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An Insider's Guide To Skincare

23.03.18

Our Menswear Editor sits down with Thomas Barry, Field Training & Events Executive at Shiseido, to talk all things skin

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Reiss: What is your skincare regime?

Thomas Barry: When I wake up in the morning, I apply Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, followed with Bio Performance Glow Revival Serum and Moisturiser to give my skin a healthy glow for the day ahead. If I’m looking particularly tired I’ll use Sheer Eye Zone Corrector under my eyes to re-energise them. At night, I wash my face with WASO Quick Gentle Cleanser to remove the dirt and grime build-up from the day. I then apply WASO Fresh Jelly Lotion to prep my skin before using Ultimune Power and Essential Energy Moisturising Gel for an extra boost of restorative moisture to my skin.

How important is looking after our skin in today’s fast-paced, constantly on-the-go world?

It’s essential to look after your skin, especially if you work and live in a highly populated city. Harmful aggressors such as pollution stress, even blue light from phones and tablets all wreak havoc on our skin and speed up the ageing process. It’s critical to ensure you protect your skin with an effective cleansing and moisturising routine. Make sure your moisturiser has an SPF, even if it’s not sunny.

What is the best way to adapt our skincare routine as we grow older?

Personally, I’d adapt things slowly and as and when you need them. Avoid using anti-ageing products too soon or you could risk becoming immune to the effects as you grow older. Instead, focus on hydrating your skin as skin moisture levels drop with age. Ensure you protect your skin from pollution and other harmful environmental aggressors.

 

"Harmful aggressors such as pollution stress, even blue light from phones and tablets all wreak havoc on our skin and speed up the ageing process. It’s critical to ensure you protect your skin with an effective cleansing and moisturising routine"

If you had to pick just one skincare product to pack away with you for a holiday what would you bring?

The one product I would take away on holiday would be the Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate. It’s a powerful multi-defensive agent against ageing.

What is the best way to achieve healthy-looking skin?

It’s not rocket science, but there are no “quick fixes” for a long-term result. A double cleansing routine to remove pollutants, dirt and excess oil is the best way to prepare skin for any serums, creams or topicals that you use. The main problem that people come up against nowadays is that the effectiveness of their skincare is decreasing with time. Shiseido’s Essential Energy range is designed to rebuild the connectivity between our skin and our brain, improving our receptivity to skincare and resulting in healthy, glowing skin.

What is your one go-to staple when it comes to your own personal style?

My go to staple would be a classic leather biker jacket. I like to throw it on with jeans for a casual weekend look or pair it with tailored trousers during the week for my commute to the office.