Make-up that's good for the skin too

Infusing skincare ingredients into make-up, French brand Sisley considers its new blush and lip gloss as treatment beauty products.

"We need to be aware that make-up is in direct contact with the skin's epidermis for around eight hours a day. In order to preserve moisture level as well as defend the skin from external aggression, make-up must also provide skin treatment benefits," said Rujitr Suthanaseriporn, the subsidiary director of Sisley Thailand.

Sisley Thailand director Rujitr Suthanaseriporn.

The new Phyto-Blush Eclat contains rosehip and ginkgo biloba extracts to fight free radicals as well as a blend of gardenia, mallow and linden extracts to soften the skin. Its hi-tech formulation includes micronised pigments and powders as well as a mother of pearl micro sheath for light and even application while providing a soft-focus effect and iridescent glow on the cheeks. Packaged in a zebra print compact, the blush is available in five shades to match different skin tones.

Botanical ingredients in the Phyto-Lip Gloss include lip-softening and plumping Padina pavonica, or peacock's tail extract from brown algae, while the moisturisation is enhanced by phytosqualane, rapeseed oil and sunflower oil. This formula also contains kokum butter, which is used in ayurvedic medicine for chapped lips and hands.

"Phyto-Lip Gloss has been designed like a true treatment product and this is important for delicate and dry areas like the lips," said Rujitr. "The gentle formula does not contain chemical substances that damage the skin in the long term. So the lip gloss can be reapplied to keep lips plump, luminous and in a good condition." The collection features seven shades that stand out with a 3D effect for a powerful pout.

Choice aplenty for festive season

Approaching the festive season, a host of Holiday 2012 collections have arrived at the cosmetic counters to entice make-up lovers.

Popular shades and best-selling products are combined and boxed in appealing packaging to make nice gifts for yourself and others. Limited edition palettes come larger than ever with a variety of colours for eyes, cheeks and lips that allow you to change your make-up style every day. Those who haven't yet sorted out a party look, the Body Shop suggests a sparkling makeover with smoky eyes in shimmering shades of copper and gold while lips shine in ruby or coral. Its Christmas make-up collection includes the Sparkler, an iridescent powder to spritz on the face, body and hair for a luminous party look.

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