14th March 2012

Anti Ageing Power Players – A Guide to the Latest Innovation


 

Dior Capture XP Ultimate Wrinkle Correction Cream – Corrects 100% of wrinkles on and below the surface

Brand new and much lauded, the Dior Capture XP Ultimate Wrinkle Correction Cream contains the culmination of years of Dior research.

The precious Bi-Skin, one of Dior Scientists’ favourite active ingredients, acts on the surface of the skin: after 1 hour, wrinkles are smoothened and less visible to the naked eye.

The Hyalu-Stem™ Complex teaches the skin how to recreates its own production of Hyaluronic acid, which is naturally contained in the skin to keep it plumped and young looking. The new XP formula doubles its production, correcting existing wrinkles from the deepest layers of the skin and preventing new ones from appearing.

Best for: Skin plumping and facial contouring.

 

Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Serum
Awards: Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence de la Beaute
Featured in: Vanity Fair

Like much of the rest of their skincare, makeup and fragrance collection, Guerlain’s luxurious anti-ageing range Abeille Royale is inspired by the humble bee. The range harnesses the reparative power of pure honey and royal jelly, which stimulate the skin’s natural healing process with their antiseptic, medicinal properties. This exclusive formulation is called the Pure Royal Concentrate, and penetrates deeply to heal micro-tears and smooth wrinkles. Added bonus – it smells like honey!

Best for: Repairing mature and damaged skin.

 

Trilogy Age Proof Replenishing Night Cream
Awards: Highly Commended at the Natural Beauty Awards
Featured in: Red

Hyaluronic Acid has been big news in the anti-ageing world for a while now. Natural skincare brand Trilogy pairs the superstar ingredient with essential fatty acids omegas 3 and 6 to assist skin cell renewal and repair, plus natural extracts of avocado, certified organic rosehip oil, and marula oil to care for the skin gently. While those extracts soothe and moisturise, the hyaluronic acid plumps the skin and fills out fine lines. All this together with a beautiful, sumptuous cocoa butter texture makes for a really beautiful night time moisturiser.

Best for: Those who prefer a natural approach to anti-ageing skincare.

 

Vichy LiftActiv Derm Source
Star Ingredient: Rhamnose
Featured in: Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Red, Marie Claire

Vichy LiftActiv Derm Source is one of the biggest anti-ageing skincare launches in recent years, with 10 years of research, 7 clinical studies, 7 patents, and 6 scientific publications to back up its claims. The unique action of the moisturiser targets the area between the epidermis and the dermis, the ‘derm source’, and regenerates the entire skin for complete anti-ageing care. Stimulation occurs thanks to a concentration of the effective natural rhamnose molecule at 5%, an exclusive ingredient that firms and plumps.

Best for: A loss of firmness and wrinkle control.

 

3Lab Super H Serum
Featured in Vogue, InStyle,
The Telegraph, Daily Mail

This indulgent serum has attracted a lot of press coverage thanks to its rare and expensive ingredients. The star ingredient is the Swiss Uttwiler Spatlauber Apple, or more specifically its stem cells, which delay the ageing process and preserve the skin’s youthfulness. It also features Nano-Claire GY™, the world’s first cosmetic grade bioactive synthetic growth hormone-like material, and EUK-134, a $20,000 per kilo ingredient proven to stop and reverse the signs of past damage.

Best for: Prevention and correction of signs of ageing.

 

Clarins Vital Light Day Cream
Awards: Women & Home Best in Beauty Award Winner
Featured in: Harpers Bazaar, Daily Mail, Stylist, Allure

This illuminating cream is a massive hit with our customers! Clarins have hit the nail on the head with an anti-ageing formulation that also tackles dullness and pigmentation. The secret is an exclusive blend of three rare ‘pioneer plants’: Cochlearia Officinalis and Waltheria extracts which help to strengthen the collagen network of the complexion, reduce wrinkles and firm, together with Spergularia extract which lightens age spots and unifies hyperpigmentation for a smooth skintone.

Best for: Brightening and unification of the complexion.

 

Lab Series Power Brightening Serum
Featured in: MSN Grooming
Awards: Men’s Health Grooming Award Winner

Male skin has a bigger dose of melanin than its female counterpart, and this can make for an uneven complexion as skin matures.Battlethe dullness with the Lab Series Power Brightening Serum +DR4, a clarifying hydrator. Ascorbyl Glucoside (stabilised Vitamin C) brightens and diminish the look of dark spots; Dianella Ensifolia provides antioxidant protection; Pinanediol helps to promote micro circulation; and Palmaria Palmata (seaweed extract) helps maintain overall brightness andprevents future discolouration.

Best for: Brightening male skin

 

Jack Black Protein Booster Serum
Featured in: Esquire
Awards: Men’s Health Grooming Award Winner

When ageing has become a concern, this protein-packed formulation should be your first port of call. Specially created to suit male skin, the fragrance free, paraben free, colourant free and sulfate free serum contains Matrixyl 3000, which is known to help reduce wrinkles and restore elasticity. Added essential fatty acid omega 3 deeply moisturises and plumps the complexion, and increases the resilience of the skin. A cocktail of antioxidant extracts and vitamins make the serum an all-round anti-ageing power player.

Best for: Universal anti-ageing care for men

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