The French complexion

Here’s a look at the products some of the cosmetics companies have in store for 2012.

Sklinleya 311 (photo credit: Courtesy)
Sklinleya 311
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Fit for nobility
The aristocratic Parisian couple Isabelle and Hubert d’Ornano founded Sisley in 1976, releasing products only when they are “fit to be used by nobility.” Now they have launched several new products, and we take a bow. Masque Crème à la Rose Noire – Black Rose Cream Mask – is rich in vitamins and plant extracts, formulated to act instantly to combat fatigue and signs of aging. Combining smoothing and plumping, revitalizing, moisturizing, softening and repairing, it is said to restore a luminous complexion in only 15 minutes. With rose fragrance and a soft, creamy texture, this mask is a winner.NIS 589.
Skinleÿaby Sisley is a rich, satinsmooth foundation.
The creamgel texture is non-oily, non-comedogenic and provides a flawless- looking complexion. Suitable for sensitive skin Skinleÿa, which comes with an application brush, has pure pigment encapsulated with amino acids, which help in providing durability.Other ingredients such as oats and vitamin A provide smoothness and support while providing its long-lasting nourishment.
NIS 850.
The Phyto Mascara Ultra- Volume by Sisley is the solution for women with sensitive eyes and for those who wear contact lenses, allowing them to use mascara without the risk of tearing or irritation. The applicator brush intensifies the result thanks to its full, stiff nylon fibers, providing even application and optimal lash combing. The mascara delivers precision and excellent all-day hold. In black, blue and brown. NIS 345. Available at the Pharm chains and perfumeries.
Imperial flower
The newly launched skin serum by Guerlain from the Orchid Imperiale series has a powerful concentration of anti-aging ingredients based on the unique qualities of the imperial orchid flower. NIS 2,830 at all pharm chains, Hamashbir, April and selected stores.
Cellular advantage
Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells Advanced Regenerating Concentrate Serum is a powerful combination of ingredients including a patented scientific innovation that has been shown to improve the condition around the stem cells and stimulate cell regeneration to reconstruct skin to a denser quality. Within seven days, according to research done by the company, the skin recovers the visible signs of younger skin, feels strengthened and looks healthier. Within four weeks, wrinkles are reduced, and the skin feels smooth and radiant. The cream feels great from the first application, absorbing quickly into the skin and giving it a silky touch. NIS 1,015.
Last year saw the release of one of the most awarded foundations in recent years, Lancôme Teint Miracle. Now Lancôme is adding two new products to the line. One is Teint Miracle Compact Foundation, a dualpurpose product that can be used dry for touch-ups or wet as a foundation that offers greater coverage.
The second is Effet Miracle Primer, which is designed to close pores and vitalize the skin, as well as help makeup stay on longer. The silicone base for makeup is available in a rose tint for porcelain skin tones and an apricot hue that works beautifully on darker skin tones. Compact NIS 270; Effet Miracle NIS 220. Available in all Lancôme counters at Super Pharm, New Pharm, Hamashbir and April.
Vital signs
Following its new antiaging series Vital Light, Clarins, another leading French cosmetics company, introduces its Vital Light Serum with the unique Pioneer Plants, grown in desert areas of the world. The essences of these plants are said to help in stabilizing skin and rejuvenating cells. The serum helps reduce the appearance of dark spots thanks to the use of hexylresorcinol, a molecule that helps prevent pigmentation and other changes caused by inflammation and hormonal changes. The serum also addresses problems such as loss of firmness and radiance in mature skin. Its main advantages are firmer looking skin and reduction of dark age spots. NIS 649, available at the SuperPharm chain.
A sensitive solution
Come winter time, ROC addresses problematic and very sensitive skin by offering its Enydrial series, which includes the products – facial cream, body cream and cream for extremely dry skin. Skin can become dry at any age due to exposure to extreme weather conditions, chemicals or genetic reasons. Roc’s products are also suitable for people suffering from psoriasis or atopic dermatitis.
Enydrial extra emollient body cream NIS 1,362.20. Enydrial extra emollient facial cream NIS 103.90. Enydrial dermatology facial cream NIS 94.80. Available at pharmacies.
Precious flower
Last but not least, L’Occitane from Provence added this year two new creams in the Immortelle series – Precious Cream for day and for night. According to L’Occitane, the etheric oils and essences extracted from the Immortelle flower help rejuvenate and invigorate skin cells thus delaying the appearance of age signs and reducing depth of existing lines. The company bases its products on cutting-edge research in cosmetogenomics, a new science which predicts the effectiveness of cosmetic products. Science aside, the cream feels great and is a joy to use.NIS 309 for the day cream and NIS 359 for the night cream, at L’Occitane stores. ■