In 2013, anti-aging skincare has stepped its game up with cutting edge technologies that really deliver. Check out our luxurious anti-aging breakthroughs on our Big Sexy List.
Riiviva Micro Derm ($299) Who doesn’t love diamonds? Equipped with medical-grade, diamond-tip technology, The Riiviva is an at-home microdermabrasion kit that enhances skin’s texture and tone. The kit comes with three tips for your face (fine, medium and coarse), 50 filters, tweezers, a charger, and a black velvet carrying case.
Medik8 Firewall ($145 in the shop) Medik8 Firewall works. It really, really works. The dual-chamber keeps ingredients separate, so they only activate just moments before they are used. Gimmick or not - Firewall packs a punch with copper peptides, Matrixyl 3000, Liprochroman-6 and niacinamide to effectively firm skin and smooth crow's feet.
Prana Spaceuticals AU 24K GOLD Serum ($96) While a glimmer of gold can add glam to any outfit, it can also make your skin your best accessory. This luxurious serum uses real gold flakes to boost collagen production by stimulating blood flow and oxygen circulation. Marta describes Prana’s incorporation of this precious metal as “the real deal,” noting how this anti-aging treatment minimized redness and broken veins and faded fine lines.
E'shee Clinical Esthetic Elixir of Life KI Therapy Serum ($189 in the shop) Cutting-edge technology is constantly coveted, and KI Therapy Serum by E’shee is no exception. It’s brimming with Far Infrared Ceramic Powder, a breakthrough miracle worker that increases the absorption of the serum’s growth factors to transform age-damaged skin. This innovative treatment also includes peptides and botanicals for firmer, smoother skin; even Marta’s esthetician noticed the difference.
Michael Todd Knu Anti-Aging Face Lift Serum ($150) The modern, unique, chic and classy design of Michael Todd’s Knu serum comes equipped with transforming results. Supercharged with top tier ingredients such as Epidermal Growth Factor, peptides, Matrixyl 3000 TM, DMAE, organic green tea extract, snail secretion filtrate, organic seaweed extract and lactic acid, our reviewer Tina felt instant gratification and saw real results with this serum.
BRAD Biophotonic Ultra White Intensive Lightening ($175) Brad Ultra White uses bio-fermented sea and plant extracts to brighten dull, sun-damaged skin. The “ocean mineral complex” is a concentrate of almost a hundred bio-fermented sea minerals that activate the enzymes necessary for proper cell function. Marta recommends this product for anyone whose primary skin concern is dull, lifeless and sun-damaged skin.
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream ($39) The latest evolution in multifunctional skincare from Asia to hit the U.S. is CC creams. While a BB cream is a primer, sunscreen, skin brightener and anti-ager all-in-one, a CC cream adds color correction to the multitasking list. CC creams provide more coverage, protection, hydration and skin-nourishing ingredients than their alphabetical predecessor. Juice Beauty’s Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream is the only organic CC cream on the market that gives skin even coverage, incredible hydration and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
ReLuma Illuminating Anti-Aging Cleanser ($35) The same brand that gave Marta “one of the best anti-wrinkle serums” delivers its signature ingredient, human conditioned media, in a powerful cleanser essential for any anti-aging regime. With a collection of growth factors to spark cells’ production of collagen and calendula to calm inflammation, ReLuma Cleanser is the ideal foundation for younger-looking skin.