We all know Korean skincare is hot, hot, hot, and even if you don’t have time for 12 or more steps in the morning and at night, you can amplify your existing skincare regimen just by adding in one or two. Even if you’re just looking to incorporate one, my advice is to start with a “booster,” which is designed to prepare your skin for the myriad products and ingredients that follow. (FYI: Korean “boosters” are usually applied after cleansing and before toning, but it’s important to realize that Korean toners are usually misted on and patted into the skin—not rubbed on to the face with a cotton ball or pad.)
Anxious to get in on this booster action, I started using Elizabeth Arden’s new Superstart Skin Renewal Booster—and, yes, I am aware that is a quintessentially American source. But alas, I don’t discriminate, and I have definitely seen a difference in my skin in just the last week alone.
This product is designed to support the skin’s surface layer, in turn fortifying its natural defenses and promoting its natural renewal process. And this alone is enough to deliver better results from the skincare products you currently use. Among the ingredients are a probiotic complex (I’m a major fan of these “good” bacteria), sea fennel (which helps skin resist environmental damage thanks to its antioxidant properties), and flaxseed extract (which helps the skin hold on to moisture).
In addition to the positive effects I’ve seen firsthand—and the faint watermelon-like scent that I’ve come to adore—of women who used the product agree that it boosts the effects of their skincare products (myself included). So as we start thinking about how we’re going to transition our skincare regimens into fall, I say make the most of what’s left of summer with Superstart Skin Renewal Booster so you can kick off the new season with smoother, softer, more radiant skin without changing up your current routine.