The latest skincare news has me feeling hopeless, frustrated and a little bit hungry. (OK, maybe the hunger isn’t related.)
BellaSugar interviewed dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi of ZO Skin Health, who claims, “Moisturizers, when used daily as part of a skin care program, will accelerate aging and wrinkling of the skin, as they reduce cellular activity, causing the cells to become lazy...”
www.primped.com.au spoke with Dr. Maes, Senior VP of Research and Development for Estee Lauder. He says we’re born with a specific number of cell divisions in our lives and if we force our skin cells to turn over too fast (aka too much exfoliating, dermabrasion, peels) by the time we’re 55, we’ll have reached the end of our cell division allotment and our cells will be sluggish, and our skin will be thin and worn out.
Cut to me on my 55th birthday taking some time to stop and smell the roses.
It goes without saying that these doctors are hocking products along with their theories. Dr. Maes, says what we should be doing is slowing down our cells turnover rate, so we don’t go through cells so quickly.
There are two new products out there that claim to do just that. One of which is Clinique’s Youth Surge.
I like that it’s SPF 15 and texturally, it’s the nicest face cream I’ve every felt- very light, silky and not at all synthetic feeling. My face immediately looked lighter, brighter, more even toned, less haggard and somehow surged with youth. (I’m not kidding).
Does this stuff work really well? Yes. Does it work really well because it slows down your cells deterioration? If you happen to be applying it while in a cryogenic freezer visiting Walt Disney’s head- maybe.