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.


At-home lasers are quite a frightening concept, no? They were for me. In fact, lasering myself is something that I would have never wished to embark on before ReAura.

Then, this little skincare miracle came along. If you have yet to hear of Philips’ Reaura – let me give you the lowdown. The Reaura is an absolutely revolutionary anti-ageing programme that delivers the benefits of professional laser treatments. So much so that you have to be screened for suitability before purchase, just like you would experience at a professional dermalogical consultation. Barely an inconvenience, truth be told, as the results you get (and you do get them) include a visible improvement in your skin’s appearance, a reduction of fine lines, age spots, sun spots, and the resoration of skin tone, texture and radiance. You thought the Clarisonic was innovative? Think again!

I have been using it for a few weeks, and have fallen in love. While I have no real ‘skin problems’ (knock on wood!), the Reaura has been actively boosting my skin’s collagen production, and thus I have been enjoying the skin of a sixteen year old; taught, poreless, and well-toned. Through the Reaura treatment, thousands of microscopic laser beams have been passed down the epidermis and the dermis. Don’t worry, it sounds much more painful than it is. The foolproof laser treatment triggers a natural process of cell renewal which replaces old and damaged skin cells with new, fresh skin cells containing more collagen.

You are left with redness after the treatment, but this subsides after a few hours. I suggest that you use the Reaura at night. You’ll wake up looking like you slept in a tub of Creme de la Mer for twenty years. We don’t all have the time or money to keep up with professional laser treatments over the next thirty years, but the Reaura is an investment that I see paying off for a long time to come.

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