If you’re anything like us, you’re constantly on the lookout for new skincare products to work into your routine to help you achieve a healthy glow, reduce wrinkles and to give you plumper looking skin.
Hydration is key to perfecting your complexion, as is good quality sleep, following a balanced diet and regularly engaging in the right kinds of exercise. However, there are supplements you can take and creams you can use that can give you firmer skin in no time.
Firming anti-ageing skincare products are everywhere, and it can be hard to keep up with new skincare trends. Allow us to walk you through our favourite new skincare products that will leave you with improved skin and increased confidence.
1. Vintner’s Daughter - Active Botanical Serum
Yes, Vintner’s Daughter’s Active Botanical Serum really is worth all the hype it’s generated. This incredible oil based serum contains cold-pressed botanical oils and essential oils of the highest-grade and has been designed to renew, repair, protect, and tone the skin.
The multi-correctional face oil has been infused with no less than 22 of the world’s most nutrient-rich botanicals, all delivered in optimal ratios to leave your skin plumper, firmir and regenerated. The infusion of nourishing fatty acids, brightening vitamins, healing phytonutrients and balancing minerals has been formulated to target free-radicals and fight oxidative ageing, and heal and calm the skin, leaving it feeling plump, nourished and balanced, all the while reducing the appearance of fine-lines and wrinkles.
2. Dr. Levy Switzerland - R3 Cell Matrix Mask
This supercharged mask has a cult following for a reason: it’s high concentration of stabilised vitamin C, retinol and hyaluronic acid replenishes the skin and restores it to its natural glowing state. Designed to fight against the damaging effects of pollution and UV rays, the mask has been powered with vitamins and minerals to protect your skin from premature ageing, chronic inflammation and collagenses. The R3 Cell Matrix Mask has been formulated to reinforce your skin’s natural defenses and boost your skin’s natural elasticity, creating a smoother complexion and encouraging youthful radiance. It also contains a firming dose of vitamin A, and a powerfully protective injection of vitamin E to safeguard against the damaging effects of free radicals.
3. Obagi - Retinol 1.0%
Retinol is powerful stuff, and this is our favourite incarnation, suitable for sparing use a couple of times a week. Obagi’s Retinol 1.0% is a minimally-irritating, high-concentration retinol formula designed to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smooth complexion, and improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and texture for clearer-looking skin with minimal irritation.
The blend includes a number of calming natural herbs and botanicals to soothe and heal your skin. In addition to a superior strain of entrapped retinol, Obagi’s potion includes shea butter, Coenzyme Q10, licorice extract, jojoba oil, chamomile, calendula, St. John’s Wort, mallow flower, sage leaf and elderberry flower.
4. Biologique Recherche - Masque VIP 02
If you’re on the hunt for brighter, tighter skin, Biologique Recherche’s Masque VIP 02 has your name on it. This incredibly powerful oxygen mask is ideal for plumping skin, and is particularly effective at fighting fine lines around the notoriously delicate eye area.
Designed to brighten and restore the skin, that mask’s stimulating and revitalising action can help to reduce the appearance of dark circles and erase the signs of fatigue.
Its active ingredients include nourishing essential fatty acids, calming white clay, thirst-quenching cucumber extract, collagen-boosting elastin and a top-secret BR oxygenating complex. The Masque VIP O2 is a dynamic anti-pollution mask that will calm and protect your skin all at once, leaving your skin looking and feeling plump, hydrated, smooth and regenerated.
LYMA’s patented formula contains powerful anti-ageing ingredients that are clinically proven to work on fine lines and wrinkles.
Cynatine® HNS is the world’s first solubilised, active keratin and is at the cutting edge of nutricosmetics. Keratin is a member of a family of structural proteins known as scleroproteins and is the key structural material that makes up skin, hair and nails. If you want to repair, protect and plump your skin then supplementing with active keratin is a non-negotiable. LYMA uses the latest delivery systems to ensure a highly bioavailable, stable and clinically proven form of these natural keratin peptides is able to reach your skin, hair and nails. Cynatine® HNS has been optimised in LYMA and is more bioavailable than other forms of this beauty-boosting protein.
Cynatine® HNS has been shown to fight the effects of inflammation and oxidative stress that lead to ageing of the skin, as well as reducing the appearance of dark circles and skin dullness to keep you looking vitalised.
LYMA’s formula also contains a powerful technology-enhanced natural carotenoid, Lycored Lycopene™. Lycopene has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can benefit your overall health in addition to enhancing the appearance of your skin.
Supplementing with Lycored Lycopene™ at a daily dose of 30mg, as formulated in LYMA, has been clinically proven to reduce excess oil and balance the skin’s natural bacteria, reducing the appearance of pores and improving your overall complexion.
Lycored Lycopene™ also works to combat a process known as ‘collagenases’; the enzymatic breakdown of the skin’s natural collagen that happens naturally with age. Lycopene also has the power to slow the development of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin feeling plump, youthful and radiant.
As if that weren’t enough, a daily dose of Lycored Lycopene™, equivalent to that which can be found in LYMA, could protect against UV damage and reduce the likelihood of sunburn by up to 50%.
The HydroCurc® present in the LYMA formula is a powerful and highly bioavailable anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that plays a fundamental part in leaving your skin feeling nourished and protected from the inside out.
After supplementing with LYMA for 90 days, 80% of people reported a significant improvement in their skin’s texture, tone and appearance. 88% of people also reported less nail breakage, and 47% said their hair felt stronger.
If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your skin, boost your skin’s hydration and elasticity and have your visage looking younger and plumper than you even thought was possible you should start from the inside and work your way out. Start by supplementing with LYMA to change the expression of your DNA, and add in our recommended creams and lotions for that extra beauty boost.
Originally published Aug 26, 2020.