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Idebenone together with hyaluronic acid

Get ready for the fact that very soon idebenone will be talked about more often than hyaluronic acid or collagen. This is the development of Japanese scientists, which is a synthetic form of coenzyme Q10, and differs from the "true" Q10 in the size of the molecule, which is 60% smaller, and penetrates the skin even better and has an antioxidant effect more effectively. It is antioxidants that neutralize the action of free radicals and have an immunomodulatory effect, which is manifested in improving complexion, reducing wrinkles, increasing skin hydration and smoothing its surface. 

Skin cycling

Skin cycling is a skin care system based on the same principle as the sports training of the same name: alternating high and low loads. Only if in the fitness room loads alternate while riding a special exercise bike, then in facial care a high load is a cream with retinol, and a low load is preparatory and restorative products.

On the first day of skin cycling, a serum with AHA acids is applied to the skin, which exfoliates the epidermis and provides better penetration of retinol into the dermis. On the second day, a high retinol cream is applied directly, and on the third and fourth days, a repair cream with niacinamide 4% and a moisturizer are applied. Such care is recommended to be performed only before going to bed, and in the morning use the usual moisturizer.

There is no unequivocal opinion of dermatologists about such a scheme. But some reviews are definitely worth listening to. For example, to the warning that the use of high concentrations of retinol (up to 2%) should be avoided during the period of active sun, because the risk of skin photodamage with subsequent hyperpigmentation is too high. Acids also contribute to this, which also increase the photosensitivity of the skin, and after them, as well as after retinol, it is imperative to use SPF.

And one more thing that should alert you - with age, metabolic processes in the skin slow down, and regeneration processes proceed more slowly. For someone, two days to recover from retinol may not be enough, and repeating the scheme will result in the skin starting to dry out or red spots and swelling appear on the face as a response to irritation.

Bakuchiol - mild retinol

Speaking of retinol. A plant-based alternative, bakuchiol, is gaining popularity in facial cosmetics. It is obtained from the leaves and seeds of Psoralea corylifolia, which has long been used in Chinese medicine as an anti-aging agent. Unlike retinol, which can irritate the skin, especially at the stage of addiction, bakuchiol immediately has a mild renewing and regenerating effect. And it does not increase the sensitivity of the skin, but rather reduces it and has a calming effect. True, sun protection after it is still necessary to use - in order to prevent pigmentation.

Polylactic acid injections

In fact, polylactic acid is not a new ingredient in medicine. For more than 20 years, self-absorbable threads have been made from it, which are used for suturing. And not so long ago, it began to be used as an independent component in beauty injections to eliminate age-related skin changes. As it turned out, the body reacts to the introduction of polylactic acid with a very active production of collagen - its content increases by 40-60% after a few months. Polylactic acid does not cause allergies and is completely eliminated from the body after 4-6 months. At the same time, the effect of the procedures - facelift, replenishment of lost volume, smoothing wrinkles, elimination of post-acne traces - lasts for 1-2 years. The course is from 1 to 4 procedures with an interval of 4-6 weeks.

Cosmetics with hemp oil

The world began to use hemp oil and hemp extracts to create cosmetics. And no, they have nothing to do with addictive drugs. The oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids - it contains 18% omega-3, 54% omega-6 and 13% omega-9. There are also many fat-soluble components in the oil - vitamins, flavonoids, antioxidants, phospholipids, as well as proteins and polysaccharides. Due to its composition, hemp oil has a complex effect on the skin: nourishes, moisturizes, restores, fights premature aging.