The Best Anti-Ageing Secrets
June 6, 2017
Anti-ageing products can be totally baffling. The range of creams, gels and serums can be intimidating, especially with all the buzzwords: anti-wrinkle, de-creasing, add radiance, plumping, younger-looking skin…the list goes on. Bored of my normal daily moisturiser and now at an age where my skin needs a little extra help I decided to try some brands which I am not so familiar with and I was delighted with the results.
This is a brand that I have kinda fallen in love with since adding it to my skin care routine and to be totally honest I hadn’t even heard of it before. The Gazelli Story began in 1999 when Dr. Zarifa Hamzayeva, a leader in the field of genetics, harnessed her years of research into preventative medicine and phyto-therapy and founded the first cosmetics manufacturing facility in her native country, Azerbaijan. Since then Gazelli has continued to grow, building on the strong foundations of Dr.Hamzayeva’s powerful formulations, her groundbreaking Gazelli White Oil™, and the creative direction and business acumen of her daughter Jamila Askarova.
Together they created Gazelli Skincare, a unique and innovative brand with the purity of science and professional skincare at its heart. The scientific core of the brand is surrounded by a world of education, diagnostics and realistic advice and a distinctly unique style of service that leaves the customer charmed and captivated. Since launching in Urban Retreat at Harrods in 2011, Gazelli Skincare is focused on building exclusive partnerships around the world, offering results driven treatments both at home and at exclusive locations in London, and most importantly bringing the Gazelli House concept from the flagship in Azerbaijan to London’s South Kensington in Spring 2015.
The Gazelli White Oil is a regenerative face cream which is formulated with Gazelli White Oil and has been clinically proven to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve the skin’s texture. I have already noticed a difference in my skin which feels a little tighter and much more hydrated. The cleanser has also become one of my favourite products because it not only cleanses and hydrates the skin but completely removes makeup, which for me is a real plus.
Skin Balancing Cleanser £35 / Intensive age repair cream £80
RéVive Renewal Cream
RéVive founder, Dr. Gregory Brown was a Harvard-trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon who realised that many of his patients who were requesting invasive cosmetic procedures actually needed to rejuvenate lacklustre skin, and there was no surgical procedure that could accomplish this goal. In 1997, he merged his three-dimensional understanding of the skin with Nobel Prize-winning science to create RéVive. P art of his range includes the RéVive Renewal Cream which is a powerful perfecting night cream which gently exfoliates, retextures, renews and moisturises the facial skin.
The cornerstone of RéVive is a collection of special bio-engineered ingredients including patented and Nobel Prize winning technology that mimic the performance of youthful skin. Bio-engineered skin renewal ingredients encourage the natural production of healthy looking skin cells to help restore and repair damaged skin. Its unique formula works overtime as you sleep, to help eradicate imperfections and visibly diminish fine lines, for a morning awakening to fresher, glowing, more beautiful skin. RéVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream has such a unique texture. I t feels like a dense gel. However, unlike most gel moisturisers, it has a rich and buttery feel. Somehow this product strikes a balance between a lightweight feel and a rich consistency. A tiny amount goes a long way and I quickly noticed a real difference to my complexion; my skin looked much healthier and developed a smooth, healthy glow.
Revive Renewal Cream – £105 for 50ml
Inlight skincare was created by Dr Spiezia who graduated in Medicine and Surgery in Italy in the early 1980s, and has since worked on combining orthodox medicine with the extraordinary power of nature. The whole range is oil-based, with a high concentration of phytonutrients and is 100% organic, free from synthetics and chemical fragrance. Every Inlight product features the Bio Lipophilic Matrix®. The culmination of years of research, and the ideal marriage of science and alchemy, the Bio Lipophilic Matrix® consists of a specific blend of pure organic, cold-pressed plant oils carefully nurtured for their high biochemical affinity to the lipidic human skin layer. These super concentrated oils are energized prior to production using a patented technique that harnesses the principle that all matter is alive (Quantum Mechanics) and uses ancient alchemy to heighten the oils’ vital force. This enhanced blend of oils forms the basis of every Inlight product. The Inlight organic Night Balm is a blend of highly nourishing oils (macadamia, jojoba), those rich in antioxidants (Vitamins E, A, D, F contained in the sesame, sunflower, evening primrose oils) and cleverly balanced with concentrated carrot oil, rich in antioxidant beta-carotene. These characteristics are enhanced by the well-known healing, cytophylactic and anti-inflammatory properties of marigold and lavender together with the astringent qualities of rose and neroli. The balm goes on well and melts into the skin to keep it moisturised and nourished but not oily. There is no residue after application, which is a great plus. It is also easy to wash it off in the morning and the skin is definitely well cared for. I really enjoyed this balm and it’s relaxing scent.
Night Balm – £50 45ml / Face Cleanser £35 45ml
The Jojoba Company
Jojoba is a golden liquid wax (often called jojoba oil) that is made from the jojoba bean. A plant native to Southwestern North America, it was highly valued by the Native Americans of the Sonoran Desert as a potent balm for skin ailments and a skin restorer. Research has confirmed that the wax ester produced by the jojoba bean is similar to the protective wax produced by human skin that helps keep it smooth, supple and moisturised. Jojoba mimics the skin’s natural oils and can penetrate deep into the skin layers. Jojoba is the only plant on earth known to produce this unique golden liquid wax. Jojoba is naturally antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and hypoallergenic, so it is used to soothe a wide range of skin conditions. The ultimate anti- ageing serum is said to firm skin by 19.5% after just 4 weeks of treatment. The di-peptide carnosine in conjunction with hyaluronic acid and silymarin, a potent antioxidant from milk thistle, work together to aid collagen production and refine skin smoothness and expression lines. Skin is relaxed, less lined, intensely re-plumped and visibly smoothed. It combines Australian Kakadu plum and lillypilly, high in vitamin C and deeply nourishing. Just 1-2 pumps are enough to spread over the face, neck and décolletage. I like to use mine at night, after cleansing.
HealGel was created by a team of leading British plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons with the help of a renowned award winning dermatological biochemist. It contains a combination of active ingredients that function to soothe skin and target its deeper layers, increasing collagen production and decreasing fine lines, swelling and puffiness. HealGel Intensive provides a peerless base-layer treatment for all skin types. HealGel Face is a one-stop skin perfecting shop. The lightweight gel creates an instant protective barrier that allows the active ingredients to work their skin rehabilitating magic underneath. Harnessing all the skin reparative and rejuvenating properties of HealGel Intensive, HealGel Face delivers additional, powerful anti-ageing properties to firm, replenish and smooth. Coupled with the nourishing, soothing, anti-redness, collagen-boosting benefits you’d expect from HealGel, this new addition has a triple-phase hyaluronic acid complex to instantly plump and tighten your complexion – retaining moisture and almost instantly minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A luxurious blend of omega oils then work to improve elasticity, so skin feels soft, supple and glows with health. I found the Healgel very soothing and also doubles up when I need it as a primer.
Written by Luxuria Lifestyle UK’s Kerene Barefield