In today’s beauty world, consumers are more interested than ever in healthy skin, but with the crowded nature of the industry and the amount of buzz words in the discourse surrounding skin care, it can be hard to decipher what really works. When we want real results, we turn the experts, and that’s why we, and countless others, love PCA Skin. Founded in 1990 by an aesthetician, PCA Skin prides itself on excellence in skin-care education and profound innovation.
PCA Skin is one of the most trusted brands when it comes to innovation in ski- care treatments both in-office and at home; after all, their motto is “trust the experts.” Though most people know PCA Skin for their iconic, expertly formulated chemical peels and daily-care regimens, this science-backed brand just launched a new anti-aging product: the Pro-Max Age Renewal ($219), and it’s safe to say the results are out of this world.
What is it?
Now more than ever, we as beauty and skin-care lovers are always searching for “do it all” products, and PCA’s Pro-Max Age Renewal is the epitome of a multi-tasking anti-aging product. Known for its “next-level lifting,” this new launch is an innovative growth factor serum that is clinically proven to lift and firm the appearance of the skin by up to 60 percent.
As always, the proof is in the numbers, and in clinical trials for Pro-Max Age Renewal, 60 percent of users saw an improvement in skin firmness and lift by 60% in 24 weeks, while 58% saw visibly fuller skin and improvement in plumping, and 40 percent even saw visible improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How does it work?
The technology behind this new serum is just as incredible as the visible results it yields. Micro Growth Factor Technology (MGF) helps to increase the skin’s natural collagen production while kangaroo paw flower extract delivers a speedy reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin, all while skin-firming BioPolymers provide instantaneous skin firming. More specifically, Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) helps to regular the cell’s proliferation, differentiation and migration while Fibroblast Growth Factor 1 (FGF1) stimulates cell growth, and ceramides 54 and 74 support the skin barrier and anti-inflammatory responses while also promoting collagen production. All together, these powerful ingredients and innovative technologies help to simultaneously improve skin firmness and volume to reveal your most radiant skin yet.
“When we think about our skin, we think of it as a protective organ—it’s our barrier,” begins New York dermatologist Michelle Henry, MD. “So, when you’re making a product and you’re looking for skin-care ingredients that will penetrate the skin and reach their target without compromising the barrier, you really need to understand the science of the skin, and I think that’s where PCA and this innovative micro growth factor technology really shines.”
As shown by the amazing results from patients who used the Pro-Max Age Renewal consistently for 24 weeks, the progress over time is what really seals the deal, but Dr. Henry also loves how the serum provides immediate lift, too. “As a dermatologist, we’re always worried about compliance when recommending a regimen to patients,” she begins. “We all know if you don’t stick with it, it’s not going to work as well, but the biopolymers within the Pro-Max Age Renewal also provide an instant firming effect, which helps patients to hold on and get those really great firming effects.”
In terms of usage, the serum can be used 1-2 times daily—in the morning and/or at night—and is best used alongside PCA’s full line of daily use products in order to harness your healthiest skin.
The bottom line
There are hundreds of products on the market today that promise to deliver fast-acting, long-lasting results, but finding ones that truly deliver is no easy feat. If we trust anything or anyone, it’s science and experts, and PCA Skin relies on both to create all of their innovative skin-care creations. The Pro-Max Age Renewal might be the newest product from this beloved brand, but the results are sure to last.