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.
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.