The greatest factor for me in choosing a moisturizer is how much the product sounds like it’ll actually do something. If there’s one thing M Lab Anti-Aging Treatment Cream delivers, it’s the promise of some kind of effect.
The cream is quite thick and a little gooey, but the scent is light, natural and fresh. Its initial feeling is a bit sticky, but it absorbs quickly. It creates a protective membrane that, once absorbed, is utterly weightless- yet effectively protects skin from environmental evildoers. Check out the multitude of clinically active ingredients it includes:
Does milk really do a body good? Cleopatra supposedly thought taking milk baths daily would maintain her gorgeous skin. Was it all for naught, or was the Queen of the Nile onto something?
Milk is an excellent source of lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). But lactic acid already exists in our cells, so the body recognizes and accepts it more readily than it would a fruit-derived AHA. For the same reason, lactic acid creates less inflammation as it assists in new cell growth than other AHAs.
But don’t go jump in a milk bath just yet – homogenized milk will show little to no effect on the skin. Why? Unfortunately, the milk has to sour before the lactose in it can be converted to lactic acid. And no amount of skincare benefits are worth smelling like old cheese all day.
If you’ve seen Mommie Dearest, you likely noticed Joan Crawford’s obsessive beauty routine of sleeping with surgical tape on her face in hope of an overnight facelift. While Joan may not have been entirely in touch with reality, this is one practice ladies worried about fine lines actually could embrace. Really!
We often make faces while we sleep or dream that can cause your brows to furrow or skin to stretch and encourage the formation of new wrinkles. You can use surgical tape to ward away new lines by taping an “X” between your eyebrows, just above your nose. Just be careful not to tape too tight – you could have the opposite effect and actually create wrinkles by stressing your skin. And I wouldn’t recommend this on date night!
If you’re looking for anti-aging products, listen up. L’Oreal’s Skin Genesis line makes use of the company’s own patented ingredient, Pro-Xylane, which aims to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by boosting the production of glycoaminoglycans within the skin. And if you’re not into the science of things – the Skin Genesis serum won Allure Magazine’s Best of Beauty Awards for Best Breakthrough in Skin Care, so you know it’s got something special. Plus, it’s got a 7/10 average on Total Beauty!
The lightly scented Skin Genesis serum is on the watery side, but applies smoothly and soaks into skin with ease. A little serum goes a long way – don’t overapply or you’ll be cleaning up with a washcloth.
Olive oil is one of the most popular ingredients in cooking, but if you’ve never used it for beauty, you’re in for a treat. Believe it or not, Rachel Ray’s pet ingredient is not only a necessity in any pasta dish, but also great for your nails, lips, hair, and skin. Why? Olive oil is rich in squalane, a natural emollient that penetrates skin without leaving a greasy film behind. Beyond that, it’s packed with Vitamins A & E and a number of polyphenols that already make it a popular inclusion in beauty products. Check out the below list for 15 inventive ways to get gorgeous Italian-style: