I know I’m not alone in feeling cynical when I hear about the latest serum, cream, treatment, etc in the battle against anti-ageing. However, those days spent in the sun and in an air conditioned office mean my skin just isn’t what it used to be, and I’m finding more than ever it’s important to work anti-ageing products into my skincare regime. After all, prevention is the best cure!
Skincare fanatics, will be familiar with the name Mario Badescu, the brand behind cult products such as Drying Lotion (an amazing blemish treatment), Enzyme Cleansing Gel and Silver Power. If you haven’t heard of this brand, today is your lucky day. Mario Badescu brings you cutting edge skincare products, without the designer skincare prices. The brand’s latest product Peptide Renewal Serum, promises to rejuvenate tired skin and keep those wrinkles at bay.
Now what are peptides I hear you say, and why do I need to worry about them? Great question. Firstly, you need to know a little bit about collagen. Don’t be scared, collagen isn’t just the stuff people inject into their lips to give themselves trout pout, it’s actually a protein which part of the connective tissue in our skin which helps it look firm and supple. The problem is, when we age, collagen production slows down, meaning our skin cell structure weakens, causing our skin to become thinner and easier to damage. That’s where saggy skin and wrinkles come in. Now you can be scared. While there is nothing wrong with ageing gracefully, who doesn’t want to maintain that youthful glow for as long as they can?
Enter peptides. Peptides are your skin’s best friend. They help restore a more youthful appearance by tricking the skin into creating more collagen. More collagen equals more youthful looking skin. A very attractive equation if you ask me. So where does the Peptide Renewal Serum come in? The unique blend of Peptides and Sorghum Bicolour Stalk Juice work together to encourage collagen production, resulting in a more radiant and toned complexion. The White Willow Bark helps hydration, keeping skin looking fresh and the inclusion of Green Tea gives a necessary antioxidant boost. Chamomile, Yarrow Extract and Aloe Vera soothes your skin, relaxing it after being exposed to harsh UV rays and damaging environmental factors.
While the serum goes on matt so your skin doesn’t look excessively shiny, I would recommend using it after you’ve cleansed your skin at night as it takes a while to absorb into the skin. Results can be seen after only a week, with skin looking refreshed and rejuvenated, and skin tone looking visibly smoother and more even. It’s gentle enough to be used daily and is a great product to work into your night-time skincare regime.