Amazing elixirs from our skincare hall of fame
Heredity, the sun, free radicals—there are many causes of fine lines and wrinkles. The good news is that science has developed just as many ways to fight back. Meet our anti-aging superheroes, agents of change with extraordinary powers to help visibly turn back the clock. Whether sourced in nature or developed in a laboratory, these ingredients are the result of breakthroughs and discoveries our grandmothers could only dream of. You’ll definitely want these amazing skinsavers on your side.
Vitamin A—and its many derivatives—has been scientifically shown to work to speed skin cell turnover. From visibly smoothing wrinkles to clearing blemishes to delivering a youthful glow, the superhero powers of vitamin A go on and on. It’s so powerful, even a little goes a long way. One especially gentle and easily absorbed form of vitamin A, retinyl palmitate, is what makes RevitaLift® Deep-Set Wrinkle Repair so effective against the signs of aging.
Grape seed oil’s claim to fame lies in its powerful antioxidant effect. This natural superhero contains an especially potent form: procyanidins, unique compounds that guard against free radicals. Grape seed oil is also naturally rich in linoleic acid, a fatty acid found in skin cell membranes that allows it to slip easily beneath skin’s surface, bringing protection where it’s needed. Found in the broad spectrum Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen, grape seed oil gives your daily SPF a boost by protecting against skin-damaging free radicals.
Collagen is the protein that works with elastin to keep your skin supple, taut and looking young. As our birthdays add up, collagen levels go down resulting in wrinkles. Hydrating creams like Collagen Moisture Filler Day Cream won’t replace your natural collagen, but will help visibly fill lines and wrinkles on the outside.
A naturally occurring polymer in skin cells, hyaluronic acid provides cushioning, helps bind collagen and elastin and is a magnet for water. It’s also the secret to the intensely hydrating benefits of Revitalift®. How does this superhero work? By attracting water molecules. In fact, hyaluronic acid holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water. A moisture-drenched complexion is plump, supple and firm, with less wrinkles and fine lines—results often visible in mere weeks with regular use of Revitalift® Triple Power™ Concentrated Serum.
A major cause of skin aging is cell oxidation, and certain factors like sun exposure, environmental pollution and lifestyle speed up this process. To the rescue: antioxidants, nature’s defenders. One of the best, water-soluble Vitamin C, bonds with damaging free radicals—those rogue molecules that break down the fatty membranes of cell walls, cause oxidation and accelerate aging. Age Perfect BB Cream uses this anti-aging super hero to help effectively strengthen skin.