Posts Tagged‘Anti-Ageing’

Antioxidants in Skincare: How and Why To Use Them

Antioxidants | All Dolled Up

The term “antioxidants” is something you’ve no doubt heard being thrown around for years – first it was something to look for in superfoods and now it’s a key component in any good skincare product. These powerful ingredients are often mentioned when talking about anti-ageing but antioxidants have a more critical role to play in your skincare routine – they can help to prevent skin cancer. What are antioxidants? Antioxidants are nutrients (vitamins and minerals) and enzymes (proteins inside your body) that can help to prevent and repair damage to your body’s tissue. Antioxidants do this by slowing or preventing…

Retinol: How and Why to Use It

Paula's Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment and Exuviance Super Retinol Concentrate

On the weekend I hosted a skincare and makeup workshop with a group of women who were (mostly) in their late 30s and early 40s, and the discussion naturally came around to anti-ageing. I introduced them to the idea of using a retinol product to help manage fine lines and skin texture issues, and it occurred to me that there were probably many of you who didn’t fully understand retinol either.

NEW: Estée Lauder New Dimension Range

Estée Lauder New Dimension

I don’t know about you, but I’m really tired of being bombarded with anti-ageing messages by the media. The vast majority of beauty brands seem to think the best way to market products to women is to imply that a) they aren’t good enough as they are and b) their self esteem and well being will be improved through the magical time-reversal properties of their lotions and potions. In other words, you will be loved if you look younger so you simply HAVE to use this cream! I could write an entire post on how this attitude makes me feel…

Anti-Ageing Skincare: The Basics

Iris Apfel (Age 93)

As technology evolves and treatments become more sophisticated, the anti-ageing* landscape gets more and more complicated to understand. Even beauty buffs like Camilla and I who live, eat and breathe the industry have trouble understanding it all so we went to see an old friend of ours for an explanation. Dr Shahra Sattar is a super-qualified and extremely skilled MD who has turned her focus to aesthetic medicine and is a font of knowledge on the subject. She recommends a four-prong approach to anti-ageing skincare, namely; injectables (e.g. fillers, Botox), in salon treatments (e.g. peels, skin needling, laser), internal health…