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Wednesday October 16, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday October 16, 2013 MYT 7:42:38 AM
by sandra low
Clinique’s executive director of skin physiology and pharmacology Dr Tom Mammone.
An American skincare brand comes up
with updated ingredients to correct photo-damage.
AS women age, it’s inevitable that their skin structure eventually get weighed down by lines and wrinkles. And, that’s not the only issue at hand.
On top of these ageing signs, the overall skin texture often becomes less smooth and healthy, compared to its younger days.
After talking with its guiding dermatologists, American beauty brand Clinique realised they needed to tweak their award-winning formula for Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & Photo Damage Corrector.
It was high time to update the ingredients to bring its efficacy up a notch.
Dr Tom Mammone, executive director of Skin Physiology and Pharmacology for Clinique Research and Development, Worldwide said that they learnt from dermatologists that patients with lines and wrinkles also had poor skin texture, and this prompted them to re-evaluate the original serum formula to address poor skin surface texture.
The result is Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Smooths, Restores, Corrects – a semi-opaque and silky gel essence serum – that provides a moist sensation upon contact with skin in an easily absorbed formula said to deliver the potent actives instantly.
This new formula includes a Resurfacing Technology to simulate the benefits of laser treatments done at the dermatologist’s office.
A group of smoothing ingredients were introduced to naturally break the bonds between skin cells to encourage gentle, but effective exfoliation and support the final steps of cell renewal.
These smoothing ingredients are Salvia Sclarea (Clary) extract which supports the final steps of cell exfoliation by promoting the restoration of the skin’s barrier layer, and acetyl glucosamine, an integral part of the connective tissue that holds cells together, that helps naturally break the bonds between skin cells to encourage effective exfoliation.
The two ingredients are combined, and touted to improve skin texture and smooth the surface by more than double that of the original formula, after only two weeks use.
“In addition to smoothing benefits in the new formula, it also delivers 63% of the wrinkle-reducing power of a dermatological laser after just 12 weeks of consistent twice a day usage,” said Dr Mammone in a press statement.
Now, this idea of smoothness and resurfacing is similar to what the Clinique Turnaround range of products does, so what is the difference?
The Turnaround franchise addresses the concerns of surface dullness, according to Dr Mammone, but the Turnaround skincare does not correct any of the other visible signs of ageing such as deeper lines and wrinkles, degraded support structure and photo damage.
Dr Mammone explained that this new Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Smooths, Restores, Corrects serum is ideal for those who wish to restore skin’s youthfulness and overall glow. As it offers very gentle exfoliation, it is safe to be applied around the eye area, so anyone showing early to moderate crows feet, or who wishes to stave them off, would benefit from it.
This new dermatologist-tested and oil-free serum is formulated to be applied over face morning and night, and around the eye area after the brand’s recommended three-step skincare.
*The serum is priced at RM220 (30ml) and RM330 (50ml). Available at all Clinique counters.
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