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.
Source: The Late Late Show with James Corden on youtube.com
“I got you Bae.”
Cher is our favourite non-grown-up grown-up. (Check out her emoji-filled Twitter feed; it's the best.) James Corden obviously feels the same way, so he invited her onto The Late Late Show to sing her classic song “I Got You Babe” – with brand-new lyrics for the under-30 set.
With mentions of swiping on Tinder, sending nudes, and making things Facebook “offish," this may be the perfect millennial love song.
To debut their collab with H&M (which comes out on November 3rd worldwide), Kenzo designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon threw a fashion fiesta in New York City.
On Wednesday night, models walked – and danced – their way around a square runway wearing a collaborative collection that stayed true to Kenzo’s vibrant aesthetic, and will surely be fun to wear.
Patterns ranged from bold florals to tiger stripes and leopard prints in every colour, and we can’t wait to get our hands on the jeans, oversized dresses and kimono jackets.
The show garnered more than a few celebrity guests, who were clearly just as excited as we are about the collab. Lupita Nyong’o, Elizabeth Olsen, Chloe Schevigny and Charli XCX were in attendance in fun looks from the collection.
Plus Zendaya's short hair, Ciara’s ’70s glam and 7 more of our favourite beauty Instagrams this week.
1) Kourtney Kardashian
3) Hailey Baldwin + Joan Smalls
4) Princess Pia Mia
5) Josephine Skriver
6) Bella Thorne
8) Demi Lovato
10) Hailey Clauson