As Dr. Oz puts the final touches on his Whole-Body Anti-Aging Guide 2014, due out later this week, we here at Truth In Aging can't help but reflect on the fact that we guide our readers to natural, whole body anti-aging solutions all year long, 12 months a year, not just when folks are scrambling to keep their fleeting New Year's resolutions.
In brief, effective whole body anti-aging solutions start with a simple regimen featuring natural anti-aging skin care and body care products that we -- and our very smart community (namely, YOU) -- all agree, really work.
Here is OUR definitive Truth In Aging Whole Body Anti-Aging Guide for any year. It works. It really, really works.
Whole Body Anti-Aging Solution #1
CLEANSE, Sans Irritating Sulfates
Josh Rosebrook Moisturizing Cleanser ($27) - Marta says not to be fooled by the deceptively small bottle this intensely-hydrating cleanser comes in: "A miniscule amount goes a really long way." Read Marta's full review.
Arcona Paradise Within Body Wash ($28 in the shop) - Even Erica, who considers most body washes "like over-priced body shampoos," was won over by this energizing and refreshing cleanser which -- unlike almost all other body washes on the market -- contains no sodium lauryl sulfate. Read Erica's full review.
Mukti Botanique Shampoo ($48 in the shop) - This much-loved shampoo is filled only with excellent, gently-cleansing botanicals, including bladderwrack and red clover, which leave hair healthy and strong. Read Marta's full review.
Whole Body Anti-Aging Solution #2
FEED YOUR SKIN a Healthy Diet of Superfoods & Raw Ingredients
Lumavera Glycolic Night Cream ($80) - This lightweight, nighttime treatment contains green tea and algae extracts to protect skin from free radical damage and grapefruit and tangerine extracts to even out skin tone. Get refined pores, firmer skin and minimize the appearance of wrinkles with this gentle cream. Read Just D's full review.
Astara Age Defying Complex ($85) actually restructures skin's elasticity with nourishing niacin, ginkgo biloba and royal jelly to improve clarity and texture. As Gunilla says: "This product is amazing! In my opinion, it ranks right up there with the best serums I've ever used!" Read Gunilla's full review.
Prana Reishi Mushroom Shield ($42 in the shop) is a lightweight day moisturizer with SPF 45 derived from organic plant stem cell mushrooms and micronized zinc. These ingredients are designed to block UVA/UVB rays while reducing redness and inflammation. Read Kiku's full review.
Whole Body Anti-Aging Solution #3
SCULPT AND STRENGTHEN YOUR WHOLE BODY (at Any Age)
Bar Method Change Your Body Workout DVD ($20) - If Kelly Osborne could transform her body using this easy and efficient exercise routine that is part ballet, a dash of yoga, a pinch of pilates core work and body sculpting, Marta figured, so could she. And transform her body, it did. (Editor's Note: We look at her enviably-buff arms every day--they're no joke!) Read Marta's review of the Bar Method.
Bar Method Workout Ball ($12) is used to zero in on problem areas in your inner thighs and seat, as well as The Bar Method's famous "pretzel with the ball" exercise.
Whole Body Anti-Aging Solution #4
LIFT AND TONE Your Whole Body with the Latest in Anti-Aging Devices
Truth Renew Ultrasonic & LED Anti-Aging System ($109 in the shop) - Our newly-refined and upgraded, at-home anti-aging system is a real winner. The large plate size means better coverage and this sturdy, ultrasound and LED powerhouse is the perfect solution for those looking to firm and clear skin, including acne and redness-prone skin. And it'll save you a ton of money on similar salon treatments over time. Read Marta's full review.
Ultra Renew Sculpt ($129 in the shop) is an at-home body-renewing device complete with three functions: EMS for slimming and cellulite, ultrasonic for firming and lifting, FAR infrared for detoxifying and plumping the skin. It won't replace exercise, but it is a welcome aid for firming and smoothing those stubborn jiggly parts. Read Marta's full review
Whole Body Anti-Aging Solution #5
EXFOLIATE and Shed Dead Skin Cells
Your Best Face Prep Microdermabrasion ($80 in the shop) is a creamy microdermabrasion treatment that infuses skin with botanicals that brighten and soothe, vitamins and antioxidants that heal and protect, and peptides that smooth existing wrinkles and help prevent new ones. As Gloria states: "I have used other exfoliates, but none have been as fine as Prep." Read Gloria's full review.
Arcona Golden Grain Gommage ($44) - Dissolve dead skin cells and brighten complexion with this oatmeal-based exfoliator. Per Marta: "My take on Golden Grain Gommage is that it is probably effective for breakout-prone skin as it includes glycolic acid and retinol. Arcona has taken Golden Grain’s exfoliation duties very seriously indeed as there is a third class of skin smoother here, plant and fruit enzymes." Read Marta's full review.
Whole Body Anti-Aging Solution #6
Hyalogic Episilk Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum ($59.95) is a lightweight, non-oily serum that intensely hydrates skin, leaving it fresh and soft while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and restoring skin's suppleness and elasticity. Of her experience with the product, Imelda says: "My skin felt and appeared significantly more supple and smoother...I am truly pleased at how my skin is visibly even more hydrated and radiant." Read Imelda's full review.
Your Best Face Hydrate B ($45 in the shop) is a light soothing serum that firms and hydrates. Hydrate B is designed to help other products perform better and improve skin's texture and suppleness while three forms of B vitamins rejuvenate. "I believe that many could benefit from this product, especially those who are thinking of trying Botox. I did see some improvement and my esti concurred on that," says Gloria. Read Gloria's full review.
Whole Body Anti-Aging Solution #7
Opt For GOOD OILS
Red Flower Kinmoxei Wild Lime Silk Oil ($48 in the shop) Ann couldn't get enough of this luxurious facial and body oil, using it on her hair, as a facial treatment and even as a toner/moisturizer. "My experience with Kinmoxei Wild Lime Silk Oil has been entirely positive," she says. Read Ann's full review.
Your Best Face Private Reserve Antioxidant Oil ($75 in the shop) This facial oil is a perfect antioxidant companion for your LED device and can also be used on other parts of the body, such as neck, chest, knees, elbows, hands and cuticles. It's even great for adding shine to hair, treat dry scalp and pre and post shaving. Read Marta's full review.