For a product to really do the job, and make a lasting impact on your face – ridding you of fine lines, sun damage, irritation and so on – it needs to include enough powerful, proven ingredients to act on your skin. They ought to be at their freshest, and frankly, to get real results you may absolutely need prescription strength treatments like retinoids.
Much praise has justifiably been heaped on the benefits of eating farm-to-table, with its emphasis on fresh, healthy ingredients straight from the source; with that in mind, however, perhaps we ought to contemplate the benefits of a farm-to-beauty and farm-to-skin perspective as well.
Retinoic acid is the only ingredient chemically proven to change
the structure of your skin by increasing collagen and thickening the epidermal
layer. No other chemical has been proven to do this.
Exfoliation is the process of removing the layer of mostly dead skin cells on the
outer surface of the skin to expose fresher mostly living cells. Benefits of
exfoliation include having fresher, brighter looking skin, better penetration of skin
care products and for people with extremely oily skin, a potential reduction in oil
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an organic antioxidant whose high potency fuels and energizes cell turnover when used topically on our skin.
There is a trend in some of the higher end salons in the U.S. and among celebrities called a gold facial. They are marketed to have benefits for its improvement in skin texture, tone, appearance, redness, elasticity, wrinkles, dark spots, and hydration as this softer precious metal’s composition is said to allow the skin to more readily absorb it. But do they really work?