New Year, New Skincare

This INSIDER SECRET is just the BEAUTY REFRESH we’re looking for this JANUARY, for BRIGHT, LUMINOUS skin… 

Isabel Marant SS17
Isabel Marant SS17

We are commitment-phobes when it comes to skincare. Just when we find a product we love enough to use forever, something new comes along to turn our heads. So a range that’s under the radar, very plainly packaged and featuring some honestly quite weird-smelling lotions might seem one to bypass. But the exclusive Parisian line Biologique Recherche, now 35 years old, is one of those insider secrets that might just be a skin-changer.

One of the only places to try it in Ireland is Skin by Olga, a new salon in Donnybrook that aims to deliver a proper change in your skin, rather than just a relaxing experience. “Lots of clients stop wearing make-up when they use this range,” says Olga Kochlewska, an no-nonsense expert who will analyse your skin and customise a treatment, using facial massage techniques and galvanic currents to stimulate the blood vessels. Since the focus in beauty this year is on having your best, most glowing skin, this is a fine place to start. Biologique Recherche products are singular in their concentrated raw ingredients, lack of oils or artificial fragrance and high levels of concentrated actives.

p50v-newThe lack of gorgeous scent is a shock when you’re used to rose- and lavender-scented elixirs, but focus on results over the pleasure principle, and you get used to it. The cult product is Lotion P50, an exfoliating, balancing lotion used after cleansing for startling results in brightening skin. We can’t quite give up our Crème de la Mer entirely, but feel inspired to commit to this natural approach. Facials from €105.
34 Donnybrook Road, Dublin 4; 01 260 8846;

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