James Vivian Reveals Exactly the Products You Need to Tackle Winter Dry Skin

How to banish winter dryness FAST: Top facialist reveals exactly what products you need for your skin, how to fight a pimple and heal chapped lips

  • Dermatologist James Vivian, 38, recently launched his own skincare line
  • Viviology is a science-backed six-product cosmeceutical line
  • James, who works in Melbourne, offered his top winter wellness tips
  • He recommends switching moisturizers in the winter and exfoliating
  • Helps him fight a pimple, he just recognizes that it’s best left alone

A top skin therapist has shared the exact products he uses to stave off winter dryness and his surefire plan to reduce pimple size in a day.

James Vivian, 38, runs his eponymous skincare clinic in Melbourne’s Toorak and has just successfully launched a six-product cosmeceutical line called Viviology in partnership with adore beauty.

The business mogul – and beauty enthusiast – entered the industry by accident after studying music at university before taking a part-time sales job at Aesop.

“On my first shift I got a facial from Maria Vovos, one of Melbourne’s top facialists. I got up from the treatment bed and said ‘I want people to feel like you just made me feel,” he told FEMAIL.

James Vivian, 38, runs his eponymous skincare clinic in Melbourne’s Toorak and has just successfully launched a six-piece cosmeceutical line called Viviology in partnership with Adore Beauty

“You could say it was a life-changing facial. I then continued my studies to obtain a diploma in aesthetic therapy and a bachelor’s degree in health sciences (skin therapies).’

In winter, when the temperature drops, we naturally increase the heating. This can lead to dehydration, skin sensitivities, and rashes.

To help counter this, Vivian recommends replacing your usual moisturizer with a richer formulation, ideally containing ingredients like ceramides and squalene.

Alternatively, if you have a moisturizer you can’t live without, add a drop or two of an oil to increase hydration and decrease dehydration, such as jojoba or avocado oil.

Exfoliation is another way to ensure that your skin absorbs as much moisture as possible, and opting for an exfoliant containing hydroxy acids not only helps to gently refine the skin, but also activates natural hyaluronic acid and ceramides in the skin, which makes the skin healthier. barrier and hydrated complexion.

To help counter this, Vivian recommends replacing your usual moisturizer with a richer formulation, ideally containing ingredients like ceramides and squalene.

When it comes to a rogue pimple, Mr. Vivian says it's best left alone

To help counter this, Mr Vivian recommends replacing your usual moisturizer with a richer formulation, ideally containing ingredients such as ceramides and squalene (his clients pictured)

HOW TO CURE CRACKED LIPS:

A stylist has hailed a $6 balm from an Australian beauty brand as the “best” on the market for soothing chapped lips.

Sydney fashion blogger Dani, who posts on social media as ‘Luxe and Lemonade’, praised Dermal Therapy lip balm in her latest TikTok video.

The Australian-made product, which is sold at pharmacies like Priceline and Chemist Warehouse, is designed to soften “very dry lips” with nourishing ingredients such as lanolin and seed butter that hydrate and seal in moisture under the skin. skin barrier.

Dani, who “constantly” suffers from chapped lips, said the budget balm left her pout softer and smoother than any other product she had tried after just a day of use.

“Trust me when I say I’ll be trying this for years,” Dani added.

His endorsement, which has been viewed more than 75,000 times since it went live on Tuesday, drew dozens of supportive responses.

‘I can’t live without it. The hand cream is also amazing,” one woman replied.

“Everyone on Accutane knows the holy Dermal brand,” said a second.

Accutane is the trade name for isotretinoin, a powerful treatment for chronic acne that causes a host of side effects, including severely chapped lips.

As for a rogue pimple, Mr. Vivian says it’s best left alone.

“And if you can’t do that, look for the ingredient salicylic acid and use it as a spot treatment to help calm inflammation and reduce infection,” he said.

“Attacking a pimple can often lead to longer healing times and potential scarring. Repeat after me: a pimple heals, but a scar can last forever.

Mr. Vivian’s new skincare brand features products formulated with active ingredients and includes Foaming Cleanser, Liquid Exfoliator, Retinol Serum, Niacinamide + HA Serum, Vitamin C Serum and Moisturizer to ceramides, with prices ranging from $35 to $59.

Mr. Vivian's new skincare brand features products formulated with active ingredients and includes Foaming Cleanser, Liquid Exfoliator, Retinol Serum, Niacinamide + HA Serum, Vitamin C Serum and Moisturizer to ceramides, with prices ranging from $35 to $59.

Mr. Vivian’s new skincare brand features products formulated with active ingredients and includes Foaming Cleanser, Liquid Exfoliator, Retinol Serum, Niacinamide + HA Serum, Vitamin C Serum and Moisturizer to ceramides, with prices ranging from $35 to $59.

“Since the inception of cosmeceuticals in recent years, I’ve seen customers and consumers deal with product and information overload that can leave them and their skin confused and overwhelmed,” he said. .

‘I was driven to create a brand that looks and feels great, is simple, full of active ingredients and doesn’t break the bank.

‘Skincare should never be boring. We want everyone to look forward to using skincare they love and understand, which is why I’m very proud of what we’ve created with Viviology and can’t wait for the range to find its footing. in bathrooms around the world.

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