Published on August 13th, 2015 | by Neharika Sabharwal
I Spy: Crème Science
He says I look breath taking; that my beauty is the stuff of dreams… I smile and silently thank my lotions, potions and night creams!
A man will never truly understand the pains a woman takes to stay beautiful. The other sex stays blissfully ignorant of our diligent night rituals and our religious grooming practices. But who’s complaining? These efforts have resulted in our porcelain appearance becoming the subject of everlasting poetry, timeless art and sometimes even war. Makes you wonder about the beauty regime of Egypt’s Cleopatra and Helen of Troy, doesn’t it? From bathing in sour milk and wine to rubbing raw flesh on the face, the evolution of skin care has definitely come a long way. Luckily, our leaps in technology have just quickened the pace to develop new products that bring us one step closer to perfect beauty and everlasting youth. Here’s a look at some of the Holy Grail(s) of face creams in India.
The prized cosmetic water of Japanese beauty regime, Eudermine, is Shiseido’s oldest product introduced way back in 1897. Basically a softening lotion, it improves the skin’s own moisturizing power. Eudermine’s secret formula actually contains a lot of glycols causing a moisturizing efficiency on the skin. The product may not be easy to comprehend in western cultures but has a cult status in Asia. Avoid Shiseido’s Red Water if you have oily skin. CLICK to view product.
This one is the jack of all trades. Use it in the morning after cleansing and before make up or before hitting the bed, Clarins HydraQuench Cream promises to leave you with long lasting hydration. It boasts of Katafray bark which restructures skin’s protective outermost layers to limit dehydration and Sorbier tree bud that stimulates radiance-boosting microcirculation. CLICK to view product.
No skin care is complete without a good sunscreen and Vichy Capital Soleil is the best in the market. It contains an ideal combination of effective UV filters and powerful antioxidants of Vitamin E and White Grape Polyphenols that protect your skin against aging radicals. It’s practically transparent and leaves a smooth finish that is perfect for everyday use. CLICK to view product.