My skin isn’t nearly as firm as it once was. Are cosmetic surgery or expensive skincare my only options?
Dr. Linda Miles, D.O.M., responds:
You don’t need to go under the knife or splurge on expensive skincare products to see real, visible results. Affordable and effective topical skincare is available that can help visibly firm, lift and smooth loose, aging skin.
Youthful skin is firm because the muscle fibers underneath are short, thick and taut. But as we age, these fibers lengthen and loosen, causing skin to lose strength and elasticity. Thanks to advanced ingredient technology and science, effective topical skin-firming ingredients have been discovered.
Widely-acclaimed DMAE has become an extremely popular skin-firming ingredient in moisturizers. What is DMAE you ask? Well, DMAE (DiMethylAminoEthanol) is a nutrient that’s long been prescribed as a treatment for cognitive disorders. DMAE is naturally found in fish such as salmon, and it may also exist in the human brain in very small amounts. It is a precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This neurotransmitter is responsible for the cell communication required for many cognitive functions. It is believed that the many beneficial properties of DMAE are related to its ability to affect the levels of choline within the body.*
For topical use, research shows this ingredient can offer many benefits to skin. DMAE can improve skin tone and increase tensile strength of the skin, suggesting that the topical application of DMAE firms skin and reduces facial sag. Another study using DMAE reported similar improvement in skin firmness and added that DMAE reduced the appearance of lines and wrinkles.*
Though DMAE is known as a skin-firming agent, it also has demonstrated antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Antioxidants protect the cell structures from free radical damage, slowing the aging process and preventing the formation of lines and wrinkles. Anti-inflammatory agents soothe skin, keeping it calm and healthy.*
derma e® has taken this firming, anti-aging powerhouse and developed a full line of products: Firming DMAE Cleanser, Toner, Serum and Moisturizer. These formulas are also fortified with universal antioxidant Alpha Lipoic and nourishing C-Ester to replenish vital nutrients skin needs to maintain healthy collagen levels for more resilient skin. In fact, Firming DMAE Moisturizer is clinically proven to improve skin firmness, elasticity and hydration, with results on par to a prestige firming moisturizer three times its price! Plus, derma e® Firming DMAE Moisturizer is gluten free, glycol free and 100% vegan. Talk about smart, healthy, skin-firming results that leave you feeling good and looking great!
With the discovery of derma e® Firming DMAE skincare products, you can feel good knowing that healthy, effective, non-invasive solutions are available for firmer, more lifted and more toned skin.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.