I get asked a lot of questions about mature skin. How do I know if my skin is mature? From what age is skin considered mature? What typical traits does mature skin have? When do I begin treating it?
From around 35 years, skin is considered mature. However, skin ageing is really dependent on each person’s history and genetics. I’m 45 years old, but I don’t have any deep wrinkles thanks to genetics. One has to take into account things like how much sun exposure you’ve had, lifestyle, emotions and environment. As we age, our face and skin reflects our lifestyle choices.
As we grow older, collagen synthesis slows, resulting in visibly slackened skin. Cell turnover slows down, and this can result in the skin looking dull and lackluster. Mature skin is also typically drier thanks to the reduction of the vascularization and sweat and sebum secretions. Conditions like pigmentation and age spots also become more prominent.
Below are some typical signs of mature skin:
Lack of Luminosity
Dry or dehydrated skin
Lack of tone & firmness
Hyper pigmentation & age posts
A month back I was sent the DENSITIUM range with French skincare brand, SVR to try out – a range dedicated to mature skin. The range is dedicated to re-densifying and firming mature skin.
The range contains Ultra-fragmented Hyaluronic Acid that plumps wrinkles and increases skin density.
How does it work in the skin?
It works to re-densify the dermis and also acts deep within the skin’s connective tissues. Hyaluronic Acid (HA), for those who don’t know, is a naturally occurring substance in our skin that helps keep it hydrated and plum. As we get older, our natural production of HA slows down, so we need to choose products that contain this ingredient. The HA molecule holds a thousand times its weight in water to not only retain all that moisture in the skin, but also prevent it from evaporating into the air.
Also contained in the range is Bio-calcium.
How does it work in the skin?
It re-enforces the skin barrier, combats skin slackening and re-densifies the epidermis. It works by reinforcing support tissue, almost acting like a scaffolding.
I tried 4 products from the range:
DENSITIUM CRÈME (R330 for 50ml)
This is a lovely, rich and hydrating moisturising cream that firms and strengthens the skin. It can be used day or evening. The formulation doesn’t leave the skin feeling oily, but rather nourished and cared for. It also works well as a makeup base, and, I’m convinced, is partly responsible for my skin’s lovely glow.
DENSITIUM CRÈME RICHE (R400 for 50ml)
This ultra nourishing crème has the same forming & strengthening actions as the DENSITIUM CRÈME above, but is even more nourishing, making it a great option for those with very dry or dehydrated skin. It can be used both day and evening as it does not contain an SPF.
DENSITIUM CONTOUR YEUX (R350 for 15ml)
This eye contour cream helps reduce slackening of the eyelids, reduces wrinkles and works to eliminate under eye puffiness and dark circles. It has a lovely velvety texture that’s not sticky and is suitable for even sensitive eyes. You apply it daily to the eye contour, smoothing in a circular motion.
DENSITIUM BI-SERUM (R900 for 30ml)
This serum contains a dual formula made up of an aqua-gel and oil. It boasts a very high level of active ingredients – 45%, and is especially formulated for the face and neck area to tackle sagging skin, wrinkles, dryness and a double chin. Immediately after application, the smoothing effect is noticeable and the skin feels a lot more supple.
I’ve only been using this serum for a month, but, with prolonged use, it claims to lift the contours of the cheekbones, reduce the look of a double chin as well as re-densify the skin & smooth out wrinkles.
It really is a lovely formula and one I’m enjoying using. It certainly has help with hydration and radiance, thanks to it’s four lipid-replenishing oils that quickly work on the skin’s surface.
Laboratorie SVR is a visionary French pharmacy brand that was established in 1962 with a single aim in mind – to create beautiful skin. SVR products are renowned for their effectiveness and tolerance. SVR is 100% free from allergens and parabens and the brand is cruelty free.
To learn more about Laboratorie SVR and get regular updates on specials and new product launches, follow the brand on Facebook HERE
Win a SVR DENSITIUM hamper valued at R1980
I have one SVR DENSITIUM hamper up for grabs containing all 4 products.
To stand a chance of winning this hamper, leave a comment below this blog post in the comments section telling me:
- Your age
- What your most pressing skin care concern is
Please ensure you include your email address (only I can see it) so I can contact you, should you be the winner.
The winner will be announced on In My bag’s Facebook Page (FOLLOW HERE) on Wednesday 31 July 2019.
*This blog post is sponsored by Laboratory SVR*