To me, facials are therapy - very expensive, very glowy therapy.
Just like getting your car serviced regularly and going to the dentist, I see facials as a great way to give your skin a professional once-over a few times a year. That way, you know the routine you’re implementing at home is the right one for you and your skin type.
During my most recent biannual tune-up, my facialist got me onto an awesome one-size-fits-all 'miracle' serum that basically addresses every single one of my skin concerns: congestion, lack of radiance, dryness and my eternal desire to age in reverse.
This serum is super active (so you know it's actually going to do something for your skin), yet gentle enough that it won't burn your whole face off. And the best bit? It's not ridiculously expensive.
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What Is the Beauté Pacifique Defy Damage Serum?
Beauté Pacifique (pronounced Beau-tay Pasif-eek) is a Danish skincare brand that’s been around since 1997. It’s only just taken off here in Australia because until they launched on Adore Beauty in 2019, you could only buy these products from beauty salons and facialists.
All of the Beauté Pacifique products focus on reversing sun damage and the natural ageing process; the two biggest factors that can impact the look of our skin.
One of the brand's hero products and my new favourite serum - Beauté Pacifique Defy Damage Skin Repair Serum 40ml - does exactly that.
For years, this serum has been a bit of an underground beauty editor cult product thanks to Sydney facialist Carina Gross, owner and head skin specialist at Belameres Clinic in Double Bay.
And also because, well, the packaging is a bit naff, but that's because the brand spends all their money on formulating what goes inside the bottle.