Age-defying dynamites

13 Nov 2011 05:00 AM | Posted by bh's Olivia Mackinnon |

Age-defying dynamites

13 Nov 2011 05:00 AM | Posted by bh's Olivia Mackinnon
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Harry Potter has his wand, Buffy has her stake, and Bella…well she has Edward and Jacob! So in beautyheaven’s own war (you know, the one against ageing), it seemed only right that we also armed ourselves with some suitable weaponry before going into battle…

Say goodbye to sagging skin, au revoir to deep-set wrinkles and sayonara to unsightly under-eye bags, as we shine a spotlight on some of the toughest age-fighting weapons – designed to help you stay looking as young as you feel – maybe even younger…

Abeeco Bee Venom Mask – dubbed as the natural alternative to Botox, this mask, which contains bee venom and manuka honey, works to make the face look as though it’s been lightly stung – firm and plump, but without the redness. Said to be a favourite of Kate Middleton’s too!

lapureté Triple Effects Eye Crème with Okuru™ - crows feet, eye bags and dark circles won’t stand a chance against the powerful all-natural cocktail of peptides from sweet pea, soy, rice bran and yeast proteins found in this eye helper.

Pod Liquid Pedicure, $30, 1300 796 986 – your one-stop shop for beautiful, youthful-looking feet. Allow this all-in-one foot gem to exfoliate, cleanse, moisturise, protect and nourish the feet naturally – while offering environmental protection against the ageing effects of the sun.

ASAP Clearskin Gel – who knew a gel could do so much? The powerful AHA and BHA complex found in Clearskin Gel works to remove dead skin cells, unblock pores and can also be used to treat acne, sun damage and skin ageing all in one hit.

La Prairie Advanced Marine Biology Tonic – want skin that looks revitalised and brightened? This three-phase system works by first brightening and evening skin tone, while the second ‘golden oil’ phase nurtures skin with antioxidants and natural oils. The third ‘green serum’ phase rushes entrapped oxygen to the skin to optimise skin cell growth, helping your skin to look fresh and flawless.

Ultraceuticals Ultra A Hydration Booster – with dehydration being one of the main causes of fine lines and aged skin, it seems silly not to have a hydration booster on hand. The Ultraceuticals Hydration Booster contains retinol, vitamin E and AHA for a revitalised and rehydrated effect.

Meaningful Beauty Deep Cleansing Masque – purifies and cleanses the skin while reviving skin that looks stressed out. Impurities and dead skin cells are gently whisked away revealing a more youthful, radiant-looking complexion.

Principal Secret Reclaim Age Braker Line Breaker Serum – designed to help soften wrinkles and re-firm and refine the look of your skin, this super skin serum helps you achieve a more youthful look overall.

Natural Advantage 90 Day Deluxe Kit – this seven-piece set is your secret to younger looking skin. With products that treat dehydration and also deliver retinol to the skin, it’s the skin regime that battles ageing every step of the way.

SKIN PHYSICS LED PHOTON® LED Photo-Rejuvenation Starter Kit – the LED light in this hand-held at-home anti-ageing device pulses deep into the skin to promote collagen and elastin production so your face appears more plumped and youthful-looking. It also works to reduce the signs of ageing, photo-damage and redness.

Kérastase Paris Age Premium Masque Substantif – mature hair will love this rejuvenating masque that contains systeme pro-supplenium and hyaluronic acid technology to nourish and moisturise the scalp, leaving hair revitalised and looking fuller and thicker.

Gatineau Paris Activ Éclat Instant Radiance Concentrate – a dull complexion is a telltale sign of ageing. Hit back with this mother of pearl serum that gives the skin energy and tone while making your complexion appear brighter and more youthful!

Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex – a highly active blend of retinol, peptides, vitamins and botanicals work to refresh the surface skin under the eye area, revealing smoother, youthful-looking peepers.

A'kin Rose de Mai, Anti-Oxidant Day Crème - active ingredients including vitamins A, B5, C, E and alpha lipoic acid help to fight the appearance of wrinkles and increase skin suppleness and elasticity. They’re also gradually released over 12 hours, meaning they’re constantly effective!  

Environ Intensive Hydrating Oil Capsules - want skin that looks and feels more hydrated and energised? These single-use capsules promote the production of healthy collagen and elastin, which means they help prevent skin damage and allow you to retain a more youthful looking complexion.

L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Smoothing Exfoliator – micro-granules ensure a deep exfoliation, while organic immortelle essential oil helps to diminish skin flaws and brighten your complexion – banishing dullness for good!

Dr. LeWinn’s Hand & Nail Cream SPF 15did you know your hands are among the first places to display the signs of ageing? Minimise the damage by preventing and treating with this super nourishing SPF 15 hand saver, which contains a unique antioxidant complex of pomegranate and white tea extracts for a massive hydration hit. 

Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Intensive Lifting Crème for Throat & Decolletage – watch as roughness and crepiness are smoothed away with this ultra nourishing crème from Estée Lauder. Skin is left feeling younger and firmer where it counts (and shows) most – the throat and décolletage.

MD Formulations Vit A Plus Night Recovery Complex – look forward to your skin renewal going into overdrive as you sleep, thanks to a powerful combination of AHAs and BHAs that exfoliate, vitamins A and E that nourish and repair the skin, as well as a unique marine extract that works to calm and soothe skin.

What is your favourite ever anti-ageing product? Why?

Member Comments (58)

Posted by: katshepsutt (Australia)

Hands down Lancôme Visionnaire - I've been using it non-stop since the trial back in August, and my skin continues to look fresher and more youthful every day. Most noticeable is a texture refinement and tone balance I thought had slipped through my fingers more than twenty years ago. I've used (and loved) numerous serums with a similar price tag, but this one is a clear winner because the results are almost immediate, delightfully obvious and close to miraculous.

Still haven't found my Holy Grail of eyebag reducers, but lapureté sounds like it will be my next adventure. Thanks for assembling this brilliant collection of anti-aging potential bh - saved to my favourites :-)

Posted on: November 13, 2011 (Nov 13, 2011 7:12am)

Posted by: Tinaaa (Australia)

i have to agree with katshepsutt! since i received the lancome visionnaire from bh, my skin has never looked healthier and plumper! some of my acne scars have lightened and are barely notceable!

the asap clearskin gel is on my shopping list!

Posted on: November 13, 2011 (Nov 13, 2011 8:11am)

Posted by: Dee255 (Member since 2008, Australia)

Estee Lauder CP+ Perfectionist Serum is probably my favourite - it works like a treat on my forehead wrinkles.

I must be the only one who didn't like Visionnaire - it dried my skin out and felt horrible, and did nothing at all to change the look of it.
Though this article has reminded me to get my Skin Physics LED wotsit out again..

Posted on: November 13, 2011 (Nov 13, 2011 9:54am)

Posted by: TheDevineOne (Australia)

The ASAP gel and the Lancome Visionnaire sound AMAZING!

Posted on: November 13, 2011 (Nov 13, 2011 10:47am)

Posted by: MissChriss (Australia)

Visionnaire for sure.. I love it as it makes my skin look soo nice and even and glowing.
I'm interested in the ASAP clearskin gel too.

Posted on: November 13, 2011 (Nov 13, 2011 10:52am)

Posted by: TheDevineOne (Australia)

The ASAP gel and Lancome Visionnaire sound AMAZING!! I really want both products.

Posted on: November 13, 2011 (Nov 13, 2011 10:55am)

Posted by: Roxymisha (Australia)

Some great products featured here. I have been extremely happy with the results from using MD Forumulations Vitamin A Night Recovery Complex and am currently using the Prevage serum for day which is also proving to be very beneficial for my mature skin.

Posted on: November 13, 2011 (Nov 13, 2011 11:04am)

Posted by: Neilrawson (Australia)

I am still trying to find an anti-ageing product that I am happy with. ###Sandra

Posted on: November 13, 2011 (Nov 13, 2011 1:02pm)

Posted by: Neilrawson (Australia)

I forgot to add that I have not tried any of the anti-ageing formulas mentioned in this blog. ###Sandra ....there may be hope yet.................

Posted on: November 13, 2011 (Nov 13, 2011 1:04pm)

Posted by: Tashii (Australia)

I haven't added anti-aging products to my beauty list yet so i dont know what works but they all look pretty good :)

Posted on: November 13, 2011 (Nov 13, 2011 1:38pm)

Posted by: Green_Jaguar (Australia)

What an amazing list of anti-ageing products. I think I need them all!!!!!! Actually would love to try some of the products on the list. One product I have been able to try was Lancome Absolue Nuit Precious Cells Night Cream and I was blown away by this luxurious cream. It left my skin feeling so soft, plumped and hydrated. It felt sooo good on my skin. The only problem is the price. $330.00 is out of my price range to spend regularly on a skin care product. If I had to pick only only one product to use the rest of my life.......this would be it!!!!!!

Posted on: November 13, 2011 (Nov 13, 2011 3:02pm)

Posted by: Li (Australia)

I haven't really tried anti-aging products, but I have heard very good things about more then a few products mentioned. It's comforting to know that when I do need to start using anti-aging products I've got a lovely list of products to try! :)

Posted on: November 14, 2011 (Nov 14, 2011 8:58am)

Posted by: Evanescencessy (Australia)

This is the perfect article with some great reference list of anti-aging products which I'll add to my Favourites. I love Lancome's Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate because it's super easy to apply, feels great on my skin and my complexion is a lot smoother and youthful looking.

Posted on: November 14, 2011 (Nov 14, 2011 9:59am)

Posted by: maggieball (Australia)

Wow - lots of interesting sounding products here. I've been using the Estee Lauder and like it a lot, but the Abeeco Bee Venom Mask and lapureté are both very interesting sounding.

Posted on: November 14, 2011 (Nov 14, 2011 12:35pm)

Posted by: Hayley_22 (Australia)

im a bit young yet to worry about defying age but i will be well armed when the time comes!!!

Posted on: November 14, 2011 (Nov 14, 2011 12:57pm)

Posted by: Miffny (Australia)

I would love to have a lifetime supply of the Lapurete, I have tried the night cream which is beautiful (I am about to run out too!), would also LOVE to give the Lancôme Visionnaire a whirl & see what it can do for a Woman of my age *middle* cough cough ;-) xx

Posted on: November 14, 2011 (Nov 14, 2011 2:23pm)

Posted by: Rei_ (Australia)

wish i had a miracle anti age treatment

Posted on: November 14, 2011 (Nov 14, 2011 2:37pm)

Posted by: Susanjane (Australia)

I'm still loving Visionnaire but the Bee Venom mask sounds interesting. That may be next on my list.

Posted on: November 14, 2011 (Nov 14, 2011 2:51pm)

Posted by: saltine (Australia)

These sound so lovely, I'd be lucky if I were to try any of them in the near future! The life of a student lol...

Posted on: November 14, 2011 (Nov 14, 2011 3:16pm)

Posted by: Maryanne726 (Australia)

My favourite is definitely DMK's Revise A, with Vitamin A it is a great anti ageing cream. Mind you I use a lot of different anti-ageing creams & facials, mixing it up I believe helps too.

Posted on: November 14, 2011 (Nov 14, 2011 4:20pm)

Posted by: Makeup Maven (Australia)

There are some interesting sounding products there. I'm not sure I have a favourite anti-aging product. I haven't tried many because a lot irritate my skin.

Posted on: November 14, 2011 (Nov 14, 2011 4:30pm)

Posted by: Shonson (Australia)

I so want to get the Visionnaire cream. I tried a sample in the shop and it smelt divine, and skin felt so soft!

Posted on: November 14, 2011 (Nov 14, 2011 4:57pm)

Posted by: Senorita (Australia)

Oh i would really like to tru this Lancôme Visionnaire. Everyone thinks it' great.

Posted on: November 14, 2011 (Nov 14, 2011 6:01pm)

Posted by: Princess Fiona1 (Member since 2007, Australia)

Im loving the Estee Lauder Advanged Night Repair, and the Even Skin Tone Illuminator. But there are constantly new ones launched, and the Lancome Visionnaire sounds like its worth a try, as does the ones from MD Formulations and ASAP.

Posted on: November 14, 2011 (Nov 14, 2011 6:17pm)

Posted by: Missranz (Australia)

I have just purchased Chanel Ultra Correction Line Repair..... I haven't tried it before. Has anybody used this? Love to know how you went.. xx Fingers Crossed.

Posted on: November 14, 2011 (Nov 14, 2011 9:11pm)

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