As skincare technology gets more and more advanced, there is another distinct school that is looking to the past to get inspiration — more specifically to ancient remedies and ingredients that still bear relevance today. After all, plants have the ability to heal, transform, beautify and even reverse the signs of ageing in our skin. Combining the power of these plant ingredients with the best extraction and formulation techniques that science has to offer seems to be the best way to get the most effective products.

Fresh's Lotus Youth Preserve collection perfects this marriage of science and tradition. Co-founder Lev Glazman acknowledges that "various parts of the lotus plant has been used in traditional herbal medicine for centuries." The collection uses not just a lotus flower extract sourced from Laos, but six other ingredients that are part of the range's Super 7 Complex, including blue-green algae and hibiscus fruit. Each ingredient has a part to play in maximising the skin's hydration and radiance.

Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream

The newest edition to the collection is the Eye Cream. Perfect for women who are just getting started on their preventive ageing regimen, the lightweight cream boosts moisture for up to 24 hours and restores the glow to your eye area — and who doesn't need a little help with that?

From $63. At the Fresh Ion store and Sephora outlets now.