Tech Home Skin Care
Segment Aired 10/21/10
Fasten your seat belts and take a
rocket ship to the future of home skin care!
These high-tech products address the 4 most undesirable signs of facial
aging: Crows Feet, Sagging Skin, Lines & Wrinkles and the dreaded Facial
- REVERSE-Instant Wrinkle Remover
DivaDeva is included in this segment because
they have launched a product that truly reflects the amazing, cutting-edge
discoveries that are going on in cosmetic chemistry. The product we featured is their
REVERSE-Instant Wrinkle Remover. In all
fairness, the “magic” it performs, in getting wrinkle to disappear, is
temporary; but, two important attributes separate this product from those we
have previously seen on the cosmetic market.
First, it really does smooth the skin, not just a
little bit but a lot! So, if you hold no
illusions that one application is going to be equal to a facelift, and you
would be happy with some major, albeit superficial, smoothing of fine lines and
wrinkles, you are in luck. Secondly, all
the “line erasing” serums that I have come across have had a downside…they may
tighten the surface but they also dry out the skin and often lose their
tightening or tensing ability if you apply a moisturizer over them. I did not experience that with REVERSE. So, while it is not a permanent facelift in a
bottle, nothing is and for the “wow” effect it delivers I would say that it is
a must have in anyone-over-forty’s cosmetic arsenal.
Recently, Carol Cole, a cosmetic
dermatologist based in San Diego with over 25 years experience including in
office microcurrent treatments for a celebrity client base, launched: NuFace - the first (and she claims
only) FDA approved true home microcurrent system on the US market.
Microcurrent technology – although
fairly new in the US – is
claimed to be one of the best anti aging treatments and similar home systems
have been shown to work extremely well in Europe
where they are well established. I have
had some experience with the professional version of these devices and they do
work but, like the sands of time, you have to have to make treatment a regular,
if not daily, part of your “maintenance”.
So, here’s the routine; you need to
use the device at least five days a week for the first three months and then
2-3 times a week to maintain and build on these results. If you do, I feel confident in saying that if
you will experience what Carole Cole claims: “in around 5 minutes per day –
tighter skin, more defined jaw line and cheekbones, reduction of fine lines and
wrinkles, lifted eyebrow, wider eye, and a more youthful glow.
NuFace is selling for $379 – obviously
not a cheap addition to your skin care regimen but what you have to consider is
what you might save on in office microcurrent treatments (at around $100 a
treatment), or something even more invasive, that initial investment doesn’t
seem so bad.
Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System
behind the Clarisonic Opal Sonic
Infusion System(COSIS) is that it will fill in the fine lines around the
eye contour area to create a more rested, and youthful appearance. The device’s creation implies
that technology can perform the job better than the human fingers because it massages
the cream into the wrinkles in a way that the fingers cannot.
aging cream is a “sea serum” that is supposed to be specifically designed to
work with the unit for maximum benefits. The marketing materials assert that
fine lines will be reduced by plumping up the skin and that firming peptides and
a hydrating sugar go to work for longer term improvement. Initially the results
were sustained about 6 hours, but others have reported up to 8 hours. Opal does
state that results will vary and that for long lasting effects daily use is
that the design would lead you believe that you must buy the Clarisonic system
serum for continued use, but I applied other serums to my skin and then used
the COSIS to effectively massage them into the tissues, and that seemed to work
just fine. I think the benefit to
emphasize here is the gentle, yet efficacious, quality of the massage you
receive from the system. Could the same
level of penetration be achieved with manual massage? Probably, but not without some undesirable
pulling and tugging, and that’s not the best idea as the skin ages.