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油保養:劃開冬日序曲 | Oil Skincare

TRANSLATION | Eugenia Yang

一抹油保養劃開冬季晨間灰色調的寥寂蕭瑟,帶來宛如陽光灑下般的澎潤色彩,像是量膚訂製般完美鎖住滋潤,即使是油的質地,化開滑進肌膚底層,留下淡淡的精油香氣與潤澤,體驗前所未有的極致早安醒膚 Spa。

冬季臉部肌膚保養交給美容油封存,美容油能夠在肌膚表層形成防護膜,防止乾燥和水分蒸發,為皮膚表層帶來柔嫩滋養的效果。甚至是可以解救乾燥、敏感狀況,舒緩及安定不穩定肌膚。美容學者常說到:「健康的肌膚確需要一點油來維持完美膚態。」不過美容油的使用方式仍然令人存疑,畢竟每一種肌膚分別有不同的考量以及保養重點,像是油性肌膚與混合性肌膚要塗上一層油在臉上多少還是有些抗拒,然而許多出油過多的問題,源於太過度的去油而導致肌膚油脂不平衡,不平衡的狀態會造成膚況不穩定、表層過油實質卻乾燥脫屑的狀況,甚至是面皰痘痘的產生。而臉部美容油的肌膚保養就像是為身上擦滋潤乳液一般,溫暖的包裹著珍貴敏感的肌膚表層,一覺醒來也能煥然一新。油類的保養在不同步驟使用也有不同的效果:保養前使用,在皮膚毛孔還是打開的狀態下,先以美容油滋潤肌膚,為後續保養品做前導 ; 在保養中間使用可以將美容油混入精華液使用,達到吸收精華液滋潤功效加乘的效果 ; 於保養的最後一道程序使用可以取代霜類產品,扮演保護層的角色,緊緊地將保養品精華鎖在肌膚當中,給隔日肌膚帶來滿滿的澎潤飽滿。最後,除了以上三種方式以外還可以搭配肌膚按摩手法,增加肌膚內的循環、臉部淋巴排毒去水腫,即便是夜晚或是早晨都能擁有極致醒膚Spa之感。

美容油的選擇也很多變,畢竟肌膚的許多循環過程都依照日夜節律,每 24 小時迎來高峰和低谷。夜晚的肌膚著重賦活再生,白天則主要是防護。在夜晚肌膚屏障穿透力持續增加,水分大量流失時,美容油的奇蹟展開成為夜間保養事半功倍的重點。

La Prairie萊珀妮全新魚子美顏夜間緊緻精華油20ml,參考定價NT$18,100。

La Prairie萊珀妮發現魚子Caviar中有一種只在夜間活躍的珍稀成分:魚子精醇複方,並打造全新魚子美顏夜間緊緻精華油,打開夜晚的嶄新面貌。其中更是能融入肌膚天生的夜間節律,幫助對抗歲月留下的痕跡。而魚子精醇複方蘊含高濃度的獨家魚子視黃醇(caviar-derived retinol),可以幫肌膚各層間賦活更新的機轉運作,擴增肌膚夜間修護功效,有效加乘肌膚彈性與緊緻。

香緹卡 五月玫瑰花妍極萃精華油30ml,參考定價NT$7,350。

提到香提卡,就一定會立刻想到品牌最經典的「五月玫瑰系列」。創辦人香緹卡夫人鍾愛大自然及花卉,在多年科研的突破性證實,確定花卉細胞對身心的深遠功效,香緹卡從擁有獨特香氣的「五月玫瑰」,找到了讓肌膚淨化再生的能量。而五月玫瑰花妍極萃精華油不僅僅是一瓶油類保養品,更是內含數十款的天然珍稀植物精萃,僅需非常少的用量,便能立即為肌膚提供深層的保濕與潤澤。

YSL的金色奢華碰上了傳奇藏紅花配方,神奇的完美封膜就此誕生。YSL金緻奢華賦活系列將珍稀的藏紅花能量全新調配推出了金緻奢華賦活精華液、金緻奢華賦活精華油。其中蘊含了摩洛哥當地只有在特別日子才能使用調配過的藏紅花油,YSL將它濃縮成藏紅花濃縮精萃™,其抗氧化程度是維他命E的30倍。再融萃五大頂級奢華植萃精油,包含了摩洛哥堅果油、杏仁油、紅花油、蓖麻油以及月見草油,每種油都富含了不同的功效感受,讓肌膚就像多了一層隱形封膜,使隔天早上的肌膚就像從亞麻布升級成羊絨般絲滑柔嫩。

YSL金緻奢華賦活系列情境圖 。

嬌蘭全新一代「皇家蜂王乳平衡油3G」,以全新動態黑蜂修護科技,幫肌膚打造9倍快轉修護力,質地更加輕盈如水、修護更飆速、成分更自然來為消費者帶來更精緻的美容感受。其中嬌蘭台灣區代言人郭雪芙更是說到:「自己一直以來都是小金瓶的鐵粉,特別喜愛平衡油一滴萬用百搭、無所不融的特點!尤其長時間拍戲工作,更需要一瓶萬用、好用的產品,幫助她應付肌膚各種狀況」,她也不藏私分享小金瓶的各種保養蜜技,像是上妝前,會用平衡油打底,能夠提振肌膚,達到醒膚的效果,同時更幫助底妝完美持久。

除了使用於臉部的美容精華油以外,身體的油類保養也不容小覷,有些美容油更是適用於全身,針對全身肌膚做保養。海洋拉娜修護精華油上層以奇蹟活凝金萃中含有的向日葵、芝麻、尤加利葉與杏仁油成分的高效精油調配而成,下層則是海洋拉娜傳承中最重要的核心成分奇蹟活凝金萃 Miracle Broth™,加入海洋滋養藻類再生發酵精華,雙重修護能量激盪出嶄新的保養型態。金黃色的精華油,淺淺淡淡的清香,重塑肌膚完美質感與觸覺,更是可以搭配經典乳霜、乳狀面膜與身體乳霜做使用,使用一次的滋潤效果就能夠讓兩至三天的肌膚仍然潤澤有彈性,膚質也會變得細膩柔嫩。

另外身體潤膚、按摩油於冬季更是同時給予了肌膚深度滋養與完整保養儀式,像是天然成分與配方為名的 L:a Bruket 在追求兼具肌膚護理與豐富感官體驗當中,身體潤膚油成為不可或缺的必然要素。100%成分皆為天然來源,調和優異滋養功效的天然植物油,包含具良好滲透修護力的酪梨油,與敏弱皮膚最適合的燕麥油,可防止水分流失並軟化,幫助恢復健康並鎮靜刺激的脆弱皮膚 ; 以針灸與傳統草藥學背景,並結合東方五行養膚和西方芳香療法的英國頂級天然護膚品牌 Elemental Herbology,是台北東方文華酒店 SPA 以及全球眾多頂級 SPA 指定使用的頂級芳香護膚品牌,其中的身體按摩油組合編輯相當推薦給需要放鬆、釋放壓力的人們,使用方式為按壓2-3下在浴缸中,為泡澡時光增添療癒放鬆的芳香體驗。沐浴後,將沐浴&身體按摩油塗抹於肌膚,搭配淋巴按摩,朝心臟方向進行按壓。過程中嗅吸植物芳香氣息,幫助舒緩身心、穩定情緒,達到最放鬆的完美時刻。

Elemental Herbology 五行沐浴身體按摩油體驗組,參考定價NT$2,080。

Breaking free from the lonely grey tones of winter mornings, oil skincare brings vitality to the skin like the touch of the sun. Like a customized treatment that locks the moisture in, the oil texture melts and enriches the bottom layer, leaving a dash of aromatic luster and bringing forth an unprecedented experience of a spiritual awakening spa.

Trust our winter skincare routine in the hands of beauty oil. Not only can it form a protective layer on the surface of the skin and prevent the loss of moisture, but it can also fix any dry and sensitive conditions to further soothe and stabilize our skin. Cosmetic experts often point out that in order to achieve healthy skin, we do need a little oil to maintain the perfect condition. However, the correct way to use beauty oil still remains doubtful, after all each skin type has its own considerations. For instance, for oily and combination skin types, people might still feel reluctant towards the application of beauty oils, since an excessive oil treatment might result in an unbalanced skin condition, which can further cause uncomfortable peeling and acne problems. Thus, if we are able to apply beauty oils at the right time and condition, our skin will be left with a new found vitality. The time of appliance can result in different effects. If applied before the skincare routine, it allows the beauty oil to infuse the skin with the proper nourishments while our pores remain open and serves as a guidance to the following steps. If used in the middle of the routine, the beauty oil can be mixed into our usual essence and helps double the moisturizing effect. If you place it at the end of the routine, it replaces other facial cream products and becomes the protection that encloses the essence of all the skincare products used previously. Lastly, on top of the three ways mentioned, we can also pair the beauty oil with massages to increase skin circulation, achieve lymphatic detoxification and reduce water retention, leaving the skin refreshed and rejuvenated the next day.

At night, our skincare routine focuses on recharging and revitalizing, while during the day, it is more about protection. It is exactly at night when the miracle of beauty oils begins to work its magic. La Prairie scientists discovered a new Swiss caviar incarnation, Caviar Retinol, and created the brand new Skin Caviar Nighttime Oil. A unique blend of caviar-derived retinol and caviar lipids, it harnesses the line-smoothing potential of caviar science and helps remove the marks of time. Meanwhile, the addition of the caviar-derived retinol strengthens the skin’s own barrier function, enhances the effects of nighttime skin rituals and improves the appearance of firmness and elasticity.

Speaking of Chantecaille, we are immediately reminded of the brand’s most iconic Rose de Mai collection. The creator of the French skincare brand, Sylvie Chantecaille was a lover of nature and flowers and recognized the potential in botanical ingredients. With its distinctive scent, Rose de Mai encapsulates the power to revitalize and purify the skin. Different from other oil products, the Rose de Mai Face Oil is a natural elixir infused with over ten different kinds of powerful botanicals that, with just a few drops, delivers immediate nourishment and moisturization. 

When YSL’s golden lustre meets the legendary saffron, a magically perfect protection is born. The new YSL Or Rouge collection combines saffron extract with precious saffron water and launches the Or Rouge Le Serum and Or Rouge L’Huile. Harnessing the revitalizing power of the precious pistil of Saffron from Morocco, the saffron essence’s antioxidant effect is 30 times more effective than that of vitamin E. It also includes a blend of five new exceptional botanical oils—Argan Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Castor Oil, Safflower Oil, Evening Primrose Oil—that instantly repairs and embellishes the skin, leaving it plumped and soft like the texture of luxurious cashmere.

Meanwhile, Guerlain’s brand new Advanced Youth Watery Oil embodies the dynamic Black Bee Repair technology that allows the skin to revitalize itself 9 times faster. With a lightness of water and the effective power of a serum, the oil is made from naturally-derived ingredients to offer consumers a more delicate skin repair experience. Guerlain’s ambassador of Taiwan, Puff Kuo shares her experience, “I’ve always been a big fan of the small golden bottle and I love that it is universal and versatile. Especially for us actresses, we need something that is all-effective and easy to use to help deal with all the different skin conditions we might face due to our long working hours.” She also shares with us her secret tips to using the Advanced Youth Watery Oil: by using it as a primer before applying makeup, it awakens the skin and helps keep the foundation intact even after a long day.

Besides the beauty essence oil for the skin, body oil maintenance is equally important. Some beauty oils can even be applied to both face and body. La Mer’s Renewal Oil offers a dual-phase hydration, with the top layer infused with sunflower, sesame, eucalyptus and sweet almond oil, while the bottom layer is charged with the essential Miracle Broth™ and Miracle Broth Oils—an innovative, rejuvenating regimen is thus created. Accompanied with a brisk scent of freshness, the glistening gold oil can also be used with the Crème de la Mer, the Intensive Revitalizing Mask or the Body Crème. After just one application, the skin glows with translucency and head-turning radiance that will last for days without diminishing.

Furthermore, body moisturizers and massage oils can also provide the skin deep nourishment and a complete maintenance ritual in this cold winter. Like the Swedish brand, L:a Bruket, on its journey of pursuing the ultimate sensual experience, these body moisturizing oils become an indispensable element. 100% from natural origins, the 252 Curative body oil includes nourishing avocado oil and oat oil, which is naturally rich in vitamin E and perfect for sensitive skin. Meanwhile, British luxurious skincare brand, Elemental Herbology draws from the Five Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine in order to create the ultimate wellness experiences through unique and innovative products. Chosen by many five-star hotels across the world, including the Mandarin Oriental Taipei, the brand offers the Unity Elemental Experience Bath & Body Oil Collection, the perfect choice for anyone who needs to relax and de-stress. Simply add 2-3 caps of your chosen oil into a hot bath, then after bathing, apply the body oil to your clean, dry skin and gently massage your chest to stimulate any lymphatic drainage. Throughout the process, take in the scents of these aromatherapy oils that will help restore our balance between the mind and body, calm our emotions and ultimately, achieve the best relaxation.

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