antiaging skin care

Skin Care: Vitamin C Booster

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Vitamin C Enriched

Exuviance AF Vitamin C20 Serum Capsules from Neostrata feature 20% Vitamin C and patented AminoFil, an amino acid (tyrosine) compound that targets the skin matrix to volumize, plump and firm skin. The serum, which is packaged in single-use capsules to help prevent ingredient degradation, can be used directly on skin or mixed into nighttime moisturizers for an extra boost of vitamin C. Contact: 800.225.9411, www.neostrata.com.

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The Science of Antiaging Skin Care

Formulators discuss the science behind the latest antiaging skincare trends.

The most important scientific discovery related to topical skincare products during 2012 may have come from researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Solna, Sweden. By using an entirely new experimental approach involving rapidly freezing tiny skin samples and studying them under a low-temperature electron microscope, the team was finally able to describe the stratum corneum at the molecular level. This enables scientists to see, for the first time, how the skin’s barrier function works and how it might be circumvented.

Skincare Products: glo•therapeutics Advanced Collection

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glo•therapeutics Advanced Collection

The physician-dispensed glo•therapeutics Advanced Collection now includes five new products. HQ Advanced facial serum with 2% HQ, 1% tretinol, 1% kojic acid and palmaria palmate extract. 10% Glycolic Cleanser and 15% Glycolic Cream. Antiaging treatment 1% Tretinol with 1% All-Trans-Retinol and vitamins C and E, and Eye Treatment featuring retinaldehyde, peptides, skin brighteners and antioxidants. Contact: 800.232.0398, www.gloprofessional.com.

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Skincare Product: Hydro-Peptide Gel

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Hydro-Peptide Gel

Young Pharmaceuticals’ HydraPeptide Gel is a highly concentrated hyaluronic acid-based gel designed to enhance skin moisture and reduce the signs of photoaging and dry skin. The gel—which includes Vitamins B3, B5 and peptides—is fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and can be used on acne-prone skin, or under makeup, sunscreen or moisturizers. Contact: 800.874.9686, www.youngpharm.com.

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Skincare Product: DermaChromatic

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DermaChromatic

DermaChromatic, developed by PrecisionMD, uses a patent-pending copper-chlorophyllin anti-redness technology to visibly improve skin redness in as little as two weeks. The complex is loaded into liposomes, allowing for the controlled release of the ingredients into the skin. The gel is non-irritating, oil-, fragrance- and paraben-free. Contact: 888.423.5349, www.precisionmdskin.com.

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Azelaic Acid Offers Antiaging Benefits

Azelaic acid (AzA) counteracts stress-induced premature cell senescence, a finding that may explain anectodal evidence of AzA’s effect on skin texture among rosacea suffers, say researchers at the San Gallicano Dermatology Institute in Rome, Italy. Stefania Briganti, et al, used a stress-induced premature cell senescence (SIPS) model based on human dermal fibroblasts that underwent a single exposure to 8-methoxypsoralen PUVA.

Antiaging Skin Care: Retrinal EYES Eye Contour Cream

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Antiaging Skin Care: Retrinal EYES Eye Contour Cream

Rétrinal EYES Eye Contour Care from Eau Thermale Avène combines retinaldehyde and hyaluronic acid fragments in a patented complex to boost collagen and elastin production and firm skin in the eye area. Dextrane sulfate, a decongestant, works to diminish puffiness and dark circles. Contact: 866.412.8363, www.aveneusa.com.

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Technology Comes Home

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Home-use devices are hitting their stride with new FDA approvals and growing consumer awareness.
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Technology Comes Home

Home use skincare devices generated an estimated $1 billion worth of retail sales in 2011 with exponential growth expected for the next five years, according to the market research firm Kline and Co. (“At-home Skin Care Devices 2011: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities” www.klinegroup.com). The majority of these devices were developed to address the same concerns voiced daily in medical aesthetic practices, covering the spectrum from acne treatment to hair removal, hair restoration and antiaging.