This post is more than appropriate given that today I received the official invite to my TEN YEAR HIGHSCHOOL REUNION. Are you kidding me? You cannot be serious! No!!! Then I thankfully looked at the date and realized the invite was a year early. Phewf. I have one more year of youth. Right? Right?!
With that being said, I was inspired (to say the least) to write on one of my favorite anti-aging serums - Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiaging Antiwrinkle & Firming Face Serum. This stuff is liquid gold in my books. I have been using this Korres product for about 2 months now, and I think it is now on my top fave's list. I truly believe this product has made some fine lines less visible, particularly around the crow's feet area. Often the lines in your face (especially when you're in your late 20's and mid to early 30's) are dehydration lines. Yes ladies, a lot of the lines you see (especially when you notice new ones, or have days where lines look deeper than other days) are because of lack of water. Making sure you're getting enough water every day is rule number one for healthy, beautiful skin, but adding this Korres product to your list of beauty must-haves should be high on your list. It hydrates your skin in a way a moisturizer cannot do alone.
Quercetin (which is oak bark derrived) is a powerful anti-oxidant that boosts your cell regeneration activity WITHOUT making your skin believe that it no longer needs to do its own work. The problem with many chemical brands that use collagen boosters, is that they trick your skin into thinking it's already producing enough collagen and thus, when you stop using the product, your skin has also started to lower its production of collagen. Uh oh. The beauty of natural products is that they are so gentle, while still effective - if you're using the right products. Quercetin and oak is the first natural, clinically proven alternative to retinol - check out some of the clinical results on the Korres website.
Other key ingredients in this lovely find include hyaluronic acid which increases your skin's ability to retain moisture, while also making your skin appear smoother, myrtle extract which improves your skin's elasticity, mourera fluviatilis extract which helps to maintain the skin's water levels (key to having younger looking skin) and finally the hexapeptide helps to improve your skin's firmness.
White the serum does have fragrance, it avoids: parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan. Korres packaging is all recyclable and, as with everything I recommend, does not test on animals. It retails for about $69 CAD for a 1 oz bottle.
Where to Buy:
Shoppers Drug Mart