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‘Tis the season for the annual Truth In Aging best of the best awards. We will be awarding the title of "Best of 2015" to anti-aging skin care products in the categories of Eye Serum or Cream, Marta's Pick, Most Innovative Formula, Product Under $100, New Product Launch, Body Treatment, Hair Product, Readers' Pick and Product of the Year.
Over the coming days, I’ll be announcing the "Best of 2015" for products that have been lovingly formulated with heavy-hitting active ingredients or innovative approaches that truly deliver on their bold anti-aging claims. They are already winners with me and the Truth In Aging community. Of course, we'll be easing the "dollars spent" aspect with a special Best of 2015 Sale from now until December 21st.
To continue our awards season…. Drum roll….. Here’s the best anti-aging product for under $100:
I fell in love with I Pekar Moisturizer ($78 in the shop) all over again after it was reformulated earlier this year. Part of the skin care line launched by my esthetician Ildi Pekar, I already thought this moisturizer was unique, successfully achieving both a luxury and handcrafted feel, and I can almost always get behind anyone who succeeds in creating effective natural skin care.
I Pekar Moisturize’s all-natural formula packs a punch. Ingredients include tripeptide-5, which activates an epidermal growth factor (TGF-beta) that stimulates collagen in the skin. I have seen claims that in-vitro tests showed that tripeptide-5 has better collagen building capacity than topically applied TGF-beta — by 119%! Squalane and hyaluronic acid help hydrate, while calendula and aspen bark calm skin.
But the star ingredient in I Pekar Moisturizer, and the entire I Pekar line, is honey. A great healer and source of antioxidants, honey elevates an already exceptional ingredients list. The new formula has been stabilized (without any nasty preservatives) and the honey no longer separates and there is no need to shake or stir the pot.
There’s not much more one can ask for when it comes to a solid moisturizer. I Pekar is natural, effective and looks luxe in a miron glass jar. I am so proud of Ildi and am looking forward to seeing what’s next for I Pekar.