Working out of an airport is dangerous. Dangerous on the purse. Each day that I am in work, I have to walk past Jo Malone, Victoria’s Secret, Paperchase and if I get chance, through Biza. Biza is the best place for airport shopping, with brands such as Benefit, MAC, Chanel and Estée Lauder all under one roof. It’s so difficult to keep my card in my purse when I walk through with all the amazing bargains at tax free prices. I have a few items from Estée Lauder which are staples in both skincare and make up and I actually do think that they don’t get enough credit in the beauty world. From amazing collaborations with Kendall Jenner, the most stunning summer collections from Bronze Goddess and the most incredible skincare range, I often wonder why Estée Lauder is still seen as a more mature brand. I’ve been topped up with my skincare safety blanket, the Advanced Night Repair Essentials Kit, and at duty free prices this set is a steal.
I’ve been using Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair for at least ten years now, and it was probably once, one of the most expensive products that I had ever purchased. When I first started flying, I was only 24 and still lucky enough to have the skin of a child, with no blemishes. It wasn’t long after I started flying that I was noticing the toll that it was taking on my skin. Dehydration and dry patches, pollution and being exposed to the elements. Suddenly my 24 year old was showing signs of premature ageing and I didn’t like it one bit. Safe to say, after I started to use Advanced Night Repair, it’s never left me. It’s one of those products that I get worried about when I’m running out as it works. It works so well, that I was bothered when they changed from Advanced Night Repair to Advanced Night Repair 2.
The Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex 2 retails at £70 for 50ml, and it’s worth every penny. A 50ml bottle will last me around 9 to 12 months, as a little goes a long way and I’m not at home every night to use it. Designed to fight the signs of anti-ageing, it makes skin look more youthful, with fine lines looking plumper whilst skin feel soft and supple and intensely nourished. I don’t use it in the morning as I prefer to enjoy the richness of the serum at night. I put a drop of serum on each fingertip of one hand, touch my fingers together on both hands and massage the serum into my face and neck.
Following the serum, I like to slather on Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Ageing Creme, £62 50ml. I’ve never found a night cream that has taken the place of this, and out of all the creams I have tried, the Revitalizing Supreme still scores the highest. It’s like a comfort blanket, I want to wrap myself in it at the end of the day and feel the moisture sinking back into my skin. It’s been an absolute godsend over the last few flying years, and the richness of the cream makes it perfect for post flying pampering and before bed. Silky soft and velvet to the touch, it absorbs into the skin leaving no greasy residue, yet my skin feels cushiony and bouncy. It targets lines and ageing and its the most perfect cream for dry, dehydrated skin.
A new addition to my evening routine is the Micro Essence, £67 for 150ml. It’s not a toner, yet it’s to be used in place of a toner in your routine, before serum and moisturiser. Micro Essence has been designed as a treatment to help activate and strengthen the skin to reveal a fresh looking complexion. It’s almost like a food for the face and after just a week of using Micro Essence, I could see a difference that I couldn’t explain what it was, but my face just looked different. Fresh, glowing but something deeper, under the skins surface was changing. Serums and moisturisers are sinking into the skin in a more effective way and I feel that my skin looks purer, if that makes any sense.
Skincare, to me, is one of my biggest expenses and I have no issues with spending money on decent products. After all, your skin is your largest organ and it needs looking after. Time and time again, I purchase Advanced Night Repair and Revitalizing Supreme and even if I go through periods where I don’t use it, I still like to have a back up in my bedside drawer just in case. It really is a security blanket for me, and I hate it when I am running low. For purchase each item individually on the high street, it totals £199 for all three products, which isn’t unreasonable for top of rhe range skincare. However, this is where the airport comes in so handy. For just £170 you can get all three products, or if you just want the serum and creme, this is just £100.95 instead of £132.
When’s your next holiday? Let me know where you’re going and what’s on your shopping list.
*Contains PR Samples