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Anti-Aging Beauty Breakthroughs


Ann Elliott Cutting

The Science: Ingredients derived from fruits and plants are going high tech. Companies are pairing earth-derived ingredients—like a new natural form of retinol or apple stem-cells—with other antioxidants, peptides, and extracts to create molecules that are more readily absorbed into the skin.

The Goal: Lessen fine lines without irritating side effects. Using these kinder, gentler ingredients in new and improved ways makes these recently developed products much more effective, says Diane Madfes, MD, a dermatologist in NYC.