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October 4, 2017

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5 new skincare arrivals that promise a beautiful start to fall

Esthetician Rula Sharkawi tries, tests, and swatches it all—that is, after all, just part of the job. But in a sea of new products arriving this season, there are a few she’s most excited to recommend.  Here, she shares the highlights…

Biologique Recherche
Serum A-Glyca
This innovation is one of my favorites for fighting aging. There’s nothing else like it. Glycation is one of the main factors in the aging process, but not one a lot of brands are talking about. It’s a bit of a complicated process to explain, but it has to do with the way our bodies process sugar that makes skin even more susceptible to UV rays and environmental damage. This serum works to slow glycation by protecting elastin and collagen. I’ve noticed reduced fine lines, firmer, and more radiant skin since I started using it every day—morning and night. I love it! I notice the difference especially in the morning. It’s super refreshed and dewy.

Biologique Recherche
Lotion P50 PIGM 400
I use this every day—it’s my secret weapon to keep my skin even-toned, strong, clean, and balanced. You might already be familiar with the original P50. It uses lactic and salicylic acids to exfoliate, brighten, and balance skin. This new addition to the family, P50 PIGM 400, offers the same benefits while also targeting hyperpigmentation and regulating melanin for overall improved skin tone. It’s incredibly simple to add into your routine and you will not believe the difference it makes.

Tata Harper
Crème Riche Velvet Moisturizing Cream
Finally a rich, creamy, silky moisturizer from Tata! This face cream has sugar acids that—when activated by the warmth of your palms—hydrate and plump. Perfect for anyone with dry skin, especially in the upcoming winter months. Formulated with twelve all-natural botanicals, it’s an excellent antiaging treatment. I love to use this on my neck and décolletage to keep that area extra hydrated and target the signs of aging.

Tata Harper
Illuminating Eye Cream
This is one of my latest obsessions because it works instantly and over time. Thanks to diamond dust, you’ll get a beautifully illuminated glow immediately after you pat it on. The particles reflect the light, brightening your skin and minimizing wrinkles. A whole cocktail of active botanicals—buckbean, date seed, arnica—work to reduce puffiness and dark circles. I like to apply it to my lid to illuminate my eye shadow, pat it on top of my concealer for an under-eye glow, or dot a little on my cheekbones as a highlighter. The perfect multi-tasker!

Tata Harper
Illuminating Moisturizer
Just like the Illuminating Eye Cream, this anti-aging moisturizer is formulated with brightening diamond dust. Its rose gold pearlescent tone works for all skin shades, giving a really subtle effect. I love that it’s not shiny or sparkly—perfect for no-makeup days when you just want a natural glow. I mix it with my foundation to create a tinted moisturizer supercharged with antioxidants.


The Details: In case you missed it, discover Rula’s favorite masks, tips for perfect brows, and her thoughts on coming clean. For more #RulasRules, follow @thespaatthejoule on Instagram or click here for more info on booking your next serious skin session.