Moll’s Beauty Bag: Anti-aging Superheroes

02.05.15

LOVE THIS!  If we ever needed a superhero, it’s for anti-aging!

LOVE IT NOW BECAUSE: When fighting the effects of aging, it’s good to have a superhero on your side.

Just because it’s golden…doesn’t mean it has to cost you a bucket of gold. L’Oreal Paris continues to make anti-aging treatments that add youth to your skin, without depleting your bank account. Right now, I really like L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Golden Serum ($24.99). Let’s be honest here – as skin ages, cell renewal decreases dramatically (a little too dramatically if you ask me), and leaves skin looking dry, dull and thin. This speeds surface skin cell renewal, revealing millions (MILLIONS!!) of new skin cells each day for fresher, more youthful looking skin. Instantly, your skin feels smoother and softer, and in 1 month flat, your skin feels firmer (yes, please), replumped, renewed and full of life.

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Get fresh. Black tea has always been used for depuffing in ancient civilizations, and now it’s found its way to the Silverlake hipster crowd. Why? Because Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Cream ($85) fights free radicals with depuffing powerhouses, known as peptides, and collagen-boosting lychee seed extract. And I love the term “Age Delay.”

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Fill it in. Retinol can wreak havoc on sensitive skin, but this .01% version, La Roche Posay Redermic [R] ($,56.99) gives you the plumping and line-filling ingredients of retinol, without the dramatic irritation. I’ll say it again – when it comes to anti-aging- it’s the only time I want to hear “plump” used as a selling point.

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Don’t neglect the neck. I could say “Don’t do it,” but we all do it. We neglect the neck. And it’s a sad thing, because the neck is the first place we see aging. Even if it’s as simple as adding a bit more face cream into your palm at night and applying to the delicate décolletage, this act alone over time can reduce the appearance of aging. I highly recommend investing in a specifically targeted neck cream, such as StriVectin’s Best Neck Skin Tightening Cream ($95). Your neck will be tightened, lifted, hydrated, smoother and more supple. And the more you use it, the more results you see. Gives a new definition to necking, doesn’t it?

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Get lippy. Lips are one of the sexiest body parts, so don’t forget to take care of them, too. Headed to the gym or grocery store? Carry Bite Beauty Lush Lip Tint ($24) in your purse. Not only, will it give you a subtle flush of color for natural-looking, beautiful lips, but it’s a powerhouse for your pout in that it’s ultra-moisturizing, wards off collagen loss and wrinkles, and has an impressive dose of antioxidants (the impressive equivalent to 10 glasses of red wine, minus the hangover, thank you very much).

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Moll’s Bag of Tricks: Here’s a true trick I learned from a friend. Out of neck cream? Apply hand cream to your neck and décolletage. Out of hand cream? Likewise, apply neck cream. While the skin textures might be different, the ingredients that fight anti-aging on these specific regions are the same.