July 15th, 2014

Luxury skincare & the technology behind it

Let’s face it: high-end skincare products may seem to work like magic, but there’s more science and technology working in the beauty aisle than you think.

Lancomeblurring tech: Flawless skin only happens in an instant (one minute, to be exact) when something called photo smooth optical technology comes into play. That’s why every bottle of Lancôme Visionnaire Blur Smoothing Skincare Perfector contains lab-worthy ingredients like silicone elastomers, retinyl palmitate and Vitamin CG work to exfoliate skin, reduce the look of pores and even out texture and tone for a soft-focus finish.


Elizabeth Ardenanti-aging tech: They don’t call it “the most powerful anti-oxidant technology” for nothing. Idebenone, found in Prevage by Elizabeth Arden, fights skin-damaging free radicals with an environmental protection factor of 95 out of 100 (that’s more effective than vitamins E and C, kinetin, CoQ10 and alpha-lipoic acid).


Age Control Supreme La Creme by Lise Watiersmoothing tech: Long before bottled skincare, Canada’s First Nations used Labrador tea leaves to combat itchy, irritated skin. Modern research shows the plant is three times more active—antioxidant-ally speaking—than Vitamin C and grape-seed extract. Translation: Labrador tea-containing Age Control Supreme La Creme by Lise Watier reduces wrinkles and keeps skin looking smooth and bright.


Strivectinmolecular tech: Advanced Retinol Concentrated Serum from StriVectin-AR contains a patented molecule, NIA-114, that charges cells to rejuvenate skin from the inside out. Best of all, it delivers a time-released energy surge that enables cells’ ability to repair UV-induced DNA damage and fortify the skin barrier.


Shiseidostress tech: New Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate is the first product to improve the defensive function of the skin’s Langerhans cells against environmental and emotional stress. Slightly less scientific is the fact that Ultimune is lightly fragranced with a green floral scent, designed to lift your spirits.


Skincare 2.0? We’re sold! — Noa Glouberman (Vitamin Daily)

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