8 Anti-Aging Products Facialists Love to Use on Their Clients
By Julie Ricevuto |
It’s not easy to leave the well-being of your face in another person’s hands—and we mean that quite literally. When we get a facial, we entrust our skin to our facialist, hoping they'll improve texture, tone, and ultimately, all those pesky fine-lines and wrinkles. So, since facialists tend to tackle anti-aging concerns every day, we decided to ask them for the wrinkle-fighting products they love to use on their clients. Read on!
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One of the most important anti-aging skin care steps for those living in a polluted climate is cleansing. Toxic fumes in large cities have been proven to accelerate premature aging, so in order to get all the grime off your face, Angela Kim, founder of Savor Beauty, has the Savor Spa facialists start every treatment with a double cleanse. “The Coconut Jasmine Pre-Cleanse Oil's coconut melts off even the most stubborn makeup and the lavender pulls "bad oil" out of pores for clear complexion,” explains Kim. “Next, the Pearl Cleansing Cream’s organic ginseng root extract detoxes for smooth skin, rose flower water balances pores, and crushed grape seeds gently exfoliate.”
“This is an amazing, fast-acting, lightweight serum,” says Natalie Fairchild, Heyday Skin Therapist. “It has 15 percent L-ascorbic acid that prevents against free radicals and stimulates collagen while hyaluronic acid helps to hydrate the skin.” Not only is this an amazing serum for reversing signs of aging, but it’s also effective for preventative care as well. Plus, according to Fairchild, this product “is one of the best vitamin C serums” she has ever come across, simply because there’s no adjustment period needed for those unaccustomed to vitamin C products.
We might sound like a broken record, but SPF is everything when it comes to anti-aging. “If you don’t protect against UV rays, all your preventative anti-aging attempts will be pointless,” explains Fairchild. “This SPF smells like a dream and has apple stem cells to help regenerate skin cells, all while moisturizing and protecting you from those harmful UV rays!”
“This is a creamy nutrient-rich night cream packed full of all the goods,” says Fairchild. “Neuro-peptides plump the skin by stimulating collagen production and keeping skin cells healthy and working properly.” This night cream is also high in antioxidants such as green tea and sea-buckthorn berry to fight off free radicals and prevent additional damage from occurring during the day.
Ildi Pekar Mositurizer ($78)
With organic coconut oil, raw honey, vitamin C and vitamin E, this luxurious moisturizer is a go-to for celebrity facialist Ildi Pekar. “It instantly hydrates the skin and gives it a great glow,” says Pekar, who’s worked on Miranda Kerr and Irina Shayk with her eponymous line in the past. “You can see a difference in the complexion right away.”
Inflammation can take a serious toll on the skin, causing redness, a bumpy texture or even rashes—all of which can make your skin appear older than it actually is. So, to help calm skin, Pekar chooses her popular CBD serum during facials. “It reduces redness instantly since CBD is known for reducing inflammation and irritation in the skin,” she explains.
“[This] has more than 90 percent of Hyaluronic acid which hydrates, tightens and plumps the skin immediately,” says facialist Joomee Song, who frequently works on Lady Gaga’s skin. “You can reapply it over any cream or makeup even during the day to maintain skin moisture. And it constantly pulls water molecules from the environment, keeping your skin feeling hydrated throughout the day.”
“This incredible, rich oil is packed with anti-inflammatory and anti-aging ingredients, no additives and no fillers—it is 100 percent botanical from beginning to end,” says Song. “It gets rid of redness and dryness right away—anti-inflammation is one of the fundamentals of anti-aging.”