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This post has been updated: Five Best for Sagging Skin 2014
You asked and I listened. It is clear from comments from members of the Truth In Aging community that solutions for sagging skin are critical. I’ve been scouring for newer and better and have some breakthrough finds to update my Five Best for sagging skin. Lift your spirits and read on.
Ultra Renew Plus
Ultra Renew Plus ($149 in the shop) By far the best skin firmer that I have found is ultrasound. The way it works is that the ultrasound energy causes rapid oscillation of tissue and this promotes movement of fluid waves against cells. This action facilitates movement between the inner and outer cells and thereby increasing fibroblastic activity and collagen formation. Ultra Renew Plus permits ultrasound to be used at the same time as LED light (red is best for firming and plumping) and weekly sessions can be augmented by the Regular use at home (three to five times a week) has noticeably lifted sagging that was starting around my mouth and jawline. Read more on ultrasound and how it works.
Medik8 Growth Factor
Medik8 Growth Factor ($185 in the shop). I recently tested this serum from the UK and it has become a firm (pun intended) favorite. It has a good effect on wrinkles – even those forehead ones – and a very noticeable lifting and tightening. EGF is bioidentical to human EGF, but synthetically produced – hence, the pre-fix SH (synthetic human) rather than RH (recombitant human). Medik8 claims that its EGF is more potent than barley-derived ones. Based on personal use, I would agree with that – and it is triple-filtered for extra purity.
E’shee Multi-Tensor Extreme Face Lift Serum
E’shee Multi-Tensor Extreme Face Lift Serum ($159 in the shop). E’shee’s petite products punch way above their weight and the latest is no exception. Multi-Tensor lifts and firms – and not by merely making the skin feel superficially tighter. After several weeks, my jawline looked more contoured, my cheeks firmer and my forehead actually seemed a little lifted, as well as less noticeably lined. And I am continuing to be impressed. The key ingredients are sulfates (not the bad kind you get in shampoo), starting withmagnesium sulfate, an anti-inflammatory; manganese with antioxidant properties; zinc, an anti-immune booster; and copper. Another key ingredient is whey protein, which contains the TGF-1 protein that stimulates collagen and elastin production.
Your Best Face Control
Your Best Face Control ($160 in the shop). Control has been formulated with several sag fighting peptides. Both work on elasticity, the loss of which leads to the dreaded droop. One is Syn-Hycan and the company that makes it tested it on women aged 56 to 65 years with loose skin on face and forearms and claims a significant decrease in sagging and double chins. Another ingredient in Control, Relistase has also been designed to treat sagginess and restore firmness to the skin. As you would expect with YBF, there’s a ton of antioxidants here. This is my go to night serum and find it hydrating as well as firming, lasting me through to morning.
La Vie Celeste Eclairage Restorative Serum
La Vie Celeste Eclairage Restorative Serum ($98.50 in the shop) New from a favorite natural formulator, this serum majors on the firming peptide, caprooyl tetrapeptide-3 is derived from a growth factor, namely TGF-ß and stimulates production of laminin 5 (as well as collagen VII). Tetrapeptide-3 is also supposed to be pretty good at beefing up fibronectin (by 60% apparently). The bonus factor of Eclairage is that it also brightens the skin with other dominant actives, including oligopeptide 68, a peptide that is supposed to be more potent at lightening the skin than arbutin or vitamin C. Bearberry and turmeric are also skin lighteners and are amongst a ton of carefully chosen actives.