Need To Know: New skincare discoveries by Beauty Editor Olivia Falcon

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A few weeks ago, one of my most flawless-skinned friends slipped me a packet of products, which have shaken up my usual beauty routine. As a bit of a beauty know-it-all there are very few brands I haven’t tried but I have to confess I hadn’t heard of Arbonne, a Swiss company that uses pure, botanically based ingredients and high tech science to create a range of products that addresses pretty much every skin concern from fine lines to flaky-faced dryness. I took a dinky travel pack of Arbonne’s RE9 Advanced Anti-Ageing line on a grueling five day work trip to Seoul: 22 hours flying, 15 business meetings and very little sleep and I should have looked like the crypt keeper but these powerful products, remarkably kept my skin looking fresh, plump, hydrated – and dare I say it – dewy. So what’s the secret? Arbonne’s turbo-charged formulas contain ingredients such stabilized vitamin C (for skin brightening), antioxidants (repairing), peptides (smoothing) and copper (a key ingredient to soften and condition the skin that’s trending in the beauty world right now). They work in synergy to energize more mature skin and stop it acting its age. If you want to dip a toe in the water and try the brand, I would say invest in the Intensive Renewal Serum, the claim is that this product firms skin in just 24 hours. You may raise a skeptical eyebrow but trust me when I tell you it really does deliver and better still, after just three days, I noticed those two cross-looking furrows in the middle of my forehead had dramatically soften. Bravo. Click here to buy online  and register as a preferred client which will give you 20% off any products (fee is £17 for the first year)