• Dorothy Moreno

Get More Out of Your Moisturizer

Why not combat winter dryness and fight visible signs of aging at once? Sounds like a win to us!

We can probably all relate to the frustration of trying to find an effective moisturizer in the late months of winter when our skin has gone beyond the need of a little TLC: Pharmacies and beauty stores alike line the shelves with an impossible assortment of moisturizers, boasting claims that ultimately all come down to similar ingredients lists that extend no further than to offer simple hydration at best.

And while we're all for fighting the harsh effects of winter's various concoctions of low temperatures, snow, hail, wind and rain, we think your skin deserves a scientifically-supported moisturizer that not only rehydrates your skin, but repairs it at the same time. With our exclusive SkinCeuticals corrective moisturizers, combining moisture and anti-aging benefits really is as simple as it sounds. And, to help you get started, we're excited to offer 20% off exclusively on the products below for the entire month of February. So which one is best for you?

Don't forget to take your vitamins! - Metacell Renewal B3

As it's name suggests, one of the most exciting elements of this moisturizer is that it contains vitamin B3 (also known as niacinamide), which has been proven to correct and prevent visible effects of photodamaged skin and diminish the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, by promoting cell turnover to deliver a more clarified and even complexion.

An effective moisturizer for all ages, Metacell Renewal B3 is particularly beneficial for those in their 20's and 30's, as it's ingredients combine to improve early signs of aging. With high concentrations of tri-peptides, this moisturizer takes advantage of the combined effects of vitamin B3 with additional hyaluronic acid to reduce the appearance of fine lines and provide the moisture necessary to restore firmness to skin in its earliest stages of elasticity loss.

This lightweight formula also contains 15% pure glycerin, a substance that is naturally present in skin, and therefore helps defend against dryness by replenishing moisture without clogging pores or leaving your skin feeling weighed-down or sticky.

Cholesterol & Fat: Friend or foe? - Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

This moisturizer proves that not all cholesterol is bad cholesterol: especially when it comes to your skin. Equipped with a remarkable combination of cholesterol, ceramides and fatty acids, this product not only offers deep hydration, but also restores the skin's surface and protects against future moisture loss by encouraging skin's natural repair of each cell structure.

Ceramides, known for their water-retention capacity, exist just beneath the visible layer of skin and are essential fats for replenishing moisture otherwise lost over time; they also happen to work most effectively in conjunction with fatty acids and cholesterol, which makes this product's blend of ingredients truly one-of-a-kind.

For skin that has been stressed by an array of circumstances, such as significant environmental conditions, sun damage, or even health issues, this moisturizer is an ideal choice for anyone looking to get all those necessary nutrients back into compromised skin. Plus, with it's uniquely high volume of lipids, this silky moisturizer contributes to enhanced skin-texture from smoothness to pore appearance, not to mention improved laxity and reduced discoloration. So, to answer the original question: we would have to say "friend" when it comes to cholesterol and fat for your skin.

A dollop a day keeps the wrinkles away: A.G.E. Interrupter (A.G.E.=Advanced Glycation End-products)

This powerful potion is similar to the Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 in that it is formulated specifically to reduce the visible results, as well as underlying causes, of aging in mature skin. However, A.G.E. interrupter aims to repair the appearing of aging due to intrinsic factors, such as hormonal changes and metabolic breakdowns (a result of stress, a demanding schedule, or even an improper diet).

Not only that, but this moisturizer also contains a unique skin-restoring ingredient called phytosphingosine, known for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making this product a better option for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin; especially with an additional anti-microbial component that reduces sebum (oil) secretion.

With a unique bilateral structure equipped to penetrate the epidermal and dermal layer of skin, this product effectively counteracts the appearance of cracking, creping, and sagging skin. Formulated with the patented sugar-protein hybrid proxylane, this conditioning moisturizer facilitates skin's natural ability to repair itself by absorbing water, rather than sugar molecules, that are necessary in reforming a firm barrier in each cell, resulting in the overall firmness and elevation of minor depressions in the skin.

References used for the above information, in addition to research provided by SkinCeuticals:

Journal of Lipid Research, September 2007, pages 1936-1943

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 2004

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, April 2013, pages 6747-7046

Journal of Investigative Dermatology, October 2003, pages 1135–1137

Molecular Medicine, January-March 2006, pages 17-24

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