Matrixyl has been in the news. There have been a couple of stories this week in the Mail and the Mirror. The effectiveness of an anti-wrinkle ingredient has been scientifically proven. Journalists have been onto me asking for comments, so it seems to have struck a chord at least in the media. Let’s unpack it and see if we can work out what is really going on. Continue reading
I reviewed the famous Boots No 7 Serum back in 2007 when it was in the news last time. It is getting widespread media coverage again now that positive results of a proper a trial published in the British Journal of Dermatology – a highly respectable scientific journal. You can read the full publication here. (Thanks to my Twitterchum BordadoIngles for the link).
The paper is extremely well written with a very good introduction that summarises the current state of knowledge of anti-ageing ingredients used in skin creams. pointing out that the only really well substantiated one is retinol. Reading the paper was also the first time I have read that the name of the product has been changed to No 7 Protect and Perfect Intense Beauty Serum. It looks like the marketing wonks have been busy as well.
How Can You Keep Your Skin In Good Condition For As Long As Possible?
We all get old. As we get older get wrinkles. None of us want to look old, so we are open to suggestions for how to get rid of them. But we are all intelligent enough to realise that there is a limit to how much we can cheat the clock. So as someone who works on this kind of thing, what have I found that really works? Continue reading