02 March, 2016 What’s New: DHC Beauty Lift Range
Skincare brands are on a role this year: I’ve reviewed a bunch of new launches from some fantastic companies, and the DHC Beauty Lift range is no exception. Containing a blend of oat kernel extract, olive oil, peptides and hyaluronic acid, each product in the line claims to brighten and visibly lift the complexion. There’s a soothing toner, a water-based serum, a milky moisturiser, and a rich and luxurious night cream. After testing out the products in the last month, I’ve compiled my thoughts below. Enjoy!
The first product I incorporated into my skincare routine was the DHC Beauty Lift Lotion* (£34). This softening, hydrating toner feels lovely on the skin, and is a great way to impart some moisture back into the complexion post-cleanse. I pat it into the skin and lightly massage it, or if I’m in more of a rush, sweep it over my face with a cotton round. It immediately provides a boost of hydration, and makes a great base for serum and moisturiser.
After toning, I’ll go in with the DHC Beauty Lift Essence* (£35). It’s a lightweight gel that can be used a traditional serum, in order to ‘sandwich’ in the hydration with a lighter, more absorbent product. It feels very cool and calming on the skin, and works fantastically for my oily/slightly dehydrated skin type. It’s probably my favourite offering from the range, as it makes skin look radiant and perky, and a heavier, oil-based serum will glide on top of the essence like a dream when used at night. Stay tuned for a mention of this lovely serum in an upcoming Korea-inspired 10-step routine post!
In the mornings, the DHC Beauty Lift Milk* (£34) has ben fantastic. With a milky texture and beautiful fresh scent, it moisturises skin sufficiently, without clogging pores or making things look greasy. One pump is all I need, and I find it removes the potential for any dry patches that foundation and powder can cling to.
For my evening routine, I occasionally reach for the DHC Beauty Lift Cream* (£41). It’s the richest offering from the range, and is probably best suited to very dehydrated, dry skin. Although this wasn’t a standout product for me and my complexion, it would be fantastic for more mature women (or men) who need some intensive moisture to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
It’s been lovely to try out a new range from a great brand, and see how I can mix and match the products into my daily skincare regimen. That being said, an oil or milk cleanser would have been a welcome addition to the various moisturiser/serum options, or an exfoliant with Vitamin C or glycolic acid to help brighten and ‘lift’ the complexion even more. These four products are all great if you want to nourish your skin at the toning, serum, moisturizer and night cream stages, but you won’t find a totally complete routine here.
The full range is available now on the DHC website.
Have you tried any products from the DHC Beauty Lift line – or any DHC products in general? Share your recommendations, questions and comments below!
*Products sent for editorial consideration. I was not sponsored to write this post. All thoughts, opinions and comments are my own.