I love a good lipid blog post 😉 What say you!?!?!
We had a very loyal Cheeky the other day messaging us on good old Instagram about how she is IN LOVE with SkinCeutical’s Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 cream. And coincidentally, at around the same time, (neither of us realizing this) I posted to our Instagram account how that same exact product is on our wish list. So I thought, something in the universe is telling Cheeky to share this product in more depth with the group & maybe we’ll be adding this to all of our wish lists! One can only hope!
So the very first thing I can think of is how we’ve gotta review the word lipids because we certainly don’t hear that word every day. Lipids are basically just natural compounds found in the skin. This lipids are comprised of ceramides, cholesterol & fatty acids for example. So as we beautifully mature, our lipid production will decline and as a result, our skin’s natural functions may be impaired, impacting barrier function & how our skin repairs itself. So when I say our lipids decrease naturally, you may be thinking, ‘What does that mean as far as what we’re seeing on our faces?’ Then I would say, ‘GREAT QUESTION’ LOL! Smooth Colleen….. That means we’re going to be seeing an increase in roughness, tightness, dullness & loss of facial fullness.
Here are 4 really awesome examples I found on SkinCeutical’s website that gives us a glimpse of what we could potentially be seeing as we lose lipids with age. Remember, this is all very natural & beautiful. So don’t get discouraged if you’re resonating with some of these. We are all seeing this on varying degrees, regardless of our age. Well, unless you’re my beautiful nephew Nico who has baby dolphin skin (he’s a year old)!!!!
What is Triple Lipid Restore cream?
#CheekyConfidential As we know, retinoids can be amazing for our skin. In fact, it’s often touted as the best thing for our skin. But for many of us it can be extremely drying. SkinCeuticals claims that their Triple Restore Cream has actually been proven to shorten the adjustment period to retinoids by up to a week! That’s a big deal. So if your skin is dry, get this lotion (even if your skin isn’t, this puppy works for all skin types)
‘Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 is an anti aging cream formulated with a maximized concentration of lipids: 2% pure ceramides, 4% natural cholesterol, and 2% fatty acids. This unique lipid correction cream contains the first 2:4:2 cholesterol-dominant ratio to help restore skin’s external barrier and support natural self-repair, while potently nourishing aging skin for improvement in the visible appearance of skin smoothness, laxity, pores, and overall radiance.
- Restores essential skin lipids: ceramides, natural cholesterol, and fatty acids
- Improves the look of skin fullness, texture, and pore appearance
- Improves the appearance of skin evenness and overall radiance
- Unique lipid stabilization system in a lightweight and fast-absorbing texture
- Shortens the adjustment period to retinoids up to 1 week while reducing dryness (see Science & Proof below)
- Paraben-, and dye-free
- Ideal for aging, normal, and dry skin types’
– Information provided by SkinCeuticals
- 2% pure ceramides 1&3
Naturally found in the outer layers of your skin, ceramides play a role in maintaining your skin’s moisture levels. These lipids make up about 20% of the skin’s intercellular matrix and act as the glue that holds surface dermal cells together. Without ceramides your skin becomes irritated, dry and at risk for major skin concerns like eczema and psoriasis.
- 4% cholesterol
Cholesterol helps accelerate the skin barrier’s recovery and improve the appearance of skin elasticity. Visible skin aging is often caused by cholesterol deficiency on the skin.
#CheekyConfidential It’s important to note that cholesterol on your skin is different from the cholesterol found in the blood, and having more of it on your skin won’t cause your blood pressure to spike.
- 2% fatty acids
These guys help maintain the skin’s balance.
- Essential oil blend
Skin types that can use this product
Best suited for
- Dehydrated skin
- Maturing skin
How to use
Once or twice daily, apply a small amount between fingertips, warm the cream in circular motions. Apply twice daily to on face, neck, and chest. Yasss, DAY AND NIGHT CREAM! Sign us up.
#CheekyConfidential Don’t forget to apply your hands too! Heck, pat it on your lip too before getting into bed.
Do you use other SkinCeuticals products like we do? Consider watching this video to help you better ‘layer’ the products.
‘A dermatologist-controlled 8-week clinical study on 55 subjects with twice daily application of Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2. Subjects also used SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser and Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30. Inclusion Criteria: Females ages 55-75 with moderate fine lines/wrinkles, uneven skin tone, skin dullness, skin roughness, lack of skin tone clarity, and lack of skin firmness.
- 66% increase in smoothness
- 35% improvement in laxity
- 20% improvement in evenness
- 26% improvement in radiance
- 40% improvement in pore appearance’
– Information provided by SkinCeuticals