Our thirties are an exciting, thrilling and wonderfully challenging time in our lives. Mostly, we know who we are and what we want. I found my thirties to be a very empowering decade; I became a mother, headed up the fashion & beauty departments of two big women’s magazines, and managed to move cities, without so much as a broken vase – it was totally #WorthTheWrinkle!
While our thirties are mostly fulfilling, the frantic pace that tends to accompany them can take its toll, especially on our skin. This is a time when physiological changes that characterize ageing begin to manifest. Cell turnover slows down, sun damage accumulated over the years becomes visible, and radiance may be diminished and fine lines and wrinkles set in.
In addition, late nights, early mornings, stress and pollution can all impact our skin negatively. This is why it’s so, SO important to invest in good skincare.
Recently, Clarins re-launched their iconic Multi-Active range – a line that addresses the needs of skin in it’s thirties. I’m 42 years old, but used both creams on a regular basis in my thirties. The new technology in the day and night creams include new generation capsules of teasel extract – a powerful antioxidant and revitalizing plant that targets our fibroblasts. For those not aware, fibroblasts are responsible for the toned and youthful look of the skin, as they produce collagen and elastin fibers. Unfortunately, they’re constantly under attack and eventually become worn out, no longer playing their crucial part in maintaining the skin’s youthfulness. The result is fine lines, a dull complexion and the first visible signs of ageing.
The Multi Active Day (R630) formula has a really luxurious texture, and is enriched with radiance boosting pigments that immediately enhance the skin’s glow. Extract of myrothamnus – a South African plant capable of surviving water stress in the dry season – has also been added. This extract has been found to minimize the impact of daily stress, so fine lines appear visibly smoothed and the skin appears more toned.
Also included in the formula is encapsulated teasel extract that fights free radicals, ensuring the skin stays radiant by boosting energy production. Hyaluronic acid binds water in the skin, ensuring optimal hydration, while an SPF 20 to protect the skin from UV damage. The unique Clarins anti-pollution complex fights the daily onslaught of pollution and its damaging effects on the skin
Clarins Laboratories have studied the effects of lack of sleep on the skin and revealed nighttime mechanisms responsible for the appearance of fine lines. At night, the skin fights damage caused by stress by producing an antioxidant hormone, melatonin. Due to successive interruptions in the sleep cycle or a reduction in the number of hours of sleep, this regenerating process is disrupted. Lower amounts of the hormone are secreted and damage linked to oxidation intensifies.
In response, Clarins Laboratories have used extract of organic California poppy in their Multi-Active Night (R670), for its proven ability to help compensate for the harmful effects of late nights and interrupted sleep. The extract is able to offset the lowering of antioxidant defenses and boost collagen production. Also included in the formula is nourishing organic shea butter and kiwi extract that provides instant comfort to the skin. A Hyaluronic acid complex ensures moisture levels in the skin stay at an optimum. Teasel extract helps revive radiance, ensuring you wake with gorgeous, glowing skin.
The calming fragrance with notes of jasmine, freesia and heliotrope, helps soothe the mind.
I have a Multi-Active Day valued at R630 and a Multi-Active Night valued at R670 to giveaway. To enter, leave a comment below this post in the comments section telling me what in your life has been #WorthTheWrinkle. Please ensure you include your email address (only I can see it) so I can contact you, should you be the winner. I’ll announce the winners name next week Friday 29 July 2016. The winner will be notified by email.