The visible appearance of stress as a result of the pandemic – already described by some dermatologists as 'Covid face' – has been identified by almost 4m British women, according to research by cosmetic procedures clinic Uvence.
Working to combat the skin’s response to ‘cultural stress’, Murad is focusing on products and advice to prevent and treat skin stressors. In particular, it is positioning its sphere-infused Revitalixir Recovery Serum as a key product to relieve the effects of stress on our appearance.
In addition to experiencing increased digital stress, people spending more time at home are feeling the effects of a lack of vitamin D, which is gained from exposure to the sun. One brand tapping into this deficiency is St Tropez, with its self-tanning Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water body mist and face serum. Infused with vitamins D and C to brighten and protect the skin, the compound mimics the positive effects of sunshine without the damage of UV rays. Featuring the brand’s Sunshine Complex technology, the skincare products help stimulate the skin’s natural production of vitamin D.