The anti-aging game has come a long way since we dabbed into our mother’s Oil of Olay bottle! In our endless pursuit of the fountain of youth, we’ve pioneered our way into scientifically advanced age fighting ingredients.
If you’ve wanted to shave off some years but are a bit leery of venturing into Botox-ville, then pay attention to these age fighting active ingredients! Retinol, AHA’S, BHAs, and collagen boosters are effective. But there are some anti-agers that are on another level.
Synake, is a compound created to mimic the effects from Botox and Viper venom injections sans the face paralyzation. Synake works as a muscle relaxer. When muscle tissue is relaxed, deep wrinkles and lines are smoothed out.
Another Botox alternative is a peptide called Acetyl Hexapeptide-3/8, more commonly known as Argireline. It also works to relax muscle and discourage repetitive muscle contractions that cause deep lines. Plus, it’s more gentle and mild than many of its counterparts. Developed in Spain, it was first exclusive to dermatologist offices and expensive salons but is now showing up in a few select retail lines.
Recently, I stepped into a salon and saw infrared light and radio frequency services on the menu? Apparently, these are the latest skin care innovations. They both work to stimulate cellular regeneration. When cellular regeneration happens, skin begins to reproduce collagen and elastin. Impressive! Alas, they were a bit too pricey for me.
Anyhow, I prefer my age defenders in topical applications. This brings me to Matrixyl 3000, a dual peptide merger, Pal-GHK and Pal-GQPR that work together to repair damaged tissue and mimic the appearance of broken down collagen, causing your skin to react by producing more collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. If all these chemical definitions are worrying my “Au Naturales“, there is an organic, youth educing potion called Lavandox. A derivative of Spanish lavender, Lavandox is known to reduce crow’s feet and wrinkles in as little as 24 hours!