How Celebrities Stay Looking So Young
Let’s face it, celebs can and do spend a lot of money on maintenance, whether it’s for hair coloring, personal trainers, massage therapists, or dieticians. And in that maintenance category lies skincare and vitality. Let’s see where your fave A-Listers turn when it comes to staying wrinkle-free and energized, as well as cool new products on the horizon for those smooth, luminous faces.
Human growth hormone has been purported to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, reduce body fat, increase the body’s lean muscle and jump-start your energy and vitality. Celebrities who have used it include Nick Nolte and Suzanne Somers, both of whom are in their 60s and 70s and seem to have energy that surpasses their younger counterparts.
In an interview with a popular woman’s magazine, actress and model Brooke Shields revealed she loves SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic serum. It must be doing something good because the 51-year-old looks better than women half her age. The serum contains antioxidants (including vitamins C, and E) and ferulic acid, all of which are known to help reduce damage from the environment, such as pollution and UV light.
Another supermodel who sports an ageless physique and complexion is Linda Evangelista. Her skincare regime includes Erasa’s XEP-30 serum that contains biomimetric neuro-peptides. All you need to know about them is that they relax deep facial lines, frown lines, and wrinkles.
Niacinamide is a type of vitamin B3 and works to improve skin elasticity, enhance the skin’s barrier function (that helps trap moisture), reduce hyperpigmentation, and restore healthy skin tone and texture.
Celebs such as Chrissie Teigen and supermodel Suki Waterhouse swear by Shani Darden’s Resurface Retinol Reform. Teigen says it smoothes out fine lines and Waterhouse notes that it clears out her pores and tightens her skin. Retinol is the major active ingredient in this anti-aging serum and a derivative of vitamin A. It’s known to even out hyperpigmentation (blotchy skin), smooth out skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Cellifique is an up-and-coming collagen injectable that doesn’t cause discoloration in the skin and around the eyes the way that HA (hyaluronic acid) can. In clinical testing, it has shown positive results in reducing the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth as well as sunken tear troughs. If you want to experience its effects, you’ll have to go to Europe, because it won’t be available in the U.S. market until about 2020.
XAF5 Ointment is just the clinical name for this anti-aging undereye cream from Allergan. Expect it to hit shelves once it’s FDA-approved within the next year or so. What is it? It’s a fat-melting undereye cream that’s applied to the lower eyelids once nightly. The company asserts that it works “pharmacologically on fat cells to shrink under-eye bags. In a Phase 2 randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial, XAF5 met the primary endpoint achieving statistically significant and clinically meaningful reductions in under-eye bags.”
It all sounds good to us, but remember lipstick on a pig. If you don’t take care of your body, it won’t matter how much money you’ve got to spend on anti-aging products. No one’s perfect, but do your best to treat yourself well to begin with. Do everything in moderation and don’t poison yourself with bad food, drink, or other bad habits. All this combined with a few of the advanced anti-aging products listed here will have you drinking from the fountain of youth in no time.