As we age, plushy collagen and taut elastin fibres break down and skin loses it's elasticity. These ingredients can help bring back the glory days of youth.
Peptides are the naturally occurring building blocks of protein in skin. We don’t necessarily become deficient in them as we age, but introducing more into our routine is beneficial because of a specific receptor in the cell. “They stimulate collagen in a very unique way,” says Dr. Dennis Gross, a dermatologist based in New York. “The more receptors you put to work, the more firming you’ll see. If your concern is wrinkles or laxity, then it’s an important ingredient to look for in your products.” With consistent use, expect to see changes after one month.
Dr. Dennis Gross Firming Peptide Milk ($78), at sephora.com.
The Ordinary “Buffet” Multi-Technology Peptide Serum ($14.80), at ordinaries.com.
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule found in connective tissues that supports skin due to its ability to bind water, says Dr. Kucy Pon, a Toronto-based dermatologist. “Creams that contain hyaluronic acid can improve hydration of the outer layer of skin and give a softer, smoother appearance,” she says. “When skin is well hydrated, the look of fine lines and wrinkles may also be improved.” Look for hyaluronic acid and/or sodium hyaluronic on an ingredient list.
Lierac Paris Hydragenist Moisturizing Rescue Balm ($70), at lierac.ca.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel ($25), at shoppersdrugmart.ca.
Ceramides are waxy lipids in the top layer of skin that act as a protective barrier and help retain water. The production of ceramides declines with age, compromising the skin barrier. “This can let in harmful environmental components and lead to inflammation,” says Gross. “An intact barrier is also essential for the delivery of other anti-aging ingredients.” On a label, look for ceramide NG, AP or EOP, ceramide 2/ceramide NS, ceramide 3/ceramide NP, sphingolipids or phospholipids.
SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 ($140), skinceuticals.com.
Ren Flash Hydro-Boost Instant Plumping Emulsion ($52), sephora.ca.
B vitamins have an essential role in the body. “Topically applied, niacinamide [a type of B vitamin] perfects the skin, strengthens the cell membrane, combats acne and controls hyperpigmentation,” says Gross. Retinol and niacinamide work exceptionally well together. Look for names like riboflavin (B2), niacinamide (B3), panthenol (B5) and biotin (B7).
Kat Burki Complete B Bio-Correcting Face Crème ($430), at murale.ca.
AlumierMD AluminEye ($80), at alumiermd.com.
She talks Kate Moss, pink hair and keeping it natural.
"I’ve dyed my hair several different colours, which is part of the fun of growing up. My hair was purple, pink, blue, black, white – every colour! I pretty much destroyed it for a while.”
“Like everyone in the ’90s, I overplucked my eyebrows – even though lots of wise people told me to stop. I was convinced that if I plucked them enough, I would look like Kate Moss. That was so sadly untrue.” [Laughs]
“I always wear a little Revlon ColorStay Foundation; sometimes I mix it with my moisturizer. And I’ll use a little concealer and then mascara. I let my hair dry naturally. Maybe I’ll put some smoothing oil on the ends. I don’t really have colour in my hair right now, so it doesn’t need as much at the moment.”
“I often work with makeup artist Mélanie Inglessis, and we joke that she gives me a nose job every time she does my makeup. It’s really all about contouring. But that’s something I rarely try on my own. I trust the experts; I just like to sit and chill out. But I have learned that it’s really important to blend, blend, blend and know the right shades for your skin tone.”
"Revlon Ultimate All-in-One Mascara does all the different jobs I need it to do at once,” says Wilde, global brand ambassador for Revlon. Revlon Ultimate All-in-One Mascara ($12), at walmart.com.
Up your costume game on October 31st.
So you know the guy who directed Black Swan and also Requiem for a Dream? Well, apparently he's also dating Jennifer Lawrence.
A 'friend' of J.Law's has told People mag that the A-lister / Emma Stone bestie and director Darren Aronofsky are casually hanging out, seeing where this goes, just enjoying each other's company etc etc etc.
It is worth noting, however, that while the couple were spotted together this summer, Aronofsky did also just wrap directing LawJ in a movie, the upcoming Untitled Darren Aronofsky Project. (That's actually what it's called RN).