March 13 2013

Makeup Artist, Claire and Dermal Therapist James, share their views…

In the second instalment of ‘she says’, ‘he says’, Claire Vyverberg, Who’s Your beauty editor, make-up artist extraordinaire and all round product junkie has once again teamed up with James Vivian aka the Travelling Peelsman and dermal therapist to the ‘Who’s Who’ to give you their expert advice. This time, it’s all about freckles and sunshine.

She says:

I believe there is nothing more appealing and naturally beautiful than a spray of freckles.  Top models and celebrities like Emma Stone, Lucy Liu, and Lily Cole embrace their sun kisses and work it to their advantage. But not everyone is in love with their freckled complexion…so here are some tried and tested freckle fighters to help you cover and conceal…

Philosophy – The Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas Mineral Foundation
Conceal, camouflage and protect your complexion with SPF, in one super easy to use product. Achieve a flawless airbrushed appearance and expertly camouflage blemishes, freckles and pigmentation on every skin type.


Makeup Forever- Full Cover Extreme Camouflage Cream
This heavy-duty concealer truly covers. Completely. Use this magic cover up with a brush and watch the pigmentation, freckles and blemishes disappear. Oil-free, waterproof and available in a wide range of shades.


He says:

Whilst many of us are born with freckles which, as she says, should be celebrated, excessive sun exposure and hormones can lead to the appearance of pigmentation and an uneven skin tone, also known as hyperpigmentation.

When excess pigment is formed within the skin, a cascade of processes takes place. These days, sophisticated products can work to suppress these actions, therefore decreasing the production of excess pigment and lightening their appearance.

Societe Refinishing ComplexSpeed up the removal of hyperpigmentation through the application of Vitamin A, AHAs and other pigment regulating technology. If you don’t move it, you won’t lose it!

MAHC’s Spot Check - An all-natural Pigment Serum to restore and prevent hyperpigmentation by reducing skin inflammation and stopping the production of excess melanin with its powerful and proven inhibitors.

In-clinic treatment
Cutera’s Lime Light IPL Treatment – This safe and effective light-based treatment targets hyperpigmentation and improves skin tone and texture through its ability to target skin redness and stimulation of collagen. Try a course of four during the cooler months and be make-up free by summer.