Get set, glow: Spring skin saviours from ESPA and Perricone MD

Zoe Gunn

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29 April 2022

Refresh parched winter skin with these state-of-the-art offerings

29 April 2022 | Zoe Gunn | If you purchase something via our website, we may earn an affiliate commission.

In partnership with: Perricone MD & ESPA

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f the first few blissfully sunny days of spring have made it quite clear just how stressed winter has left your skin, don’t panic. From harsh weather and central heating to pollution and lack of natural sunlight, environmental factors can have a huge impact on skin health and radiance — but if the cold season in the capital has left yours looking dull and uneven, help is at hand.

Both taking a science-backed approach to skincare that promotes the use of natural ingredients with formulas based on cutting-edge research, Perricone MD and ESPA are your go-tos to revitalise tired winter skin this season. From the perfect cream for overnight hydration to soothing sheet masks for intense moisturisation and supplements to support skin health from the inside, these are the products to add to your beauty routine now for the flawless spring skin you’ve always dreamed of.

For instant rejuvenation: Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ The Intensive Hydrating Complex

One of the most common winter skin complaints is the dryness and dehydration caused by constant changes in temperature and humidity as you move from chilly outdoor areas to central heated homes and offices. Even if you’ve carried on using your normal daily moisturiser throughout winter, it’s likely that may not have been enough to stave off the fine lines that often accompany dehydrated skin.

Time, then, to call in the big guns. Perricone MD’s Cold Plasma Plus+ range has achieved cult status for its ability to restore the skin’s plump youthful appearance with multitasking formulas designed to concentrate on specific concerns while also supporting the skin’s overall health. The Intensive Hydrating Complex is the most nourishing tool in the Cold Plasma Plus+ toolbox. Packed with peptides to help repair damaged skin, Vitamin C Ester to brighten and smooth and a vegetable lipid complex derived from jojoba, soybean and olive oil to deliver powerful hydration, apply this balm-like moisturiser morning and night to banish a lacklustre complexion in no time.

Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ The Intensive Hydrating Complex, from £80 for 30ml, perriconemd.co.uk

For fuss-free radiance: ESPA Pro Glow Beauty & Wellbeing Powder

Any skincare expert worth their Epsom salts will tell you that what you put into your body is just as important as what you put on it when it comes to achieving a dewy, healthy complexion. There is a reason, after all, that alcohol has long been associated with puffiness and fast food with breakouts. The good news, however, is that it doesn’t have to be all green juice and salads this spring. The clever folk over at ESPA have created a powerful supplement range that means you can have your cake and eat it too.

Each formula in the range has been designed to support a specific skin function and, if it’s a gorgeous radiant glow you’re after, you can’t go wrong with the Pro Glow Beauty & Wellbeing Powder. As easy to incorporate into your daily routine as adding a heaped teaspoon to smoothies or water, this high-performance supplement boasts copper to eradicate pigmentation, Vitamin E to protect cells from oxidative stress and beta-carotene to contribute to normal skin function. Also fortified with biotin, inulin and ashwagandha to support overall health, this delicious cranberry and lime flavoured powder is also suitable for vegans and free from gluten and GMOs.

ESPA Pro Glow Beauty & Wellbeing Powder, £45, espaskincare.com

For brightness and smoothing: Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ Concentrated Treatment Sheet Mask

It’s no surprise sheet masks have taken over the beauty industry with such gusto. Powerful ingredients, minimal effort and an unimpeachable reason to take 20 minutes to relax and unwind – we’re sold. Like most things though, not all sheet masks are created equal, so if you’re on the hunt for one that is really going to deliver, allow us to steer you in the direction of Perricone MD’s Cold Plasma Plus+ Concentrated Treatment Sheet Mask.

Backed by the same cutting-edge research that powers every product in the Cold Plasma Plus+ range, this two-piece mask has been designed to mould perfectly to the contours of the face for maximum impact. Featuring Perricone MD’s proprietary liquid-crystal-delivery system, a potent cocktail of Vitamin C Ester, copper tripeptide and phospholipids work together to tackle the most common and visible signs of aging: dullness, uneven tone and texture, discolouration and loss of firmness. Apply, take a well-earned break and remove to reveal a plumper, softer and more youthful complexion. Magic.

Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ Concentrated Treatment Sheet Mask, £86 for six, perriconemd.co.uk

For strong summer-ready skin: ESPA Resilience Skin Defence Beauty & Wellbeing Elixir

Of course, winter isn’t the only season that can take a toll on your skin and, if you’re planning to enjoy this post-pandemic summer to its fullest, you’ll want to make sure your skin is in prime condition to take on sun, sea and sand. The simplest answer? A teaspoon of ESPA’s elderberry and ginger flavoured Resilience Skin Defence Beauty & Wellbeing Elixir mixed in with your morning water.

Full to the brim with carefully curated ingredients that work together to fortify the skin’s natural strength, as well as support the body’s all-important microbiome, the star of the show is a Vitamin B complex featuring Vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12 alongside manganese, milk thistle, Vitamin E and L-Theanine from green tea. This cocktail of effective ingredients promises a whole host of benefits, including cell protection, antioxidant powers, reduction of tiredness and fatigue and support of both the brain and immune system. If that wasn’t enough, there’s also Vitamin C to boost collagen production and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier, as well as chicory inulin and pineapple extract to promote a healthy digestive system.

ESPA Resilience Skin Defence Beauty & Wellbeing Elixir, £62, espaskincare.com

Shop the full range at perriconemd.co.uk and espaskincare.com