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Skincare routines can be complicated. There's information that's always evolving and contradicting itself continually thrown our way as well as new product launches left, right and centre.
So it's understandable if you feel like packing it all in and leaving your skin's fate up to the gods. But there are two ingredients we unequivocally know deliver:and .
Now seen in a huge array of skincare products to hydrate and add plumpness to skin, hyaluronic acid was originally discovered all the way back in 1934, although it wasn't used in cosmetics until the mid 1990s, where it changed the game.
Sausage and marmalade plait
This crowd pleaser will keep well for a couple of days in the fridge so you can get ahead this Christmas. You can also assemble in advance and freeze. This Christmas crowd pleasing sausage and marmalade plait is really easy to make and only costs 84p per portion! A zesty, sweet marmalade works well here and pairs nicely with the savoury sausage meat and wholegrain mustard. Plus, the puff pastry gives the whole dish a light yet moreish finish. Think of it as a fancy sausage roll with festive flair and what's better, once baked, it will keep well for a few days in the fridge.
Famously able to hold around 1000 times its own weight in water (it sounds implausible, but it's true), there are very few ingredients that are its equal when it comes to retaining moisture.
Retinol also started being formulated into skincare in the late 20th century, but it has only become a real buzzword in the last few years – and thank goodness it has, because with so much pseudoscience around so-called "anti-ageing", it's rare to find an ingredient that genuinely works.
A derivative of Vitamin A, retinol is universally accepted by dermatologists and skin experts as the go-to ingredient for plumping fine lines and fading acne scarring.
How to look younger: Two essential vitamins to ‘brighten', ‘plump and firm' the skin
Skincare experts have shared the best vitamins to "reduce the manifestations of ageing".Dr Jaffer Khan is an expert dermatologist and board-certified plastic surgeon who founded Aesthetics International, which has starred in the Netflix TV series Dubai Bling. Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, he said: "Ageing is essentially largely genetic. In my opinion, it accounts for about 70 percent of the changes.
There is a disclaimer though; it's important to build up the strength of retinol so as not to overwhelm your skin, and avoid wearing it in the sun (especially without SPF) as you could risk causing damage, which is not the plan. However, when used correctly, it's a remarkably effective tool for treating pigmentation, lines and rough texture.
If your interest has been piqued and you're ready to dive in and try these stellar ingredients out for yourself then listen up, because we've found a brilliant deal on a couple of our favourite from L'Oreal Paris.
A leader in the cosmetics industry for over a century, the French brand has always made beauty products that are good quality but affordable, skincare included.
Two of those products which will see you through the day are Red favourites. The Hyaluronic Acid Revitalift Filler Serum and the Pure Retinol Revitalift Laser Night Serum -and the good news is, they're currently bundled together and being sold with a 50% saving.
'I tried the TikTok hack that combines 2 "the Ordinary" products for the same effect as injectables'
The entire trick will cost you just £15 - but does it work?With over 12.6 million views on the app, this viral beauty hack involves mixing two hero serums from cult budget beauty brand The Ordinary, in order to, allegedly, produce similar results that you'd get from the anti-wrinkle injections.
So we've already touched on what the star ingredients can do for your skin, but how are they incorporated into these two serums? The hyaluronic-acid offering is formulated with 1.5% of the hydrating star ingredient and helps to decrease the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles while giving your skin the ability to hold on to some extra moisture. Just smooth over damp skin in the morning before your moisturiser and SPF and after cleansing to get the most out of it.
The retinol serum is your nighttime hero. As we've mentioned, retinol and sun are not a match made in heaven so its best to let this one work its magic overnight, epecially because this serum has been formulated with L'Oreal Paris' highest concentration of pure retinol which encourages the regeneration of skin cells, leading to less fine lines and wrinkles over time (give it a month to get to work).
To make sure the skin doesn't dry out, there is also some of our favourite hydrator, hyaluronic acid, mixed in there.
We're crowning this the perfect pairing for anyone looking for an easy, affordable way to slide these ingredients into your skincare routine. You'll get 30ml of each serum which should last a fair while for under £25: that's less than £15 per product.
Dive in for Black Friday discounts on Great North Swim or 5k run .
You can save up to £13 if you sign up for one of the Great North alternative sport events before Tuesday, November 29Organisers of the Great North 5k and the Great North Swim and SwimRun are offering cheaper tickets to take part in the events up to 4pm on November 29, saving you 15% on the run and up to £13 on the water events.