Planning a wedding can be totally exhausting. In between fittings and tastings and finding that perfect venue, who really has the time to be browsing the shelves of beauty departments to try and find those products that will have your skin looking wedding-ready? To help you out, we caught up with skincare favourite L’uncio Laboratory to get their top tips for picture perfect wedding skin.
Making sure your wedding skin is picture perfect, requires more than just professional makeup being applied on the big day. It's crucial to prep your skin well in advance so that you correct any long-term issues and ensure it is well and truly primed for your "I Do's". The longer you have, the better your bridal glow will be!
L’unico Laboratory's luxury skincare uses concentrated ingredients from natural sources with best-in-class European-engineered peptides to create a range of performance products. The actives in the L'unico products work to deliver highly effective, visible results, with your skin being visibly more hydrated and luminescent with each use.
When starting a new routine for wedding skin, there are a few things to consider. It's a good idea to start at least six months ahead and incorporate the most active products in your skincare regime as soon as possible, to give yourself time to adjust to any reactions. It's also important to have a day and night skincare regime while also including weekly treatments such as a face mask to really make sure your skin is in peak condition.
Looking your best on your wedding day is every bride’s right of passage, yet skincare is often the last thing on the wedding plan in the lead up to the big day. It’s time to up the ante in terms of skincare. Remember, makeup will only look flawless on the day if your skin is in good shape, and ensuring that your skincare contains active ingredients means that you will effectively change your skin from the inside out. Read on for our top tips to achieve that picture perfect wedding skin!
Achieve Picture Perfect Wedding Skin with the L'unico Skincare Regime:
Cleansing day and night is a crucial part of any skincare routine to remove excess oil and slough away dead skin cells. It also enables better skin penetration of active ingredients applied subsequently.
L'unico Facial Cosmeceutical Cleanser is formulated with fortifying actives including Vitamins A, C and E. It gently cleanses while also nourishing and rejuvenating the skin.
Directions: Apply to a clean cotton pad and wipe over the face. Remove with water. Do this twice daily, morning and night, before applying any other products.
Your toner should be applied after cleansing to complete the process. This will effectively remove any residual makeup, oil and dirt that may be left behind. A good toner also helps soothe, nourish, hydrate and tighten your skin, plus it helps to shrink the appearance of your pores.
L'unico Facial Protective Toner is a non-drying protective toner that helps restore your skin’s natural pH balance, reduce pore size and improve skin firmness and hydration.
Directions: Apply to a clean cotton pad and wipe over your face. Do this twice daily, morning and night, once your skin has been cleansed.
Vitamin C is a powerhouse ingredient that helps make your skin appear brighter and more radiant. This antioxidant helps protect against free radicals and UV damage, and also helps increase collagen to make your skin feel firmer while minimising the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Dubbed the ‘skin brightener', topical Vitamin C also helps reduce discolouration and hyperpigmentation by slowing down the production of melanin.
L'unico High Potency 30% Vitamin C Serum is a highly stable form of Vitamin C with superior absorption and skin penetration. It enhances both collagen and elastin synthesis, restoring loss of hydration and density while helping provide UV protection. It is also non-irritating which means it can also be used on sensitive skin.
Directions: Apply 3-4 drops directly onto the face and blend each morning. Apply after your skin has been cleansed and toned.
A skincare regime is never complete without the inclusion of an effective moisturiser, which boosts hydration, prevents flaking and helps with dullness. A good moisturiser is formulated with active ingredients that help smooth lines and wrinkles while also increasing your skin's firmness. A specific daytime moisturiser will be formulated to provide hydration and combat the effects of UV exposure while an effective night-time moisturiser will include an anti-ageing active, such as retinol.
L'unico Youth Essence Day Cream. This moisturising day cream helps boost collagen and is formulated to maintain your skin’s moisture with the outstanding benefits of hydration, tone, elasticity and density. It also helps mitigate the damaging effects of UV exposure, while state-of-the art nano-technology ensures instant 100% penetration and delivery into the deeper layers of your skin.
Directions: Apply in the morning, to your face, neck and decolletage, after cleansing, toning and application of Vitamin C serum.
L'unico Regenerative Neuropeptide Night Formula. This night formula contains encapsulated retinol (Vitamin A) in an innovative delivery system, which helps reverse chronological skin ageing markers, helps reduce expression wrinkles, boosts keratin, protein and collagen and also helps to minimise photo damage. It’s formulated to provide instant 100% penetration into the deeper layers of your skin.
Directions: Apply in the evening, to your face, neck and decolletage, following cleansing and toning.
The skin around your eye area is more delicate and therefore more susceptible to dryness and visible signs of age and fatigue. Eye creams are designed to help soften the appearance of crow's feet while addressing puffiness and dark circles. A good eye cream provides hydration while also boosting collagen and improving elasticity.
L'unico Neuropeptide Firming Eye Therapy. This eye cream significantly decreases puffiness around your eye area while helping to improve skin elasticity. It is a hypoallergenic formula that contains peptides to help restore and correct the fragile skin around the eyes, while Vitamin E compounds and natural antioxidants act as free radical scavengers.
Directions: Apply a small amount under the eye area and along the brow bone in the evening following cleansing, toning and application of the Regenerative Neuropeptide Night Formula.
Face masks are a concentrated and focused treatment in any skincare regime. They help active ingredients penetrate and can draw impurities from the skin and eliminate dead cells, while tightening and toning your skin. A face mask is a great way to apply a weekly at home treatment to help maximise the benefits of your normal skincare routine.
L'unico Intensive Hydrating Mask. With instant moisturising and hydrating effects, this mask provides a radiant glow as it delivers rich nutrients and offers ultimate antioxidant protection. It helps reduce your skin’s surface imperfections such as fine lines, enlarged pores and discolouration, while the emollient benefits help to increase its elasticity.
Directions: Use once a week. Dry the skin and apply an even layer of the mask over your entire face, avoiding the eye area, and allow it to dry. Once the mask has dried, remove it by placing a damp cloth on your face and pressing gently down with your fingertips. Dampening the mask allows it to return to a creamy consistency for easy removal. Remove all traces of the mask and apply High Potency 30% Vitamin C serum and/or Regenerative Neuropeptide Night Formula
Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs)
The use of AHAs, or exfoliating acids, is extremely beneficial in helping to remove dead skin cells, which tend to build up and leave the complexion looking dull and lifeless. AHAs, which play an important role in skincare, include citric acid (found in citrus fruits), glycolic acid (found in sugar cane), lactic acid (found in sour milk), malic acid (found in apples), tartaric acid (found in grapes), and others. These natural exfoliants loosen and dissolve dead cells from your skin's surface while helping to regenerate new skin cells. The result is a visible improvement in your skin tone and texture, with your skin immediately appearing more radiant, fresher and vibrant. AHAs are also an effective way to control blemishes. However, it's important to remember to use a good SPF to avoid exposed skin becoming sun damaged.
L'unico Phyto Fruit AHA Micro Peels. This simple at-home facial peel, which comes in three levels for three skin tones, fair, olive and dark, uses pads soaked in fruit acids to gently exfoliate the outermost dead layer of the skin, exposing new skin with fewer imperfections and diminishing the appearance of fine lines. Packed with oxygen-boosting technology, this peel works to weaken the bonds holding dead skin together for brighter, more radiant skin and more even skin tone. This once a week at-home peeling procedure is the perfect alternative to prescription topical or cosmetic procedures.
Directions: Apply once a week in the evening after a thorough cleansing. Gently apply the pad over the face using small circular motions for up to ten minutes, avoiding the eye and lip areas. Rinse thoroughly with water and apply the Regenerative Neuropeptide Night Formula.
For more information on achieving luminous wedding skin, head to https://www.lunicolaboratory.com/ or call 02 8544 8008.