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When it comes to skincare, most dermatologists will agree there are three essentials for healthy skin: Sunscreen, antioxidants, and a retinol (or retinoid). Opinions begin to vary once you step beyond this protective and corrective trifecta—and growth factors are often part of the anti-aging ingredient conversation.
Simply put, growth factors are naturally occurring proteins that promote cellular growth, proliferation and healing. In terms of benefits for your skin, growth factors can help improve fine lines and wrinkles, enhance skin firmness, fade the appearance of scars and more. While that’s easy enough to understand, growth factors are biologically active, which makes formulating
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Microneedling is having a major moment, and this skin-rejuvenating treatment has seen a surge in popularity. Though simple in theory (at least on its own), microneedling can deliver significant improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, radiance, scars, stretch marks and overall skin texture at home and in a spa or doctor’s office.
“Microneedling uses thin needles to create microchannels in the skin with minimal epidermal damage. This controlled skin injury stimulates the dermal wound-healing cascade, in turn increasing collagen production and improving scars, wrinkles and other skin imperfections,” explains Washington, D.C. dermatologist Dr. Tina Alster.
But what’s the difference be
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Hey, BeautyInTheBag! It’s Monday, and you know what that means. It’s time for another Gorgeous Giveaway. This week we’re featuring a wonderful product – Sente Dermal Repair Cream (a $165 value). Three lucky winners will get to experience firsthand the next step in skin repair. Unlike other creams or serums, Sente uses patent pending heparan sulfate, an active glycoprotein in your skin. It doesn’t just reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, but helps soothe skin after cosmetic procedures, and combats irritated or dehydrated skin. It’s fragrance free and hypoallergeic, making it perfect for any skin type. Another huge plus is that you can apply it under makeup and SPF, reducing the
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