boderm prototype
Ladies and ladyboys, let me introduce you to your new best anti-ageing friend: Boderm Prototype. I know what you’re thinking, but after trialling it for roughly two weeks I can confirm that this is not just another expensive tub of moisturiser.

Recently skin specialist and accredited UK consultant dermatologist Dr Russell Emerson joined forces with Concept Healthcare to bring Boderm’s Prototype – the anti-ageing duo you see above (available online at Skin Centre) – to the British market. The first product in the duo is the Prototype Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Age Cream, £39.49, which combines hyaluronic acid, retinol, Q10 and vitamin E to provide short-term rapid tightening of the skin as well as long-term strengthening of the skin’s connective tissue. Though I am lucky enough to have a ‘young’ canvas, the befores and afters that I have seen on deeply wrinkled skin rival the most kick-ass and invasive anti-ageing injections around. With an SPF of 20, it is a preventative and reparative step that I would recommend to anyone.

The other product in the duo is the Prototype Softgel Capsules, £29.59, which contain Resveratrol (clinically proven to have an anti-oxidant effect that is 17 times greater than coenzyme Q). Containing a potent combination of resveratrol and vitamin C and B complex, the capsules provide anti-oxidant protection which is proven to enhance skin texture, reduce wrinkles, as well as diminish age spots and redness while supporting new collagen production.

With products like these on hand I think it is rather unlikely that I am ever going to stop being asked for ID.

cc cream
Throw your BBs away, my babes – a new CC is in town. Hot on the heels of 2012’s biggest beauty boom, Nip + Fab CC Cream takes the ‘beauty balm’ out of BB and kicks things up a notch with ‘colour control’ properties.

I have been using this new release for roughly one week and have awarded in a place in my long-term arsenal. Fresh from Korea, the main benefits of a CC Cream include all those of a BB cream as well as the
appearance of natural and fresh-looking coverage. Nip + Fab’s version goes on as easily as a moisturiser and offers SPF 30 sun protection as well as 24 hour moisturisation (thanks to soline, hyaluronic acid and oat extract).

Released alongside a ‘CC Eye Fix‘, I find the coverage of the CC cream similar enough to skip the Eye Fix yet feel an ageing or tired set of peepers would appreciate the illuminosity of the product far more.

If you would like to see the products in action, check out the How-To video with Amanda Grossman, below!
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proskins gold
You’ve got to hear me out on this one, beauties: these are anti-ageing leggings that deliver. Proskins may be known for their ‘suck it in’ leggings and sportwear but their upcoming release – Proskins Gold – delivers much more. At first glance, they look like an upmarket black legging; smooth, supple, and stretchy with a comfortable wide-band waist.

Obviously, that alone is not going to justify a £145 price tag.

What makes that £145 price tag rather bargainous, in fact? That would be the addition of 24 Carat gold particles and hyaluronic acid. While the controlled compression of Proskins help the body to flush out toxins and cellulite, the gold nanoparticles naturally generate hyaluronic acid which provides intense hydration for legs and helps to contour and improve the appearance of problem areas.

After three days of wear (which – thank goodness – is a fashion statement) Proskins Gold achieves and maintains 100% hyaluronic acid synthesis efficacy (layman’s terms: your legs anti-age themselves!) while the moisturising and antioxidant benefits continue for up to two days after you stop wearing them.

When I was chatting to the creators of the product, my number one reservation was the longevity of the product. Surely – like other ‘caffeinated’ leggings – the gold would simply wash out? Not the case. Those hyaluronic acid-producing particles are actually woven into the legging’s yarn which means that you will see results for the lifetime of the legging. Because of an additional moisture management system, Proskins Gold leggings also keep your skin dry and body temperature regulated to 37°C, making them fantastic for use during exercise.

The new leggings will be available online at the end of January: http://www.proskins.co/store/en/