- Aging & Longevity
The best of anti aging creams
L'Occitane Divine Cream
L'Occitane's organic products
L’Occitane is a name synonymous with a commitment to products that are rich in natural and organic ingredients. The company has entered the market for “miracle creams” with its Divine Cream launched last year, containing naturally sourced Corsican Immortelle, ‘the flower that never dies’,. The oils of the immortelle flower have significant anti-ageing properties and test users of the product have reported a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and felt their facial contours were restored. It was vote best anti-aging cream in Harper Bazaar’s Hot 100 in 2013.
Elemis Marine Cream
The British company Elemis has also enjoyed an excellent reputation for a whole range of anti-aging products. Its flagship product is the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. A special edition of the product has just been released for Breast Cancer Care. According to clinical trials, there is evidence that it does decrease the appearance of wrinkles up to 78 per cent.
The company has also produced an “upgrade” on the original - Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra-Rich - formulated to provide 24-hour hydration and packed with free-radical fighting anti-oxidants as well as sunflower extracts which help to strengthen the skin’s barrier. The base oil is jojoba - the easiest for all skin types to absorb rather than the preferred shea butter in other formulas.
Another product that scored highly is Temple Spa’s Skin Truffle which was was awarded a score of 9.3 out of 10, the highest score of any product in 15 years of The Beauty Bible. Skin Truffle took five years to perfect, being created by a team of doctors in the field of derma-science. The formula delivers active ingredients including black truffles, pure gold and silk, along with extracts of champagne, chocolate and strawberries.
The sheer diamond particles slowly release to leave the skin with a dewy, luminous complexion illuminate the skin by converting the invisible blue light. Champagne is a natural skin humidifier while strawberry tones and purifies the skin.
The 111 Range
Glutathione is a key element in keeping skin cells healthy. Although the body produces this antioxidant, its ability to detoxify and protect the immune system is heavily depleted by harsh environments, poor diet, stress, trauma, and medications. The formula is NAC Y² (a combination of NAC, Vitamin C and Escin) which increases Glutathione and was originally developed for astronauts to cope with the rigours of space . The synergy of the ingredients in the 111 range, developed by a renowned Harley Street surgeon, stimulates increased production, blocking free radicals and combating the ravages of time. The price range is steep but the theories and science behind it are sound.
A new wonder cream appears to hit the shops almost every month, but sourcing the right ones are crucial and these are generally backed up by scientific studies.