Skin Care

By Charu Suri

Once I plunged my finger into 3LAB’s new WW Cream, there was no turning back. Yes, I’m fully aware that it costs $400 (more about that in our other skincare article on pricey skin creams). But if I had to choose between paying rent and getting great skin, I would pick the latter (okay, I’m obsessed).
Let’s put the scientific studies aside (which are pretty air tight, by the way). What the cream did to my skin was to even out skin tone, erase wrinkles, improve cell turnover and diminish acne. I’ve seen few creams achieve that quadruple whammy.

How does it do this?
WW Cream is a formula of two proprietary compounds, Promatryx and Hydranox, which work together to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and skin clarity. Their “h” serum, also new on the block, is the first topical bioengineered human growth hormone for cosmetic use.

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3LAB recently debuted at Saks Fifth Avenue, so run there and get your supply of WW Cream and h serum right now before they run out (and they will). http://www.3LAB.com

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Fit for a Queen and totally natural, t’Zerah’s Forbidden Fruit collection is brilliant, effective and looks good enough to eat. It is the only skincare line to base its products on pomegranate seed oil, which contains Omega 5 acids. My favorite, the Pomegranate Beauty Bar is a soap that has red clover flowers, lemongrass and essential oils. Use it once and you’ll have little doubt that royalty would fawn over it. The Omega 5 Oil of Life cream heals irritated and chapped skin.

The L’Or de Nuit is made with pure white powder gold, tightens and lifts the skin while imparting a radiant glow. Visit http://www.tzerah.com for more information

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We love the clean-scented, light lotion that is in Verattiva Latte Purifying Cleansing Face Milk. It cleanses the skin thoroughly and gives your face a luxurious, smooth feeling. Also acting as a moisturizer, this product contains aloe barbadensis, which promotes healthier skin.

The organically-grown Verattiva Nutrifying-Regenerating Face Night Treatment is designed to act overnight and provide the skin with the proper nutrients while resetting the physiological balance. Apply a small quantity of the smooth formula to the face and neck until completely absorbed. After doing this every night for two weeks, your skin will feel soft to the touch. For more info on Verattiva products, visit http://www.verattiva.com.

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It may not be ninety-degrees outside yet but your skin can always benefit from Hampton Sun’s SPF 15 Super Hydrating Face Cream. This oil and fragrance-free product which contains vitamins A through E, helps to protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. It also reduces redness and puffiness and leaves a light, refreshing feeling after applied to the face. Check it out at http://www.hamptonsuncare.com.
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We couldn’t get enough of the Organic Moisturizing Body Emulsion by Enfusia. Paraben and wax free, the lotion will keep your skin lightly scented but thoroughly hydrated with a few pumps. The lotion contains Omega 3, green tea extract and soy proteins to provide enough antioxidant power for your skin. Visit http://www.enfusia.com for more information.

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Alpure’s Bio-Alpine line is the first skincare line to use naturally active ingredients found in the Swiss Alps. The products cater to 25, 35 and 50 plus year old women. The technology called Bio-Alpine is a cocktail of rare plants selected for their anti-aging properties, from Edelweiss, butterfly tree and thyme, The ten products in the line have been scientifically proven to reduce wrinkles, firm skin and improve skin refinement. The Anti-Aging Night Cream has a great texture and a light, non-greasy feel. Your skin feels hydrated with just a dab. Visit http://www.alpure.ch for more information.

Originally published March 2007
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