Pycnogenol (Horphag Research), astax-anthin, lipoic acid, DMAE, CoQ 10,
EGCG (from green tea), stem cell precursors, anti-glycating substances and
olive oil polyphenols.
“While these may not all be brand
new, scientific studies are ongoing with
very exciting results,” explained Dr.
Perricone. “Thanks to so many emerging technologies, the future looks very
positive when it comes to rejuvenation
of the skin.”
All the dermatologists that HAPPI
spoke with agreed that getting the
right nutrients is important for healthy
“Antioxidants are very important in a
diet,” explained Dr. Draelos. “Vitamin C
is crucial to maintaining health, but if
you don’t get it in your diet, it won’t
help to apply a vitamin C-based
Use that Sunscreen
Finally, all the dermatologists agreed
that sunscreen plays a critical role in
maintaing healthy skin.
“The most important anti-aging
ingredient by far is sunscreen,” said Dr.
Still, there’s room for improvement.
Dr. Alexis urged the industry to develop sunscreens for all skin types.
“Many of my patients complain that
sunscreens leave a whitish hue on their
skin,” said Dr. Alexis.
It’s been a busy year for many anti-aging marketers, as companies roll out
an array of new products. One of the
busiest is StriVectin which, over a span
of five months has introduced
StriVectin-SD SPF 30 (February),
StriVectin Neck Cream (April) and
StriVectin-WF Instant Deep Wrinkle
Filler (June). Why the multitude of
“We work on product concepts for a
very long time, and when we see a hole
in the market, we try to fill it,”
explained Gina Daines, director of marketing. “We saw a need for a neck and
décolletage product, so we perfected it
and it’s the best product on the market.”
According to Nathalie Chevreau,
director of women’s health at
StriVectin, the neck cream’s effectiveness can be attributed to a cocktail of
ingredients that includes peptides,
and plant and marine extracts. Within
two hours of application, the product
improved elasticity by more than 11%.
For even faster results, the Instant
Deep Wrinkle Filler improved the
appearance of wrinkles in just one
hour—and the effect is still visible
after four hours, according to Dr.
Chevreau. The key ingredients in this
P Nerricone To Deliver HBA Global Expo Keynote Address
icholas Perricone, M.D., FACN will deliver the HBA Global Expo keynote
address on Sept. 9. Dr. Perricone’s topic will be: “Strategies for
Understanding & Reversing The Inflammation-Aging Connection.” The
16th annual trade show and educational conference will take place Sept. 9,
10, 11 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY.
Through decades of research, Dr. Perricone has found that the inflammation-aging connection is the single greatest precipitator of age-related diseases. During his HBA keynote, Dr. Perricone will illustrate the variety of factors that cause inflammation, including pro-inflammatory diets, the environment, immune system, ultraviolet light exposure, hormonal changes and
stress. He will then demonstrate how diet, nutritional supplements and topical antioxidants can control inflammation and thereby delay and reverse the
signs of aging.
Dr. Perricone will share his unique insight on a three-tier approach to creating vibrant skin and optimum health through diet, nutritional supplements and topical anti-inflammatories. All these work synergistically to
decrease inflammation and thereby enhance the natural health and beauty
of the skin.
More info: www.hbaexpo.com or call 212-600-3117.
fast-acting formula are botanical
Borba, too, has introduced several
products in recent months, including
Borba Targeted Wrinkle Treatment,
Firming Body Cleansing Serum and
Firming Neck & Décolleté Cream and
HD-Illuminating Plasma Crystals
Diamond-Dermabrasion Peel Treatment. The peel treatment contains
something called Prismatic Diamond
Powder to help exfoliate dead skin
cells and leave skin looking smoother
and more youthful instantly.
Meanwhile, rice hull powder works to
create a brighter complexion with
increased luminosity, while the professional grade lactic acid in the Plasma
Activator refines skin texture so it
actually appears “lit from within.”
More than Berry Extracts?
According to company founder Scott
Vincent Borba, the peel treatment
works with technology, not against it,
to diffuse the flaws on the face. It’s the
kind of technology that sets his company apart from others, said Mr.
“The future of the industry is more
than just the next berry extract,”
insisted Mr. Borba. “Products must
address how the technologies out
there are affecting skin.”
Next month, Borba will roll out HD-Illuminating Hydrator SPF 30. It
promises to improve the appearance of
skin in four ways:
• Silver-titanium advanced “Plasma
Technology” illuminates skin with a
hint of color;
• SPF 30 UVA/UVB provides broad
• Niacinamide, Heptapeptide-1 and
Borba’s Elastin-Spandex Fiber technology rejuvenates skin; and
• Glycerin, soothes and hydrates
Mr. Geria observed that stem cells are
the treatment du jour. But he warned
that several issues still surround the
technology. For example, although the
majority of manufacturers say the
products contain stem cells, the promotional marketing literature is
vague enough that consumers could
easily think they are applying highly