What’s up? In the world of beauty, quite a lot as brands are homing in on new contouring technology to take slack skin to new heights. The sobering reality is that from your 30s onwards coaxing the skin on your jawline and cheekbones back to where it used to sit becomes more of an issue (read: obsession). The reason? We stop making elastin around the time we hit puberty and then environmental aggressors like UV rays conspire against us to break down elastin and collagen – all of which leads to sagging. There’s still a lot you can control to get the type of taut, lifted skin teenagers take for granted and face-lifting sheet masks are the most instant – albeit temporary – routes. Enter Clarins’ new Super Restorative Instant Lift Serum Mask, £15 each.
Oat sugars form an invisible mesh to tighten loose skin, while tiny hyaluronic acid beads plump up fine lines. Clever no? All you have to know is that in just 15 minutes you get taut skin and a ‘just-woke-up-like-this’ glow that will have colleagues asking when you snuck in a last-minute holiday.