ANTI-AGING PRODUCT REVIEWS FROM A PANEL OF EXPERTS
BRAD Biophotonic Sublime Gel Cream is new from the BRAD line, maker of my favorite Multi-Peptide Serum, and it is a very unique product: It really is the perfect hybrid of a gel and cream. What’s great about it is that there is both instant and deferred gratification.
The quick hit is a tightening effect, while over time it is firming and plumping. Cool to the touch and gliding on easily, Sublime Gel Cream is relaxing to use. What I really like is that the next morning, my skin feels surprisingly hydrated and feels soft and firm. The standout ingredient is a plant stem cell, but don’t expect the ubiquitous apple stem cell here. BRAD’s is Globularia Cordifolia Stem Cell Extract, from a kind of daisy. Sederma (the company that makes Matrixyl and other cutting edge anti-aging ingredients) markets this stem cell extract under the name of Resistem and says that it mimics the body’s defense produced by hormesis.
BRAD Sublime’s other heavy hitters are Matrixyl 3000, a combo of two peptides that help boost collagen production, phospholipids, retinol (another reason to make this my night cream), one of BRAD’s perennial favorites, MSM, and tons of amino acids. There are also plenty of botanicals including cucumber, eyebright, and reishi mushroom.
From foaming cleansers to activated charcoal masks, we're forever slathering on the newest promising potions in our quest for clear, bright skin. Luckily, Marta Wohrle of the truthful and unbiased Truth in Aging, has gathered a community of both men and women to test products (for 30 days, no less!) and subsequently offer totally real assessments on their findings. Yep — Marta's fearless quest for a perfect visage is totally something we can get behind. We're not against wrinkles, per se, but is aging gracefully too much to ask? Still, with a saturation of anti-aging products on the market, it can be difficult to know which ones will work to keep your visage looking fresh. There are serums, creams, lotions, masks and devices galore all with their own list of trendy, often high-tech ingredients and claims of "breakthrough" research. The first step to finding the perfect anti-aging product is to know your skin; that’s really the only way you’re going to be able to identify your major skin-care concerns. The second step is understanding the product’s ingredients and what they do. The latter certainly sounds easier than it is, which is why we’ve compiled some of our most popular anti-aging product reviews and stories to help you figure it all out.