Is your complexion craving a beautifying boost?

Quick, look into a mirror right now. Is your formerly firm and youthful face starting to show signs of fatigue and droopiness? You’re not alone, my friend.

Skin ageing is a complex process that can be influenced by anything from your lifestyle to your genetics. Then there’s Singapore’s sweltering sun and urban smog and the slowdown of your skin’s metabolism to consider, all of which contribute to the decline in hydration levels and the subsequent loss in plumpness and volume.

Hyaluronic acid in your skin: The hidden secret to a firmer face

Even the most hardcore beauty buffs might not know that your skin has its own natural reservoir of HA stashed away deep under the surface layer. That said, this reserve is by no means permanent – a whopping 30 to 50 percent of it gets destroyed every 24 hours.

Replenishing your skin’s natural HA levels is incredibly important in any anti-ageing regime –not only will boosting the HA levels help to lift your skin, the plumping effect also stimulates fibroblast and dermal collagen production, all of which will result in a lifted and more youthful appearance.

The smart two-step solution to saggy skin

Introducing a unique combination of SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier with the expertise of a doctor’s deft touch. The Clifford Aesthetics Skin Booster Treatment (popularly referred to in beauty circles as “水光针”) involves multiple micro-injections of a hyaluronic acid filler – up to 2ml, which is reportedly the highest in the market – so as to steep your skin in a thirst-quenching torrent of moisture.

This novel form of filler placement promises a beguiling boost that’s incredibly subtle and well-nigh undetectable, with the sort of lit-from- within dewiness that’s the very definition of “水光针” AKA Mul-guang, or “water glow”. You’ll also find that your pores and scars are blurred out, alongside fine lines and wrinkles. And the best bit? Besides being minimally invasive with little downtime, this injectable treatment is the dictionary definition of a lunchtime fix.

A supercharged serum to maximise moisture levels

What is unique about this two-step procedure? The Clifford Aesthetics Skin Booster treatment when combined with SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier, results in an intense glow with hyaluronic acid serums being locked into the dermal layers of the skin. This silky serum has been clinically proven to ramp up your skin’s natural HA levels by an impressive 30 percent, thanks to a formula fortified with high concentrations of pure hyaluronic acid and proxylane, both of which work in tandem to draw water into the deepest layers of your skin. Meanwhile, beautifying botanicals like licorice root and purple rice moisturise the superficial surface layer for an immediate and long-lasting plumping effect.

What this means for you is quite simply younger and better looking skin: You’ll notice a softening in severity of your crow’s feet and laugh lines, plus cheeks that are less saggy and more supple and springy. And makeup in the morning glides on that much easier, too, so always layer this serum under your moisturiser and foundation.

Quick question: What can we do to amplify the hydrating power of a filler treatment?

Prolong the plumping power of your Skin Booster treatment from the comfort of your home by complementing it with top-notch topical skincare containing hyaluronic acid.

Take it from an expert: “The product needs to contain the purest form of hyaluronic acid, with maximum absorption into the skin,” advises Dr. Gerald Ee, MBBS (UK), MRCS (Edinburgh), DP Dermatology (Cardiff). “This hyaluronic acid [serum] needs to be smooth to touch, yet not too thick that it will cause congestion to the skin. This boils down to the cross-linkage of the hyaluronic acid during the manufacturing process, which needs to be done just right so as to create a stable product that will not degenerate quickly.”

Dr Gerard Ee,
MBBS (UK), MRCS (Edinburgh), DP Dermatology (Cardiff)

“A good Hyaluronic Acid product needs to contain the purest form of Hyaluronic Acid for maximum absorption into the skin, the Hyaluronic Acid needs to be smooth to touch and yet not too thick that it will cause congestion into the skin.”

Bottomline: A potent HA serum like the SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier ($159, 30ml) makes a perfect partner to any dermal filler treatment. This hard-to- beat combo will give you the skin of your dreams, and is well worth the investment in the long run.

Just for you

Intrigued and want to check it out for yourself? The Skin Booster treatment package (Skin Booster 2ml + SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier) is available at $788++ (UP$1158) at Clifford Aesthetics.

*Limited to max 7 packages per person.

Oh, and here’s a deal to make you anti-ageing journey that much sweeter: Quote ‘HerworldPLUS’ and enjoy 10 pecent off any SkinCeuticals products at Clifford Aesthetics.

For more information, visit www.skinceuticals.sg and www.cliffordaesthetics.com or call 65322048.

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