As the outermost layer of the body, our skin takes a daily beating. Pollution, UV rays, harsh weather, air conditioning, free radicals, product build-up and face masks can deplete, damage and irritate it in all sorts of ways.
So it goes without saying that adequate detoxification and protection are vital in keeping the skin healthy, youthful and glowing. That’s what Clé De Peau Beauté’s newly reformulated Synactif collection promises to do for yours. First launched in 2004, Synactif is the Japanese skincare brand’s most luxurious line, inspired by detoxifying spa experiences and backed by cutting-edge research. It supports the skin’s natural processes to remove impurities and regenerate with six products: soap, lotion, moisturisers for day and night, cream and eye cream.
New ingredients have been added to the range, but the objective of the Synactif routine remains the same: to improve skin tone, texture and contours by targeting the lymphatic capillaries in the skin. Lymphatic capillaries, which function like a drain, run throughout the body to collect fluid and impurities that cannot be carried away through the veins. And recent research at Clé De Peau Beauté’s lab has found that, like most things, our lymphatic capillaries lose their ability to purge the nasties from our bodies as they degenerate and transform with age. To halt this process, Clé de Peau Beauté’s has infused its Synactif line with a new Purifying Beautifer, an innovative complex made with extracts from mulberry white bark, lamium album leaf and cinnamomum cassia bark to prevent the loss of lymphatic capillaries while repairing damaged ones.
Each step in the Synactif routine targets a specific skin concern and works synergistically with others in the regimen to purify and protect the skin, thus creating an optimal environment for it to thrive. Begin the ritual with the soap, which is enhanced with a higher-density foam that washes off sebum and pore-clogging junk while hydrating skin with moisture-boosting ingredients like hyaluronic acid. Pro tip: Use a makeup remover prior for a more effective cleanse.
On just-cleansed skin, apply the lotion with a cotton pad. Enriched with the new Purifying Beautifier and rose extract, it brightens and clarifies skin, unveiling a dewy radiance with continuous use. Then, depending on the time of day, follow with the daytime or nighttime moisturiser. Developed with the skin’s rhythms in mind, the daytime potion deflects environmental stressors, enhances skin’s renewal process, reduces dullness and replenishes moisture, while the nighttime formula supports the skin’s reparative ability to fight and care for the day’s damage.
Also designed to be used in the evening, the Synactif cream works in tandem with the nighttime moisturiser to revitalise skin, boosting its firmness, resilience and definition with neem leaf extract and a high concentration of the Purifying Beautifier. Finally, cap off the regimen with the eye cream, which boasts an advanced formula that includes the Purifying Beautifier, brightening ingredients and Retinol ACE to smoothen wrinkles and help you look well-rested, even if you’re not.
Sitting at the pinnacle of luxury of Clé de Peau Beauté, the Synactif collection is meant for serious self-pampering; a self-care ritual to start and end your day. Bring a sense of spa into your very own bathroom and give yourself a DIY facial with the regimen, too — your lymphatic system will thank you for it. For times when you need a little extra (read: professional) help, book a hands-on and machine-based Synactif facial treatment at Clé de Peau Beauté at Mandarin Gallery. You’ll leave feeling detoxed thanks to the intensive massages, and with skin visibly supple and glowy.
Clé de Peau Beauté, #01-09 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238897, +65 262 3615
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