I guess it is never to early to take care of your skin, staying out the sun, not smoking, and using sunscreen are three important steps to take to keep your skin looking it’s best. And keeping your skin moisturized and supple is also important, a daily moisturizer generally does the trick, but what about when you need something more? I am a big believer in serums. I think they pack a punch and give your skin an intense dose of what ever it may need to help it turn over and stay healthy looking. So of course I was eager to try these two serums from PCA Skincare which I was gifted when I attended the New Beauty Magazine event last winter. Both of these serums are from the anti aging line and are formulated with peptides. The Exlina Serum contains Acetyl hexapeptide-8 or Argireline and this is the ingredient that is responsible for the minimizing of the frown lines and wrinkles. It also contains Squalene which I have used before in other products and it does make your skin very soft. Additionally the serum contains Sodium Hyaluronate which helps hold in moisture and rice bran wax which smooths while also moisturizing. It is considered a spot treatment and minimizes lines due to repeated facial expressions.
The Total Strength Serum contains Palmitoyl tripeptide-38 which stimulates collagen and helps to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It also has Silybum Marianum Extract which is derived from Milk Thistle and is powerful antioxidant and Epidermal Growth Factor or EGF which claims to improve the appearance of aging skin, and finally like the Exlinea serum it contains Sodium Hyaluronate.
I first noticed this in bathroom at work the other day—but my skin does look smoother. I think it is minimizing the look of my pores and making my skin look more glowing or radiant
I have been using both PCA Skincare products for about five weeks now and I have noticed a difference. I use the Total Strength Serum during the day and the ExLinea at night. Both products claim to lift and firm skin, and as I have said on the blog before I am not sure if I believe a product can actually do this, I think the only way to see results when it comes to sagging is some type of procedure. But the serums also claim to minimize pores and to smooth skin and this I do see. I first noticed this in bathroom at work the other day—but my skin does look smoother. I think it is minimizing the look of my pores and making my skin look more glowing or radiant. Perhaps this is due to the growth peptide?
Who knows, all I know is that my skin looks smoother and thus younger. I am going to keep using both and will keep you posted. But so far so good. I can still see pores on my nose and chin but this is due to this being the T-zone, an area that produces more oil which then gets blocked. I am going to start using a deep cleansing mask to see if this will help with this problem. The serums are not cheap, the Exlinea is $102 and the Total Strength is $86.00 but I am considering purchasing them when they are done. Though I may have to stagger my purchases.