My Skin-Saving Power Duo

November 11, 2013

From time to time, my skin would react to one thing or another, and recovery takes time.  As I age, the rate of recovery seems to have slowed, and yet my lifestyle is quickening.  Who has time to stay home and await for better skin days?

Very recently, I was given this tube of Nuxe Masque Crème Fraîche to review.  It is a pity I never got around to writing a full review, because this little genie is instant SOS for irritated skin.  It has a light milky texture with a marvelous floral scent that relaxes, dissipating all those anxiety and frustrations that bad skin often brings up.  It is incredibly gentle, soothing all discomforts, never stinging.  I massage it all over the face, including the eye area, leave it for 10-15minutes, and then blot off the excess.  Instantly, any redness is greatly reduced, and my skin feels plumper.

To seal and boost the recovery process, I apply my favorite La Mer Moisturizing Gel Cream.  Ever since I discovered La Mer (read about it here), the Creme de La Mer has always been in my stash.  The original cream soothed my wind-burnt and severely dehydrated skin from weekend ski trips in the US.  When I moved back to Asia, I turned first to the lotion and then the gel-cream.  The latter feels slightly cooling when applied, and is absorbed rapidly, going to work to soothe, heal, moisturize and restore.

With these 2 power duo combined, my skin is much better overnight.  It still takes some time for full recovery, but it now takes 3-4 days instead of a week.

What is your favorite skin-saving tip?

12 responses to “My Skin-Saving Power Duo”

  1. rubyangel711 says:

    Sounds like a great masque. Will definitely look out for this. My fave skin care products are La Roche-Posay. My go-to moisturizer is La Roche-Posay Toleriane Fluid—makes my skin happy

    • silverkis says:

      Yes, this masque is great, do let me know how you like it after you’ve had the chance to try it! I’ve never had much luck with La Roche-Posay products though…. 🙁

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  3. nhieubeauty says:

    But la mer is so expensive! For harsh, cold weather I actually really like Elizabeth Arden visible difference (the one in a jar). I don’t love the smell, but it really saves my skin over the winther.

  4. Would the gel cream be good for combination/oily skin?

  5. Lena L says:

    i tried the original La Mer cream and it was too greasy for me back then. i didn’t know there’s gel cream available!
    whenever i feel my skin looks tired and lackluster, i exfoliate using home micro-dermabrasion product and use simple sheet masks (and take a nap!) 🙂

  6. Shari says:

    Now I’m even more excited to try out my La Mer goodies!! CANT WAIT! 🙂
    Also, you have perfect skin, Linda! I’m not at all shocked you have a simple routine cos you dont need anything – you’ve naturally lovely skin.

    • silverkis says:

      Oh Shari dear, the La Mer set hasn’t arrived yet? I heard about the typhoon, I hope all is well with you & your family!!

      You’re too kind, my skin is far from perfect, which necessitates all these “special” remedies! ;P


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