February 22, 2011

Seeing the damaging results of too much sun? Clinique can help you out with that!

Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus - 30ml - $53.50 - wrinkle and UV damage corrector that has a patented enzyme blend that works to mend sun's visible damage - the breakdown of collagen, uneven skin texture and the early appearance of lines and wrinkles.

The serum address 3 main areas of concern:
UV Damage:

UV is still one of the leading causes of accelerated aging.  Harmful rays penetrate deeply into skin causing direct damage to cellular DNA and distortions in the skin’s regeneration process, and indirect damage from the release of free radicals. The visible results of sun damage include: breakdown of collagen, uneven skin texture and the early appearance of lines and wrinkles, the “solar scars” that are the noticeable proof of collagen loss from extended UV exposure.
A potent blend of three patented repair enzymes encapsulated in a liposome delivery system work to help visibly reverse UV damage and mend “solar scars.”  This technology represents 20 years of clinical study into molecular delivery systems and aids penetration deep within the surface of the skin to dramatically revitalise the appearance of photo aging.
  • Micrococcus Luteus (Ultrasomes V) – these liposomes work best at night to intensify the skin’s ability to visibly repair sun-inflicted damage from UVB rays.
  • Photolyase Fermentate (Photosomes V) – absorbs visible light to promote natural cellular repair, working efficiently during daylight hours, to improve the appearance of sun damaged skin over time.
  • OGG-1 Fermentate (Roxisomes) – derived from the mustard plant, protects cells from oxidative damage resulting from UV and intrinsic ageing.
A high-level peptide complex boosts natural collagen production and helps maintain existing natural collagen with essential ingredients. Skin becomes more firm, and the appearance of lines and wrinkles is diminished.  Targeted for application around the entire face and especially the delicate eye area, it works to help reverse one of the most visible signs of ageing by effectively smoothing and softening the appearance of eye creases.
  • Whey Protein – a natural, amino acid rich, polypeptide helps skin look and feel more firm and resilient while minimising the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
  • Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A) – helps to plump the skin and increase natural collagen production, resulting in firm skin and minimised appearance of lines and wrinkles.
  • Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 – this bio-peptide helps prompt natural collagen production.

Free Radical Protection:
Additionally, a cocktail of ingredients work to protect skin by helping to fight free radicals from environmental aggressors and to prevent future damage to the skin.
  • Vitamin C and E (Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate and Tocopheryl Acetate) – provide antioxidant protection from free radicals induced by UV.
  • Ergothioneine – this naturally occurring amino acid is a powerful antioxidant, helping to protect skin from environmental aggressors. Works with Vitamin C and E, helping to provide balance to the skin and helping to re-activate each other.
  • Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Juice Extract – contains Ellagic Acid to help protect the skin and defend the skin against visible damage.

The promise is that just 3 drops twice a day and in 12 weeks achieve 63% of the visible wrinkle reducing power of a laser. Having finished my bottle now I can't tell you about any dramatic results like that but to be fair, I am a sunscreen nut and don't have any serious sun damage to contend with.  I can tell you that the small lines around my eyes have disappeared and and my entire face feels firmer. What I really enjoyed was the texture of the serum itself, evidenced by the fact that I finished the entire bottle and you can imagine that finishing something almost never happens around here!  The only thing I didn't like about it was the dropper format - I would have much preferred a pump!  Should I ever run out of serums and be in the market for one, I would use this one again!

The other issues with getting too much sun are dark spots and uneven skin tone - Clinique has a product to deal with that too - Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector - click on the link to find my past review on it!  The good news is that it now comes in a 50ml size which makes it great if you want to also treat your hands, neck and décolletage at the same time - 50ml - $93 - 30ml - $63

Both products are 100% fragrance free, oil free, non-acnegenic, dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested.

And of course the best thing you can do to avoid having to use either product is to wear your sunscreen!

- Lisamarie -

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