From high-tech gizmos to potent potions and expert talk—beauty choices engineered to work for brides-to-be.
Keeping your comfort in mind, we spoke to seven experts—from dermatologists to anti-ageing specialists and hairdressers—to help brides-to-be make choices that are tailored to their needs.
TAKE THE WEIGHT OFF
THE DEVICE: You will surely swap your masseuse with Refa for Body Roller Tool, Rs. 27,625. The precisely-calculated spiral kneading rollers comfortably replicates the gentle kneading sensation that your aesthetician would do.
THE POTION: If you’ve been busting yourself at the gym turning fat into muscles, let the divine-smelling toning and firming The Body Shop Spa Of The World Thai Makrut Lime Firming Oil, Rs. 2,195, assist you in doing so.
THE EXPERT: The Traditional Abhyanga Massage, Rs. 5,000 for 60 minutes, at Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, New Delhi, “helps strengthen bones and muscles, lubricates the joints, and improves blood circulation which helps in toning tissues and stimulates lymphatic drainage,” recommends Shiddharth Varma, director of rooms at the hotel.
THE DEVICE: An upgrade to an oscillating mascara, the Panasonic Heated Eyelash Curler, Rs. 7,139, uses heat to give you beautifully curled lashes. Use it before and after applying mascara to shape your lashes and remove clumps.
THE POTION: LashFood Phyto-Medic Eyelash Enhancing Serum, Rs. 5,690 (3mL), is the world’s only Ecocert lash enhancer that is formulated to safely and naturally nourish lashes, reduce hair loss, and trigger growth.
THE EXPERT: Just like hair extensions, NovaLash Lash Extensions, prices starting at Rs. 2,950, makes the use of a mascara inessential. Each tapered, synthetic lash is bonded to a single natural lash, that results in effortless glamorous lashes that last straight though a year with minimal monthly maintenance.
LIPS DON’T LIE
THE DEVICE: If you want to avoid injectables then the collagen-boosting PMD Kiss Lip Plumping System, Rs. 7,600, should be your pick. It uses a pulsating vacuum technology along with a lip plumping serum to create fuller lips.
THE POTION: With the tingling and cooling sensation of sichuan pepper, Lancer Skincare Volume Enhancing Lip Serum, Rs. 15,284, is enriched with hyaluronic acid, brown seaweed extract, peptides, and shea butter that work their magic to give you smoothened, hydrated, and plumper lips.
THE EXPERT: A quick-fix for a fuller pout: A session of Luxe Plum Lips, Rs. 8,000, by Dr Geetika Mittal Gupta, founder and medical director of Isaac Luxe. “It is micro-needling of potent hyaluronic acid combined with mild suction, which boosts circulation followed by a hydrating mask to lock in the serum. The result: plumped and hydrated lips,” she explains.
GLOW WITH GOLD
THE DEVICE: The 24-karat, gold-plated, Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar, Rs. 13,900, is a face yoga device made with benefits of gold that lifts, contours, and tightens skin.
THE POTION: Mira Kulkarni, chief managing director, Forest Essentials explains, “The purest gold is easily absorbed by the skin and possesses properties that boost immunity, keeping it young, and radiant.” That is the essence of Forest Essentials Advanced Soundarya Age Defying Facial Serum With 24k Gold, Rs. 3,795.
THE EXPERT: To optimise the benefits of gold, “The AquaGold treatment (Rs. 29,500) stimulates cellular renewal through a gentle, fine needling technique with Botox, PRP, hyaluronic acid, and peptides. A gold mask after sets in the ingredients for an instant glow,” explains Dr Kiran Kaur Sethi, founder of Isya Aesthetics.
THE DEVICE: Ward off stress-induced hair fall with the lightweight Hairmax ‘LaserBand 82’ Laser Hair regrowth System, Rs. 61,000. It reduces hair loss and stimulates new hair growth with its 82 medical-grade lasers by delivering low-level laser therapy.
THE POTION: The hair health-boosting Ouai Hair Supplement for Thin Hair, Rs. 2,000 for 30 capsules, contains a powerful dose of biotin, silica, ashwagandha, and amino acids. Continual usage over three months will give you a fuller head and a relaxed mind.
THE EXPERT: For those hanging by a strand, here’s an assuring therapy: The Nano PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy, Rs. 22,500, at MedLinks. “Nano PRP, uses a person’s own blood sample, that’s processed to extract a concentrate called PRP, which is very rich in growth factors proteins. It is then painlessly infused back into the scalp,” explains Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, MD, director, consultant dermatologist and specialist hair transplant surgeon, MedLinks.
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