Contributing editor Karen Ford has been writing for the beauty industry for the past ten years. As editor of most special projects and supplements to American Salon, she specializes in bringing editorial appeal to market-driven messages. Karen also writes and edits the editorial pages of Questex's annual Green Book directory.
About Face: Skincare products designed to turn back the hands of time.
This fall saw a bumper crop of new skincare products dedicated to fighting the good fight against signs of aging. Here are four that stood out from the crowd:
Packaged with a nifty roll-on applicator, Amala Rejuvenate Targeted Wrinkle Treatment is designed to plump, smooth and tighten skin while it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The spot treatment, which uses a cocktail of organic cocoa bean, acerola, açài and summer snowflake bulb, is the latest offering from the German luxury skincare brand, which champions natural ingredients and earth-friendly manufacturing practices.
amalabeauty.com The newest addition to Dermalogica’s Age Smart line is Multivitamin Power Serum. Designed for daytime use, the serum includes Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, a retinoid ester which the company says intercepts the earliest signs of aging, including photo damage, as well as an antioxidant-rich formula featuring vitamins A, C, E and F to enhance cell turnover, reduce hyperpigmentation and ensure a smoother surface appearance.
dermalogica.com Le Mieux Cosmetics is a new line of regenerative skincare products that do not rely on water as a key ingredient, instead using peptides and botanicals to nourish skin from within. Their 24 Hr. Age Defying Cream is a night-into-day formula that contains Mulberry Root Extract, Cupuacu Butter, Green Tea & Vitamin E to reduce existing signs of aging while guarding against new damage, according to the company. Le Mieux’s Peptide Foam Cleanser is formulated to remove dirt and oils while leaving skin hydrated.
lemieuxcosmetics.com Neydharting Moor Skin & Body Care products use peat and peat water from the moors of the Neydharting Healing Spa in Austria which, according to Creative Director Nicola Gross, contain more than 1000 naturally sourced botanicals, herbs and nutrients, 300 of which contain anti-aging properties. Their new Regenerating Night Cream - Face & Neck is formulated to help restore lost elasticity and skin cell rejuvenation while it deeply hydrates. moorskincare.com