As always, I want to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest in anti-aging.
And, if you have done a quick Google search, it’s pretty amazing when you realize so many things that are trending this year we discussed last year and in previous years.
We are way ahead of the curve.
Some examples are peptides, skin boosters, slugging, products that multitask, ceramides, at-home devices, LED masks, oral supplements for skin (we’ve discussed so many of them), prebiotics and probiotics.
But I don’t follow current trends too closely … I follow the research. And when I see things starting to come to market that’s when I get excited.
Knowing the research and studies is so good that it will eventually trend with the masses.
You see, we kind of have a secret club here. And I love sharing.
So let’s talk real trends 😀.
One ingredient that I have been researching and using for about six months now is called Bakuchiol. It’s supposed to be more effective than retinols and it doesn’t cause redness or flaking. But in the time I’ve used the product I haven’t noticed anything. It was disappointing to say the least.
I mention it though because it’s really starting to become a popular ingredient in many products and I wanted you to know my experience. But hey, you might have a different experience … Everyone is unique.
Remember several months ago I told you about micro-coring? And that you might not find it yet in your area? Well, 2023 is the year it’s starting to reach the masses. That’s super exciting. If you missed that article you can read it here. This is one treatment that I’m considering.
Something else we’ve discussed many times and for quite a few years now is the mother of all antioxidants … Glutathione. Well, I’m happy to report that it’s making its way into skincare. And I can’t wait to try it.
If you enjoy neurotoxins like Botox, Xeomin, Dysport then you might be interested to know that there is a new product recently approved by the FDA. This new neuromodulator is called Daxxify and it lasts 2-3 times longer than the competition. It’s also a good solution for those who have become resistant to other neurotoxins. Choose a practitioner wisely though, because the effects last longer and are not reversible. And if you can’t find it yet in your area, rest assured it will be in your medspa or doctor’s office soon.
I’ve been saving the best for last. And if you have never heard of exosomes you will soon (but you heard it here first ;).
You see, this is something I’ve been following very closely for a while now because the research is so fantastic.
Exosomes are particles that come from cells and bodily fluid. They signal or send messages to other cells and may deliver growth factors, proteins, RNA, DNA and lipids. They contain three times the growth factors of adult stem cells.
Here are just some of the treatments exosomes are being used for:
- Improving brain health
- Suppressing cancer
- Reducing inflammation and chronic pain
- Enhancing tissue regeneration
- Boosting immune health
- Improving collagen
- Reducing fibrosis
- Activating fibroblasts
- Remodeling bone
- Increasing hair follicles
And it’s being used in therapies for things like: neurodegenerative diseases, lyme disease, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, eczema, psoriasis and ED.
The FDA has not yet approved exosome products of any kind (as of this writing). But just because it hasn’t been approved doesn’t mean it’s not being used. I was able to find many practitioners in the US using exosomes.
And there is talk about it starting to show up in skincare.
In fact, all of Europe is way ahead of the US. Treatments and therapies have been expanding rapidly since 2020. And South Korea is right there with them.
As with anything though, there are risks. So if you choose to seek out a practitioner for an exosome therapy be sure to ask about those risks.
Wishing you a happy healthy 2023!
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