The future has arrived. And it's looking smoother, firmer, and younger by the nanosecond. Bold new technologies are pushing the boundaries for amazing, ageless skin.
By Ilana Blitzer
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.