In the London-like weather which has taken over January, I’ve reworked and tweaked my skin care regimen to add elements of intense moisture, nutrients, and antioxidants. The highlights of my new routine are a night and day pair from Amore Pacific, my long-trusted line to take care of my sensitive and needy skin. I love their philosophy of utilizing centuries of knowledge and botanically-based ingredients. I’ve had a long term obsession with green-tea antioxidants, and the Future Response Age Defense Crème showcases ingredients like potent hand-cultivated green tea from Jeju Island. Pine mushroom extract and Future Response Complex also work together to provide powerful antioxidant benefits. The antioxidants are the best weapons against damaging oxidizing agents from pollution and disease which run skin ragged and ages it quickly. The complex of 12 Asian Botanicals also work with the antioxidants to naturally reduce signs of aging and leave my skin supple and dewy.
I look forward to my cleansing ritual in the evenings, mainly because it feels so luxurious to apply the creme as the final step. I make sure to use horizontal motions across my neck and even down to the décolletage, and gentle upward circles for the face. A little bit goes a long way as it is rich and concentrated. However, it doesn’t have that oily feeling so breakouts can be avoided, and it will work for dry, normal, or combination skin.
For daytime use, Amore Pacific’s Color Control Compact SPF 50 does wonders in just a few quick seconds. The sleek compact opens up to a soft puff pad and a replaceable sponge. Soaked into the sponge is a light blendable formula which glides on without blocking pores and has not a hint of grease. A natural look is always more beautiful in my book, and the product fits this category while elevating skin to look healthier and younger by filling in lines to even complexion. On top of the esthetics, it invests in the future of your skin with SPF 50+ built in to counteract UVA and UVB rays. Moisture is a key component and uses the innovation of a hydrating bamboo sap instead of an oilier substitute.
Even on my sensitive and reactive skin, I don’t experience a breakout or redness. During the day, I wear minimal makeup but always have a light layer of this on. The compact is itself streamlined and small enough to tuck into a clutch for easy touchups. It also comes with a refill sponge which pops right in.