5 pharmacy nuggets which constitute a routine example of care ideal anti-aging.
In our thirties, sarcopenia causes us to lose 10% of muscle mass per decade, and the skin experiences an overall slowdown in the production of the molecules that guarantee its structure, density and shape. Keratinocytes produce less and less keratin, which has the role of protecting the skin. The sebaceous glands produce less sebum, which weakens the skin barrier. Collagen fibers, elastin and hyaluronic acid are also in freefall. Finally, skin dehydration increases, and the skin loses elasticity. The consequences are direct: loss of density, firmness, radiance… But also roughness and appearance of the first fine lines and wrinkles. The good news is that it’s possible to slow this process down with formulas that target the first signs of aging. Like these five anti-aging treatments, sure values to find in pharmacies.
The perfect pharmacy anti-aging care routine, to be adopted from the age of 30
Filled with ultra-concentrated active ingredients, the serum is the first treatment to apply to act in an ultra-targeted way on the skin, and prepare it to receive the cream applied afterwards. This light fluid, from Avène’s A-Oxitive range, is equivalent to 15% pure vitamin C: it acts as a real shield to help the skin defend itself against pollution and environmental and oxidative stress (which directly accelerates senescence). Moisturizing and softening, thanks to its complex enriched with Avène thermal spring water, provitamins C&E and GP4G (cellular energizer), it smoothes fine lines and leaves the skin very soft.
2. A La Roche-Posay eye contour
The look is the first area of the face to betray age. “Thin and devoid of the support of subcutaneous fat, the skin around the eyes has virtually no sebaceous glands, which makes it very vulnerable to dryness and loosening. Add to that the frequent muscle movements that wrinkle and stress the skin there, and you will inevitably see wrinkles and fine lines appear, as well as redness and dark circles due to the density of the network of capillaries.” explains the dermatologist Stefanie Williams. Below, La Roche-Posay’s formula simply has everything you’d expect from a 30-year-old eye contour. Concentrated in pure hyaluronic acid and thermal water from La Roche-Posay, it erases small fine lines and fights against puffiness and swollen eyelids, while diffusing an anti-fatigue action thanks to caffeine.
3. A Biotherm day cream
This cream, formulated from 94% ingredients of natural origin, has been specially designed for young and active women exposed to the misdeeds of urban life. On the one hand, ceramides (naturally present in our body) act as a cement to strengthen and hold the cells together. On the other hand, the highly regenerating life plankton reactivates the skin’s metabolism slowed down by urban aggressions, and promotes cell renewal. As a result, the cells are stimulated and the skin barrier reinforced, as if time had stopped.
4. A Filorga lip liner
With age, the lips become thinner and vertical micro-breaks appear, causing pursed mouth and a more severe face. This Filorga formula plumps and smooths the lips to avoid the dreaded barcode effect. A duo of oils mixed with shea butter repairs and nourishes the lips, while a collagen peptide smooths them, redefines their contours and gives them bounce. Finally, a cocktail of revitalizing active ingredients (NCEF) boosts their color. For an instantly younger and plumper mouth.
5. A Kadalys night treatment
During sleep, the skin’s defense mechanisms are at rest, leaving plenty of room for the recovery and regeneration systems to activate. It is therefore the ideal time to apply a night cream that is richer than the day cream. This nugget relies on three complementary actions to fight against the first signs of aging. 1) Promote skin relaxation to smooth fine lines. 2) Refine skin texture and tighten pores and, 3) stimulate the skin by promoting cell regeneration. His secret? A trio of highly concentrated green banana, squalane and hyaluronic acid active ingredients.
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