Give your visage a lift with massage techniques and these toning potions.
CLINIQUE REPAIRWEAR SCULPTING NIGHT CREAM
$109, available at Clinique counters from next month
A cream-gel formulated for Asian skin, it is made with Collagen Web Technology to boost the skin's collagen tissue with centella asiatica herb extracts, whey protein and acetyl hexapeptide-8.
Extracts of the coleus barbatus, a medicinal plant, is used to ramp up the skin's metabolic rate to reduce sagging. White birch extract and vitamin C is added to help fight free radical damage, while murumuru butter and linoleic acid hydrate the skin.
To use: Apply firm but gentle pressure throughout the massage to engage facial muscles, not just the skin.
Repeat each step three times.
Start by placing fingers on the chin and firmly sweep them across the jawline and towards the ears.
Place fingers on both sides of the nose, press gently and sweep fingers towards and under the cheekbones, and up to the temples.
Massage the lightweight cream on the chest in large circular motions, and smooth the cream up and over the neck and jawline.
Finish by pressing two finger tips between the brows, then move up and across the forehead, towards the temples.
Press on the temples gently for three seconds each time.
LA PRAIRIE SKIN CAVIAR LIQUID LIFT
$480, from La Prairie counters
Contains the most sustainably farmed caviar extract in the brand's high-end skin caviar line.
The beads of caviar in the serum burst upon application. Together with phospholipids, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, they promise to lift and tighten skin.
To use: Apply all over face, neck and decolletage before a heavier cream.
LAB SERIES MAX LS AGE-LESS POWER V LIFTING CREAM
$139, from Lab Series counters
This is one of the first products made to target men's jawlines.
It hydrates, promises to reduce the appearance of lines, firms and lifts.
To use: Apply on clean skin, after the serum and eye cream. Massage and rub on this easily absorbed cream. It does not leave behind a sticky afterfeel.
This article was first published on January 9, 2015.
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