Meet your line-up of anti-ageing beauty heroes, a selection of potent products to help reverse signs of ageing.
New research from The Harley Medical Group reveals wrinkles as the top skincare concern for women over the age of 35, and over 1 in 7 spending between £1,000 and £1,500 a year in an attempt to turn back the clock.
So whether you’re looking for high-performance formulations to instantly rejuvenate, or for long-lasting prevention against ageing, these beauty buys will help you to retain a firmer and more youthful complexion.
The Harley Medical Group Performance Eye Lift, £49 from harleymedical.co.uk
A pioneer in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments to help keep skin youthful, The Harley Medical Group has recently unveiled its first ever skincare range. The range is championed by the Performance Eye Lift (Â£49, harleymedical.co.uk), which combines a blend of scientifically advanced anti-ageing ingredients with naturally derived powerful actives for instant and long-lasting results. The potent formula contains clinically proven and patentedÂ Super Bark Extract to smooth, lift and firm, reducing the appearance of skin texture by over 78%Â in one application.
The Eye Lift is rich in Retinyl Palmintate (Vitamin A), proven in clinical studies to block the absorption of harmful UVA and UVB rays, as well as stimulating cell regeneration.
The formula encourages collagen production and increases the amount of protein held within the skin’s cell structure to visibly reduce fine lines around the eye area. Other powerful active ingredients include Sesame Oil and Safflower Seed Oil to inject the area with moisture, as well as Vitamin E to eliminate oxidants and impurities from the skin.
Eau Thermale Avène Ystheal+ Emulsion, £23 from independent pharmacies
The best-selling Ystheal+ emulsion has been reformulated with a patented new synergy between signature active Retinaldehyde and brand new ingredient GGO (GlycylGlycine Oleamide), to improve skin elasticity whilst restoring the skin’s physiological vitamin A reserves. GGO is the only active booster of Retinaldehyde, making it 3 times more effective in improving skin’s elasticity and eliminating fine lines.
The new formula has been proven to increase skin’s elasticity by up to 40.8% and leave skin 28.8% more radiant, as well as having an anti-wrinkle effect on the skin after 4 weeks use and significantly reducing wrinkle depth and length.
Trilogy Age Proof CoQ10 Booster Serum, £29.50 from John Lewis
Star ingredient Co-enzyme Q10 strengthens and revitalises skin cells and boosts collagen and elastin production for super-fast skin recovery. Packed with antioxidants, Tamanu Oil and CoQ10m this 100% natural serum restores and nourishes dull, tired or prematurely aged skin for a radiant complexion.
Temple Spa Skin Truffle, £85 from Selfridges
Beauty Bible Anti-ageing award winner and made with black truffles, diamond powder and gold actives, Skin Truffle has a unique formulation which helps to provide instant lustre to the skin.
This luxurious face cream contains SYN-COLL, a tri-peptide, which mimics the natural production of collagen, actively reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains -PE™, a breakthrough Phyto-endorphin complex which communicates with the skin cells, to mimic the endorphin reaction that naturally occurs when feeling good.
Jivesse Marine Collagen Cream, £80 from Harrods
This luxurious multi-dimensional hydrating anti-ageing cream stimulates natural collagen growth using Peptan® Marine Collagen peptides. Combined with key natural actives Jivesse works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve elasticity and moisture whilst counteracting the signs of ageing.
The Jivesse Marine Collagen Cream has been formed using over a decade’s experience and clinical knowledge in dermatology to ensure the product is of the highest quality and delivers optimum levels of collagen to the skin.
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• Raspberry acts as a natural protection from harmful UVA sunlight working to keep skin looking youthful all year round
• Kakadu plum contains the largest amount of Vitamin C content of any known plant and boosts the body’s amino acids to increase collagen production. Kakadu is the perfect partner to Peptan® to keep skin looking youthful
Expert nutritionist Mary Strugar comments: “The active ingredient, Peptan® is made up of tiny peptides that are small enough to be absorbed deep into the skin helping to give good hydration and suppleness. Vitamin C is a well-known anti-oxidant that protects and helps maintain the elasticity of the skin.”
Bio-Oil, 200ml £19.95 from Boots
Bio-Oil helps smooth and tone ageing, sagging and wrinkled skin on both the face and body. 94% saw an improvement of signs of ageing on the face and 80% saw an improvement of ageing skin on the neck in 12 week trials. The targeted formula supports your skin’s anti-ageing system by helping smooth and tone ageing, sagging and wrinkled skin on both the face and body. Plus it’s ideal for age spots.
Built into a daily skin care routine, the Bio-Oil formulation combines some of the most important skincare ingredients, including vitamin A and E with Calendula, Lavender, Rosemary and Chamomile oils, plus unique to Bio-Oil, PurCellin Oil™, to ensure they are easily-absorbed deep into the skin where they can provide essential hydration to summer skin. PurCellin Oil™ dramatically lowers the viscosity (stickiness and density) of the formulation to create a “dry” oil which is non-greasy.