Latest Potions for Youth
(September 1, 2005)
Tired of wrinkle creams that don't work? It's about time you went to a dermatologist or better yet, seek tried and tested potions for youth that guarantee results. Here we unlock the secret ingredients that make these wrinkle erasers unique and effective.
Estee Lauder's Perfectionist [CP] with Pollycollagen Peptides Correcting Serum for lines/wrinkles and age spots has been proven to reduce 55% of lines and wrinkles in four weeks, improve evenness of skin tone by 53% and boost clarity by 54%.
Five things unique to this miracle potion of youth: (1) Its Flexible Elastomer technology immobilizes wrinkles; (2) Pollycollagen Peptides to facilitate natural production of collagen; (3) Triple Enzyme technology to help peptides reach their targeted destination with full speed; (4) BioSync Activating Complex to synchronize skin communication, and (5) a proven antioxidant blend to neutralize damaging free radicals and help reduce the appearance of age spots.
From Dr. Howard Murad who has become a household name in the US for his Environmental Shield line built around the powerful antioxidant Vitamin c, comes Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex (P4,000 for 1 fl. oz.). Its secret? This youth potion is made of 10% pure Vitamin C plus Murad's patented Skin Repair System with Co-3, proven to reduce fine lines by 46% after four weeks.
Ever heard of "silent stress?" Apparently Japanese brand Awake by Kose has found out that active oxygen can cause aging. It's like cutting an apple and watching it turn brown as it is exposed to air. The same thing happens to the skin. So, consuming a lot of cigarettes and alcohol creates more active oxygen. This skin has enzymes that attack active oxygen, but when a woman hits 30, the amount of these helpful enzymes decreases by half, causing damage.
Not to worry, Awake's SO-Deletion Emulsion, fights back against this oxidation. Just apply this after washing your face with cotton and say goodbye to silent stress. Its main ingredient? Kose says that our skin enzyme is similar to cucumber and bifidus, hence they put it as the product's main ingredient.
Problems with frown lines, laugh lines and wrinkles?
The rage in Europe, Expression Line Control, the breakthrough skin care line from Imedeen, is now in the Philippines. The makers of Time Perfection Supplement, the antiaging pill, takes beauty a step further with this external antiaging skin care line that has two main ingredients namely Contra-X and Kinetin, antiaging molecules, also called maintenance molecule, as it helps clean the skin cells of degradation and debris that collects in the cell as we age.
Contra-X is a hexa-peptide composed of six natural amino acids that work on the skin surface, reducing the intensity of muscle contractions and wards of fine lines and wrinkles caused by repeated facial movements. Yes, it is similar to how Botox works. Woman age 35 above should make Expression Line Control a part of their skincare regimen. The range includes Serum, Daycare, Night Care and Eye Care lines.
For those of us who live in the concrete jungle where we must battle the elements - harmful UVA and UVB rays, pollution, stress and, yes, even changes in temperature and airconditioning - everyday of the year, Sisley has come up with a new product that is true to its promise of all day, all year round skin protection - Sisley All Day, All Year Essential Day Care (P14,400 per 1.7 oz, 50 ml) .
According to Sisley's researchers, only 30% of aging is genetic and intrinsic while the bigger 70% is extrinsic and controllable. Thus, Sisley has created a wonder cream that works even while you're sleeping. It's the only cream you'll ever need in your formidable skincare arsenal 24/7.
Sisley's All Day, All Year Essential Day Care, is formulated with three successive levels of protection:
First level: An anti UV shield that can stop 90% of UVA and UVB rays. This exclusive system incorporates UVB and UVA sunscreens, which protects for eight consecutive hours without penetrating the epidermis.
Second level: A shield that traps free radicals combined with an anti-stress shield. Sisley arms the skin with the means to strengthen its natural defense systems via the following: natural apple skin extract containing high concentrations of antioxidant and polyphenols, vitamin E-rich hazelnut oil, soy derived Vitamin E and white willow extract.
Third level: To boost the skin's barrier, All Day All Year puts the following to work: phytoceramides from rice extract, glycoproteins from natural sesame extract, shea butter and phytosqualene.
The product is suitable for all skin types, ages 20 and up.
For those who are fans of Obagi skin care regimen, there's good news. Obagi users now have the convenience of purchasing their Nuderm and C-RX products while shopping at the Makati commercial district. Obagi is now open at Rustan's Essences.
Invented by Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi, Obagi Nuderm, is a skin health restoration system that effectively prevents acne, wrinkles sagging and skin discoloration.
The C-RX system, Obagi's new line, features a patented combination of prescription-strength hydroquinone and professional strength Vitamin C, which brightens and lightens, giving you a more radiant skin.
While Obagi products may now be purchased over-the-counter, first time users are required to consult a dermatologist before undergoing the treatment. Not a problem since there is a Belo Clinic right upstairs on the fifth floor of Rustan's Makati. Subsequent purchases are monitored to make sure only prescribed users are given the medicine.