Wednesday, 16 August 2023

In review: Depology Anti-Ageing Skincare

Over the past few months, I've been noticing more and more symptoms of peri-menopause appear as I creep further into my 40s - one of the most problematic aspects for me has been issues with my skin. Taking care of your skin during peri-menopause is of paramount importance, as this transitional phase brings about hormonal fluctuations that can have a significant impact on your skin's health and appearance. 

The decreasing levels of estrogen during peri-menopause can lead to a reduction in collagen and elastin production, causing the skin to become thinner, drier, and more prone to wrinkles and sagging. Additionally, hormonal imbalances may trigger an increase in acne or other skin issues...certainly something I've personally experienced.

 Diligent skincare during this time can help mitigate these effects and promote skin vitality. A tailored skincare routine that includes gentle cleansing, regular exfoliation, ample hydration, and the use of products rich in antioxidants and peptides can aid in maintaining skin elasticity, preventing premature aging, and fostering a radiant complexion. By prioritizing skin care during peri-menopause, you're not just nurturing your appearance, but also nurturing your self-confidence and overall well-being.

So with that in mind, I've been on the lookout for some new skincare products to add in to my routine and today I'd like to talk about the Depology range.

First up is the Depology Matrixyl 3000 Collagen Boosting Serum - This is a a well-rounded skincare product enriched with a potent combination of ingredients aimed at enhancing skin health and promoting a youthful complexion. The inclusion of Vitamin A and retinoids suggests a commitment to stimulating collagen production and aiding in cellular turnover, which can contribute to improved skin texture and tone. The presence of peptides further supports this collagen-boosting goal,  helping to restore elasticity and firmness to the skin.

Niacinamide, a form of Vitamin B3, is an excellent addition known for its ability to reduce inflammation, regulate oil production, and minimize the appearance of pores. Its synergistic effects with other ingredients can lead to a more balanced and refined complexion. Hyaluronic Acid, a renowned hydrating agent, provides deep moisture to the skin, reducing the dryness often associated with aging and maintaining a plump and supple look. I personally found my skin appeared less dry and flaky within just a few uses.

The combination of Vitamin C and E, green tea, and resveratrol helps to protect the skin from environmental stressors and free radicals. Vitamin C, in particular, is prized for its role in brightening the skin and enhancing collagen synthesis. Green tea and resveratrol are rich in antioxidants that  combat signs of premature aging and maintain skin vitality.

Matrixyl® 3000 Serum  is a wonderful all-rounder product packed with a blend of ingredients that  collectively work to improve skin texture, firmness, and overall radiance. It addresses multiple concerns associated with aging skin and, when integrated into a consistent skincare routine, has the potential to yield positive results over time. I'm looking forward to continuing to see its benefits!

You can read more about how to use Depology Matrixyl® 3000 on their blog.

Alongside this, I have also been trialling the Depology Peptide Complex 10% Serum formulated with Argireline™ peptide -  a promising solution for those seeking to address the signs of aging without invasive treatments. This serum boasts a thoughtful blend of ingredients that collaborate to provide a comprehensive approach to skin rejuvenation. The absence of animal testing is a commendable ethical stance that aligns with conscious skincare choices and one that I always look for.

Infused with a blend of ingredients including Panthenol and Sodium Hyaluronate, this formula is designed to enhance skin hydration and overall texture. The inclusion of Centella Asiatica Extract and Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract speaks to the serum's commitment to soothing and nourishing the skin.

The star ingredient, Argireline™ peptide, is a noteworthy peptide recognized for minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  This is the closest thing you can have to injectables without actually having them and is a wonderful alternative for people like myself who have toyed with the idea but would rather opt for something less invasive. It can help to smooth lines and wrinkles, as well as even out the skin tone.

You can read more about Argireline™ peptide Serum on the companies own blog, which is full of useful articles and insight.

The formula's blend of Ceramide NP and Hydrogenated Lecithin helps to fortify the skin barrier, leading to improved moisture retention and a stronger defense against external stressors.

With Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil and Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, the serum offers a sensory delight through subtle aromatics. 

The inclusion of Tocopherol and Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E variants) and Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide (a form of Vitamin C) assist with antioxidant protection and brightening effects.

Peptide complex anti-wrinkle serum  caters to those seeking an alternative to invasive measures and I'm impressed with the results so far, and excited to see how they continue. The carefully selected ingredients, along with the commitment to cruelty-free practices, make it a great option for those on a journey towards more youthful, rejuvenated skin.
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