We often take for granted the benefit of youth, but as we hit our 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and beyond, looking after our skin is increasingly important. As we age the outer layer of our skin thins and the number of
pigment-containing cells decreases; this means more mature skin can
appear thinner, paler and a little translucent. Changes in the
connective tissue also reduce the skin’s strength and elasticity, sebaceous glands produce less oil and the subcutaneous fat layer reduces to leave skin looking dry, wrinkled and lacking radiance. Although some embrace the signs of ageing, others simply detest it –
scouring the beauty aisles of department stores in the hunt for anything
that claims to help fight those inevitable signs. Two of the biggest concern areas for women involve the skin around the eyes and lips, which tend to show the signs of ageing first and often worse; although many creams, serums and balms claim to temporarily tackle the visible issues, often they don’t fundamentally impact what’s going on beneath the surface. For that you need a little additional boost that, until now, has only been available in professional skin clinics. After nearly a decade of research and development (and with eleven pending patents behind it,) finally Iluminage present their groundbreaking Skin Smoothing Laser – the first clinically proven in-home laser to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.
This sleek and easy-to-use gadget utilises professional laser technology to deliver results safely and conveniently, providing visibly smoother, firmer and younger-looking skin in as little as two weeks. Designed by one of today’s most respected and prolific award winning designers, Karim Rashid, the Skin Smoothing Laser is a state-of-the-art anti-ageing device that utilises the latest professional technology at levels that are safe to use at home. The laser delivers carefully calibrated pulses of laser light to a specific depth below the surface of the skin, where wrinkles form, triggering the body’s natural responses to generate new essential collagen fibres. As this new collagen forms skin looks and feels plumper than it may have been previously, leading to wrinkles around the eyes and mouth being significantly reduced. It may sound too good to be true, but the Skin Smoothing Laser has been clinically proven to deliver powerful long-lasting results. It was tested in over 3,640 treatment sessions, performed on 58 subjects and evaluated by a dermatologist; the results were that 78% of women demonstrated a significant improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 2 weeks, increasing to 87% in 4 weeks and 95% in 12 weeks – a pretty impressive testament to the impact this little gadget can have.
So you’ve heard about how and why the technology works, but what about the actual device? The Iluminage Skin Smoothing Laser consists of two lightweight,
ultra-sleek and user-friendly components: the slim, curved laser hand-piece (which fits comfortably and securely in your hand for maximum
control, giving safe, easy, targeted placement,) and a
matching charging base that it easily attaches to. It’s not clunky, it doesn’t take up tonnes of space and it doesn’t feel medicinal; it’s so sleek that it actually looks like a piece of modern art and it’s incredibly enjoyable to use. The whole process takes only a few minutes from beginning to end, as you place the laser head over each small area of skin, meaning it easily slips into your daily routine with ease; Illuminate recommend using this handy device on clean, dry skin five times a week – ideally in the evening before you go to bed. Although it’s not painful, initially it can feel a little uncomfortable and odd as the pulses of light penetrate the skin’s surface; however, like with any kind of beauty treatment, you get used to it quickly if you focus on the results it can bring long term.
I’ve only been using this a short while so I can’t comment on whether or not this has worked for me (I’ll definitely be putting it to the test over the next month to see if it can improve my eye area,) but the clinical trials speak volumes. The £450.00 price tag may sound expensive, but when you compare this with the cost of having a similar treatment in a clinic (which can be around £2000) it definitely seems more reasonable. This Thursday you’ll be able to get the Skin Smoothing Laser for a very special price of £351.00 (a £99.00 saving) via QVC; Iluminage will be launching on screen then and providing a significant discount for one day only, so if this tickles your fancy and you want to make a serious investment in your skin it’s worthwhile doing so then. However, if you want to look after your skin but can’t justify the heavy price tag, Iluminage do offer a silk pillowcase and eye mask that offer anti-ageing benefits too. Infused with copper oxide fibres to fight wrinkles with your eyes closed, the eye mask and pillowcase ensure you wake up feeling restored and refreshed. When in contact with the skin, copper ions are transferred to promote natural cell renewal and release moisture – the result of which is a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In as little as 4 weeks, these two nighttime treats are clinically proven to reduce the appearance of ageing… Without you doing anything at all!
I’ve actually been using these for months without realising they were from Illuminate and love everything about them; not only do they help me get a great nights sleep, help keep my skin and hair frizz and wrinkle free, and maximise the potential of my night creams, but they’re helping to combat those first fine lines too. What more could I ask for? At a much more affordable £50.00 and £25.00 respectively, these are definitely worth picking up and treating yourself too if the laser is just too far out of your price range. I’m always fascinated to see innovations in skincare and anti-ageing, and this just takes it to a whole new level; I really believe Iluminage is paving the way for the future, and in ten years time we won’t think anything of sleeping with copper infused pillows or zapping our wrinkles with a laser device. If you want in on the trend now before it becomes mainstream, this is your opportunity to do so.
The Iluminage Skin Smoothing Laser will launch on QVC this Thursday 12th May, with a very special TSV price of £351.00, which is a saving of £99.00. The pillowcases are priced £50.00 and the sleep masks £25.00, both available online (but not via QVC.)
Find out more about Iluminage on their website: www.iluminagebeauty.co.uk
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