Givenchy Smile ‘N Repair

So, from the amazingness of Givenchy Ombre Couture eye shadows, comes the new Givenchy Skin Care. This was tested on women at an average age of 49.8, so it’s definitely aimed more at older skin than younger, but I have to say, I’m totally objecting to the name, Smile ‘N Repair. It seems innocuous enough, but when you realise that it’s aimed at undoing the ‘damage’ that smiling has done over the years, I feel a little bit sad that any brand chooses to pick up on the one thing that makes you more beautiful as though laughing or being happy over the years needs to be rectified. It’s a small thing, I know, but I think smiles should be celebrated.

Hydra Sparkling One-Minute Glow Powder
Hydra Sparkling One-Minute Glow Powder

Moving on from that, Givenchy Hydra Sparking One Minute Glow Powder is a whole other thing! I love it – it totally keys into the new trend of water soluble powders, originally introduced to the UK by Dermalogica with their rice based exfoliant, but we’re going to see many more brands introducing powders that are mixed with water and then applied to the face. Obviously, the trend is Asian in origin but I’m seeing several brands with this format up their sleeves. So, you use it by tapping a little bit of powder into your hand and mixing with water to create a light foam. With the addition of AHA-BHA you end up with incredibly soft skin that looks bright and fresh; it’s genius and a welcome addition to my skin care routine. When it launches in March, it will cost £29.50.

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