The pressure to look perfect on your wedding day can be overwhelming but with the help of a good wedding skincare routine, you’ll have nothing to fear. It can be hard to know which facials are best, which skincare products suit you and when to use them, though – so, we’ve compiled the very best and newest skincare treatments, trends and products out there right now to use before your wedding.
Best New Skincare Treatments for Your 2023 Wedding
Everyone wants their skin to look their best on their wedding day and with so many products on the market it can be hard to choose.
We spoke to the experts to discover all the newest and hottest skincare products, trends and treatments on the market right now – and when to use them before the big day.
Rubén Rubiales Vazques, the founder of at-home skincare device Lesielle, says: “Supplementing your routine for at-home beauty gadgets is a whole different story. You don’t have to set foot in a Harley Street clinic to get sculpted/toned skin.
“With at-home gadgets [like Lesielle], you have control of which formula is used and the quantity. They also adapt the formula on demand, so you do not have to wait to spend the product to get a new one – providing a fresh blend every time.’’
The Lesielle S skin care device is the first device to let you create your own combination of skin care creams on demand. Lesielle S is a simple and minimalist solution to your skin’s evolving needs.
“With facial yoga, it can have an effect similar to manual lymphatic drainage. It can reduce that build up lymphatic fluid you get over night. For more obvious effects I would recommend Morpheus8,” suggests Carrie Hancox, Aesthetic Practitioner at Centre for Surgery.
Lesielle S Device, £116
The cult Hydrafacial treatment, a must for brides, now offers six new Hydrabody treatments for the bum, legs, arms, neck, back and hands, perfect for most brides, whose wedding dresses will often show off parts of the body such as the arms and back.
The Hydrabody is much like the brand’s original and non-invasive three-step cleanse, extract and hydrate process; the skin on the body is treated with a combination of exfoliating active ingredients using a technique known as hydradermabrasion.
Using a patented ‘magic wand’ device, it deeply cleanses and extracts impurities and dead skin cells through painless and gentle ‘vortex technology’ suction. At the same time, the wand saturates the skin surface, pushing intense moisturisers and serums back into the skin, for the most effective treatment.
What’s more, treatments can also be personalised with ‘boosters’ that target different skin concerns such as uneven texture, bumps, breakouts, or pigmentation. Post treatment, the area feels firmer, smoother, and hydrated and looks visibly lifted and rejuvenated. It takes around 30 minutes, so is something that can easily incorporate into a monthly body boost.
Hydrafacial’s Hydrabody protocol is now available nationwide at over 1200+ verified Hydrafacial partners. From £130 depending on clinic and location.
Active Skincare Ingredients
“I wouldn’t be surprised if active ingredients take over 2023, as they address various skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, dry or oily skin and eczema-prone skin,” says Rubén.
“Salicylic Acid (BHA) and Glycolic Acid (AHA) are potent chemical exfoliants that works by sloughing away the layer of dead skin cells that sits on the surface of the skin. Moreover, I would recommend Salicylic acid if you have oily, combination or sensitive skin, and Glycolic Acid (AHA) if you have normal to dry skin.
“For altered skin (which is common in winter due to heaters and hot showers), I would recommend applying products with calming agents like Bisabolol and aloe vera; to soothe the skin without clogging pores. Vitamin C is great for waking up the skin and it also has a brightening/antifatigue effect.”
Lesielle Glycolic Acid, £11.15
“This game-changing formulation holds a high concentration of five unique growth factors that are identical to the life-giving growth factors found in the human placenta. When applied to the skin, these growth factors help reverse the ageing process and repair existing damage,” says Rubén.
“Potentiating ingredients such as vitamin B9 augment growth factor efficacy. Lastly, neuropeptides help minimise and prevent lines and wrinkles.”
GF5 can help address all key signs of skin ageing and promote regeneration of damaged skin and can be found in some of the UK’s top skin and aesthetic clinics.
Cellderma GF5, £165
Dr. Tara Francis, Cosmetic Dentist and Advanced Facial Aesthetician, says: “It’s no secret that lockdown has created a boom of self-care interest. With clinics closed, patients had to find new ways of satisfying their thirst through at-home beauty devices, that promised to treat their various skin concerns. I am a huge fan of Foreo’s devices.”
FOREO’s BEAR micro-current facial toning device offers an at-home, skin-firming treatment for all skin types and ages, working to minimise the appearance of wrinkles while targeting sagging skin, such as the jawline, cheeks, neck and forehead.
BEAR helps improve facial contour, sagging and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just two minutes, so you can go into those wedding day close ups with confidence and feeling your very best.
FOREO BEAR, now £223
Dr. Kajal Babamiri, Cosmetic Doctor at CLNQ, says: “Most doctors like myself advise patients to begin building Radio Frequency (RF) into their skincare program as a rule of thumb. The ageing process sees our collagen production slow down which in turn means we begin to see sagging of the skin along with lines and wrinkles.
“Morpheus8 is a hybrid RF and microneedling device that restores contour and definition, perfect for the face in particular the undereye and jawline, the decolletage for that wedding dress neckline and can also be used on the body, its particularly effective on the stomach if you also looking for that honeymoon bikini body.
“Treatments should be 6 weeks apart with a total of 3 in the course. Ideally you’d like to have completing the course a minimum of 4 weeks prior to your wedding day so you are only working on the final non invasive treatments or products closer to the time.”
Hydrafacials are medical grade hydradermabrasions, great for cleansing and exfoliating whilst brightening, plumping and giving your skin an incredible glow, perfect for those wedding photographs, says Dr Kajal.
The famous three-step medical grade HydraFacial now offer a Vita-C booster collaboration, which brightens and smooths, enhancing the glow-boosting properties of this globally loved treatment.
Delivered by a trained therapist, the treatment is designed to tackle everything from pigmentation, fine lines, clogged pores, and blemishes – ideal for a brightening boost that’s suitable for all skin types and tones.
Murad x HydraFacial Express Treatment, from £70
Vitamin Infusion Drip/Shot
Celebs everywhere have been pictured getting vitamin-infused drips recently. And, with all the wedding stress, your diet may not be as nutritious as you’d like, sleep may be minimal and you may be lacking energy.
Closer to the wedding day this can take its toll so a vitamin infusion can replenish your vitamin and mineral stocks from the inside intravenously or with a shot to give you back some overall luminosity and have you feeling great again in no time – just 30 minutes!
Vitamin Infusion drips, from around £150
“It’s no surprise why IV Vitamin Therapy has been a popular treatment for many years. As well as boosting your immune system faster than say…taking medications or going to the clinic, IV Vitamin Therapy uses carefully formulated blends of vitamins, amino acids and minerals to treat all your needs.
“Whether you are looking for hangover cures, a stress buster or something to help you feel like yourself – I can see Vitamin Therapy becoming a bigger wellness trend in 2023,” says Dr Edris Farahbod MD, General Practitioner at Beverly Hills Aesthetic and Wellness.
iS Clinical’s Fire & Ice Facial
Loved by A-listers such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jessica Alba and Michelle Keegan, iS Clinical’s Fire & Ice Facial has just had a glow-up. The Fire & Ice Facial uses a unique combination of botanical resurfacing and pharmaceutical grade serums and complexes, to help with skin resurfacing, encouraging cellular renewal, whilst brightening and hydrating the skin, all with zero downtime.
Step one: The ‘Fire’ element is an intensive resurfacing mask, clinically formulated with 18% glycolic acid, citric acid, lactic acid, malic acid, vitamin B3, retinol and potent antioxidants, including green tea extracts. The ‘fire’ element gives a slight warming, tingling sensation on the skin, as the intensive resurfacing mask helps to provide rapid and controlled exfoliation, without the downtime of a chemical peel.
Step two: The ‘Ice’ element is a rejuvenating, soothing, cooling and hydrating masque, rich with hyaluronic acid, Japanese green tea extracts, aloe vera gel, liquorice extracts, rosemary extracts and grape seed extracts. This element of the facial helps to cool the skin after the initial peel, leaving skin instantaneously luminous, pump and hydrated.
iS Clinical’s Fire & Ice Facial, from £150 available at clinics nationwide
Croma Skincare Face Masks
Three months before your wedding is a great time to consider some facial treatments and start trialling new skincare products. By giving yourself this lead time, you have enough time for your skin to recover should if be irritated by any new products or treatments. Known for their clinical excellence, CROMA (the Austrian injectables company) has turned its expertise to develop a results-driven line of cosmeceutical skincare.
Ideal to use on your wedding day and a favourite amongst Celebrity Makeup Artists, these single-use HA masks are developed to target specific concerns to wake up the skin and provide the perfect base for your big day.
The Croma Hyaluronic Acid Face Mask refreshes dehydrated skin, alleviates visible dryness and helps to improve the skin’s elasticity. Containing Hyaluronic Acid, alongside Imperata Cylindrica root extract and Chrondrus Crispus Extract (Irish Moss), it provides a pleasant cooling effect and helps to smooth small wrinkles to ensure a radiant complexion.
Croma Hyaluronic Acid Face Mask, £48 for 8 masks
iS Clinical Active Peel System
If acne is a concern, this new at-home peel features three blemish busting ingredients you should have in your skincare armoury.
The result? Skin that instantly appears brighter and more hydrated with underlying inflammation, redness, fine lines, pores and wrinkles less visible. In the long term, the new Active Peel System supports collagen and elastin production.
iS Clinical Active Peel System, £75 (15 sachets)
Dermanda Boto Lift Face Cream
Combining the highest quality of natural ingredients with innovative technologies and results driven formulas, Dermanda Skincare has been created for everyone to deliver glowing skin.
Choose from the Dermanda Boto Lift Face Cream (£225) – named Botox in a bottle, it replicates the effects of Botox leaving skin smoother, softer and radiant – the Dermanda Overnight Retinol Repair (£175) to brighten and hydrate and the Demanda Stem C20 Serum (£285), containing stem cell technology delivering moisture and reparative agents to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Luna Microcare Luminous
Luna Microcare patches painlessly pierce the stratum corneum with active ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, which dissolve straight into the epidermis allowing Luna Microcare to work its magic and deliver up to 85% of its active ingredients directly into the skin in the area it is needed the most.
Products in the range include Luna Microcare (£120), a non-invasive anti-ageing treatment that effectively transforms the under-eye skin thanks to easy-to use patches that deliver truly extraordinary results and the Luna Microcare Luminous (£115), delivering clinically proven improvements in hyperpigmentation.
Luna Microcare Luminous, £115
For Skin, Hair & Nails: The Skin Elixir by WelleCo
If you haven’t already, the six-week mark before your wedding is a great time to consider hair and nail supplements to ensure you have the bounciest, shiniest and healthiest looking hair on your special day.
The team over at WelleCo’s new vegan capsules contain over 15 powerful ingredients including sustainably sourced super greens (barley grass, broccoli, spinach), antioxidants (acai, green tea, pomegranate), vitamins and minerals (Vitamin B3, B6, C, E, copper, zinc) and a gut blend of turmeric, black pepper, papaya, methionine and aloe to promote healthy digestion.
Taken daily, The Skin Elixir supports collagen formation, skin regeneration, helps to maintain skin firmness and elasticity, and reduces free radicals formed in the body, which can cause skin damage.
The Skin Elixir by WelleCo, £35
For Hands: CACI Hand Rejuvenation Treatment
Your hands are going to be on show on the big day, and we love non-surgical treatment and skincare brand CACI and their CACI Hand Rejuvenation.
Specifically developed to address and take care of the hands with a unique combination of CACI’s Rejuvenating Hand Mask and Electro Glove micro-current technology, it stimulates circulation and leaves hands feeling silky smooth and looking visibly softer and hydrated – the perfect pre-wedding treatment.
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