- Your mother’s trusted skincare favorites are hot news for fall – all updated with fine-tuned technology. By AMY WILSON-THOMASCrème de la Mer Cleansers
Best for: Cleansing and nourishing dry, trans-seasonal skin.
Why it’s a classic: When the brand’s moisturizer launched in 2000, word of its secret “Miracle Broth” spread like wildfire. Made from sea kelp, rich in nourishing antioxidants, it softens and repairs skin.
What’s new: The “Miracle Broth” has now been added to all of the brand’s cleansers to soothe skin and restore moisture balance.
Insider tip: Pushed for time? Use the gel version in the shower to protect the skin’s essential nutrients from hard water.Shu Uemura Anti-Oxi
Best for: Ridding skin of pollution and grime.
Why it’s a classic: In 1967, Mr Uemura launched the first oil-based cleanser, which removed makeup while moisturizing.
What’s new: To fight the effects of city living, this version contains green tea, an antioxidant that removes pollutants from the skin.
Insider tip: For a thorough cleanse, massage into your face for two minutes, then let the oil sit for 30 more seconds before rinsing.Estée Lauder Advanced
Best for: Making skin look fresher overnight.
Why it’s a classic: After the discovery that skin repair occurs during sleep, Estée Lauder scientists created Chronolux Technology in 1982, which prompts skin-cell renewal so that you wake up with fresher-looking skin.
What’s new: ANR now counteracts daytime damage. It contains active ingredients that supportcredits
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