Whew….2013!! What a whirlwind of advancements in the realm of anti-aging! It seems as though scientists and formulators are always slaving away in the lab searching for the ultimate Fountain of Youth, but 2013 was the year we saw some wild advancements in marrying science and technology with amazing ingredients that yielded products of BREAKTHROUGH proportions.
And since anti-aging is becoming more high tech every second, results that would normally be available in the dermatologist chair are available to you AT HOME and becoming more affordable at every turn! Can you say WINNING?
That said, which products have I tried in 2013 that were the most technologically and scientifically advanced that I'd consider them breakthrough?
Well, fasten your seat belts for my pick of the TOP 3 BREAKTHROUGH ANTI-AGING SOLUTIONS OF 2013.
This bad boy is a hand-held device used to sweep away dead skin cells. Before and after photos floating around show that if you stick with this at-home treatment, you can get results that equal or rival a laser treatment. We've come to expect nothing less from "Derm Divas" RODAN AND FIELDS, and their products and devices continue to deliver the goods.
The on board computer allows you to select your settings, so that the diamond head on this device that dermatologists use in their practices for micro-dermabrasion treatments can suck away the top layer dead cells. SEEING IS BELIEVING. The proof is in the filter where you can see the dulling, dead outermost skin cells and debris that have been covering up your best skin. And, I'm talking THOUSANDS of skin cells after one use. Out with the old and IN with the new!
What's so techy/breakthrough about this device?
A patent-pending DOC-SMART™ technology, developed and programmed by Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, to vary the degree and duration of macro-exfoliation based on facial area. So effective, the REDEFINE MACRO Exfoliator is clinically proven to visibly improve skin texture after only one use. Wait, there's MORE? Yes, anyone with a smart phone can download the app to REMIND YOU it's time for a treatment. What a wonderful combo of tech and results. RODAN AND FIELDS products are based on a philosophy of Multi-Med® Therapy—using the right medicines and active cosmetics, in the right formulations, and in the right order.
The RODAN AND FIELDS REDEFINE MACRO EXFOLIATOR runs under $300 from the Rodan and Fields website, or from an independent rep in your area.
This gem of an anti-aging line for HAIR is bound to garner national news soon, because it's the first of its kind!!! Miracle Anti-Aging Haircare line is the ONLY product with patented Hydrolyzed Capauxein, an extract from Non Genetically Modified corn, that GROWS HAIR, sometimes where no hair was growing before (according to customer feedback). You might think shampoo is shampoo, but formulator Robert Heiman of Holocuren (yes, the same man who formulated Epicurean Skin Care and changed the face of the skin care industry 30 years ago with introducing his enzyme protein treatment facials) tells me that this formula took 10 years to develop. That's some SERIOUS science!
What's so special and breakthrough here?
Oh, a little thing called GENE CHARTING TECHNIQUES. With gene charting techniques, scientists ask, "Hey, what is it that makes hair grow and makes it elastic?" Then they are able to ISOLATE genes that cause healthy hair and see what STIMULATES those genes. Miracle Anti-Aging Shampoo, Conditioner and Serum STIMULATE GENES THAT CAUSE HAIR TO BE YOUNG AND HEALTHY. (The genes are still in your hair - they just need to be STIMULATED.)
THERE IS NO OTHER HAIR CARE LINE THAT DOES THIS! IN THE UNITED STATES, EUROPE, OR THE WORLD! This line is ALL NATURAL, with no SLS, no GMO anything and gives results AT A MOLECULAR LEVEL. It helps repair and renew the inner cortex and outer cuticle of hair…and I can personally attest, since my hair NEVER grows fast, that this will add length to your hair fast. For hair that's thinning and over 40, this product is a godsend…and yes, us lay people will never fully understand all the research or what painstaking steps are involved in gene charting of highly active corn, but it's great that we can all reap the benefits from it with longer, thicker, more elastic hair!
Holocuren is coming out with an Extreme Conditioner this January that takes this unique high-science engineering to another level -- EXTREME is specifically designed for aging, damaged and extra dry hair caused by bleaching/dying hair, ultraviolet rays and use of straightening irons, curlers and blowers.
Handsdown, MIRACLE ANTI-AGING SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER AND SERUM BY HOLOCUREN has to be the most scientific advanced shampoo, conditioner and hair serum out there.
The set is not terribly expensive, either, running you $66.00 for all three products. Looking forward to trying their EXTREME Conditioner.
This simply is a WOW product that delivers results fast….and by fast I mean 30 minutes! This patch technology system allows the latest in anti-aging ingredients to penetrate DEEPER. I tried the eye patches and can attest that in 30 minutes, any lines around my eyes/crow's feet were GONE!
Chris Hobson, CEO of BIOBLISS, says that while the ingredients of anti-aging have advanced, the DELIVERY system of them has not kept up the pace. And since these new, great ingredients have large molecules, over 96% of ingredients in a serum and cream just sit on the surface of your face and evaporate or get washed away.
This patch delivery system has the technology of galvanic micro-current to aid in the delivery of skin care ingredients. BIOBLISS Patches are pre-loaded with goodies like hyaluronic acid, sophisticated peptides and advanced anti-oxidants. It's very revolutionary that you can sit at home and get these ingredients to penetrate in such a way to reveal smoother, tighter skin in under a half an hour and that's it's available to do on a weekly basis.
The science: In March 2013, BIOBLISS scientists conducted a clinical study to quantify and compare the delivery of anti-wrinkle ingredients into the skin using the BIOBLISS micro-current patch system versus topical lotions. The BIOBLISS patch and the topical lotion were each prepared with equal amounts of a peptide, a plant extract and a vitamin, each of which are important kinds of active ingredients deployed in the fight against the signs of aging. Specifically, the study tested the following ingredients:
- Argireline, a commonly used anti-wrinkle peptide;
- Madagascan herbal extract that includes the active ingredient spilanthol; and,
- Vitamin B5, which is important for normal cellular function to promote healthy skin.
For larger, more complex molecules such as the peptide argireline and the plant extract spilanthol, NO ingredients were detected in the skin at all when delivered by the topical lotion while significant amounts were detected when delivered by the BIOBLISS patch. For vitamin B5, which is a relatively small and simple molecule, delivery via BIOBLISS was approximately 5.5x greater than the topical lotion, indicating that while topical application can yield some delivery of smaller molecules, delivery via the BIOBLISS patch is still significantly better.
The scientists at BIOBLISS are definitely "taking beauty deeper"AND helping others: A portion of the profits of all BIOBLISS products will be donated to fund advanced skin cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School.
Turns out science and anti-aging make a pretty good team.
~The Anti-Aging Analyst