I recently tried a $128 moisturizer to get rid of the fine lines I’ve developed in my 30s — and it was life-changing for my skin

August 13, 2019

SkinCeuticals restore

SkinCeuticals is a luxury skin-care brand that makes high-concentration formulas to treat everything from signs of aging to adult acne.
I tried Skinceuticals’ Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 ($128), a rich anti-aging moisturizer that’s been life-changing for my skin (and my husband’s, too).
It improved the overall quality of my skin, removing fine lines, shrinking pores, and helping to restore fullness.
It’s expensive at $128 for 1.6 ounces, but it’s had such an impact on my skin that I think it’s worth the splurge.

First, we’re going to get the confessions out of the way. I used to have bad, very bad skin. Like, Accutane-level bad. Fortunately I don’t have acne anymore, but I went directly from pimples to fine lines in my 30s (it’s hard being me).

In my search to treat these small wrinkles, I recently turned to the splurge-worthy, $128 Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 moisturizer by SkinCeuticals, a skin-care company that approaches its formulas as if they were medicine for the skin.

What makes this moisturizer worth $128?

Let’s talk about SkinCeuticals’ Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2. It’s a heavy jar of moisturizer that’s made up of 2% pure ceramides, 4% natural cholesterol, and 2% fatty acids. The brand touts that this ratio of naturally-occurring lipids is ideal for helping skin to restore its natural moisture barrier. According to SkinCeuticals, lipid production declines with age, and “as a consequence, skin’s natural functions may become impaired, impacting barrier function and skin’s natural repair [process].” By restoring skin with the exact lipids it needs, the moisturizer should improve your skin’s ability to self-repair over time.

In an eight-week clinical study, it had proven results: 66% smoother skin; 35% improvement in laxity; 20% improvement in evenness; 26% improvement in radiance; and 44% …read more

Source:: Business Insider

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