Best Anti-Aging Products
The latest and greatest anti-aging methods available today, range from cell regrowth trials (backed by NASA) to creams, masks and even home-made remedies. For decades, both women and men have been fighting the march of time, expending exorbitant amounts of money to find the secret to fight aging.
In this article, we’ll look at what devices are on the market to aid the battle against wrinkles, fine lines, bags under the eyes, age spots and more. Most anti-aging treatments have science behind them—so let’s explore that science and figure out what’s best for you!
What is Aging Skin?
As you age, your skin loses its youthful appearance to both time and the elements. Sun damage creates age spots, misbalancing the tone of your skin, while rough treatment of the skin exacerbates wrinkles. Harsh weather and wind burn can change the natural tone of your skin, while natural hormone imbalances can give you acne as a teen that leads to sensitive skin later in life. There’s a lot of factors that contribute to premature aging of the skin, including stress, smoking, and the number one cause of premature aging of our skin – the sun’s UV rays.
Speaking of UV rays, what you might not know is that your skin requires sunscreen no matter what time of the year it is or what the weather looks like outside—applying sunscreen every day and cleansing it from your pores at night will help protect your skin from nature.
Stress also greatly affects your skin—over time, too much stress can have a huge impact on your skin and the natural process of aging, not to mention all the health-related issues caused by not dealing with the root cause of stress.
Aging skin can include wrinkly, loose, or uneven skin—which means you’ll be looking to smooth fine lines, tighten your skin up, and balance the color of your skin. Luckily, no matter your skin type, there are products on the market designed to address your particular skin condition.
So where do you begin when there are so many products and devices to choose from?
The Anti-Aging Market
People have been developing products to slow or even reverse the effects of aging for decades. The primary concern for those with aging skin is one of two things: to slow the affects, or to reverse them—but most won’t mind a product that does both. It’s also important that these products are available to everyone—meaning they’re inexpensive, easy to use, and widely available. Not everyone can afford and not everyone wants constant treatments of Botox to lift their face and smooth out their wrinkles. Chemical products or injections can have harmful long-lasting effects, so the devices we’re going to explore aim to help you feel rejuvenated over time without being detrimental to your health.
The first step to turning back the clock is to know what your skin needs the most. Aging skin is deficient of a few things, the biggest, most pivotal being moisture. Youthful skin has a bit of bounce and glow—while it’s not oily, it’s smooth and even toned. You’ll want your skin to be able to absorb lotions and creams—so most products open your pores to allow essences to sink in deep, locking in results. This is achieved via deep cleansers or ultrasound technology.
Other products focus on LED technology. There are different kinds of LED tech—based on color, LED skin therapy uses either blue or red light. Blue light is used to kill bacteria, making it good for those who are acne prone, while red light speeds up healing and stimulates your skins’ production of collagen, which tightens the skin and eliminates fine lines. At home LED treatments have been proven to work if used every day, though they’re known to take a while for the effects to begin to really show. We’ll be looking at LED and laser treatment devices that you can use at home.
Tria Beauty Age-Defying Laser
Reviewed in 2016 by InStyle, this device aims to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles to return the supple skin of your youth. This device has proven its ability through multiple clinical trials—most women found several visible improvements, including reduced redness and lightening of age spots, a smoother texture, and a healthy glow.
What Does It Do?
The Tria Laser was created in collaboration with dermatologists and plastic surgeons; it uses the same technology as many professional treatments, but was made to be used in the comfort of your own home. It uses fractional non-ablative laser treatments—this is deep dermal heating, where the laser delivers gradual heat to the skin. This results in stimulating the collagen cells deep underneath the skin tissue without affecting the outside layer of skin. This effectively accelerates elastin and collagen production. Since this device uses laser technology, it can lead to redness and dryness, and must be used alongside topical care products. It is recommended you wear plenty of sunscreen following treatments. Treatments can be somewhat uncomfortable and even painful for some users.
The Price: This device retails online at approximately $620 CAD.
Silk’n FaceFX Anti-Aging Device
What Does It Do?
Silkn’s very own FaceFX Anti-aging device uses red light treatment and can be used with devices like the Tria, since red-light is intended to heal your skin. Specifically, it targets your collagen cell production—the energy and heat from the light sinks deep into your pores, energizing the collagen cells underneath the skin. This targets the health of your skin, so fine lines will be smoothed out, the texture of your skin will be smoothed out to an even tone, and you’ll see a rejuvenated glow.
This gentle, non-invasive therapy can be done at home—many report that the warm heat that the device emits is soothing, and a great way to relax while unwinding before bed. It’s easy to use and incorporate into your skin care routine, and treatment can be done even while watching television, all in the comfort of your own home. But red-light isn’t all that it uses—it also uses gentle dermal heating, the same way the Tria’s lasers do, just less invasive. This provides the same result of stimulating the collagen cell production. Of course, the device is cleared by Health Canada and completely safe for use.
The Price: Silkn’s FaceFX Anti-Aging device can be found online for $159 CAD.
Unlike most red-light therapy devices, the price isn’t exorbitant—meaning, it’s a lot more affordable than pricey visits to the salon that can run up into the thousands for the same result.
LightStim for Wrinkles
This device has won multiple awards and has been reviewed by many, including Marie Claire, InStyle, and Redbook. It won American Spa Professional’s Choice Award, the Aestheticians’ Choice Award, and a Pure Beauty Award. Of course, it’s also been cleared by the FDA.
What Does It Do?
This device uses red-light LED therapy to target fine lines and wrinkles. When skin cells absorb this light energy, it energizes the collagen cell production in your skin, helping in cell growth and renewal. This plumps up the dermis layer, gradually smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. It has the added benefit of reducing inflammation and speeding up healing. Since it has a blue light setting, it can also increase circulation and destroy acne bacteria.
The Price: LightStim retails for around $317 CAD online.
It provides the professional results you’d find in a salon while giving you the power to use it at home as a part of your regular routine—using this every day, you’re sure to see results.
Silk'n Titan Skin Tightening and Lifting
The Silk’n Titan uses a combination of all the above light treatments and more—specifically, it utilizes bi-polar RF energy, LED light energy and infrared heat energy. The device combines these powerful treatments to provide heat to all cell layers—the heat and light emitted from the device goes deep underneath your skin to the cell layer to boost cell production and tighten the skin tissue, while the LED therapy soothes and heals.
It does this without causing pain or discomfort—the Titan has been cleared by the FDA, so you don’t have to worry about it burning or stinging your skin or causing damage. This method has been proved, tried and trusted by professionals in salons, but with Silkn’s Titan, you can achieve the same results at home. If you wanted an all in one product, then the Titan might be for you.
The Price: The Silk’n Titan Skin Tightening and Lifting device retails online for approximately $299 CAD.
Ultimately, the device you choose is entirely up to you—at home treatments for anti-aging have come a long way, and the results are difficult to deny. Aging is a battle you don’t have to fight on your own—leverage the technology of the future, and invest in your own personal device today.
Forget expensive salon visits and consider what at-home treatments might work for you.
- Alyssa Naccarato