Can Anti- Wrinkle Products Actually Rejuvenate The Skin?

Yes, anti-wrinkle products can rejuvenate the skin and make you look younger, but the secret lies in finding the correct anti-wrinkle skincare products and treatments.

Lotions and potions

Anti-wrinkle skincare products are available in several forms such as gels, masks and firming creams that can assist the skin to appear more youthful. Anti-wrinkle night creams claim to reduce the appearance of appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even out the tone of the skin, stimulate the production of collagen and keep in moisture to sustain the skin’s elasticity. Anti-wrinkle serums should now make up a part of your five step skincare programme that includes the traditional cleanse, tone and moisturise, but now also includes serum and eye cream.

Treatments

New technology and research discovered that a blend of appropriately combined natural ingredients can assist the skin to appear younger, evenly toned, firmer and smoother. Aesthetic treatments have also proved useful in helping to stem the passing of time when it comes to your skin, with Botox and anti wrinkle injections growing in popularity, even amongst younger women. Facial Peels and micro needling have all been shown to have positive results and it is now easier to find an Aesthetician in London than ever, with many practitioners now happy to give you your treatment in the comfort of your own home, perfect for those who are short on time, or feel uncomfortable in salons.

Ingredients to look for

Individuals should find an anti-wrinkle product that contains an ingredient such as CoEnzyme-Q10, which assists in the reviving of skin cells. CoEnzyme-Q10 is an anti-oxidant that prevents the damage caused by free radicals. The body manufactures levels of the ingredient, but unfortunately the production thereof slows down as we grow older.

Peptides are the latest ingredient on the market that has been proven to provide positive results when combined in an anti-wrinkle skincare product. If you don’t know what these are, peptides are amino acids that make up certain proteins in our body. Research peptides are used in a lot of things including skincare. Certain peptides work in much the same way as Botox, only without the use of painful needles. Some peptides are known for its ability to stimulate the production of collagen. Penta-peptides work to relax the muscles and therefore reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Peptides are combined in anti-wrinkle skincare products to be topically applied to the skin. If you are uncertain of which products contain peptides, it is advised that the labels of anti-wrinkle skincare products are carefully studied.

Sodium Hyaluronate is naturally present within the skin to maintain its moisture balance and keep it sufficiently hydrated. Due to this quality, it is an important ingredient to look for in a quality anti-wrinkle skincare product. A well-hydrated skin is one that is less likely to become wrinkled. The process of ageing decreases the levels of sodium hyaluronate within the body and this is why individuals have to replenish the ingredient by using a recognised anti-wrinkle product.

Ageless Derma

Ageless Derma manufactured an excellent anti-wrinkle cream that incorporates all of the mentioned ingredients.  Its peptide and Stem Cell Anti-Wrinkle Cream is a day- and night cream that hosts four wrinkle-combating peptides, CoEnzyme-Q10 as well as sodium hyaluronate. Individuals who truly want to achieve youthful skin, can visit the website of Ageless Derma to arm themselves with knowledge as to which products have been scientifically tested to provide positive results. All incorporated ingredients are derived from nature and backed by years of science. The Ageless Derma anti-wrinkle firming cream is also packaged in a container designed to keep unnecessary air out in order to guarantee the freshness and effectiveness of this product.

 

Back to work with Aura Print

After over a year of some people working from home, for many people thoughts are now turned to getting back to the workplace. For some people this means a new suit or a smart new work bag. But equally as important when setting that first example is your business card, which through design and quality can say an awful lot about you and your business. Some of the brightest, best and most luxurious business cards around are those produced by online company Aura Print. Their designs incorporate a range of over 40 handpicked papers and also give you the choice to finish your cards off with unique additions such as painted edges, rounded corners or double thickness– really giving your business cards that extra-special look and feel.

Once upon a time business cards seemed to belong to the Yuppie businessman. Who can forget Patrick Bateman in American Pyscho, planning the death of a colleague who had the perfect, minimalist card. But these days, many people find that a stylish card is the best way to keep all your relevant details in one place. It is a great way of sharing your details, and many events I attend have business card draws and use cards rather than signing into events.

As a blogger and writer I find I attend a lot of events where it is useful to have a business card, and I started with a very simple one which I purchased in 2010. But as the blog grew, and I joined new social networks like Instagram, the details on my card needed to be expanded on and updated (a new mobile phone led to a new number, so that made old cards obsolete). So I was very excited when Auraprint offered me the chance to update my business cards with a new, bespoke design.

Aura Print really offer you the choice of having EXACTLY what you want for your card. You can upload your own design, images and photographs if you wish, but they also have a wealth of perfect designs to fit any business, from fashion and beauty, to technology, cars…basically anything you require. They can even create your design from scratch, working from the brief that you give them, so the card you envisage can become a reality, a true bespoke design. You can match your outlay to your budget by choosing whether your card is printed on one or both sides, you can choose your size and orientation, and you can make your choice of gloss, matt or soft-touch laminate.

I gave Aura Print the brief for my fashion-mommy card. I wanted something glamorous and sophisticated with a clear link to fashion. I opted for a double-sided design with all my relevant details on the back. This included my email and mobile number, as well as Twitter and Instagram details. One of the brilliant things about Aura Print is that it very cleverly lets you check a proof of the design so you can add and adapt details whilst showing you how this would look on the card, this allows you to keep the card from being uncluttered – you can see if you’ve added to much detail, or made a spelling mistake and amend it accordingly. My cards also have a beautiful gold metallic foil finish for the most important detail – my blog name, this is a luxurious touch which I believe helps that first impression.

The ordering process is very simple, and also allows you to add extra that may be useful for your business promotion, from promotional material, to stationary and invitations. You cards can be with you within two days of agreeing your design, so it is a fast and pain free process.

I was really pleased with my finished cards, which look professional and elegant. The quality of the cards is second to none and they are just perfect, totally what I was looking for.

 

Getting Your Glam On

I am a great believer in the adage that we are all beautiful in our own way. We all have our best features, and then the ones we would love to change if we had the chance. But even though we are all beautiful in our own way, it doesn’t mean that we can’t give Mother Nature a helping hand when it comes to looking our best. Sometimes that means faking it to enhance what we have already been given. Whether it be fake tan, fake lashes or lip plumping kits, we all have make up and beauty items that we turn to when it comes to getting our glam on. The rule with beauty is that as long as we are looking after our skin, we can wear whatever make up we like. A gentle skincare routine is also important.

What other beauty fixes can we use to give nature a helping hand?

Keep Your Skincare Organic

The general belief is that a skincare routine helps to keep your skin in tip top condition, but the reality is that some products actually cause more harm than good, with ingredients that contain parabans,  harmful ingredients and chemicals.

If your skin is suffering from your skincare, you should switch to an organic routine like the Amanda Jo Organic Bunny subscription box which curates some of the best organic beauty products around.

Fake that tan

I’ve written many posts about faking our tans and looked at the health implications that mean we now want to be sun kissed without the threat of skin cancers. But many of us do prefer the look of our skin when it is tanned, when we have a lovely, healthy glow that makes us look and feel better. St Tropez is one of the best brands around, but if you are on a budget I would definitely recommend St Moriz which is a stunning dupe brand with fabulous results. I often use their self tan mist, it is easy to apply and costs less than £5. (You can read some of my tips for applying fake tan here).

St. Moriz Professional Self Tan Mist Medium 150ml £3.99 Click to visit Boots

Fake those lashes

Long, thick, lustrous lashes are the dream of most of us. But, in reality, my own lashes are fairly thin, not as long as I would like them, and quite blond in appearance. And so, when it comes to a night out, I fake it. Eyelure are the queen of false eyelashes, with a range of styles that can either add to the thickness of your lashes, or give you a full on, swinging sixties, dollybird look. My current favourites are the ‘Cheryl Oh My Goddess’ set that are dark, featherlite and fluttery and give a real glamorous look.

Cheryl – Oh My Goddess £7.25

Fake those lips

We can’t all be blessed with bee stung lips or a perfect pout, but again, we can give nature a helping hand. Many lipglosses now contain ingredients that will plump your lips. Soap and Glory’s hilariously named Sexy Mother Pucker brand has a variety called Pillow Plump. This features LIPSWELL, a natural flower oil infusion and glassy-shine technology that will give you a pretty glorious pout.

Soap & Glory™ Sexy Mother Pucker™ Pillow Plump XXL

You are beautiful, but sometimes we just need to fake it!