Skin Care

By Ava Mackenzie

The fountain of youth isn’t quite as unattainable as you’d think…

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The effects winter weather takes on skin can last well into warmer months and lips are usually hit hardest by drier conditions. La Roche-Posay Nutritic Lips combats these harmful elements by nourishing and locking moisture into delicate skin. My own frequently chapped lips instantly felt and looked smoother with just one application. Hydrated lips not only feel better, but they look younger too, by plumping fine lines!

Available: www.laroche-posay.com CVS stores and www.cvs.com

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Doctors and dermatologists have warned us about the damaging effects of the sun for years now, but only recently have skincare companies begun to take an active role in helping us fight the elements. St. Ives created their new Protective Cleanser, designed for those who take anti-aging and skin damage seriously. Infused with SPF10, Protective Cleanser delivers silica shells of sunscreen that fuses with the skin, won’t rinse off and will last about four hours! The protection is not enough for days at the beach, but an excellent addition to your everyday skincare routine.

Available: www.stives.com and Duane Reade

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Noticing that my neck was beginning to look a little older, I gladly put the new Kinerase Revolutionary Neck Repair Cream SPF15 to the test. Designed to address common problems with delicate skin around the neck and décolletage by deeply hydrating, plumping and smoothing, the thick cream is great for colder months, though might be too heavy for the summer days.

Available: www.Nordstrom.com Sephora stores and www.sephora.com

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The Marvel-Mini, an at-home light therapy tool, is designed to boost collagen production through LED technology. Similar to spa treatments and safe for personal use, the hand-held device stimulates collagen, making skin look healthier and smoother in eight weeks with twice-weekly applications.

Available: www.nordstrom.com and www.blissworld.com

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If a product promised to make you look younger longer, would you hesitate to use it? That’s why the minute I got my tube of Younger Longer by Clarins, I started their recommended application regime. Younger Longer was designed by Clarins founder Jacques Courtin-Clarins to treat the area around cells to keep them supple longer than traditional methods of hydration. Because cells are able to hold onto moisture more efficiently, the aging process is dramatically slowed.

Available: Fine department stores and www.clarins.com

Originally published March 2008
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