words by Frankie Rozwadowska
We are all on the quest for younger, healthier skin, but with increasing exposure to environmental damage and daily stresses, it’s not that easy. Fear not, there’s a whole host of amazing anti-agers that fight fine lines, wrestle wrinkles and knock years off the clock – giving you back that gorgeous, youthful glow in a jiffy.
The Eye Cream: NeoStem Anti-Wrinkle Eye Contour Care – £39
Eyes are one of the first areas to suffer from signs of ageing as whether we smile or frown, fine lines are formed. But thanks to the new French anti-ageing skincare brand, NeoStem, you can restore that youthful twinkle. Using two active ingredients for the first time ever in cosmetics, Omega Statine and Z-Dronate, the results speak for themselves. After 28 days, 72% of women claimed a reduction in appearance of those dreaded under eye bags, and 77% said wrinkles and crows’ feet appeared softened. Fragrance, paraben and alcohol free – this is the secret to bright, beautiful eyes.
The Serum: Willow Advanced Anti-ageing Serum – £82
British, organic beauty at its best, Willow harnesses the power of the Barbary Fig – a fruit grown in the arid conditions of Morocco (so it knows a thing or two about protecting against harsh conditions). Packed with antioxidants, it is impressively able to retain its own cell hydration levels, and its oil contains more than twice the vitamin E of Argan oil. Combining this super oil with essence of Elder, Marshmallow Root (which boasts amazing regenerative powers), Rose and Neroli, this serum not only smells sublime but the powerful active botanical ingredients help create a radiant, youthful glow by soothing, protecting, detoxifying and nourishing.
The Day Cream: Aromatherapy Associates Rose Infinity Moisturiser – £95
Using the latest technology, Nobel Prize winning research and nature’s most powerful ingredients, this mighty moisturiser delivers results in just 3 weeks. Using specific parts of plant stem cells along with telomere technology (a part of the chromosome that plays a central role in the ageing process), there’s also a whole host of wonderful wrinkle-ridders, including Hydroxyproline (derived from palm and coconut oil) which supports the production of Hyaluronic Acid, Ximenia Americana seed oil to promote suppleness and prevent moisture loss, Omega 6 ceramide from safflower to reduce inflammation, restore elasticity and increase moisture levels, and Alpine Rose stem cells to protect the skin’s barrier and boost epidermal regeneration.
The Night Cream: This Works No Wrinkles Midnight Moisture – £46
Wake up a true sleeping beauty with the latest anti-ageing launch from This Works. Loaded with luxurious ingredients, there’s Persian Silk Tree to tackle signs of fatigue whilst you sleep and to support the skin’s detoxification process, Retinol to boost collagen production, and Hyaluronic Acid to plump to perfection. Its intensely hydrating formula also accelerates reparations and restoration. Simply massage into skin, sleep and voilà – you’ll look rejuvenated and radiant whether you got your eight hours in or not.
The Oil: Antipodes Divine Face Oil – £19
Scientifically proven to stimulate collagen production by 51%, this nutrient rich face oil is crammed full of delicious, important ingredients. Organic Avocado Oil acts as a natural UV barrier whilst enriching with vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants – keeping skin smooth and perfectly plump with its mighty hydrating properties, whilst Rosehip Seed Oil helps to regenerate damaged skin whilst reducing the appearance of scars and wrinkles. The result? Healthier, softer, younger looking skin. How divine.
The Extra Oomph: La Roche-Posay Dermatological Anti-aging Treatment – £28
The secret to this terrific anti-ageing treatment? Retinol – 0.3% pure retinol, to be exact. Although lots of anti-ageing products contain the vitamin A derivative, it’s the amount that’s key, and with its high retinol content – this really is a beautifying boost. Working alongside La Roche-Posay’s signature proprietary ingredient, LHA (which offers cell-by-cell exfoliation, enhanced regeneration and increased cell turnover) in just 8 weeks upper lip wrinkles can be reduced by 30%, forehead wrinkles by 24% and crow’s feet wrinkles by 22%. Either mix with your moisturiser or use alone at night to lessen those laughter lines and bid a big farewell to fine lines.