Every cloud has a silver lining and for many women the silver lining of Covid isolation has been to reduce (or completely drop!) hair, make-up and all-round primping from our daily routines. Go on admit it – it HAS been nice to have a break from the daily grind of looking fabulous. At least for a little while….
However with the first rumblings from government about the lifting of some isolation rules, many of us are looking into the mirror and realising that, along with hair and make-up, we’ve also been neglecting our usual skin maintenance routines. A situation that might need to be addressed – pronto!
To avoid coming out of Isolation looking like you’ve aged years instead of months, take advantage of a special we’re running on our number 1 science-backed anti-age product we simply call Youthful Moisturiser.
Youthful Moisturiser has been formulated with only those ingredients that have the best scientific evidence of making a visible difference to fine lines and the look of ‘dry skin’. These include:
In an often-cited Japanese study GABA was found to bolster dermal fibroblasts which are skin cells that generate connective tissues between separate cell layers. Dermal fibroblasts are also integral to helping the skin heal and recover quickly from injury. GABA was also found to support the body’s anti-oxidant system – key to preventing the appearance of aging skin.
Argan oil has been made for thousands of years from the nut or fruit of the Argan tree, endemic to Morocco and north Africa. Since Biblical times the oil has been used in cooking, as a preservative, to treat rheumatoid arthritis and as a skin care product – particularly to heal wounds and reduce scaring.
A study conducted in 2015 found that use of Argan oil led to a significant increase of elasticity of the skin, backing up what Moroccan woman in traditional communities have known for generations.
From something very old to something very new – palmitoyl pentapeptide is a synthetic material that has been specifically engineered by scientists to stimulate the production of collagen – a cellular building block essential to firm-looking skin.
In a study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, participants who used palmitoyl pentapeptide over a 12-week period recorded ‘significant improvement’ in wrinkles and fine lines in both ‘quantitative technical and expert grader image analysis’. Self-assessment by participants in the study also found an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) has been shown to penetrate through layers of the epidermis and reduce oxidative stress in the skin caused by sun exposure. A study also found a reduction in wrinkle depth. Like GABA, CoQ10, also has been shown to promote the regenerative actions of dermal fibroblasts.
To help our customers emerge from isolation with a spring in their step and a fresh, youthful glow, for a limited time National Custom Compounding is offering 20 per cent off bottles of our professionally compounded Youthful Moisturiser. Visit the website for more details or call on 1300731755.