The next frontier of wrinkle reduction, the décolleté
One of the most forgotten areas of the body is the décolleté. Sun, wind, gravity and side sleeping all can lead to crepey, wrinkled skin on your chest and in between your breasts. But never you fear, there is a solution!
A new line of treatment products is taking on the delicate décolleté problem with the technology of silicone. Sio Beauty was developed by Gigi Howard, a young woman saddled with chest wrinkles from a young age. Howard tried all kinds of DIY and over-the-counter treatments to lessen the wrinkles with no success. Then one day she was talking with a friend about these scar bandages her doctor prescribed for post surgery scars. She borrowed one from her friend and saw results in one night.
After consulting with doctors and scientists and creating 60 prototypes, Howard finally came up with SiO SkinPad. Made from medical grade silicone, the pad has an almost reverse figure eight shape that fits between the breasts and over the chest. Each pad is reusable at lasts 15 uses. If you ever used one of those silicone blister bandages than you know how it works to lock in moisture and speed up cell turnover. The SiO system includes pre-treatment cleansing pads that help exfoliate and prepare the skin for the pad and post treatment serum.
SiO Beauty sent me a complimentary sample of the system so I could give it a test run. First I used the SiO Décolleté Cleansing Discs. Glycolic acid helps remove dead skin and prep the skin for the SiO SkinPad. After waiting 30 minutes for the skin to dry, I applied the SkinPad. Applying it was kind of awkward so I decided to lay down. It adhered pretty snug to my skin and initially felt a little weird. About an hour in I couldn’t even feel it. After I peeled it off in the morning, my skin was a little red and so I applied the post treatment serum. Although I don’t have a lot of wrinkles, I definitely noticed a difference. I wondering how well these would work for face? Are you listening SiO Beauty? The pads can also be used to prevent wrinkles from forming as well.
The SiO Skin Pads are $49.95 for a package of two or you can purchase them with the pre-treatment cleansing pads and post treatment serum for $138.45 at siobeauty.com. Follow them on Facebook/SiOBeauty for special offers.
You’re throwing back some of the last morsels from New Year’s Eve, the diet and gym commercials are in full swing and you’re already mentally cataloging your diet for the next month. One of the best ways to help your body off the rails is by taking a supplement. My favorite of all time is SeroVital, a combination of amino acids that helps you shed fat, increase muscle and reduce wrinkles (Yay!). It doesn’t have Hgh in it, but the amino acid blend helps boost your own natural hgh levels. The only negative is the price – $99 for a 30 day supply. Costco members can get a 40 day supply for $99 and you occasionally catch it on sale at ULTA. Kohl’s also carries it- coupons don’t work but you can earn Kohl’s cash.
But I have a workaround – a similar product called Ageless Foundation UltraMax Gold Powder (I may get a commission from this link). You dissolve it in a glass of water and take it before bed, five days on, two days off. It costs a lot less than SeroVital, around $50 a month. My review is right here. Right now the best price on a 30 day supply of Ageless Foundation Powder is at AllStarHealth.com (affiliate link), $35.99 plus $5.95 for shipping. Go for the basic shipping – I usually get in within a couple days whether I’m in Las Vegas or Maryland.
Kalologie is a spa company with locations in some of the most exclusive cities in the world like Scottsdale, Las Vegas and two Real Housewives hotspots, Beverly Hills and Ladera Ranch. Even if you don’t live near these places, you can still experience the brand’s amazing line of skincare.
The people at Kalologie sent me the Replenish Night Repair Cream to take for a spin and I loved it! Made with rose hip seed oil ( an easily absorbing oil that helps skin regenerate), algae and beta glucans, it absorbs fast and is very soothing to the skin. It stays with you and by morning you can still feel the moisture and skin is tighter and firmer. It really helped reduce the fine lines and sped the healing on blemishes. I have rosacea and it did not irritate my skin and actually helped reduce the redness and inflammation.
It is a little pricey at $135, but a lot less than department store and high end spa brands. My favorite lower end brand is Olay Regenerist and my favorite high end brand is Omorovicza. This product rated in the middle in that if I have extra money I would get Kalologie over Olay and skip the Omorovicza. If you want a product that delivers full face improvement, this one is pretty good.
A weekly microdermabrasion scrub is essential to removing dead skin cells, making your skin look and feel smoother. It also does wonders in reducing fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. But if you have sensitive skin, you have to be careful. You could irritate it further.
Derma e is a natural facial brand making products that are simple and effective. I picked up this scrub at the 2015 Cosmoprof show in Las Vegas. I just got around to trying it out and I love it. It is made with lime and lemon peels, grapeseed, Vitamin E, is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free and lanolin-free. You just rub it onto skin for around one minute (I usually put it on before getting in the shower) and then rinse off. Your skin instantly feels smoother and looks better. You can use it once a week, maybe twice depending on the sensitivity of your skin.
You can find it ULTA, Whole Foods and a bunch of other retailers at around $32.50. New to the brand? Go to dermae.com and get ten samples for just $4.95 including shipping. You can also pick up a $2 off coupon at the site.
For most people a surgical facelift is a) too much money or b) too scary. But a new topical mask called Roloxin can give your face a lift, reduce wrinkles and reduce pores without you having to go under the knife.
All you have to do is rub the packette to activate the product and then smooth it all over a clean face. You can put it right up to the lash line (unlike most masks). It smells like cake *bonus* and did not irritate my sensitive skin. After a couple of minutes the mask will start to firm up. After 10 minutes, you wash it off and apply a moisturizer. My favorite is the time-tested, hyaluronic acid filled Olay Regenerist. I did feel like my skin is firmer and my lines look smaller.
Given the cost, I would probably just use this for a special event. I did find a link on Facebook (which I used) where you can get two treatments free, otherwise the cost is $110 for 10 packettes.