Battle of the salon brands for treating ageing skin problems
Comparison on products and price for ageing skin salon brands.
Salon brands are amazing, you have to find the right skin care for your ageing skin concerns.
When it comes to choosing skincare products, we love salon brands. When you buy a brand used in salons by skincare experts, you can be sure that you are investing in a high quality product, professionally developed to an excellent standard. What are the best salon brands for your ageing skin? We put our favourites to the test in the ultimate battle of the salon brands!
Why French women love visiting beauty salons
Whilst salons are still seen in the UK as a luxury visit, in France women are encouraged to regularly visit the salon from a young age. They know that salons are a place to get expert skin care advice and to discover the best skin care products for their unique skin. As you age your skin changes which often means your skincare should change too. That’s why French women continue to visit the salon to ensure they are using the best active ingredients to treat their skin concerns.
When Nadia Payot started the very first beauty school in Paris in 1925, she did so with the firm belief that salons should be filled with salon experts. We now have beauty salons in the UK that are filled with skin care therapists who have trained and are experienced in their specialist subject. Skin care therapists choose carefully the products they use in their salons, making sure they find products with active ingredients and skin care based in science. Brands such as Guinot, Dermalogica and Payot pride themselves on their dedicated laboratories where skincare scientists work to research and develop the latest formulas to have the maximum benefit for your skin.
Why are salon brands good for ageing skin?
As your skin ages there are a number of processes that start to slow down. Your cell turnover rate naturally decreases and so your skin often needs some help in the process of demasquation (exfoliation and cell renewal). Your sebaceous glands that produce the sebum (oil) that keeps the lipid barrier intact can be affected by changing hormones and sometimes produce less or more oil, both of which can cause skin concerns! Your skin naturally produces less elastin and collagen - the stuff that keeps your skin taut and plump - which can lead to deepening lines and wrinkles and sagging skin.
Skin care products for ageing skin are specifically formulated to treating these and other skin concerns, giving your skin a boost. As your skin ages there’s no need to not have healthy glowing skin!
Round 1 Makeup Remover
Ageing concern: dull skin, open pores
We are big fans of the double cleanse at Jersey Beauty - that’s the idea that it’s best to cleanse your skin twice in the morning and in the evening. The first cleanse removes makeup, surface dirt and grime and oil. The second cleanse gets deep into the pores and address specific skin concerns.
So for the first cleanse, what makeup removers should you be considering for ageing skin?
Precleanse is an oil based makeup remover that works in two steps for ageing skin. First of all, you apply the oil onto the skin. It actually has six types of oil - Olive Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Safflower Oil, Kukui Nut Oil, Borage and Oryza (Rice Bran) Oil. They work together to act like a magnet for oil, dirt and grime and to dissolve makeup gently on the skin. The second stage is to add a small amount of water to emulsify the precleanse solution. This draws the dirt and impurities from the surface of the skin and then you can rinse the skin clean.
Is Precleanse a good idea for oily skin?
It may sound strange thinking about using an oil based cleanser for oily skin but actually Precleanse works like a magnet on excess oil - attracting it and drawing it off the skin. So this is a great way to get oily skin really clean and fresh!
Round 2 Cleanser
Ageing concern: dull skin, fine lines
Once you have completed the first cleanse, the next stage is to use a second cleanser that treats your individual skin concerns. Here are three of our favourites and what’s great about them for ageing skin!
Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser
This is a part of the AGE Smart range and so is specifically formulated for older skin types. The Skin Resurfacing Cleanser is great for dull looking skin as it gently but effectively exfoliates the skin, thanks to lactic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid. The lactic acid in this cleanser has the effect of getting rid of dead cells on the surface to leave a smoother and polished skin tone. This also helps the other active ingredients in your skincare routine to be better absorbed.
At the same time, tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E) works as an antioxidant to condition and enhance your skin’s softness and strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
This is a highly active cleanser so if you have sensitive skin it may not be the right choice for you. It is great for oily skin concerns and combination skin.
Guinot Lait Hydra Fraicher
For a gentle cleansing lotion, Lait Hydra Fraicher is an oil based cleansing gel-cream. A bit like Precleanse, this gel cream loves oil and is water soluble so it attracts and dissolves dirt and oil to leaving your skin feeling really clean. At the same time, the extract of cucumber refreshes, softens and moisturises the skin which is great if your skin is more sensitive. Also great news for ageing skin, it has aloe vera which moisturises and stimulates cellular regeneration, which naturally decreases with age.