2018 in the skincare world was no doubt the year of retinol. We’ve all become experts in this anti-ageing powerhouse since the BBC One documentary, ‘The Truth About Looking Good’ told us “if you really want something that works – that tackles wrinkles and ageing – it’s suncream and retinol.”
There are a multitude of skincare innovations at our fingertips but we are looking into our crystal ball and making our predictions of the ingredients, products and treatments that we are going to hear a lot about in 2019…
Ingredients – Tranexamic Acid
Tranexamic Acid has long been used within the medical field, specifically during surgery and in the case of accident and emergencies as a haemostatic agent, to control bleeding and assist in wound closure.
Recent research has shown that 3% Tranexamic Acid reduces the appearance of discolouration and brown marks resulting in a brighter more refined, even skin tone.
Mesoestetic are the experts in depigmentation treatments and products and for many years both Cosmelan and Dermamelan products and treatments have been incredibly popular at Face the Future. Now, Mesoestetic are leading the way with their new range of Tranexamic Acid products.
This light textured serum offers an intensive depigmenting action to fight the appearance of dark spots, pigmentation and regulate the formation of melanin. The serum acts on the epidermal cells, that when exposed to certain factors such as sun, hormonal changes, contraceptives, inflammation and more, secrete a substance that triggers the process of melanin production.
The serum is made up of 3% Tranexamic Acid, 5% Enzymacid Complex including Mandelic, Salicylic, Lactic Acid and an Active Biotechnological Enzyme, 2% Tyr Control Complex and finally 5% Niacinamide.
This daily use depigmenting gel cream is designed to be used after the Mesoestetic Melan Tran3x Intensive Depigmenting Concentrate. With regular use, this combination of products gradually improves the appearance of dark spots and inhibits the mechanisms responsible for pigmentation to prevent their reappearance.
The lightweight and fast absorbing gel cream is made up of 3% Tranexamic Acid, 1.5% Hydroxyacid Complex including Salicylic and Lactic Acid, 2% Tyr Control Complex and finally 3% Niacinamide.
Products – Ampoules
Ampoules are individually packaged vials, usually made of glass or plastic, containing the perfect shot of nutrients for your skin. The advantage of ampoules, as opposed to traditional serums, is the expert packaging that helps to keep the product fresh. The individually packaged treatments maintain the strength and potency of active ingredients such as Vitamin C, Glycolic Acid and more.
What sets ampoules apart from normal serums, is the packaging. The individual vials are perfect for single use – or more if you want to get more treatments from one ampoule – and the unique packaging keeps active ingredients fresh so you get the best results for your skin.
Mesoestetic ampoules are presented in dark glass ampoules, packaged in a sterile atmosphere, helping to keep active ingredients fresh for the most effective treatment.
Treatments – Profhilo & Growth Factor Facial
Profhilo is a stabilised injectable form of Hyaluronic Acid that achieves visible results including a reduction in the depth of lines and wrinkles, a renewed tightening and firmness of skin with a healthy glowing hydration. Offering a more subtle approach to traditional volume enhancing dermal fillers, skin is left looking healthy, hydrated and more youthful.
This innovative treatment is carried out using the BAP Technique, which involves only 5 injection points on each side of the face. This helps to reduce the risks of significant downtime and bruising. It can also be used on the neck, perioral area, hands and arms.
Results develop subtly over a period of several weeks and with only 5 injection points on each side of the face, the risks of downtime and bruising is significantly reduced.
Growth factors are natural proteins found in the body that perform a number of duties to maintain healthy skin structure, including acting as a messenger and promoting cellular regeneration. When our skin is young it has incredible powers of recovery, but as we age our levels of growth factors deplete, meaning our skin finds it harder to repair damage and the visible signs of ageing start to show.
Face the Future’s growth factor facial combines in-clinic microneedling, to create an effective delivery channeling system for the concentrated growth factor serum to take effect. This induces collagen production for a plumped, smooth and more youthful complexion.
Innovations – Customised Skincare
At Face the Future, we pride ourselves on providing our patients and customers with completely bespoke treatment and product plans based on their skin concerns, skin goals and budget.
Every single patient we see starts his or her journey with a free consultation. This gives us an in-depth view into factors that can affect skin such as lifestyle, genes and daily skincare routines, which then enables us to put together a tailor-made treatment plan individual to each patient.
We took our tried and tested process of in-clinic consultations and transformed it into an online service that our nationwide & worldwide customers can make the most of!
The skin test covers aspects such as:
- Skin type
- Skin tone/colour
- Specific skin concern(s)
- Of these skin concerns, which is of the most importance for you to treat with your daily skincare regime
- How long you spend on your skincare regime
- Particular skin care brand preference
- Option to upload a photo of your face or an area of your skin to give our skin experts the best chance of finding the right products for you
Once you have completed the online skin test, our skin experts will then take the time to analyse the answers you have provided and you’ll receive your very own bespoke regime!
As authorised stockists of over 150 proven clinical brands, we are in the unique and fortunate position to be able to offer our patients and customers a completely bespoke service with the very best and most effective product recommendations.
Take our free online skin test today and receive your professional and personalised product recommendations from Face the Future’s skin experts within three working days!
Shop your skincare online now! To book a face-to-face consultation with our professional clinicians, call 0113 282 3300. Or take our online skin test to receive your personalised product recommendations direct to your inbox!
Written for you by: Alex, Face the Future
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