Solutions for Sagging Skin
As we age, our skin changes, becoming less toned, full, and firm. Our skins natural ability to produce collagen slowly diminishes, leading to a loss of elasticity and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
After the age of 20, a person produces about 1 percent less collagen in the skin each year. As a result, the skin becomes thinner and more fragile with age. There is also diminished functioning of the sweat and oil glands, and less elastin production.
As always, consider the many factors that will contribute to a loss of collagen and elastin production. Stress, genetics, smoking, and UV exposure are all factors that contribute significantly to skin aging. Remember that product use and treatments can only help so much if you aren't considering the other factors!
There are many products and treatments on the market that target these issues, however it can be hard to know where to start when you're looking at so many options! We've curated a list of our favourite Biologique Recherche products to help with toning, plumping, lifting, tightening, and firming the skin.
VG Tensil Serum
VG Tensil is a quintessential serum from Biologique Recherche. This is an intensive facial treatment that tightens and firms the skin through its action to combat sagging. It has a lifting effect that leaves the face looking smoother and firmer. Its main actions are firming, tautening, and toning - this serum is perfect for skin that is lacking tone and elasticity.
Serum A-Glyca is another quintessential serum from Biologique Recherche which combats the glycation process. What is glycation and how does it affect skin? Glycation is a process which is caused by the presence of excess glucose in skin fibers. This excess triggers an internal reaction in which sugar molecules adhere to the collagen and elastin proteins, which normally help keep skin firm and supple. Thanks to the Serum A-Glyca, the glycation reaction can be prevented and counteracted with a gain of 2 years of glycation in 2 months of use. It will reduce wrinkles and improve the evenness of the complexion. The skin becomes firmer and more luminous.
Serum Matriciel Visage
Addressing one of the most complex problems of skin’s aging, the gradual collapse of the face, Biologique Recherche Serum Matriciel Visage combines more than 10 active, botanical ingredients to help deliver immediate and lasting results to the cheeks, jowls, and neck. This lifting serum from Biologique Recherche works to recontour your skin for a fuller, more youthful appearance. Skin will benefit from increased fullness and added moisture that will add a younger-looking glow and a marked improvement in the skin’s overall texture. Recommended for skin lacking tone, good for any type of skin except oily. Extremely hydrating and toning, this serum will deliver instant and long-lasting results.
Lotion MC 110
Biologique Recherche Lotion MC 110 is one of the best products for lifting and firming skin. This lotion purifies and exfoliates the skin, improving epidermal functions while toning and moisturizing the skin. It also plumps and fills wrinkles and fine lines, revealing a brighter, more youthful glow. Lotion MC110 works to effectively plump and redefine the facial contour, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and unify the complexion.
Creme ADN Metamorphique
An exceptional firming care, Crème ADN Métamorphique combats sagging skin and ptosis by restructuring the oval of the face. Natural contours are redefined and rebalanced, while the volume is more harmonious. Thanks to its tightening action, it creates a real lifting effect to help restore the skin's elasticity and firmness. Skin appears tighter and plumped up. Finally, its protective active ingredients protect the skin from signs of skin aging.
Serum YALL O2
Biologique Recherche Serum Yall-O2 naturally plumps the skin to create a full appearance around the face and lips. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and marine collagen, this unique plumping serum is a great addition to your routine to fight aging and dehydration. This intensely hydrating treatment provides the amount of moisture skin needs to function properly and feel comfortable. The effect is instant, as the fine lines caused by dehydration are plumped up. Serum Yall-O2 revitalizes and reinforces the skin's elasticity, increases and restructures the fullness of the skin and lip, and reduces the size and depth of lines and wrinkles, restoring the skin's smooth appearance.
This skin tightening serum from Biologique Recherche is ideal for tightening the pores and toning the skin for a firmer, younger look. Formulated to help restore the epidermis barrier and function against irritants and signs of aging, Biologique Recherche's Serum Collagene Natif simultaneously hydrates and plumps the skin to provide improved volume and a healthy all-over glow. It is well tolerated by dehydrated skin showing a loss of firmness and tone, and ideal for those with large pores looking to tighten and shrink pore size while enhancing the skin’s overall moisture.
Crème Biofixine belongs to the latest generation of anti-ageing creams. It is enriched with Myorelax Peptide, known for its relaxant effects on the micro-contractions that lead wrinkles and fine expression lines to form. For very dry skin and skin with wrinkles that lacks elasticity. This creme will be modifying and brightening, plumping and toning. It can be used during the day, but should always be used at night to hydrate, improve elasticity, and fight wrinkles.
With its unique shape and stretchy tissue tailored to the area under the chin, Platysma combines the benefits of an anti-gravity and anti-ptosis mask in a single step. The support’s mechanical action combined with firming active ingredients is similar to a facial massage and offers a lifting effect to tighten the skin. Its universal shape and stretch support allow the oval of the face to be tightened. The mandibular line is restructured and the contours of the face redefined.
Facial contours are redefined, its volumes are more harmonious and the jawline is visibly redefined revealing a sublimated oval.
Always remember that when putting together your routine, everyone's skin varies. What works for your friend likely won't work the same for you. The products we listed above work best when paired with each other, and other products tailored to your needs! We also recommend coming in for regular services to help you maintain and upkeep all of the progress you're making at home. To finalize our recommendation list, we've added in some additional treatment options that will help with sagging skin!
Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves gently massaging the skin with a stone tool to plump up fine lines and wrinkles, improve circulation, and drain lymph. With consistency, this can significantly improve the appearance of sagging skin lacking elasticity as it stimulates muscles and lifts the skin. You can find tutorials on specific massages and movements here. This treatment can also be added on to nearly every one of our facials, simply ask us to book this add-on when booking your appointment!
PureLift is another facial tool which works by sending microcurrent to the muscles in the face, effectively lifting, plumping, and toning. Think of this as a workout for your facial muscles! This is a non-invasive treatment that is safe for daily home use. Patented high-and-low frequency impulses activate, lift, and strengthen the facial muscles. Flushed with increased circulation, bringing fresh nutrients and oxygen to the skin, providing a healthy glow. The stimulation also increases collagen production, helping the skin to repair damage and look younger. This is another great add-on treatment for facials!
Forma is a thermal skin rejuvenation treatment. This treatment uses radio frequency advancement to stimulate the formation of new collagen and contract the layers of your skin for an improved appearance in the skins surface. It improves the skin’s texture, tone, and appearance by restoring the firmness of the skin. It is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment, which means it can offer instant facelift without the need for any surgical procedure, cuts, incisions or anesthesia. Forma can treat sagging skin on the entire face or the lack of definition in certain areas like the forehead, crows feet, nasolabial folds, jowls, smile lines and neck. Sessions are scheduled once a week for 6 weeks, and we offer a free follow-up session one week after your 6th appointment!
This facial features the PureLift device that we mentioned above. A mild electrical current stimulates the skin and facial muscles, while not only promoting healing, but also collagen and elastin production. The entire face becomes lifted and contoured, lines and puffiness are diminished and overall complexion is improved. You'll see visible results from just one treatment. During the 50 minute facial you will enjoy a cleansing, microcurrent treatment, light exfoliation and LED light therapy, followed by the application of a serum & moisturizer customized for your skin. It's relaxing and completely painless.
Microcurrent facials are considered a form of muscular re-education for the face, manipulating 32 different facial muscles. The high frequency electrical signals reach deep into the facial muscles and surrounding tissues to promote circulation, collagen production, cellular repair and regeneration.
Aging is a natural process, and we believe that the best way to face it is not by fighting the process, but working actively to give your skin what it needs while it's going through changes!
If you already get Botox or fillers, microcurrent is the perfect compliment. Fillers give a quick and effective “plumping” effect, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, fillers & botox do nothing for muscle contour, natural collagen, or elastin production — all of which are needed to maintain the face’s natural fullness and youthfulness. Over time, Botox actually causes atrophy to the facial muscles. Regular microcurrent treatments help keep those muscles alive. Microcurrent is also a great choice for anyone looking to wean themselves off of Botox and fillers.
We hope this guide has provided some insight into what to look for when searching for anti-aging products! We are always here to help and guide you.