How To Achieve Clearer, Firmer, Smoother, Glowing Skin For The Holidays

Made with New Zealand-sourced botanicals and super-power active ingredients, Ao Skincare uses Vitamin A to help you wake up everyday with a clearer, firmer, smoother, more resilient and all-around glowing skin. Getty Images

Six complementary products from Ao Skincare, were designed to balance, repair, moisturize, protect, refine and rejuvenate fatigued skin with a highly result-oriented approach. Using the purest ingredients - many sourced from New Zealand, the dermatologist-developed collection takes moisturization to a new level.

 Ao products use several bioactive boosters like, Totarol, an antioxidant extract from the native Totara tree, has been shown to combat inflammation – a major cause of skin aging.  Harakeke seed oil, a nature’s super skin hydrator and New Zealand Mānuka honey, a monofloral honey that nourishes and helps deliver precious moisture deep into the skin.

Using a marine algae-derived super antioxidant that is 6000 times more potent than vitamin C and other active ingredients, Ao Skincare can reduce the appearance of fine lines and increase skin radiance, and make the skin appear firmer and younger.

Even though water is the primary ingredient in most skin care products, Ao is is sourced from one of the purest places on earth, an aquifer beneath the ancient Kauri forests in the lush far north of New Zealand.  This artesian water contains essential trace elements such as magnesium, calcium and potassium.

Ao products can be purchased online here. Please find below the six steps, and find the best product for you:

  • #1 Prepare Cleanser begins as an elegant, silken gel that is massaged into skin with dry fingertips.  Then, warm water transforms it into a gentle cleansing milk, which lifts away impurities while delivering moisture without stripping the skin of its natural oils.  Unlike the majority of modern cleansers, it won’t disturb the skin’s “microbiome” or pH balance.  
  • #2 Fortify Day is a light moisturizing treatment and the perfect follow-up to the gentle purification and hydration offered by Prepare Cleanser.  Its star ingredient, cyathea cumingii (derived from the leaves of a New Zealand fern) provides an immediate tightening or “lifting” effect that lasts several days. 
  • #3 Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a natural physical blocker sunscreen that contains zinc oxide as well as potent vitamins and botanical boosters.  Thanks to micronization, the zinc oxide won’t create a white cast on the skin.  Astaxanthin, the most powerful antioxidant science has to offer, fights free-radicals which can damage elastic and collagen, while boosting the product’s ability to block most UVA (skin cancer causing) and UVB (aging) rays, as well as UVC rays. 
  • #4 Restore Serum is a peptide and vitamin-rich serum that helps revitalize, strengthen and restore skin, while encouraging cell renewal. 
  • #5 Repair Night is an antioxidant and nutrient-rich hydrating night treatment that repairs, restores and conditions skin while stimulating the production of collagen.  
  • #6 Rewind Retinal is the gold standard for more youthful looking skin.  It features a potent, award-winning retinoid antioxidant booster that reduces the physical appearance of hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.  


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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.