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WELCOME TO THE NEW ANTI-AGEING DISPENSATION

Late summer and early autumn are often the life seasons when the visible signs of skin ageing become real and we feel prompted to investigate the elixirs of youth at our disposal.

In general, it’s the 40+ category that shows the greatest interest because that’s when the cracks start to appear in a once youthful countenance and demonstrate their determination to roost there. Cheer up, there are remedies and those now younger, sprightly spring chickens will get their turn!

There are no radical transformations that come in a bottle.

That’s not to say there aren’t treatments nestling on our shelves that can make a positive difference. Let’s shift our thinking and adopt a gentler, more gracious and realistic approach to a perfectly natural process.

 

Key goals: softening, brightening, glowing, plumping, and hydrating.

 

Key ingredients: hyaluronic acid, retinol, niacinamide, antioxidants, co-enzyme Q10, vitamin C, ceramides, alpha-hydroxy acids, peptides, and shea butter.

 

Not-negotiable: sunscreen.

 

A year of wearing masks and the whole COVID-19 story has most of us feeling more than a little jaded and rough round the edges. Let’s give ourselves a fitting shakedown, limber up and move forward to tackle the things we may have neglected. No judgement, just bucketloads of empathy and encouragement!

We thought we might look at some of the main anti-ageing trends for 2021. The research behind this multi-billion Dollar industry is fierce and science driven – and we get to reap the rewards!

Top contender on the trend list is microbiome-friendly skincare. Yes, these miniscule organisms have caught the attention of scientists for the greater good of skin. The microbiome is defined as “a complex population of microorganisms that fluctuate in response to environmental changes”.¹ The microbiota present on the skin is made up of different microorganisms (like bacteria and fungi), their function is to help prevent inflammation by “fortifying the skin’s defensive acid mantle barrier to prevent inflammatory reactions to things like pollution, irritants, microbes and free radicals.” ² Put simply, nurturing the microbiome creates happier skin. Unsurprisingly, over exposure to the sun also has a disruptive effect on the microbiome. (Just saying.)

Blue light, a high energy visible light has been on the skincare radar for a while because it’s believed to contribute to premature ageing. Scientists think that photo protection with mineral sunscreens is an effective way to combat the detrimental effects but before you gallop around looking for mineral sunscreens, PAYOT and BioNike are one step ahead of you! Look for PAYOT’s Blue Techni Liss range or the BioNike Defence Hydractive range (new), they both come highly recommended if you spend a lot of time at the computer and/or on your mobile phone.

DIS-CHEM SKIN STRATEGY BEAUTY SALONS INTRODUCE BIONIKE AESTHETIC FACIALSAesthetic BioNike facial treatments for anti-ageing and an ULTRA luxurious experience: Ultrasonic Resurfacing and LED Facial (45min )This facial is specifically for dry or dehydrated, uneven or blemished skin. The treatment procedure treats the signs of ageing caused by dryness/ dehydrating as well as hyperpigmentation through an intracellular stimulation that evens out skin tone.Because dry or dehydrated skin can cause premature lines and wrinkles, this treatment is a quick way to plump up the skin and revive that youthful glow without causing irritation. The combination of an ultrasonic resurfacing and LED treatment gradually and durably repair the skin surface, smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the skin hydrated, firmer, healthy and glowing.These facials are very gentle and safe for any skin type, even for sensitive skin. Triple Action Micro Lifting Facial (75min)This facial is by far the “’5 STAR Anti-ageing facial” with results that will make others envious of your youthfulness.The production of collagen and elastin are drastically improved together with the boosting of micro-circulation to help reducing scarring, sun damage and blemishes. Fine lines are plumped up and smoothed out, and finally facial muscles memory are strengthened for significantly firmer, more defined facial contours. This facial therapy also uses powerful bursts of compressed air to infuse the skin with a combination of 95% pure oxygen infusion and selected high-potency actives to help plump out fine lines and boost skin firmness. Neck and Eye Power Zone Facial (30min)Looking for a WOW treatment to do that magic trick for your tired, sagging eyes and ageing neck? Look no further!This aesthetic technology physically firms and tones the skin instantly around the eye and neck area and also improves the production of collagen and elastin which results in plumping up of the skin. It also uses powerful bursts of compressed air to infuse the skin around the eye with a combination of 95% pure oxygen to deliver a refreshed, radiant and healthier and firmer looking skin.Environmental awareness has birthed the clean skin philosophy, holistic skincare that helps mitigate toxic load and inflammation. Otherwise known as 'beauty with a conscience’, the support for this type of anti-ageing skincare considers issues like sustainability. The clean skin thinking leans towards a simpler, more purposeful beauty. You won’t find them using retinol, for instance. They have their own vegetal variant called bakuchiol. Clarins has been active in this market for years. For instance, their NEW Extra Firming Energy Radiance Boosting Wrinkle Control Moisturiser (for 40s) has natural ingredients like kangaroo flower, goji berry and organic apricot oil and their fair-trade programme supports the development of local populations in Madagascar and Burkina Faso.

Lockdown restrictions have meant having to take at home beauty more seriously. There’s a lot to be said for taking on a little more of the anti-ageing responsibility ourselves – like a weekly exfoliation to encourage collagen regeneration. Look out for the Solal Exfoliating Mask, IQ White Tea and Clay Face Mask, Nivea Q10 Power 10 Minute Sheet Mask or Skin Strategy Anti-Ageing Face Mask.

While you’re at it, think of investing in beauty tools that are useful for contouring and sculpting or building firmness to counteract sagging and fine lines. They’re also credited with other desirable skin benefits such as detoxification, aiding the absorption of products and relaxing tense facial muscles. Enjoy the relaxing benefits of a facial massage in the comfort of your own home with the DQUIP Sonic Eye device or treat yourself to a facial at your nearest Skin Strategy Salon. Apart from doing a great job, they observe all the necessary protocols to keep you safe.

Regenerative skincare continues to play a leading role in helping to minimise the visible signs of ageing, some products tackle early ageing and others the more developed signs of ageing. The earlier you start taking care of your skin with a full range of the basics and ensuring you create and adhere to the twice daily routine, the better your chance of ageing gracefully. Remember to check the key ingredients list and ask questions relating to products you think may be suitable. The Dis‑Chem beauty consultants are knowledgeable across all the brands and price points, never feel intimidated or too shy to ask for assistance. To help steer you in the right direction of anti-ageing, “better, not younger” skincare, here are a few alternative suggestions to get you started:

  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine, Clarins Nutri-Lumière, Sensai Lifting Radiance, PAYOT Supreme Jeunesse or Rose Collagene, Gatineau Collagene Expert, BioNike Defence Elixage, Vichy Liftactiv Collagen Specialist, Avène Hydrance Intense, Uriage Age Protect, IQ UltraRich and L’Oréal Revitalift or Age Perfect.

 

It would be remiss if we didn’t visit supplementation, especially if you’re fatigued and it’s reflecting on your skin. A gentle reminder that supplementation is more effective when absorbed from relevant food groups rather than OTC options. Remember, preserving good gut health is also crucial to skin health. Apart from our extensive range of vitamin supplements, for skin-specific health benefits try Collagen Lift Paris ampoules (taken with water) or Imedeen, either their Prime Renewal or Time Perfection tablets.

We hope you feel inspired to put your best face forward and to embrace the notion that skin ageing is not to be feared. Character trumps perfection because it’s authentic beauty, make peace with it and wear it well.

Sources: ¹ bio.libretexts.org / ² re-spin.com / marieclaire.com / thedermreview.com / tripsavvy.com / healthline.com

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Late summer and early autumn are often the life seasons when the visible signs of skin ageing become real and we feel prompted to investigate the elixirs of youth at our disposal.

In general, it’s the 40+ category that shows the greatest interest because that’s when the cracks start to appear in a once youthful countenance and demonstrate their determination to roost there. Cheer up, there are remedies and those now younger, sprightly spring chickens will get their turn!

There are no radical transformations that come in a bottle.

That’s not to say there aren’t treatments nestling on our shelves that can make a positive difference. Let’s shift our thinking and adopt a gentler, more gracious and realistic approach to a perfectly natural process.

 

Key goals: softening, brightening, glowing, plumping, and hydrating.

 

Key ingredients: hyaluronic acid, retinol, niacinamide, antioxidants, co-enzyme Q10, vitamin C, ceramides, alpha-hydroxy acids, peptides, and shea butter.

 

Not-negotiable: sunscreen.

 

 

A year of wearing masks and the whole COVID-19 story has most of us feeling more than a little jaded and rough round the edges. Let’s give ourselves a fitting shakedown, limber up and move forward to tackle the things we may have neglected. No judgement, just bucketloads of empathy and encouragement!

We thought we might look at some of the main anti-ageing trends for 2021. The research behind this multi-billion Dollar industry is fierce and science driven – and we get to reap the rewards!

Top contender on the trend list is microbiome-friendly skincare. Yes, these miniscule organisms have caught the attention of scientists for the greater good of skin. The microbiome is defined as “a complex population of microorganisms that fluctuate in response to environmental changes”.¹ The microbiota present on the skin is made up of different microorganisms (like bacteria and fungi), their function is to help prevent inflammation by “fortifying the skin’s defensive acid mantle barrier to prevent inflammatory reactions to things like pollution, irritants, microbes and free radicals.” ² Put simply, nurturing the microbiome creates happier skin. Unsurprisingly, over exposure to the sun also has a disruptive effect on the microbiome. (Just saying.)

Blue light, a high energy visible light has been on the skincare radar for a while because it’s believed to contribute to premature ageing. Scientists think that photo protection with mineral sunscreens is an effective way to combat the detrimental effects but before you gallop around looking for mineral sunscreens, PAYOT and BioNike are one step ahead of you! Look for PAYOT’s Blue Techni Liss range or the BioNike Defence Hydractive range (new), they both come highly recommended if you spend a lot of time at the computer and/or on your mobile phone.

Environmental awareness has birthed the clean skin philosophy, holistic skincare that helps mitigate toxic load and inflammation. Otherwise known as 'beauty with a conscience’, the support for this type of anti-ageing skincare considers issues like sustainability. The clean skin thinking leans towards a simpler, more purposeful beauty. You won’t find them using retinol, for instance. They have their own vegetal variant called bakuchiol. Clarins has been active in this market for years. For instance, their NEW Extra Firming Energy Radiance Boosting Wrinkle Control Moisturiser (for 40s) has natural ingredients like kangaroo flower, goji berry and organic apricot oil and their fair-trade programme supports the development of local populations in Madagascar and Burkina Faso.

Lockdown restrictions have meant having to take at home beauty more seriously. There’s a lot to be said for taking on a little more of the anti-ageing responsibility ourselves – like a weekly exfoliation to encourage collagen regeneration. Look out for the Solal Exfoliating Mask, IQ White Tea and Clay Face Mask, Nivea Q10 Power 10 Minute Sheet Mask or Skin Strategy Anti-Ageing Face Mask.

While you’re at it, think of investing in beauty tools that are useful for contouring and sculpting or building firmness to counteract sagging and fine lines. They’re also credited with other desirable skin benefits such as detoxification, aiding the absorption of products and relaxing tense facial muscles. Enjoy the relaxing benefits of a facial massage in the comfort of your own home with the DQUIP Sonic Eye device or treat yourself to a facial at your nearest Skin Strategy Salon. Apart from doing a great job, they observe all the necessary protocols to keep you safe.

Regenerative skincare continues to play a leading role in helping to minimise the visible signs of ageing, some products tackle early ageing and others the more developed signs of ageing. The earlier you start taking care of your skin with a full range of the basics and ensuring you create and adhere to the twice daily routine, the better your chance of ageing gracefully. Remember to check the key ingredients list and ask questions relating to products you think may be suitable. The Dis‑Chem beauty consultants are knowledgeable across all the brands and price points, never feel intimidated or too shy to ask for assistance. To help steer you in the right direction of anti-ageing, “better, not younger” skincare, here are a few alternative suggestions to get you started:

  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine, Clarins Nutri-Lumière, Sensai Lifting Radiance, PAYOT Supreme Jeunesse or Rose Collagene, Gatineau Collagene Expert, BioNike Defence Elixage, Vichy Liftactiv Collagen Specialist, Avène Hydrance Intense, Uriage Age Protect, IQ UltraRich and L’Oréal Revitalift or Age Perfect.

 

It would be remiss if we didn’t visit supplementation, especially if you’re fatigued and it’s reflecting on your skin. A gentle reminder that supplementation is more effective when absorbed from relevant food groups rather than OTC options. Remember, preserving good gut health is also crucial to skin health. Apart from our extensive range of vitamin supplements, for skin-specific health benefits try Collagen Lift Paris ampoules (taken with water) or Imedeen, either their Prime Renewal or Time Perfection tablets.

We hope you feel inspired to put your best face forward and to embrace the notion that skin ageing is not to be feared. Character trumps perfection because it’s authentic beauty, make peace with it and wear it well.

Sources: ¹ bio.libretexts.org / ² re-spin.com / marieclaire.com / thedermreview.com / tripsavvy.com / healthline.com

DIS-CHEM SKIN STRATEGY BEAUTY SALONS INTRODUCE BIONIKE AESTHETIC FACIALS

Aesthetic BioNike facial treatments for anti-ageing and an ULTRA luxurious experience:

 

Ultrasonic Resurfacing and LED Facial (45min )

This facial is specifically for dry or dehydrated, uneven or blemished skin. The treatment procedure treats the signs of ageing caused by dryness/ dehydrating as well as hyperpigmentation through an intracellular stimulation that evens out skin tone.

Because dry or dehydrated skin can cause premature lines and wrinkles, this treatment is a quick way to plump up the skin and revive that youthful glow without causing irritation. The combination of an ultrasonic resurfacing and LED treatment gradually and durably repair the skin surface, smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the skin hydrated, firmer, healthy and glowing.

These facials are very gentle and safe for any skin type, even for sensitive skin.

 

Triple Action Micro Lifting Facial (75min)

This facial is by far the “’5 STAR Anti-ageing facial” with results that will make others envious of your youthfulness.

The production of collagen and elastin are drastically improved together with the boosting of micro-circulation to help reducing scarring, sun damage and blemishes. Fine lines are plumped up and smoothed out, and finally facial muscles memory are strengthened for significantly firmer, more defined facial contours. This facial therapy also uses powerful bursts of compressed air to infuse the skin with a combination of 95% pure oxygen infusion and selected high-potency actives to help plump out fine lines and boost skin firmness.

 

Neck and Eye Power Zone Facial (30min)

Looking for a WOW treatment to do that magic trick for your tired, sagging eyes and ageing neck? Look no further!

This aesthetic technology physically firms and tones the skin instantly around the eye and neck area and also improves the production of collagen and elastin which results in plumping up of the skin. It also uses powerful bursts of compressed air to infuse the skin around the eye with a combination of 95% pure oxygen to deliver a refreshed, radiant and healthier and firmer looking skin.