Co-enzyme Q10 is an energy molecule that usually acts as jet fuel for our cells. Our skin naturally has an anti-aging mechanism and when Q10 is added to the program, it boosts the skin’s energy metabolism, helping it fight wrinkles at a much faster pace. Q10 is also an anti-oxidant, meaning it protects against free radicals that damage our body’s cells. Eucerin’s Micro Q10 Collagen Wrinkle Treatment Day Cream (B,1150) not only contains this wrinkle fighting catalyst but also has SPF15 for added protection against UVA and UVB damage.
Try Watson’s, Siam Square Soi 1, 02-658-3955.
Also known as seaweed, we’ve all eaten our fair share of the fishy smelling plant at sushi bars all around the city. Little did we know that this is the main ingredient in the extravagant and extremely costly Crème de La Mer (B9,900). Kelp contains anti-microbial particles that are so delicate each 30ml jar of this cream has to be individually packaged to protect form and balance. This member of the algae family has been proven to prevent stress-related aging.
Try La Mer Counter, The Emporium, Sukhumvit Soi 24, BTS Phrom Phong, 02-664-7642.
The scientific term for this is Alteronomas Ferment Extract and thanks to some crazy scientists willing to dive 6,000 feet under the ocean’s surface, this wonder plant is now processed, bottled up and sold as Kiehl’s Abyssine Serum (B2,600). This magic ingredient aids in the reduction of irritated and inflamed skin and speeds up the keratinocyte cycle. Wuh???? In other words, it makes red puffy skin appear less obvious while stimulating our skin’s ability to lose and make new skin.
Try Kheil’s, Siam Paragon, Rama 1 Rd., BTS Siam, 02-610-7680.
Black Sugar & Tea
Japanese fermented black tea removes impurities from the skin and aids in elasticity keeping skin tight and firm. Just like the black tea we drink, it is also an anti-oxidant that kills cell-damaging free radicals. Collagen is a protein that keeps our skin firm, as it is a connective tissue. Black Sugar also boosts our natural collagen levels warding off sagging skin. Shu Umera’s Phtyo Black Life Radiance Boosting Lotion (B1,900) packs a powerful punch of both the dark tea and sugar combination. And, while we’re on the subject of collagen…..
Try Shu Uemera, CentralWorld, Ratchadamri Rd., 02-100-9068.
Men, we didn’t forget about you. While there are probably twice as many anti-aging serums for women than men, Lancome for Men has three products that contain this skin tightening protein. Age Fight Yeux Anti-Age and Perfecting Liquid (B1,850), Renergy 3D Lifting, Anti-Wrinkle and firming Cream (B,2900) and Age Fight Cream Anti-Age, Dark Circle and Puffiness (B2,450).
Try Lancome Counter, Siam Paragon, Rama 1 Rd., BTS Siam, 02-610-7753.
Soy protein has been proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the skin, improve discoloration and prevent the reduction of skin density due to hormonal changes that come with aging. The Body Shop’s Wise Woman product line’s main ingredient is Soy Protein. Stop by and grab a tube of the Wise Woman’s Vitality Serum for B1,990.
The Body Shop, Silom Complex, Silom Rd., BTS Sala Daeng, 02-231-3154.