As this harsh, long winter drags on, those of us with aging skin can really feel the effects of dry, heated rooms and cold, blustery winds. What we need is more than just intense moisture; we also need pro-level exfoliation combined with calming elements to soothe chapped skin.
Here we have eight carefully curated products that will refresh, renew, and ready skin for the sun’s return once spring arrives.
This tidy little machine can accomplish a variety of goals. The ultrasound penetrates the dermis all the way down to where the collagen resides and jumpstart production, which will plump skin and reduce wrinkles; it also emits energy in the blue region of the spectrum, which works to treat mild to moderate acne; and it emits energy in the red region of the spectrum for the cosmetic treatment of periorbital wrinkles.
The three-in-one technology works seamlessly, and the machine is easy to use. Does it work? After 30 days we saw significant plumping of our skin and an increased healthy glow. Sixty women, ages 39-59, were enrolled in a 12-week monadic clinical study conducted by the International Research Services, Inc. (IRSI). At the six-week mark, this is what they found:
Forehead lines/wrinkles – 79.3% showed improvement
Facial (global) lines/wrinkles – 86.2% showed improvement
Skin firmness – 79.3% showed improvement
Radiance – 79.3% showed improvement
Overall appearance – 89.7% showed improvement
Did you know that the human eye is unable to see a wrinkle? That’s right, what we see are the shadows caused by wrinkles. LifeCell contains technology that bounces natural light into those wrinkles so that shadows disappear.
Does the benefits disappear when you wash your face? Kind of, but LifeCell the treatment also contains ingredients that offer long-term skin health benefits, including six clinically proven compounds that claim to moisturize your skin and firm it up over the short-term and long-term.
Turn a run-of-the-mill bath into a beauty staple. This luxe mix combines milk powder to exfoliate with Damascus Rose, jasmine and ylang ylang to soothe the soul. The result is a sensual bath rich in lactic acid and filled with tiny rose buds, which brings a gorgeous spaexperience home. This is a product perfect for a chilly night and is ideal for those of you in need of serious ‘me’ time.
Prepare your skin for makeup in the best way possible with Jane Iredale’s new Beauty Prep products. This high-performance skin care regimen that prepares the skin so makeup goes on smoother and lasts longer, and has been awarded ECOCERT’s Natural Cosmetics certification. The organic extracts moisturize, brighten and protect skin from trans-epidermal water loss and airborne pollutants.
This new product from Arbonne is unique: The 60-day supply comes with a container of disposable scrubby pads along with an anti-aging solution. Pour the entire bottle over the pads and then use one each night after cleansing. Expect some pretty serious resurfacing, and those with super-sensitive skin might want to proceed with caution, but the product is perfect for those looking for something to soften the texture of tired skin.
Arbonne Intelligence Genius claims to improve skin suppleness, firmness, and elasticity after two weeks. In the clinical study, 100% saw and improvement in fine lines and wrinkles after eight weeks of regular use.
Winter means being in rooms that are dry and often overly heated, which can be taxing on aging skin. This tonic was specially created to refresh, and can be used after cleansing, to set make-up or whenever skin needs an invigorating burst of hydration. Think long flights and first thing in the morning. Containing salicylic acid to gently exfoliate and refine skin’s texture, mint flower water to rejuvenate and a cocktail of essential oils such as lemongrass, thyme and rosemary for a aromatic experience.
Pro Remedy Oil by Renée Rouleau is heaven sent on dry, cold days. The product is a blend of 12 natural oils that delivers exceptional barrier repair to benefit dry, parched. Although an oil, users can expect a lightweight treatment that reveals soft, smooth and radiant skin with a newly refined smoothness. For those with dry, sensitive skin will gain a gorgeous dewy boost from the natural lipids.
This delightful mask is based on a Mediterranean recipe that combines gentle-yet-nutrient-rich Spanish clay with sweet almond oil, prized for its nourishing properties. This centuries-old remedy has also added new technology, including a BioNymph Peptide Complex, to create a glow-giving formula your complexion will drink in. The mask goes on smooth and light, dries almost instantly and while a little heavily scented, is not overwhelming.
Rich, yet light and easily absorbed, this sunscreen is perfect for hitting the slopes during the last days of winter. Perfect for aging skin, Ojas Sun Essential is also packed with a “Protection Serum,” which helps improve skins firmness and elasticity with anti-inflammatory Edelweiss plant stem cells, collagen building peptides and Knotgrass, it helps reduce wrinkles while protecting skin firmness and elasticity from future damage.