Line Managers: Our pick of skincare using new technology to target an age-old situation
Of the many remedies marketed for ageing skin, those that target fine lines and texture make the most difference over time. Creams for mature skin, according to experts, differ from other formulations in that they focus exclusively on preventing and treating fine lines and texture – the direct results of the natural ageing process – compared to formulae that tackle all visible indicators of advancing years (think dark spots and dullness).
Along with retinol, peptides, growth factors, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid are key components of what specialists call the greatest creams for aged skin. It will take time for products enriched with these ingredients to improve the skin. However, overall, you will see less texture, more radiance and more bounce – as long as you exfoliate and moisturise regularly – making skin look more youthful. Most importantly, it is still crucial to use sunscreen frequently to protect your skin from damaging UV radiation.
Clé de Peau Beauté La Crème
With over 60 carefully chosen ingredients and the Japanese brand’s youth-enhancing Skin-Empowering Illuminator, Clé de Peau Beauté’s La Crème goes above and beyond the average night cream. It works while you sleep to plump, regenerate and reveal luminous, supple skin by sunrise. It was created using more than 100 precise processes to refine its texture and is based on significant research into the behaviour of the complexion as you sleep. It reacts to variations in skin temperature and enhances blood flow throughout the night to improve density.
Dr Sebagh Supreme Neck Lift
Supreme Neck Lift’s amazing recipe contains a wide variety of preventive and skin- boosting moisturisers and active substances that protect, firm and lift the skin. It was created by Jean-Louis Sebagh, the French cosmetic doctor, to help restore firmness and elasticity at the neck and décolleté. With regular application of Supreme Neck Lift in the morning and at night, skin will look and feel tighter overall, and the neck and décolleté will be smoother and cleaner with greater suppleness.
Evidens de Beauté The Day Moisturizer
This luxurious cream imparts instant softness and relaxation to the skin, with its effectiveness the outcome of a balance between internal stimulation and external protection. The Day Moisturizer revitalises skin while minimising both fine and more severe wrinkles. Infused with the French- Japanese brand’s proprietary Qai Complex, Triple Collagen and moisturising and revitalising ingredients, it gives the face more youth, radiance and firmness.
Helena Rubinstein Powercell Night Repair Cream
This night-time boost from Helena Rubinstein’s Powercell line is a rich yet lightweight defence against daily damage. It is formulated with a core of native plant cells, aqua keep and glycerine, a combination that works to restore vitality and the skin’s natural hydrolipidic film. A plump, well-hydrated complexion with fewer symptoms of ageing greets you in the morning.
La Prairie Platinum Rare Cellular Night Elixir
Platinum Rare Cellular Night Elixir is a potent skin-rejuvenating product from the storied Swiss brand that promotes the four processes essential for the skin to fully regenerate – detoxification, nutrition, breathing and immunity boosting. For the first time, a single, remarkable recipe embraces a special combination of rare, active substances to address these four crucial roles.
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream
This nourishing retinol night cream from one of the first clinical skincare brands significantly enhances firmness and brightness. It also minimises lines and deep wrinkles, evens skin tone and moisturises. Founder Dr. Howard Murad uses Retinol Tri-Active Technology, which has niacinamide and picolinamide to reinforce the skin barrier and smooth texture, in a product that quickly renews your face while being gentle enough for nightly use.
Natura Bissé C+C Vitamin Cream
This outstanding cream, which is made with a remarkable quantity of vitamin C, gives superficially or thoroughly dry skin back its elasticity, tone and firmness. As an added bonus, Barcelona-based Natura Bissé blends three types of vitamin C antioxidants and collagen with revitalising components that serve to strengthen the effect against free radicals.
Paula’s Choice Clinical Retinol + Bakuchiol Treatment
The choice of US personality Paula Begoun, this product from the Clinical treatment line is ideal for intermediate retinol users. Triple-action retinol, plant-derived bakuchiol and peptides support collagen-depleted skin to target fine lines, deep wrinkles, enlarged pores and loss of firmness. A moderate retinol strength of 0.3% and 2% bakuchiol works to achieve multi-level repair and rejuvenation.
Sensai Cellular Performance Extra Intensive Cream
Endowed with high-end oils that meld with the skin to revitalise its appearance and feel, Sensai’s new Extra Intensive Series is billed to help regain lost suppleness, hydration and translucency after just one day. Then, month after month, it encourages the skin to maintain its natural beauty, becoming silkier and more luminous. A high concentration of Hyaluronate/ Collagen Booster – part of the Japanese brand’s Advanced CPX Vital Extract – provides additional hydration for firmness.