I’ve always been into anti-aging but, last year, when I hit 30, I REALLLLY got into anti-aging. For serious.
I can’t begin to tell you that I don’t even believe myself right now when I tell you this: if you’re going to use an eye cream, you need THIS ONE by Restorsea. I’ll be honest when I say that I’m not always as consistent as I should be with this stuff, e.g. using Retinol every night, applying eye cream, etc. which is exactly WHY I’m insanely impressed after just a few uses of the Restorsea Revitalizing Eye Cream. My skin is in pretty good condition to start but, at 30, I’ve definitely noticed some fine lines (aka crow’s feet) around my eyes and they were starting to bother me a bit. I’ve been using this eye cream for just about two weeks and, guys, I swear the lines are basically gone. Here’s the back story on Restorsea’s technology, according to Style.com:
Three years ago, Dr. Runhild Gammelsaeter made a shocking discovery. While observing workers at one of Norway’s many salmon hatcheries, the researcher noticed that their hands were incredibly youthful—smooth, even in tone, and startlingly devoid of age spots or wrinkles. It led her to start a biotech company that found a special enzyme released by Atlantic salmon during the hatching process that increased elasticity and hydration levels in skin while accelerating cellular turnover. Shortly after this, former Avon exec and beauty industry veteran Patricia Pao noticed the same phenomenon that Gammelsaeter did when on a chance tour of Norway’s largest salmon hatchery; Pao then spent months researching a similar enzyme, after which she teamed up with a different marine bio-tech company in Oslo to develop an even more active form of the ingredient. The ingredient has been extracted from the hatching waste water along with eggshell fragment proteins and amniotic fluid, to create a super-charged skin-correcting agent. Naming the complex Vibransea, and bolstering it with vitamin C to brighten the complexion, and brown algae, which enhances moisturization and reduces the inflammation that can lead to the physical signs of aging, Pao launched Restorsea—a pared-down line of two products: the über-rich Rejuvenating Day Cream and the Revitalizing Eye Cream, that also contains wild oats to calm irritation and citrus-derived hesperidin to increase circulation and reduce dark circles. The line has since expanded to also include a serum, night cream, day lotion with SPF 30, cleanser, finishing mist, etc., and I can NOT wait to try them all.
Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil. Oh, what is it? Well, let me tell you, because I am obsessed. The Lip Treatment Oil is a super rich concentrated oil blend of cutting-edge actives, botanicals, and skin-rejuvenating vitamins for the lip area. Truth be told, my lips have been really dry lately, which is annoying, so when I heard about this new treatment, I HAD to try it…especially since I love Hourglass N° 28 Primer Serum so much.
The combination of powerful active ingredients, essential oils, plant oils, and vitamins works on contact to condition lips, relieve dryness and chapping, and shield against environmental elements. In addition, three advanced active ingredients strengthen the moisture barrier; boost skin smoothness; and elevate the appearance of lip texture, shape, and, the Treatment Oil is dispensed via an opulent 24KT, anti-bacterial, gold-plated tip to create a soothing effect on the lips. Guys, it feels like really, really nice…and luxe. I’m into it.
You know I love me some serious skincare, which is exactly why Own products totally fascinate me. The line is a natural skin care collection that uses CLA, a derivative of the safflower plant, to fight all three causes of aging in all three layers of the skin. In clinical studies, CLA is proven to be as effective as retinol – without the harmful side effects. Oh, and get this, they have a crazy awesome App, My Own, which uses facial-recognition technology to track 50 points on the face and analyzes a photograph of the user. The app then provides a clinical evaluation of the major signs of aging, along with nutrition, wellness and beauty recommendations based on individual aging results. What’s the secret? The app assesses signs of aging by configuring the number of fine lines, deep-set wrinkles, percentage of pigment and number of age spots. Those numbers are then compared to others in a similar age group.
Upon the evaluation, you’ll receive a side-by-side comparison of the current submitted photo and a photo of what you could look like after following a recommended skin care and wellness regimen. There’s also a tracking tool, which lets you see how your complexion changes over time, motivating you to keep up the recommended skin care and wellness regimen. Own also encourages lifestyle modification tips, like sleeping on silk pillowcases to forestall wrinkles and eating potassium-rich foods to decrease pigmentation. It’s just weird science, if you ask me, but I’m into it.