When it comes to the building blocks of skincare, finding an effective moisturizer should be at the top of one’s priority list. Skin concerns such as fine-lines, wrinkles, uneven skin-tone and breakouts can each be targeted when using an appropriate moisturizer. Not only is it important to find a product that contains an appropriate mix of effective ingredients, but also one that will prove consistent from one week to the next, despite consistantly-changing environmental conditions. Let’s face it (excuse that unintentional pun): nobody's got the time (or money) to be searching for and rotating through a number of products each month. Heading into summer’s high temperatures means running the risk of a product that’s too heavy and can quickly become an oily disaster. Not chic.
To say we were thrilling out when we discovered Life Choice DMAE Restorative Cream would be a vast understatement. A lot of products focus heavily on packaging and strategic marketing as oppose to offering powerful, high-quality, and effective ingredients. Such is not the case here! This multi-tasking cream doesn’t sacrifice quality and manages to target each of the above-mentioned skin concerns. While the product itself is very rich and densely-formulated, upon application it miraculously turns to a silky, light-weight texture. This means that it not only feels fantastic on one’s skin, but that only a teeny-tiny amount is needed for each use. We also love that this cream feels less like we’re applying a “product” and more like we’re feeding our skin with some serious and much-needed nourishment. It absorbs almost instantly while evoking a light lemongrass scent in a subtle, clean, and calming sort-of way. Be prepared for some brief, slight tingling as the active ingredients do their thing!
Key Ingredients for Skin Health
Of course the application and feel of a product is only one half of the skincare battle. As important as all of that is, we can’t ignore what’s going on inside the product. So let’s talk science, shall we? The main components of the Restorative Cream are DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol – an amino acid), Vitamin Ester C, Alpha Lipoic Acid (AHA), and Glycolic Acid. We realize none of that necessarily makes a lot of sense so let’s break it down:DMAE: Naturally occurring in foods such as fish, this amino acid is the immediate precursor to choline (this helps to repair cell membranes in the brain and central nervous system). It also contains a plethora of effective ingredients which support collagen repair and assist red blood cells in carrying oxygen to tissues. Not only that but because it’s a membrane stabilizer, it’s able to help prevent age spots. So in conclusion, DMAE firms the face, neck and eye areas, providing temporary minimization of lines and wrinkle for a minimum of 12 hours.
Vitamin Ester C: As a form of Vitamin C, Ester C is an antioxidant that helps prevent free radical damage. Despite being highly effective, it’s suitable for those with sensitive skin as it's fat-soluble with a non-acidic base and neutral pH. Being fat-soluble allows Ester C to most efficiently reach the surface of the skin.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA): This is an incredibly powerful water- and fat-soluble antioxidant proving to be up to 400 times more potent than both vitamins E and C. It is naturally occurring in the skin and thus is generally very well tolerated. Playing an integral role in the energy production of cells, it helps to “spare” levels of other antioxidants (such as Vitamin C and E), which allows the build-up of these essential nutrients resulting in a healthy glow and youthful appearance.
Glycolic Acid: This has seen huge popularity as of late and for good reason! Glycolic Acid works wonders for skin’s texture, helping to achieve a smoother “doll-like” complexion, reduced pore size, and minimizing the appearance of scarring and discoloration. As a natural exfoliator it removes dead skin cells, making room for a vibrant, refreshed complexion. With consistent use, skin feels completely renewed.
With all of that said, we couldn’t be more impressed with this product from Life Choice. The combination of incredible texture, wear-ability and multi-active ingredients make this moisturizer a skincare essential. Consider this a top-shelf beauty must-have that improves not only the appearance of one’s skin, but the overall health as well. What’s better than that?