March 14th, 2005
fix what's broken
Remember when Noxema and Seabreeze toner were the extent of your evening skincare lexicon?
Then came your thirties (and forties...), and with them, a whole new vocabulary. Like "collagen," "anti-oxidants," "melasma," and "capillaries," those nasty red dots and spidery red lines around your nose and on your cheeks.
Caused by a combination of genetics, exposure to cold weather, exposure to hot weather (or steam rooms), spicy foods, alcohol, over-zealous facialists, and extreme emotions and exertion-let's just say we're all at risk.
This month, Sothys Paris launches its Clarte & Confort line, specifically targeting fragile capillaries with natural polyphenols (another word to add to your vocabulary) found in mint, hazel, lemon, biberry and butcher's broom.
Including a light cream, a protective cream, a serum and a soothing masque ($46-$81), clinical tests performed by the company showed an 82 per cent reduction of visible capillaries and 94 per cent improvement in resistance.
And if it means we can go back to our steady diet of wine, wasabi, steamy hot holidays and boyfriend/husband contretemps followed by extremely exerting make-up sex, well, bring it on.
At Sothys counters citywide. www.sothys.com
Got a friend who you think would like this daily dose? Forward this message, and spread the vitamin v goodness - for goodness sake.
It's the only addiction you won't have to justify.