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Freshen up your face for the new year

Style editor Judy Gordon shares a look at great skin care products to help heal your complexion and protect your skin for the future.
/ Source: TODAY

It's a new year and time for a new you from head to toe, inside and out. In the first part of our four-part "New Year, New You" series, we focus on a concern of almost every woman — your complexion. The bad news is that every bad habit and every bit of stress and strain is reflected on your skin ... but the good news is you can heal your skin and prevent future damage with at-home cutting-edge skin care products. Want to learn how? Read on. It's all in this edition of the Trend Report!

Trend tip: Hydrating products to try: Borghese Acqua di Vita "Living Water" Hydrating Seru ($95), Dior HydraAction Deep Hydration Sorbet Gel ($45), MD Skincare Maximum Moisture Treatment ($42), or the fashion insider's cult favorite, Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre "24hr Miracle Cream," now available in the US ($20). For your hands, try Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream ($8) worn with a pair of cotton gloves overnight, and for your lips we swear by Jo Malone's shiny, mint- and honey-infused Vitamin E Lip Conditioner SPF 15 ($20)!

Trend tip: Undereye products to try: Bremann Research Labs Hylexin ($95), Eye Lifting Serum with Grapevine Resveratrol ($68) from French vinotherapy skincare line Caudalie (a cult fave of celebs and beauty insiders), Lancome Renergie Microlift Eye ($54), L'Occitane Immortelle Eye Balm ($30) or Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Eye Cream ($12) — with its light tint and optical diffusers, it may be all you need.

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Trend tip: Tightening products to try: DermaDoctor Immobile Lines Instant Topical Line Relaxer ($110), Kiehl's Cryste Marine Firming Cream ($45), Estee Lauder Perfectionist [CP+] Serum ($55) and Perfectionist Correcting Concentrate for Lip Lines ($35) or Benefit Ooo La Lift ($18), created specifically for the eye area.

Trend tip: You heard it here first — in March, Jergens will add a natural glow Face Daily Moisturizer to their outrageously best-selling collection of self-"glowing" moisturizers for the body. Created specifically for facial skin, it adjusts to your skintone to provide the appropriate glow. They've also added a third shade (Medium/Tan) to the assortment, just in time for summer fun!

Trend tip: If you do use an at-home face peel, remember to treat your skin with gentle, tender loving care afterwards — follow directions to the letter, do not use any other exfoliation products for at least a week after the peel, avoid sun exposure and tanning and wear sunblock with an SPF of at least 30 outdoors.

Judy Gordon is a New York-based style consultant and the “Today” show’s style editor. She has been covering the fashion and beauty beat for the past decade. To learn more about Gordon, you can visit her Web site,, which highlights style trends in America and across the world.

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