This week, in a show of admirable honesty, Courteney Cox has come clean about her relationship with plastic surgery and how she’s had her dermal fillers dissolved to take her back to her more natural look. At 52, it’s a brave decision in an industry which seems to pride youth and beauty above health and honesty, but one which we’re hoping will embolden other women who may be tempted to turn to surgery to get a certain look.
In honour of Courteney’s decision, we thought we’d look at some of the best, most powerful anti-ageing, skin plumping products from Elemis, Decleor and Dermalogica, so that you never feel the need to go under the knife or needle.
Masks are a great way to give your face an intensive treatment to help to replenish lost moisture, restore plumpness and restock the skin with all of the vitamin and minerals which get lost over time. This mask from Decleor is designed for prematurely ageing skin and contains Hyaluronic Acid which instantly plumps skin to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a quick treatment which takes just ten minutes, but the effects can last for over 24 hours.
One of the most common causes of skin which looks as though it’s completely lost its mojo is a lack of hydration. Skin which is under-moisturised will lose plumpness faster than you can say “FACE LIFT” and often needs a high-powered product to restore it. This mist from Dermalogica contains a highly-active vitamin C complex, which when combined with collagen-stimulating peptides, encourages firmness and elasticity to help reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Another mask from Decleor, this one is specifically formulated to target the deep facial wrinkles which need a real helping hand. It contains something called a ‘lifting filler’ which actively encourages the skin to repair itself on a cellular level, halting the development of wrinkles, as well as using hyaluronic acid to smooth out existing fine lines.
Areas such as the eyes and mouth are ‘high movement’ areas which are used to stretching and moving about, which can exacerbate the development of fine lines and crow’s feet. The difficulty with helping these areas is that the skin is also very delicate and strong products can do more harm than good, which is why Elemis created this eye and lip contour cream which takes care of wrinkles without irritating the skin.
A good skin routine all starts with the right cleanser, never more so than when we’re trying to fight the signs of ageing. This cleansing mousse from Decleor is designed to be used alongside the cleansing cloths and will not only cleanse your skin of all daily grime, but will also help to moisturise and re-plump the skin, giving you an all-in-one product which does the same as three!