Subscribe   HEALERS // the podcast
May 5, 2017

Why You Need a Pre-Serum

This conversation is brought to you in partnership with Shiseido. | Photos: Eliesa Johnson

You already know what a HUGE proponent I am of self-care. You can’t take care of business if you don’t take care of yourself first! I’ve learned the hard way that having a morning and an evening routine just for me is a must. If I don’t start and end the day with something good for my mind, body and spirit, I get out of sorts—fast. Now, instead of checking my email, I take a few moments to meditate or journal and allow ample time for my skincare routine. It doesn’t take much, but it’s a moment that I look forward to every day. I’ll be 40 this summer (!) so have been taking extra care to protect my skin from environmental and life stressors—not to mention that screen I stare at constantly!

Products have gotten so smart lately. I’ve been nerding out with Shisiedo’s new Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, a “pre serum” that in addition to defending skin against dryness, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness and uneven texture, helps boost the effectiveness of your other skincare products. This lightweight pre-treatment is ideal for all skin types, thanks to a blend of Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract, Shiso and Thyme that maintain a healthy skin surface and protect against impurities.

After using this silky pre-treatment for a few weeks my skin looks glow-y and feels so soft, And the delicate Bulgarian rose scent is divine! I feel like I’m staying at a fancy five-star hotel spa whenever I use it.

At night, I’ve been following Ultimune with a serum and Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24. You’re always asking me for night cream recommendations and this one is wonderful! it’s luxurious, ultra-rich and incredibly moisturizing—even for the driest skin and climates (I feel your pain!).

The potent WrinkleResist24 formula helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles while Super Bio-hyaluronic Acid minimizes keeps your skin hydrated and dewy. You’ll see when you wake up! Using Ultimune as a pre-treatment only further boosts the benefits of WrinkleResist24 and my entire skincare regimen. It’s a beautiful combination that protects and nourishes my skin no matter what the day brings. And that, my friends, is good for the soul.

 

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    ABOUT ELIZABETH
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
    read more
  • Instagram