ATTENTION STRESS HEADS: Something new an exciting dropped on the SL beauty desk this week. Although there is nothing new about Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide skincare range (a best seller for 25 years) but there is something super special about the new Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide™ Night Cream which just launched in stores.
Skin benefits include:
Prepares you for a restful sleep
Repairs and repairs the skin
Brightens and evens out skintone
Fights the early signs of ageing
…But the most interesting selling point of this cream for me is the Exclusive Fragrance Technology within the formulation which is clinically proven to encourage its wearer into a relaxed and restful night sleep.
Like many women I sometimes suffer with anxiety and the inability to fall asleep due to a busy and anxious mind at bedtime. 52% of young women (over half of us) say that stress has kept them awake at night in the past month and most of you will know that the stresses accumulated throughout the day don’t magically disappear as soon as you lay your head on the pillow.
This new scent technology harnesses a fragrance called “Relaxing Petals” which contains notes such as apricots, jasmine and sandalwood to promote sleep and relaxation. There is a clinical study to support claims using an MRI scan to determine that 100% of women it was trialled on showed an increase in happiness and relaxation.
Let’s break it down…
External aggressors are often the main focus for skincare but this night cream also focuses on Psychological aggressors (mainly stress) and how it directly impacts skin. Stress can accelerate the depletion of ceramides, the molecules that help keep the skin healthy and support its collagen matrix. It also damages telomeres, the branches at the tips of each chromosome that are responsible for cell replication. A good, restful night’s sleep is essential to the skin’s healing process, as it initiates faster cell turnover.
What I think…
I have only been using the cream for a few nights but being the eager beaver I am I wanted to share with you ASAP! First impressions are that the scent is indeed very calming on the senses. I apply at nighttime and sit at my vanity whilst inhaling the floral scent. Surprisingly I don’t own an MRI scanner so I can’t feed back on how my brain is functioning but I can compare the feeling to using a drop of rescue remedy on the tongue when feeling anxious or stressed. I do wish however that the effect lasted a little longer.
I think Elizabeth Arden have tapped into something very interesting and I would like to see them take this new science further. I know I’m not alone when I say there are a lot of us out there that would greatly benefit from cosmetics that help on a physiological level as well as an external one.
*Explain the clinical study:
26 females had an MRI and 100% of them showed an increase of neural activity associated with happiness and relaxation
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