Luxe Beauty Breakthroughs 2011 Edition
Innovation doesn't come cheap, but these groundbreaking beauty products and procedures might be well worth the splurge
Accelerated skin renewal creamThe new and reengineered StriVectin-SD for Sensitive Skin Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles, $79 uses a patented form of the skin nutrient niacin (nicotinic acid) they call NIA-114 (a molecule discovered during skin cancer prevention research) to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and stretch marks. How? Not to get too technical, but the increased levels of Niacin helps to stimulate the repair of DNA, enhances cell turnover, and helps decrease hyperpigmentation. Together these changes help reduce the signs of aging. The kicker? This new formula does all of this without oils, fragrances, parabens or dyes, which helps keep skin calm and irritation free.