OUT­SMART YOUR SKIN

CAN YOU STOP THE SIGNS OF STRESS AND AGE­ING FROM SHOW­ING UP ON YOUR FACE? JERRIC NH TESTS RUN TWO BREAK­THROUGH PROD­UCTS THAT CLAIM TO DO THE TRICK.

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There are two in­evitable life events that we have to en­dure – stress and age­ing. Both of their symp­toms are eas­ily seen on the skin but once they’re there, they can be hard to ban­ish. So in­stead of try­ing to cover up and call it a day, the smarter thing to do would be to trick a dose of peace and youth into it.

Chances are you’re stressed out right now. You’ve just had an ar­gu­ment with some­one, your lunch or­der is messed up but you de­cide to eat it any­way be­cause you need to rush back for a meet­ing. And in the midst of scoff­ing down the food you didn’t want in the first place, the dry clean­ers call; they’ve lost your favourite party dress. Stress – it’s some­thing all of us deal with and while our bod­ies are en­gi­neered to re­act and cope with the right re­sponses, in­tense stress leads to skin dis­tress that then leads to pre­ma­ture age­ing. It’s a vi­cious cy­cle, so how do we break it?

WHY DO YOU LOOK SO STRESSED OUT?

How many times have you heard that ques­tion? Ever bro­ken out in hives when you’re strung out or get flares of ac­nes when you’ve been burn­ing the midnight oil? The ex­perts call it psy­cho­der­ma­tol­ogy – ev­ery time we ex­pe­ri­ence an emo­tion, it im­pacts the skin. In other words, the mind and skin are more con­nected than we care to re­alise. Take acne, for ex­am­ple. When you are tense, your body re­leases stress hor­mones in­clud­ing cor­ti­sol, which may in­crease the skin’s oil pro­duc­tion, mak­ing you prone to pim­ples.

When you’re stressed, signals in the form of hor­mones travel through the blood and through the ner­vous sys­tem that then send “smoke signals” up to the skin as a re­sponse. “In fact, the skin – our body’s largest or­gan – is where the first signs of stress be­gin to ap­pear,” shares Dr. Adam Geyer, Kiehl’s Prod­uct

De­vel­op­ment Con­sult­ing Der­ma­tol­o­gist. “Other physi­cians see stress-in­duced weight prob­lems, heart dis­ease, cir­cu­la­tory is­sues, and ul­cers. As a der­ma­tol­o­gist, I see the im­pact of stress on the skin ev­ery day.”

STOP THE STRESS SIGNALS

Un­til now, so­lu­tions were mainly “calm­ing” sk­in­care prod­ucts with ther­a­peu­tic es­sen­tial oils to de-stress you but th­ese of­fer­ings may not tar­get the true cul­prit: Stress. To­day, you have Kiehl’s Skin Res­cuer Stress-Min­i­miz­ing Daily Hy­dra­tor, which ac­tively works to min­imise the vis­i­ble signs of stress with key in­gre­di­ents that limit the re­lease of stress signals and pro­mote a healthy, strong skin bar­rier.

If you’re al­ready com­bat­ing stress with good life­style habits from eat­ing and sleep­ing well to med­i­tat­ing and ex­er­cis­ing, why not up your game with Kiehl’s Skin Res­cuer, which fights stress on your skin too? This fast-ab­sorb­ing moisturiser is for­mu­lated with a po­tent blend of clas­sic and in­no­va­tive in­gre­di­ents that works on three lev­els: Camomile ex­tract and Shea but­ter calm and hy­drate; Rosa Gal­lica ex­tract, sourced from the flower petals, acts as an anti-in­flam­ma­tory agent while olived­erived squalane and man­nose, de­rived from a rare sugar, strengthen skin bar­rier.

“Sci­en­tific re­search find­ings have in­formed us about the im­por­tance of re­in­forc­ing the skin bar­rier’s func­tion. We there­fore for­mu­lated Skin Res­cuer to have two pri­mary ben­e­fits. In the short term, it min­imises stress re­ac­tions in­clud­ing red­ness and blotch­i­ness, while over the long term it pro­tects skin, mak­ing it less vul­ner­a­ble to the vis­i­ble signs of stress and pre­ma­ture age­ing,” says Cam­mie Can­nella, Vice Pres­i­dent of Ed­u­ca­tion and Cus­tomer Re­la­tions World­wide. Within weeks of reg­u­lar use, you’ll be on your way to hap­pier, clearer skin – no more see­ing red.

TURN BACK THE CLOCK

The other in­evitable part of life is that we age, and it’s not just wrin­kles that give it away but also the lack of skin firm­ness and rough skin tex­ture. Hence, to truly look youth­ful again, we need to have glow­ing and firmer skin along with a wrin­kle-free face. Based on this holis­tic ap­proach, Kiehl’s Su­per Multi-Cor­rec­tive Cream lifts, firms, vis­i­bly re­de­fines skin con­tours, and re-tex­turises skin within two weeks with dou­ble ef­fi­cacy shown in four weeks.

“To en­sure both ef­fi­ca­cious and swift cor­rec­tion, we needed to ad­dress age­ing skin with in­gre­di­ents that when com­bined in the for­mula, are each in­di­vid­u­ally demon­strated to tackle par­tic­u­lar signs of age­ing,” shares Can­nella. This hard­work­ing cream packs three key in­gre­di­ents that are now com­bined for the first time into one prod­uct to de­liver high re­sults: Jas­monic Acid, which has self-heal­ing properties, cor­rects wrin­kles, im­proves skin elas­tic­ity and tex­ture; Beech Tree Ex­tract in­creases den­sity and sup­ple­ness while Frag­mented Hyaluronic Acid re­in­forces hydration and smoothes skin. “Each in­gre­di­ent is known for its dis­tinct func­tion­al­ity and in-vitro re­sults on the spe­cific lay­ers of the skin. Clin­i­cal re­sults showed the prod­uct can per­form on not one or two but most signs of age­ing,” says Dr. Ge­off Ge­nesky, Head of Kiehl’s Skin Care Lab­o­ra­tory, Re­search and In­no­va­tion Man­ager.

With three pow­er­house anti-age­ing in­gre­di­ents, you’d prob­a­bly ex­pect a heavy cream but its for­mula has been so per­fected, it im­parts a lighter and drier feel, and doesn’t leave that sticky feel­ing on yourour face. Don’t think you can ask for more?e? Well, it’s also for­mu­lated to suit sen­si­tiveitive skin.

WHIT­NEY PORT ONE CREAM FOR ALL SIGNS OF

AGE­ING, KIEHL’S SU­PER MULTI- COR­REC­TIVE CREAM,

50ML, RM210. VANESSA HUD­GENS BOTH OF TH­ESE GLOW­ING STARS ARE FANS OF KIEHL’S SKIN RES­CUER STRESS-MIN­I­MIZ­ING DAILY HY­DRA­TOR. NEVER LET THE STRESS SHOW WITH KIEHL’S SKIN RES­CUER STRESS-MIN­I­MIZ­ING DAILY HY­DRA­TOR, 75ML, RM145.

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