Five things that are missing from your skincare regimen

Five things that are missing from your skincare regimen

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Text: Renée Batchelor

Think you have your skincare routine down pat? Here are some products (and one gadget) that you may be missing

When it comes to skin, everyone is an individual. What works for one person might do nothing, or worse still, aggravate the skin on another person. So while recommendations should always be taken with a pinch of salt, if you're stuck in a skincare rut, it might be time to shake things up with these new additions. 

1. An ultra-gentle makeup remover
Buro recommends: 
Bioderma's Sensibio Lait Cleansing Milk, $26.90
If you use heavy eye makeup like kohl liner and mascara on a daily basis, it can be a pain to remove all the last vestiges of them. Invest in a gentle milk cleanser like this Bioderma one, as it does the job effectively without stinging the eyes and drying the delicate skin.   



2. A cleansing brush
Buro recommends:
Clarisonic Smart Profile, $330
While a good, old-fashioned soap-and-water hand wash may work for some people (ahem... ask any random man), you'll need a more deep-cleansing solution to get rid of the remnants of your foundation and sunscreen. This new and improved Clarisonic has a radio frequency chip inbuilt to adjust the speed and interval according to the brush head you use.


3. A day facial oil
Buro recommends: Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate
Contrary to popular belief, oils are not just for mature or dry complexions. Even those with oilier complexions can benefit from their nourishing textures and penetrative abilities — just use them sparingly or on alternate days. This oil from Kiehl's is designed to be used in the day — it sinks weightlessly into skin but offers a mid-day boost.



4. A hydrating mask
Buro recommends: Aesop Blue Chamomile Facial Hydrating Masque, $69
Skin needs hydration to feel supple, soft and balanced. This light gel feels cool on the skin — offering instant relief on hot days while protecting skin from urban pollution. We like that it can be mixed with the brand's Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste for deep cleansing twice a week.


5. A sunscreen that does more
Buro recommends: 
Lancaster Skin Therapy Day Shield UV-Pollution SPF30/PA+++, $67
Upgrade this daily essential by choosing a sunscreen that not only protects against UVA and UVB rays, but has skincare benefits. This one has eight antioxidant extracts and vitamin E to fend off free radicals caused by pollution.