Thursday January 3, 2013
Turn back time
The catch phrase used to be ďage gracefullyĒ. Now skincare companies are talking about turning back time.
Estťe Lauder Research recently developed its most advanced, ďage-reversingĒ moisturiser, the Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Collection.
These powerful moisturisers are touted to reverse skinís visible signs of ageing, with a revolutionary Tri-HA Cell Signaling Complex that helps strengthen skinís natural cellular communication.
A unique blend of three HA Technologies that include high molecular weight HA, HA fragments and anti-hyaluronidase Centaury extract, work together to replenish, rebuild and sustain skinís optimal levels of HA to instantly plump and smoothen fine lines, and visibly fill-in more prominent wrinkles.
The skinís natural production of hyaluronic acid is said to be boosted by 182% in just three days and healthy skin cells are signalled to migrate to the site of damage up to seven times faster. Skin is claimed to look dramatically smoother, fresher and less lined.
The moisturisers are formulated with Wrinkle Plumping Technology to help skin increase its natural production of Filaggrin and promote its natural activation of Caspase 14, a natural enzyme that works with Filaggrin. This advanced technology is a potent moisture infusion that instantly provides skin with a more supple, smoother, less lined look and plumps up wrinkles that were once deficient in Filaggrin.
The formula also includes Sirtuin EX1 Technology said to help skin cells extend their life span, enhancing their natural potential for repair. For the day, thereís the Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Creme SPF 15 for Dry Skin, Normal/Combination Skin and Hydrating Gel Oil-Free for Normal/Combination Skin.
For the night, the Advanced Time Zone Night Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Creme for All Skintypes helps skin optimise its natural replenishment of wrinkle-smoothing collagen. The Eye Creme for All Skintypes is said to make the area around the eyes appear brighter, smoother and more radiant. Prices start from RM205. Available at Estťe Lauder counters.
THE first male fragrance entirely designed by Gucci creative director Frida Giannini as a signature for the modern Gucci male icon, Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme, is sensual and masculine.
The top notes are essence of cypress and calone, violet and bergamot.
It has a unique heart note of warm incense and a leathery accord, with a base of woody notes of patchouli, cedarwood and amyris.
The sleek design of the flaconís rich, grey glass is complemented by the brandís iconic horsebit design.
The gift set, which includes an EDT, travel spray and shower gel will surely please the discerning and elegant man.
Price: RM301. Available at Gucci fragrance counters at leading department stores.
The stuff of legend
LEGEND pour Femme is the newest womenís fragrance by Montblanc. Itís the companion fragrance to last yearís Legend, the brandís successful manís fragrance.
The Montblanc woman, featuring model Mini Anden, is photographed, like her male counterpart, by Peter Lindbergh. She is the epitome of elegance. And her perfume says more about her than the longest speech.
Bright and intense, this fragrance is fruity, tender and subtle with opening notes of neroli, slightly under ripe pear and bitter orange. The soul of the fragrance is made up of orange blossom, lily-of-the-valley (white and green) and Indian jasmine. The base notes are musk, vanilla and some blond woods.
The bottle features the famous emblem, the six-pointed star, which is also reflected in the Montblanc 4810 jewellery collection. Thereís also a body lotion version available.
Price: RM106 to RM342. Available at selected department stores.
Back to basics
MOST men would not bother with a complicated skincare routine. Sothys Homme has come up with a solution with the Sothys Homme Manly range of products. The regimen involves just three simple steps.
Cleanse, maintain and enhance. This new line contains Volcanic Rock which is rich in magnesium and said to have detox properties to cleanse the skin of impurities and protect against ageing. It also acts as an energy booster to restore skin tone.
The range includes a Energising Face Cleanser, Hair and Body Revitalising Gel, Softening Shaving Foam, Age-Defying Hydrating Fluid, De-stressing Eye Roll-On and EDT.
Prices start from RM148. Available at 128 Faubourg for Him at Bangsar Village II, Kuala Lumpur and Empire Shopping Gallery, Petaling Jaya.