How to pick the absolute Best Anti-aging Beauty Product of 2012 from all the excellent anti-aging products that I have got to know this year? Obviously it isn’t easy and ultimately it is entirely subjective.  I based my selection on three criteria: I got to know the product for the first time in 2012; it seriously impressed me by the results; it has something new and noteworthy in the formulation. And the winner of the Best Anti-aging Beauty Product of 2012 is...

E’shee Elixir of Life KI Therapy Serum

You’ve got to give E’shee credit for the sheer chutzpah it takes to name an anti-aging serum the Elixir of Life. It reminds me of a potion that would be drunk by a gullible prince in a fairy story who wants to live forever. And you all know how it’s going to end. I tend to call this serum E’shee KI and leave aside those connotations because it is simply very, very good.

Since I started using KI ($189 in the shop) in August, it has changed my skin tone and texture very noticeably – by which, I mean that other people notice. Its ability to smooth wrinkles and give me a healthy glow has impressed me enough to work my way through a second bottle.

The key ingredient isn’t merely new and noteworthy. It is very strange. Far Infrared Ceramic Powder is also known as cFIR and in Asia, especially in Japan, it is regarded as a life-giving miracle worker that is even woven into fabric. It is a ceramic powder that emits Far infra-red wavelengths. Sound far-fetched? Well, it seems that even you and I emit infra-red wavelengths. Apparently, our bodies radiate far infrared (FIR) energy through the skin at around 9.4 microns.

Far infrared waves are the longest rays in the light spectrum and easily absorbed by the body to a depth of up to 3 inches. There they can do useful things. Wound healing being one of them. A Japanese study found that wound healing “was significantly more rapid with than without FIR.” And – this is particularly relevant for me and my E’shee KI serum – findings also revealed “greater collagen regeneration and infiltration of fibroblasts that expressed transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1).” You can read more on KI and this ingredient in my original review.

The bottom line is that E’shee KI works for me and will be taking me well into 2013.

Congratulations E’shee on winning Truth In Aging’s Best Anti-aging Beauty Product of 2012.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Ethoxydiglycol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Phenyl Trimethicone, Glyceryl Diisostearate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Hexylene Glycol, Fructose, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Glycereth-25 PCA Isostearate, Polysorbate 20, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Alanine, Glutamic Acid, Allantoin, Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Hyaluronic Acid, Far Infrared Ceramic Powder, Fragrance (Parfum), Arginine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylisothiazolinone, CI 19140, CI 16035, aFGF (Recombinant Human acidic Fibroblast Growth Factor)