Launching in February 2016, SkinCeuticals’ Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 taps into a theory about aging called lipidomics with a whole new golden ratio. The moisturizer’s formula comprises 4% cholesterol to stabilize the stratum corneum, 2% ceramides to increase hydration and boost barrier function, and 2% fatty acids to increase lipid production. The lightweight and airy cream promises a boost in hydration within 15 minutes—with benefits lasting a full 24 hours.
$125 | SkinCeuticals.com
Need for Speed
The DeScribe Perfluorodecalin (PFD)-infused gel patch may help slash the number of sessions required for laser tattoo removal. The patch is placed over tattoos prior to irradiation, enabling rapid multiple passes in a single treatment session by minimizing or preventing the opaque white bubble layer produced immediately after the first laser pass with conventional treatment. It is US Food and Drug Administration-cleared for use with the 755-nm Q-Switched Alexandrite laser in Fitzpatrick Skin Type I-III patients.
$585; for physician use only
Good Night, Saggy Skin
StriVectin, the company that put stretch mark removal on the map back in 2002, is now tackling aging skin. StriVectin Advanced Retinol Intensive Night Moisturizer increases cell turnover while you sleep. The patented NIA-114™ technology nourishes the moisture barrier and limits retinol sensitivity, resulting in “visible firmness,” “elasticity,” and a “more radiant appearance.”
$112 | StriVectin.com
Jan Marini’s new patent-pending Marini Luminate Hand Cream, when used twice daily, can turn back the hands of time. High-tech brighteners fade age spots; and retinol, vitamin E, and other antioxidants smooth lines and wrinkles and improve texture. In a 4-month study, 100% of participants noted improvement in multiple areas of concern on their aging hands—and physician assessments validated these improvements.
$135 | www.janmarini.com