press service “Micellar Collection” water, Garnier is developed for all skin types, even the most sensitive, and contains plant extracts and hydrofixers © press -service
Appointment. The main purpose of lotions is to enhance the effectiveness of cleansing before applying the next product.
Features. The word “lotio” translated from Latin means “washing, ablution”. Lotion is a face cleanser that contains several active ingredients and may also contain alcohol. Thanks to him, the lotion fights against oily skin, acne and other imperfections. The main function in the composition of the lotion is always performed by water (thermal or mineral), which, depending on the task, is enriched with various components - for example, herbal infusions, vitamins and acids.
Choice. Lotions come in different types, such as water, alcohol, or acidic. The former are often enriched with various herbal ingredients and are suitable for daily use.
In the case of acne, enlarged pores and oily skin, it is better to refuse them in favor of products based on alcohol. They perfectly cleanse the skin from excess sebium. However, alcohol is an aggressive component that removes not only grease and dirt from the skin, but also some important substances. Therefore, you can use this type of lotion only after consulting a dermatologist so as not to dry the skin. In addition, alcohol lotions should be completely abandoned in the summer, as they provoke the appearance of age spots.
Also, such funds are contraindicated for owners of dry, sensitive and mature skin. They should use acidic lotions, such as citric or lactic acid, which have a whitening effect.
Mode of application. After removing make-up, moisten a cotton pad well with lotion and then rub the face, neck and décolleté in circular movements without pressure, avoiding the area around the eyes and lips. If you feel that the disc has become dry in the process, you can wet it again and continue the procedure.
Frequent mistakes. Many people confuse the purpose of lotion and tonic, considering them interchangeable. But deep cleansing is possible only with both products, which will prepare the skin for the application of the main care product. This will allow the cream to penetrate deep into the skin.
Result. The lotion increases the skin's receptivity before the next step in the treatment. Well-cleansed skin with the right lotion becomes softer and better hydrated.
1 of 10 Hydra Bounce, Pure Shots, Yves Saint Laurent Beaute facial lotion with a complex of orange blossom glycosides, vitamins E and B3 moisturizes and protects the skin, giving it firmness and elasticity © press service The Treatment Lotion, La Mer with a complex based on marine ingredients Miracle Broth instantly moisturizes, softens and nourishes the skin, improving its texture and evening tone
© Press Service Abeille Royale Firming Lotion, Guerlain, enriched with microencapsulated royal jelly, strengthens the stratum corneum, making it more resistant to various stressors © Press Service Ressource Moisturizing Soothing Facial Lotion, Givenchy includes Beauty Moss Complex technology based on green moss and sandy immortelle, which help replenish the moisture balance in the epidermis, as well as strengthen the protective barrier, soothe and soften the skin. and moisturizing the skin © press service "Yuzu" biphasic lotion, Erborian combines water and oil textures, which are enriched with yuzu (a powerful moisturizing antioxidant), licorice root extract (against inflammation),Sodium hyaluronate (for moisturizing) and peach seed oil (for shine) © press service Crema Nera Acqua Reviscentlis, Giorgio Armani revitalizing face lotion includes Reviscentalis complex and high concentration of glycolic acid that cleanse, moisturize, improve skin structure and make it glow © press service Exfoliating lotion for radiance and even skin tone Sublimage La Lotion Lumière Exfoliante, Chanel contains fruit acids that stimulate cell renewal, and also removes excess dead skin cells, brightens and evens tone © press service Lotion with iris extract Lotion Tonique, Clarins for combination and oily skin, based on iris and sage extracts, has a tonic, mattifying and refreshing effect © press service Normaderm, Vichy cleansing lotion based on thermal water,totalarol, eperulin and salicylic acid, effectively narrows pores © press service
Appointment. The toner is applied after cleansing the skin to normalize the pH balance after using other products, especially those containing aggressive ingredients. A tonic is needed at an intermediate stage between cleansing and moisturizing.
Features. The word "tonic" in translation from English means "invigorating, awakening, strengthening". It improves skin condition and normalizes cell function. It contains useful components.
Choice. For normal skin, it is enough to choose a product based on thermal water and hyaluronic acid.
For dry skin, toners that include moisturizing ingredients such as glycerin, hyaluronic acid, amino acids, juice or aloe extract are suitable.
Owners of oily skin can use a mattifying agent containing zinc. However, if you've used a lotion with the same effect before, it's best to use a toner with moisturizing ingredients to keep you hydrated.
Troubled skin that suffers from blackheads, inflammation and breakouts will be soothed by astringent toners with exfoliating ingredients like salicylic acid, zinc, and tea tree oil.
Sensitive skin will feel better after toning with a slightly oily texture and soothing ingredients. Chamomile, rose and calendula extracts in the composition will be decisive when choosing.
In the case of combination skin, try combining two tonics at once, depending on the problem areas: apply moisturizers to dry areas, and matting ones to the T-zone.
Aging skin reacts best to tonics, which include hyaluronic and glycolic acids, vitamins A, E and C, as well as resveratrol.
Mode of application. Moisturizing and cleansing toners can be used several times a day after cleansing, while exfoliating toners can be used no more than two to three times a week. It is enough to moisten a cotton pad and wipe it over your face, neck and décolleté. You do not need to wash off the tonic.
Frequent mistakes. Tonic cannot replace complete cleansing, it does not wash off cosmetics.
Result. The toner removes the feeling of tightness, refreshes the skin and prepares it for subsequent care - applying a serum, emulsion or cream for a more effective result.
1 of 9 Tonique Douceur, Lancôme, Alcohol-Free Rosewater Moisturizing Toner for dry, normal and combination skin enriched with plant extracts, tones up and improves skin texture © press service Anne Semonin Herbal Tonic based on essential oils and oligoelements penetrates deeply, improving cell metabolism and skin regeneration © press service The soothing tonic "Apricot", Elemis includes apricot extract, which reduces irritation, refreshes and moisturizes the skin, as well as rudbeckia flower extract to tone and restore the normal pH level of the skin © press service Cleansing tonic Vinopure, Caudalie is enriched with natural salicylic acid, grape polyphenols and organic essential oils that cleanse and brighten skin, tighten pores,and provide an instant refreshing effect. © Press Service Ginseng Energetic Facial Toner, Erborian includes six-year ginseng root, ginkgo biloba and ginger to moisturize, soften and refresh the skin, leaving it velvety © press service Essential Facial Toner “Precious Immortelle”, L'Occitane, enriched with immortelle flower water and rose, as well as a complex of low molecular weight hyaluronic acid and silicon mineral, moisturizes, tones, renews the skin and promotes the independent synthesis of hyaluronic acid molecules © press service Softening toner for all skin types Softening Perfecting Toner All Skin Types, Lancaster contains extracts of lily nectar and Florentine iris, it cleanses and tones the skin, leaving it smooth, radiant and clean © Press Office Facial Toner. Nutritious Super-Pomegranate, Estee Lauder, enriched with vitamins and minerals, contains a complex based on the essence of Mediterranean pomegranate in double concentration, the patented Super-Berry enzyme, vitamins and minerals that detoxifies and hydrates the skin © Press Office Bereza Cleansing Facial Toner Siberica, Natura Siberica based on white polar birch, vitamins B2 and B5, betulin, ceramides and lactic acid cleanses and tightens pores, soothes the skin, making it healthy © press serviceNatura Siberica based on white polar birch, vitamins B2 and B5, betulin, ceramides and lactic acid cleanses and tightens pores, soothes the skin, making it healthy © press serviceNatura Siberica based on white polar birch, vitamins B2 and B5, betulin, ceramides and lactic acid cleanses and tightens pores, soothes the skin, making it healthy © press service
Appointment. Mists, depending on the active ingredients in the composition, can moisturize, work as a base or finish for make-up, protect from the sun, tone up, refresh, relieve redness and irritation, give the skin radiance and aroma.
Features. Mist is not thermal water. A care product in the form of a spray can contain a wide variety of components: from ordinary or mineral water and plant extracts to glycerin and hyaluronic acid.
Choice. The main tasks of the mist are to moisturize and give freshness. Its compact bottle makes it easy to take with you on the go. When there is a feeling of tightness and peeling, it is enough to spray mist on the face and lightly blot with a napkin.
Mode of application. Spray the product onto clean skin from a distance of 10–20 cm from the face. Then, without getting dry, apply a cream or mask to better penetrate the skin. If you spray directly on your makeup, it will last longer. In the composition of some myst, you can find different oils, moisturizing components, they may well replace one stage of care. For example, on hot summer days, after cleansing, mist will act as a light moisturizer.
Frequent mistakes. Mist is an additional helper that will help in skin care, but will not replace the entire skin care cycle. Do not forget about the expiration date of the product, since it contains not only water, but also various components that may lose their properties over time.
Result. Mist is a new gentle tonic that doesn't need to be applied with a cotton pad. It is enough to sprinkle your face and gently blot it with a napkin.
1 of 8 Facial Mist Kefir-Tea. Superfood”, Elemis tones, moisturizes and soothes the skin, and is also ideal for fixing makeup thanks to a formula based on Rooibos tea extract, soy kefir, aloe vera, carrot root, coconut oil and water © Press Service Cellular Water Mist Moisturizing Spray. Institut Esthederm is created on the basis of cellular water, which is a copy of the intercellular fluid, as well as natural salts and hyluronic acid. It protects the skin from free radicals, dust and impurities, keeps it healthy and radiant © Press Service Plump & Glow Hydrating Facial Mist, Emma Hardie, which contains the patented ingredient Glycofilm 2%, aloe vera extracts, wild mint, fern, moss and ribose, as well as flower water, moisturizes,softens and rejuvenates the skin, creating a "second skin" effect and protecting it from environmental pollution and free radicals © Press Service My Payot Brume Eclat, Payot based on acai and goji berries, as well as hyaluronic acid moisturizes and protects the skin from pollution, refreshes and energizes © Press Office Floral Spray Mist, Sisley, a refreshing floral face spray, includes cornflower, witch hazel, rose and orange blossom, which together tone, moisturize and soothe sensitive, irritable skin © Press Office Peony tonic spray, L'Occitane with peony extract evens the texture, tightens pores, moisturizes, protects and smoothes the skin © press service L'Eau de jour Moisturizing Mist, Rivoli contains active ingredients,slowing down the aging process and helping skin cells to produce their own hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin © press service Facial water Eau de Raisin, Caudalie based on grape water soothes, tones, moisturizes and cools the skin © press service
Appointment. Thermal water relieves irritation and soothes the skin due to its composition, which includes minerals and other beneficial substances.
Features. The boom in thermal sprays came in the middle of the 20th century. Pharmacy brands such as Vichy, Avène, La Roche-Posay, operating on natural waters, released the first sprays in which there was nothing but pure thermal water, not enriched with additional components. The deeper the source is in the ground, the higher the concentration of minerals in it.
Choice. Thermal water must be selected according to the skin type. So, in some products there is more calcium, which has a calming effect, in others - minerals that fill the skin with oxygen and improve metabolic processes, while others include sodium, zinc and sulfur, which will help oily and problem skin.
Silica-rich water can even be used as a makeup fixer. Silicon molecules form an invisible and weightless mask, preventing foundation and powder from crumbling or spreading.
If the composition contains hypotonic salt, the product will dry out oily and problem skin, and if isotonic, on the contrary, it will revive dry and sensitive, prone to irritation.
Mode of application. Water should be applied to clean skin, after the tonic and before using the cream, from a distance of 10–20 cm from the face, drawing a figure eight in the air. Do not blot immediately with a tissue, let the minerals enter the skin (about two minutes).
You can also spray water on your face throughout the day to help deal with dry air in your office or home. You can repeat the procedure up to four times a day so as not to dry the skin. You shouldn't give up the thermal water during sports and after beauty treatments such as peeling or cleansing.
In addition, thermal water is used to smooth frizzy hair or cool sunburned skin, as well as remove puffiness and redness of the eyes. For this, it is best to use a chilled spray (from the refrigerator).
Frequent mistakes. Thermal water cannot replace complete products such as creams, gels and serums. Most women spray water and leave droplets to dry on their face - a mistake that can lead to dehydration. In addition, you should not splash with thermal water on the beach, where it accelerates the process of evaporation of its own skin moisture, disrupting the protective balance and provoking sunburn.
Result. Thermal water is an excellent complementary agent that acts as a moisturizing and soothing skin care support.
1 of 6 Thermal water La Roche-Posay contains micron-sized water droplets that envelop the skin of the face and body, which protect, soften and refresh, and also reduce itching, have a wound healing effect and slow down the aging process of cells © press service Thermal volcanic water Vichy contains 15 minerals that strengthen and restore the skin, normalize pH, enhance the barrier-protective functions © press service Uriage thermal water for sensitive skin contains an optimal combination of mineral salts that restores the hydrolipid film, regulates collagen balance, creates a protective barrier © press- service Natural mineral water spray Evian is water from the French Alps,enriched with minerals © press service Avène thermal water is rich in trace elements and with a low level of mineralization soothes the skin and relieves irritation © press service Reviving Marine Reviving Marine Mist, Thalgo contains sea water, rich in trace elements, and a complex of 27 nutrients that moisturize and restore the skin's barrier function, saturates it with minerals and moisture, and also stimulates cell renewaland also activate cellular renewaland also activate cellular renewal
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