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Anti-Aging Stem Cell Treatment

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Synopsis: Well, stem cell therapy is getting ready to move into the mainstream. Senior tennis players have already heard that existing stem cell therapy is working near-miracles at regenerating shoulders and knees at a cost of about $5,000 a pop.
But Phase 1 and Phase 2 trials have now reported findings for the effects of a particular type of stem cell, known as MSCs, that tend to reverse frailty in a small group of patients with an average age of 76.
Phase 1 & 2 trials are designed to just test the safety of proposed treatments, however, doctors have been amazed at lasting improvements 6 months after the trials ended in overall fitness, tumor necrosis factor levels and overall quality of life.
According to Dr. David G. Le Couter and colleagues, writing in a guest editorial in “The Journals of Gerontology:
“There are always caveats associated with interpreting efficacy in small numbers of subjects, yet it is remarkable that a single treatment seems to have generated improvement in key features of frailty that are sustained for many months,”
Dr. Joshua M. Hare, Director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine commented:
“With the aging of the population, stem cells hold great promise to treat aging-related disability and frailty, improving physical capacity and quality of life.
“There is no FDA approved treatment for aging frailty and an enormous unmet need that will only increase with the changing demographics.”
The next step is a phase 2b clinical trial is being mounted which will involve 120 subjects in 10 locations. After that, a large randomized Phase 3 clinical trial should pave the way for final public approval of the new treatment.



Anti-Aging Product Guide for Twenty Somethings

As someone with a baby face and non-problematic skin, I’ve never given much thought to the idea of an “anti-aging” routine. Honestly, I see nothing wrong with a fine line here or wrinkle there; getting older is a natural part of life and I welcome the process with open arms. However, as someone who spends a lot of time playing with beauty products, I’ve learned that there are certain precautions everyone should take once they reach their twenties. Read on to find out exactly what I’m talking about.

Prevention, Prevention, Prevention

Getting a head start is key. According to Kathleen Suozzi, MD, Dermatologic Surgeon at Yale School of Medicine, we put ourselves at risk for skin diseases, like cancer way earlier than we think. This is why experts will never stop telling you to wear sunscreen and stress its importance even more as you reach an age where the responsibility falls on you (rather than, you know, your youthful skin cells and resilient complexion).

“As a dermatologist that specializes in skin cancer, I know that a major risk factor for skin cancer is sun exposure in a patient’s youth,” she shares. “The same UV damage is also responsible for changes in the skin that lead to the appearance of wrinkles and age spots.” It goes without saying that protecting your skin now will help you look younger later—if that’s your goal.

Dr. Jame Heskett, author of  adds, “You’ll spend a lot less money if you work from a preventative standpoint. The body’s regenerative capacity is greater the younger it is. Think about a baby getting a little cut. Even a couple hours later you can already see the healing process taking place. The older we get, the slower this mechanism is.”

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Less is More

As someone who keeps beauty products in every area of her home—including the refrigerator—the idea of a streamlined routine is just not appealing. But the truth of the matter is, the core of a twenty-something’s skin care routine does not require every innovation under the sun. According to Dr. Heskett, one of the biggest mistakes we make is investing in the buzziest finds without thinking about a real strategy.

“Spend a ton of money on too many products and your skin may react like crazy,” he says. “Then spend a ton of money on more products to counteract the reaction. The result is never really knowing what works, what doesn’t work, and what’s causing a problem.” Instead, Heskett recommends choosing one quality product to tackle your biggest issue and working from there.

“The women I see in their ’40s, ’50s and ’60s who look amazing are the ones who invested in the highest quality product that was chosen for exactly what they wanted to achieve,” he says. Finally, give yourself time—that means at least six weeks—to stick with one before moving onto a new one. These products aren’t going anywhere!

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The Major Preventative Products

All that said, here are five things you should add to your arsenal, like yesterday.


One more time, for the people in the back—you should be wearing sunscreen on your face and neck every day, even in the dead of winter! If you’re concerned about it clashing with your makeup, zinc-based ones are not only anti-inflammatory and healing; they’re also less likely to clog the pores.


Please wash your face every day. There simply are no excuses here. Dr. Heskett says even the most gentle option will help with sloughing off dead skin cells. If you’re an advocate for nighttime showers, do your cleansing then and pat the face with cold water in the morning. “My favorite all-around cleanser for women in their twenties is Epicuren’s Citrus Herbal Cleanser, which uses a natural enzyme to aid in cellular turnover,” she says.

You can also intensify your cleansing process with the use of a facial brush. If you’re someone who wears a lot of makeup or has oily skin that absorbs product easily, using one for five minutes a day can actively slough residue off your skin. “Follow with a warm towel over the face to encourage blood flow and then a splash of cold water.”

Antioxidant Cream or Serum

Collagen, that magical natural protein that keeps your skin plump and firm, gets weaker as you age. So, incorporating an antioxidant formula into your routine helps to ease—and in some cases—slow down the process. According to Dr. Suozzi, “Antioxidants act to mop up free radicals in the skin, which are generated by UV exposure and cause damage the skin.  They also boost collagen production.”

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Another way to boost collagen production while keeping your skin tone even and softening fine lines is to use a topical retinoid. Dr. Heskett says you can get this in prescription form, depending on your needs, or in an over-the-counter product.

“PCA Intensive Clarity is my favorite over-the-counter retinol. Use it nightly and it not only does it deliver a powerful punch of .5% retinol; it is remarkably gentle to the skin. I recommend that this is used under any cream, applied first after cleansing the skin.”


There are all kinds of multi-step routines that we subscribe to, but regardless of your preference, a moisturizer should always be in the mix. “It’ll minimize irritation from retinoids and for skin hydration, which is key to a youthful appearance,” says Dr. Suozzi.

Need even more motivation to invest in these must-haves? Shop our top picks, ahead.

STYLECASTER | Anti Aging Products | DCL Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories Super Sheer Sunscreen

Sunscreen: DCL Super Sheer Sunscreen SPF 50

Dermatologically-tested and paraben-free, this matte formula if fast absorbing and light enough to wear under or over makeup.

Photo: DCL Skincare

STYLECASTER | Anti Aging Products | Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant

Cleanser: Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant

Once you combine this charcoal-infused powder formula with water, it morphs into a gentle exfoliator that will leave your skin softer than a baby’s bottom.

Photo: Dermalogica

STYLECASTER | Anti Aging Products | Epicuren Discovery Citrus Herbal Cleanser

Cleanser: Epicuren Discovery Citrus Herbal Cleanser

This sulfate-free cleanser is a godsend for oily skin types, as just a pea-sized amount will dissolve excess oil and other buildup.

Photo: Epicuren

STYLECASTER | Anti Aging Products | Mila Moursi Complexion Brush

Facial Brush: Mila Moursi Complexion Brush

Enhance the effects of your daily cleanser by using it with this facial brush, that helps slough away dead skin cells and revive a dull complexion.

Photo: Mila Moursi

STYLECASTER | Anti Aging Products | HydroPeptide Nimni Cream

Antioxidant Cream: HydroPeptide Nimni Cream

Dr. Heskett says, “Unlike other creams, this one is actually ‘smart.’ Most ‘anti-aging’ creams have one stellar ingredient followed by a few accessory ingredients – it’s like fighting a war with one solider with one gun and a lot of bullets. Whereas the Nimni Cream is like having a whole army cornering the enemy from 4 different directions. Not only does it stimulate new collagen and elastin, but it stops the damage caused by oxidation.”

Photo: HydroPeptide

STYLECASTER | Anti Aging Products | PCA Skin Intensive Clarity Treatment

Retinoid: PCA Skin Intensive Clarity Treatment

Made with 2 percent salicylic acid, this nighttime treatment will help with random breakouts and keeping your collagen production in check.

Photo: PCA Skin

STYLECASTER | Anti Aging Products | Tata Harper Clarifying Moisturizer

Moisturizer: Tata Harper Clarifying Moisturizer

Formulated for combination or oily skin types, this natural moisturizer is so lightweight, it feels like a second skin.

Photo: Tata Harper

  • STYLECASTER | Anti Aging Products | DCL Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories Super Sheer Sunscreen

  • STYLECASTER | Anti Aging Products | Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant

  • STYLECASTER | Anti Aging Products | Epicuren Discovery Citrus Herbal Cleanser

  • STYLECASTER | Anti Aging Products | Mila Moursi Complexion Brush

  • STYLECASTER | Anti Aging Products | HydroPeptide Nimni Cream

  • STYLECASTER | Anti Aging Products | PCA Skin Intensive Clarity Treatment

  • STYLECASTER | Anti Aging Products | Tata Harper Clarifying Moisturizer

Dior Taps 25-Year-Old Cara Delevingne For Its New Anti-Aging Line

Cara Delevingne. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Christian Dior

Cara Delevingne. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Christian Dior

Dior is launching a new anti-aging skin-care line, called Capture Youth, targeting a 30-something audience. And the LVMH-owned brand tapped 25-year-old model Cara Delevingne as the face of the campaign for the range. While it might be a bit shocking to see a youthful model fronting an anti-wrinkle product range, the line is reportedly aimed at delaying the first signs of aging. (It’s fairly reasonable to start thinking about a preventative routine at the age of 25, or even earlier.) 

Cara Delevingne for Dior Capture Youth. Photo: Courtesy of Dior

Cara Delevingne for Dior Capture Youth. Photo: Courtesy of Dior

The Capture Youth line was created in partnership with the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, based on findings that “the epidermis’ intracellular antioxidant defense system, called glyoxalase, which controls skin’s ability to fight against visible signs of aging and gets weakened by time and environmental factors.” The line contains an extract of Florentine iris that is “able to increase the activity of glyoxalase,” Edouard Mauvais-Jarvis, the environmental director and scientific communication director of Parfums Christian Dior, .

Dior’s Capture Youth range is no doubt another attempt to reach millennial consumers, to which the brand’s recent line of “Life” masks and treatments was also targeted. Delevingne joins the likes of Bella Hadid and Jennifer Lawrence as a Dior Beauty brand ambassador, but this isn’t the veteran model’s first beauty contract; she has worked with British makeup brand Rimmel in the past. In terms of existing anti-aging lines, Dior’s Capture Totale line — targeted toward 40-to-50-year-old consumers — has been sold since 2010.

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