Yves Saint Laurent Or Rouge Crème Fine
Concerns: Sagging skin, dullness and wrinkles
For its luxe cream, YSL Beauté taps on the prowess of saffron — specifically, those grown atop the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, where the pistils contain the highest amount of a unique glycan called crocin. Glycans enable cellular communication, telling it when to boost collagen production. This super ingredient is key to the brand’s latest cream, a lightweight version of its predecessors that helps to combat the signs of ageing by recontouring skin and reducing the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles and fine lines.
Sisley Supremÿa Baume
Concerns: Dry or very dry skin
Our skin recharges and regenerates best when we are asleep. Specially formulated for dry or very dry skin, Sisley’s Supremÿa Baume contains Phyto-Complex LC12. This compound comprising four plant-based ingredients helps to improve the skin cell’s renewal process at night and repair damage that has been inflicted to the skin by free radicals in the day. It also contains shea butter, which restores moisture to the skin, helping to reduce fine lines. Macadamia and hazelnut oils have also been introduced to the mix to strengthen skin’s barrier function, mitigating moisture loss, which is most intense at night.
Eve Lom Brightening Cream
Concerns: Pigmentation and dull skin
Tapping on the powers of its patented ingredient Dermapep, Eve Lom’s brightening cream helps to prevent excessive melanin production. Dermapep has been clinically shown to be up to 20 times more effective at lightening pigmentation, as compared to ingredients such as kojic acid, hydroquinone and arbutin. The cream also contains rose otto oil, which not only calms the skin but also keeps oxidative stress at bay, both of which help to prevent ageing and the formation of dark spots.
Algenist Power Advanced Wrinkle Fighter Moisturizer
Concern: Deep set wrinkles
The San Francisco brand has harnessed the power of algae protein, a natural whole microalgae cell highly concentrated in proteins. This wrinkle fighter is further armed with a trio of powerful ingredients: Alguronic acid, a regenerative compound that protects the skin in harsh environmental conditions; algaprotein, which works to improve skin’s moisture levels; and vegetable-
derived technology, which helps to revitalise skin.
3Lab Super Cream
Concerns: Loss of elasticity and firmness
This concoction contains X50 and Intelligent Targeting Device (ITD), which deliver skin rejuvenating peptides right to the cells and dramatically increase elastin and collagen production. The super cream also contains Disapore 20, which helps to reduce the size of skin’s pores.
Clarins Super Restorative Night
Concerns: Age spots and uneven skin tone
Clarins’ reformulated Super Restorative range consists of day and night creams, as well as an intensive remodelling serum. Playing a starring role in the Super Restorative Night is organic Harungana extract. This ingredient helps to reactivate hormone-deficient fibroblasts and restore skin density, by stimulating the ARPC4 and CORO1B genes that control collagen and elastin production. The cream is also fortified with organic Montpellier rock-rose that targets the source of age spot formation and Gingko biloba to restore skin radiance.
Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Light Global Anti-Aging Crème Oil-Free
Concerns: Pore visibility, loss of firmness, lines and wrinkles
The bestselling cream in Estée Lauder’s Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging collection now comes in a lightweight, oil-free version which addresses skin’s anti-ageing needs all at once. Its signature IntuiGen Technology has been improved to help skin activate its revitalising prowess from within. The multi-action formula gives skin the perfect boost it needs to perform essential restorative functions overnight.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Sheer
Concern : Loss of skin density
La Prairie has long been the choice of cream for discerning women, largely thanks to the efficacy of its signature ingredient, caviar. Rich in amino acids, omega-3 and omega-6, pure caviar extract promotes the production of collagen by skin cells, so skin appears firmer. La Prairie’s indulgent cream now comes in a sheer version, which delivers all the same benefits. It glides on and is absorbed easily, leaving an even and toned complexion. With dedicated use, expect to see lifting in the cheek and jaw line in eight weeks.