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New-age potions

We bring to you some of the most exclusive beauty buys for that perfect skin.

fashion and trends Updated: Jan 16, 2011 00:26 IST
Hindustan Times

We live in a fast age, where everything is expected to give immediate results. And while we still love the magic of a lingering good old oil massage, the idea of a lunch hour beauty fix equally thrills us. Little wonder then, that women today vie for a bottled wonder that can give instant results. Although it is a little early to dream of such a cosmetic service, some of the beauty products are bringing in a revolution. We bring to you some of the most exclusive beauty buys for that perfect skin.

Luminous in a jiffy
The Platinum Ultimate cellular range by Shahnaz Husain

What it does: The range comes with a recharge complex, recharge serum, under eye gel and a mask is said to bring about a radiant glow that lasts at least for a month.

How it works: The product range combines antioxidant effects of platinum with the goodness of herbs like ginseng, green tea and cucumber seeds. The particles are reduced to minuscule sizes using nano technology for an instant absorption to the skin. The platinum is said to recharge the skin by achieving the electric balance. Beauty expert Shahnaz Husain says, “Platinum is a rare metal and it helps in transporting the nutrients in the skin's deepest layers. The product gives you the results soon as you finish slathering it on your skin, and the effects are more noticeable than a facial. You can expect instant results.”

How much it costs: Rs 1,900 for each product at Shahnaz signature stores.

That fresh flush
Clarins Instant Blush

What it does: The blush gives a totally “no make-up” finish.

How it works: The blush melts on contact with the skin and boosts the colour and radiance.

How much it costs: Rs 800 at select beauty stores.

Rewind your age

What: Sublimage revitalising concentrate by CHANEL

What it does: The product aims at cellular revitalisation, giving a youthful looking skin.

How does it work: It taps the benefits of cellular biology the skin cells for a continued regeneration. It also smoothens the wrinkles.

How much it costs: Rs 22,950 for 30ml at Chanel boutique, The Imperial.

Skin secrets revealed!
Charmaine Rao, beauty advisor, YSL
“A skin care secret is that, always use a product at least for 15 days. If it suits you, the effects will start showing. Also, always check for details like expiry period.”

Shahnaz Hussain, beauty expert
“The best product is one that will absorb in your skin immediately. Also do not mix two-three different products for a speedier result. Invest in a good cream and use it for a long time.”

Cory Walia, make-up expert
“A healthy skin is essential for make-up to look good. Also my trick is to apply the eye-shadow with a wet brush to give it a completely smudged look. Moisturising is the key for good skin.”

First Published: Jan 15, 2011 17:28 IST