Do you want better skin? Better get these!
by Alison Blackman, advicesisters.com
If you want better skin, you need great, effective products. With the holiday season upon us, most people (myself included, I’m not going to lie) will stay up too late, stress out way more than we should, and have a diet that isn’t terribly healthy. All of these things will affect our skin, especially specific skin issues.
The product sin this review are all on the high end, but if f you want to stop seeing spots, reduce the RED, deal with your décolleté, get rid of “tech neck” and find a must-have high tech moisturizer, get these now and invest in better skin before 2016, arrives or save some room in your personal budget for “new year, new you” treatments.
Stop Seeing Spots! Do you have an uneven skin tone or dark spots? Many of the brightening products can alter your skintone, but a new serum by Clarins called Clarins Mission Perfection Serum ($72.00 1 fl. oz.) gives you luminous skin without messing around with your natural skin tone. It’s good for all skin types, with a cream texture that targets dark spots, discolorations, dullness and shadows.
According to Clarins, if you have four weeks to apply Clarins’ Mission Perfection Serum day and night, you’ll join 90% of the women in their study who agreed that their skin was visibly improved (two months brings even more significant results). This product reveals new skin, so be sure to follow with a moisturizer and a high SPF sunscreen.
Without too much tech speak, Clarins’ research has discovered that there are two types of skin saboteurs when it comes to dark spots: Meloncytes and Keratinocytes. The Keratinocytes send the wrong messages to the Meloncytes (the ones that produce melanin) through messengers called “Exosomes” resulting in uneven skin tone no matter how light or dark your skin might be. This serum sends the “right messages” to help reduce hyperpigmentation, The serum is good for all ages, all skin types, and all ethnicities (especially important for deeper skin tones). I liked the luxurious, creamy formula that was absorbed easily. Key (proven effective) ingredients include: Acerola extract (from a wild cherry with a high concentration of Vitamin C ) that monitors melanin production, Hexylresorcinol that helps reduce the appearance of dark spots, Gingko Biloba extract to help restore radiance, and the gentle (tamarind) Fruit Acids that gently exfoliate to get rid of dull, dark spots. There are also pigment perfectors that work to illuminate and even out your complexion. This serums is free of parabens, and it is dermatologist tested, noncomedogenic, and cruelty-free.
Don’t just cover up your skin. Clarins will help you reduce uneven skin and dark spots without bleaching your natural skin tone. What more could skin ask for?!
Clarins is available at fine department stores and online, but I recommend you visit the Clarins Web Site to learn more.
Treat Your Tech Neck: Your neck is one of the challenging places to firm and smooth and everyone sees it unless you’re wearing turtlenecks. Fortunately, a new product by Kaplan MD called the Neck Sculpting Serum Pen ($185.00 0.68 oz.) may be the easy answer you’ve been seeking to get rid of “tech neck” (the wrinkles that develop underneath the chin due to looking down at smart devices) without invasive treatment. The truth is, your neck shows your age, no matter what that age is!
This is a seriously cool product. It is portable in a shiny silver pen with push button applicator and a roller-ball tip. The rollerball helps with lymphatic drainage and stimulates circulation as the serum is applied. Push the button at the base of the pen and the right dose of the serum appears on the rollerball (super great). All you have to do is roll the tip on your neck and jowls ( you may feel a mild tingle as the serum beings to firm and lift).
The Advice Sisters have always been impressed with products from Kaplan MD. It is an upscale skincare brand created by Beverly Hills Dermatologist, Stuart. H. Kaplan M.D. As an anti-aging expert with over 25 years of experience,Dr. Kaplan knows his stuff. He’s added some interesting ingredients including: Linefill– patented ingredient composed of Sesame Seed Extract that visibly re-volumizes lines and wrinkles (increases the accumulation of lipids in the adipose tissue); Xerophyte Sage– patented extract harvested from the Clay Sage Plant that works to firm the skin’s cellular structure and retain moisture. (Xerophytes is a classification of plants native to extremely dry weather conditions and have developed unique abilities to sustain survival); High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid– forms a thin, invisible film on the skin’s surface to visibly lift and smooth the skin.
What I particularly like is that this product is gluten, sulfate, paraben and petrolatum-free and even people with sensitive skin can use it. It isn’t inexpensive, but more invasive (and painful) treatments cost a lot more. It worked well with almost instant results. Few products can legitimately claim to do this. My skin isn’t like yours or anyone else’s so your experience may differ, but I really did see improvement quickly. Beauty Tip: for best results use firm pressure using sweeping up and down motions for 1-3 minutes or until the product is absorbed. Under the jawline, use gentle, circular motions.
Reduce the RED: Sente Labs Redness Control Complex $95.99 (plus tax) helps to reduce ruddy skin with patented HSA Technology and a combination of peptides to reduce the appearance of facial redness for a smooth and radiant complexion. HSA utilizes ” heparan sulfate,” the master molecule for age management, and they do it in a low molecular weight formulation.
According to Sente, clinical studies have proven that HSA Technology delivers extreme hydration, diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improves the appearance of skin tone and texture for healthier looking skin. This is serious skincare, sold through authorized medical practices, medical spas or through the Sente Labs Web Site . The website warms against unauthorized sellers. The list of ingredients won’t really tell you much, although (after water) the ingredients I see listed that I knew included jojoba esters, glycerin, heparin sulfate and oat kernal extract just to name a few items in the extensive ingredient list.
Like most products how quickly and well this one works depends upon a lot of factors but it looks like a good bet to diminish the redness in your skin, restore your skin’s natural moisture balance, reduce blotchiness, limit blemishes, and of course, soothe and comfort your skin. It has plenty of the “right stuff” to work well. If your skin is red and uneven, you already know it takes something special to really make a difference. Important: this will reveal new skin, so please use sun screen while using this product (you should every day, anyway).
Deal with your décolleté: The Neck Firming Cream ( $101.99 plus shipping 1.7 fl. oz.) also by Sente includes the Sent- patented HSA Technology to firm the skin and improve tone and texture.It also has a combination of caffeine and other ingredients to make skin look more “lifted.” but what I really like about this product is that it works on the décolleté. Sun damage and general aging can make this area look blotchy and wrinkles and there aren’t that many good products to combat these issues on your décolleté. Every time you wear an open neckline, your skin damage, shows. The oxygen -free pump is a plus, With time you may see your neck and décolleté looking firmer and smoother and more hydrated. Youthful skin awaits! While this is not at all the same as an invasive treatment, it’s a good way to start handling these skin areas. Be sure to get Sente products T only through an authorized medical practice, medical spas or through the Sente Labs Web Site .
A must-have moisturizer: Nathan Halsey , the founder of Bellatorra Skin Care, discovered an advanced technology for skin care ingredient delivery in 2013 and used it as the basis for his upscale Bellatorra Skin Care. These products target the causes of accelerated aging and their visible effects with perfectly paired blends of botanicals, vitamins, minerals and plant stem cells delivered sequentially to the deepest layers of the skin. The products range from a facial cleanser at $95.00 to a high of $350 for a serum.
The one we tried and loved, was the Cellular Renewal Complex Advanced Facial Moisturizer ($295.00 1.35 fl. oz.). The elegant pump with frosted glass bottle is a powerhouse cocktail of antioxidants, polysaccharides, minerals and vitamins. It is ideal for normal to combination skin and didn’t irritate my (sensitive) skin. In fact, within a few days some very dry and rough patches of skin disappeared. Yes, it’s pricey but it appears to work (your experience may vary as no one’s skin is exactly the same). But you can be sure that the targeted, time-released, botanical and plant stem cell formula in it almost instantly helps to smooth and moisturize your skin while reducing fine lines and wrinkles, accelerating skin’s natural repair functions, and protecting it from environment saboteurs. Over time, it also helps in targeting discoloration, reducing uneven tone and preventing the appearance of future damage at the cellular level.
Without getting too technical, purified, active ingredients that mirror the hydrolipidic structure of skin are concentrated into specialized, bio-compatible nanospheres that target multiple causes of skin aging at their source. Bellatorra calls them, “Bellaspheres.Since skin ccycles are dynamic and work on a 24-hour clock, Bellatorra products release specialized targeted ingredients which are then released over a 48-hour time frame so your skin can enjoy maximum absorption. There is a lot more information on the Bellatorra web site where you’ll also purchase the products. or visit Barneys New York.