Anti-ageing treatments - the whys and wherefores
While anti-wrinkle treatments are used when wrinkles are settling in or getting deeper, anti-ageing treatments are a preemptive strike that work on the entire face. Moisturising and packed with antioxidants, they combat all age-related skin problems - pigment spots, lines, wrinkles, lack of plumpness, sallow skin and dryness. And forewarned is forearmed, so it's worth applying anti-ageing treatments from your mid-20s onwards.
Anti-ageing active ingredients
Anti-ageing products are packed with active ingredients that combat ageing skin. Some act on the surface of the skin such as royal jelly, which boosts skin cells on the upper layer of the epidermis, resulting in better elasticity and firmness. Other ingredients, such as retinol, work on a deeper level thanks to its ability to protect skin from uneven tone, lack of firmness and wrinkles. Those derived from retinoids boost epidermal cell renewal, while others, such as hyaluronic acid, specifically attack wrinkles. Finally, there are active ingredients that work in the dermis - including Pro-Xylane, which helps reconstruct this deeper layer.
Pro-Xylane, worth its weight in gold!
Pro-Xylane is a molecule that has been produced by L'Oréal's research laboratories. It's obtained from natural xylose, a sugar, and plays a key role in the production of GAGs or glycosaminoglycans, which are one of the three crucial elements of the dermis layer of the skin and are responsible for defending the skin against water loss. Pro-Xylane is able to thicken and plump up the skin. It works on the skin's biomechanical properties by reinforcing the link between the dermis and epidermis. Wrinkles are reduced, pigment spots fade and the skin's quality improves. In a nutshell, the skin looks visibly younger.