Maria Hatzistefanis established her London-based beauty brand, Rodial in 1999. Her goal? Well, it was to offer a thoroughly modern, luxurious skincare line that makes use of innovative ingredients for performance-driven products. And she’s sure done that.
Her ‘Dragon’s Blood’ collection is bestselling, along with the ‘Snake’ line, and then there’s the variety of Drops, from Vitamin C to Collagen boosting versions that give a hit of hydration (perfect to use pre-moisturizer).
This beauty editor-turned-beauty brand founder, offers her expert advice when it comes to achieving that natural winter glow.
Use a complexion enhancer: As the days get greyer and darker, your skin can look a bit dull. Use a complexion enhancer such as the Rodial Banana Lowlighter which works to instantly brighten areas of the skin like a spotlight. I use it under my eyes on top of concealer for a really lifted glow.
Switch up your skincare: Skin is exposed to harsher condition during the winter so you need to switch up your skincare to really nourish the skin. I like to switch to thicker textures for my moisturiser and day cream as my skin gets really dry as the weather gets colder. I use the Rodial Pink Diamond Cleansing Balm in the winter as it’s a creamy balm formulated with a mix of oils to gently melt away makeup, it’s incredibly hydrating and infused with Diamond Powder for illumination. I use the Rodial Dragons Blood Velvet cream in the cold weather has it’s full of Hyaluronic Acid for intense hydration, and the texture on first touch is very thick but once it touches the skin it melts into a water cream, I love it!
Combine Vitamin C and collagen: If you really want your skin to glow you need to use Vitamin C within your regime for intense brightening. I love the Rodial Booster Drops as they can be mixed into the products that you already use to add a shot of the ingredient. I use the Vitamin C Booster Drops in the morning with my day cream to brighten my skin. Collagen is another great ingredient that everyone should be using. It works to hydrate and firm the skin, really increasing the skin elasticity, I use the Collagen Drops daily.
Drink plenty of water and get some sleep: If you want your skin to be clear, healthy and glowy you have to drink lots of water and get as much sleep as you can no matter the season!
Use ‘glow’ products: Shake up your makeup products to give you instant glow. I mix the Rodial Soft Focus Glow Drops and Instant Glow Primer which both work to give you really natural, glowing skin. You can use them under makeup, or use them alone for those no makeup days.
See the Rodial range on www.rodial.co.uk.