Lines of our Lives

Laugh lines, worry lines, crow’s feet…
No matter what you call them, we all know them as WRINKLES!

We spend our lives warding off wrinkles, but the bottom line is that we are all going to experience wrinkles at some point in our lives. It is a natural part of aging. There are some who embrace their laugh lines and eye crinkles; but want to iron out their worry lines. Although we can’t map out where wrinkles might appear; we can change the story that they tell and fend off unwelcome wrinkles.

Unravelling Wrinkles

Types of wrinkles:

  • Forehead lines: run horizontally across the top of the T-zone.
  • Worry lines: create an “eleven” between the brows.
  • Bunnies: across the bridge of the nose horizontally between the eyes.
  • Crow’s feet: radiate from the outer corners of the eyes.
  • Laugh lines: also called nasolabial folds, create parenthesis around the upper lip.
  • Lip lines: form vertical hatches around the perimeter of the mouth.
  • Marionette lines: frame the chin vertically, and as the cheeks droop, jowl wrinkles form.

Three categories of wrinkles:

Dynamic wrinkles. These develop from repeated facial movements. The most common locations for dynamic wrinkles are between the eyebrows, forehead wrinkles, and on the cheeks near the outer corners of the eyes, referred to as ‘crow’s feet’.

Static wrinkles. Static wrinkles are caused by damage to the skin from sun, smoking, genetics, poor nutrition, or from prolonged dynamic wrinkling.

Wrinkle folds: These result from a loss of elasticity and the takeover of gravity. Identified by vertical lines.

How to fend off the folds:

Protect and repair

Arm yourself with a sun cream to protect against harmful UV rays and oxidative stress. Our Cellular Sun Shield SPF50 PA++++ provides sun protection with balanced UVA/UVB defence and innovative DNA-repair complex to protect against premature aging and sun induced pigmentation. It has been tested in extreme locations (mountains and tropics) and is safe for all skin types and conditions.

Make healthy lifestyle choices

Eat a healthy diet; Reduce sugar intake; Stay hydrated; Lower alcohol consumption; Don’t smoke; Exercise; Rest up; Reduce stress.

Choose products by wrinkle category

‘Botox-like’ effect products for dynamic wrinkles:

Static Wrinkles
Density Structure: Treatment moisturizer for stagnant lines and wrinkles. Highly recommended for glycation (criss-cross lines), sun damaged skin, menopausal skin and mature skin. Liquid Protein can be applied over this treatment for added moisture and deep hydration.

Wrinkle Folds
Advanced Ion Equalizing System: 2-step night routine to boosts the skin’s regeneration process at night. It has a ‘face lift effect’ and provides the ultimate lifting and tightening results. Highly recommended for sagging, vertical lines, loss of firmness, more damaged and mature skin.

Lip Line Corrector
A lightweight serum exclusively formulated to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the upper lip area. It has a 3-phase lifting effect for the deepest plumping effect. For best results it needs to be applied regularly and consistently and you will see results within 4 – 8 weeks!

Adjust crease-causing habits

Don’t squish your face into your pillow. Stop resting your chin, cheeks, or forehead in your hands. Avoid rubbing your eyes. Reduce squinting or furrowing your brow.

Protect the skin from within

Collagen Intravital Plus is uniquely formulated to target skin regeneration from within. Regular use helps to protect the skin from environmental damage and fights signs of aging. Ensures an improved overall skin quality and a general feeling of well-being.

To ‘prevent rather than treat’ is your best bet if you want to guard your skin against wrinkles. Don’t wait until you start seeing little lines appear to start incorporating antiaging products in your skincare regime. Incorporate youth boosting formulas to slow down aging and fend off the folds.