Noticing fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth area? Look no further than Spotlight Oral Care’s newest launch: Smile Rejuvenation System ($180), a three-step, clinically proven skin-care system that enhances the smile by helping to tighten and firm the lower face.
Founded by two cosmetic dentists (fun fact: they’re also sisters), Spotlight Oral Care offers effective and non-toxic oral-care products that target the specific conditions the founders were seeing among their own patients. This launch, however, is their first entry into skin care—and they’re starting off with a bang.
The Smile Rejuvenation System features the Pro Regeneration Serum, a peptide-rich serum that deeply nourishes the skin, a dissolving derma-roller, which features 3,000 hyaluronate- and hexapeptide-8-infused microneedles that dissolve into the skin to boost collagen, and four lip sheet masks to deliver long-lasting hydration straight to the pout. Together, these products claim to nourish and lift the lateral cheek lines, reduce the appearance of chin wrinkles and tighten the jawline.
To use, start by gently rolling the derma-roller around the mouth area for 10 minutes, moving the roller in every direction. Next, apply the serum to the skin and wait 10 seconds before continuing to roll to activate the dissolving tips. Lastly, apply the hydrating lip sheet mask to the lips for 10 minutes. The brand recommends using this kit alongside their whitening products for a full transformation.
According to Chicago cosmetic dentist Nathan Hoffman, DDS, the mouth is the main focal point of the face, a huge reason why taking care of the skin around the smile is very important. “Having a healthy, bright smile is key in keeping a person looking young,” he says. “Just as important as the appearance of the teeth are the lips and skin around the smile—wrinkled, thin and sagging lips and skin can give the face an over-aged appearance.” After an analysis of the Smile Rejuvenation System, Dr. Hoffman gives it a thumbs up.
“The three-step system shown can be effective to anti-aging the smile, as serums help to hydrate and plump, while massaging the area stimulates collagen. The lip mask is also great in keeping lips and skin soft and supple.” However, Dr. Hoffman adds that this will not be effective for individuals with more advanced signs of aging. If you fit into this category, he recommends visiting your medical provider to receive more aggressive treatments. “A great treatment that offers instant gratification for rejuvenating the mouth is adding filler to replace lost support in the perioral and lips.”
Atlanta cosmetic dentist Ronald Goldstein, DDS also gave the bundle his stamp of approval, but he adds that there are no scientific studies to back up the effectiveness of these products. “Many skin products have been created to be helpful in reducing the typical lines and wrinkles around the lips in order to keep the smile looking younger. While many other manufacturers produce similar products to achieve the same purpose, Spotlight is the first to combine the products with dental products and procedures.”
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