New year, new products! TheFashionSpot picked our favorite anti-aging products for 2011 – for a new you!
Everybody knows that hyaluronic acid is one of the best moisturizers and skin-plumpers around, but did you know that its effectiveness is directly correlated with how concentrated it is? Packing enough hyaluronic acid into a cream is no small feat, but Chanel’s new Hydramax+Active Moisture Gel Cream gets the job done. It’s a hyaluronic acid-dense formula that has a dehydrated form of the ingredient encased in microspheres, which helps drive the ingredient into the skin for maximum wrinkle-fighting results.
Call it the drugstore Clarisonic. Available in December (for $30, which is a drastic price drop from the $200 Clarisonic), the ProX Cleaning System massages in cleanser with its rotating brush which cleans more deeply than regular face washing and also exfoliates. Reports have shown that it makes your daily face wash six times more effective. Company sponsored studies have also shown that it helps moisturizing and anti-aging ingredients penetrate the skin better too.
This fragrance and dye-free cream simulates the proven effects of light therapy. Its solar-powered technology transforms UV rays into visible red light waves, an energy source for skin that elicits anti-aging effects – similar to the kind used in Intense Pulsed Light treatments to stimulate collagen and elastin production.
Living Proof’s No Frizz Line had us astounded: truly frizz-free hair in the most humid climates. Now, the MIT geniuses behind the line give us their “Full” line. As we age, hair tends to thin and look limp. Living Proof’s Full products add volume, which take years off our manes. Their mousse is the first product to address the fatal flaw of hair volumizers of the past, which was the sticky, gluelike ingredient that broke down as the day went on. This mousse has a superflexible polymer that won’t budge until your next shampoo.
La Roche-Posay research shows that sensitive skin is prone to slow burning inflammation that speeds up aging but can’t be spotted with the naked eye. To protect skin from damage, the new Redermic (+) Intensive Daily Anti-Wrinkle Firming Fill-in Care contains madecassoside, which helps heal burns, with potential collagen-building effects. Packed with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid (our fave!), the cream helps repair the skin’s moisture barrier, as well as any damage that may have already occurred beneath the surface.