Friday, 2 September 2011

Taking Care of Your Skin at Night

My first Night-Time Anti-Aging Cream

When is it time to sleep with an Anti-Aging Cream?
I’ve told women in their twenties that there are magical creams out there which can heal, brighten and hydrate while they are sleeping. They’ve come back and re-purchased  the creams that gave them the results they wanted and often I’d get asked  what I used at night.  Being in my early thirties and quite oily I responded with, “I swipe on toner, eye-cream, pray and then pass out.” Only because I truly believed I didn’t need extra-hydration or anti-aging help. Sure there were wrinkles around my eyes and forehead from years of an extra-curricular night life, but what I mostly was concerned with is the heavy lotion or cream causing my sensitive skin to react and break-out.
One bottle - $100 with tax – One chance to see what the results would be.

Sure I educated myself on the ingredients – I wanted the magic to diminish my ever-burgeoning wrinkles and expression lines (which may be synonymous). I use mineral powder and SPF in the day, but I still wanted skin that was more even-toned (less concealing work for me). What I mostly wanted was to have a real test to examine the efficacy of ingredients (peptides) that I research non-stop.

Jouviance EcoRejuvenation Anti-Aging Cream was my choice. It’s a Canadian company, great ingredients and very ethical.  It came in both jar and a slender white pump for normal to oily skin.  I opted for the pump as I’m oily, and proud to say it.
After only a few nights my skin became smoother and less “sun-damaged and weather-worn.”  There were noticeable differences in only a week of sleeping with the cream, and I found myself creeping into bed earlier at night just as an excuse to slather on a nice dose from the beautifully packaged white pump on my face and neck.
Really good for those who always ask me, “how long before I start to see results?”
I sleep, the cream soaks into my skin and when I wake up my skin doesn’t look tired or feel rough. I still eat the same and get 7 hours of nightmare-free R.E.M,, but there’s no changing how I feel. A woman gets to a point where she requires some really repairing ingredients. 

What it is comprised of:

Omega 3 & 6 – (found in my other frequently recommended cream Biotherm’s Aquasource Biosensitive as it has:  vegetal omegas 3 and 6 extracted from apricot kernels, blackcurrant, rice bran, echium and sesame seeds.)^F1_VIS_MOISTURE^F2_VIS_MOISTURE_Cream&

Capital “P” Peptides!
I can now say that I’m at the right age to begin using a peptide (mid-30’s) and I’m happy that I found a product that is affordable that has one as recognized as Matrixyl (part of the Pentapeptide 3 family)
Matrixyl: This patented penta-peptide was the first of its kind proven through clinical research to significantly reduce the appearance (length, depth and width) of wrinkles by boosting collagen and hyaluronic acid production, thereby increasing firmness and elasticity for younger-looking skin.
and the other sister to the  Oligopeptide family Dermaxyl:
Dermaxyl: Dermaxyl contains a patented anti-wrinkle ingredient called Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, that stimulates communication between cells, in turn helping “repair cells” to more easily focus on specific areas of the skin that are damaged. Research has shown that Palmitoyl Oligopeptide can increase collagen and elastin, thereby stimulating healthier-looking skin through its ability to decrease the depth and volume of wrinkles.

Key transformative (magical) ingredients which make for a fantastic night cream and lotion possibilities:

For Dry Skin:
Shea butter: helps cell regeneration, hydration
Cacao Seed Butter:
skin conditioning, good for dry/flakey & dehydrated skin
(Sweet) Almond Oil
: moisturizing, balancing
Althea Officinalis (Marshmallow Root extract): increases moisture
Oleic Acid:
Softens skin, moisturize
Wheat Germ Glycerides:
Softening, provides skin with linolenic fatty acids
For Age/Sun spots:
Vitamin E : reduces UV damage
Soybean:  reduces UV damage
Grapeseed oil : reduces UV damage
Licorice Root Extract : temporary blocks tyrosinase & enzyme responsible for the skins pigmentation process.
Goji Berry : evens out skin tone
Ellagic Acid/Pomegranate : helps reduce UV damage and hyper-pigmentation
Olive Leaf Extract : repairs skin damage caused by UV radiation
For Red, Rashy, Inflamed and Irritated Skin:

helps damaged skin
soothes damaged skin, regenerates skin cells, anti-inflammatory
Rosehip Seed Oil:
damaged & distressed skin
reduces inflammation
Borage Seed Oil: anti-inflammatory
Moriga Pterygosperma Seed Extract:
anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory
Artemisia Capillaris Flower Extract (Mugwort):
calming, decreases redness, repairing
: anti-irritant, soothing
Yucca Extract:

 For Skin that has seen better days:
Avocado Oil: increases collagen, moisturizes
Peptides: reduces appearance (length, depth & width) of wrinkles by boosting collagen & hyaluronic acid production.
Soybean Oil: stimulates collagen production
Pomegranate: stimulates collagen production
Ginko Biloba: stimulates collagen production
Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate): stimulates collagen production, accelerates cell renewal, reduces UV-induced wrinkle formation.
Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid): trigger collagen production, enhances skin repair