As we age, prolonged exposure to free radicals in the environment, as well as internal factors such as stress, gradually lead to loss of skin elasticity, wrinkle development and a slowing in the production of collagen, a primary component of healthy skin. Fighting wrinkles, dark circles under eyes, and other damage with anti-aging skin care products is far less risky and expensive than surgery – yet many find it a losing battle. This is only because the vast majority of anti-aging skin care products, available from Wal-Mart to Nordstrom, aren’t getting it right.
The problem starts at the base. Have you ever noticed how often you see ingredients like mineral oil (also known as paraffin and petrolatum) in skin care products? Mineral oil is ubiquitous as a base in anti-aging skin cream, even though it’s actually a by-product of petroleum – just like the oil you put in your car. It’s cheap to produce, and gives the appearance (at least at first) of working: It makes your skin shiny, and seals in moisture. It also seals your pores, which causes inflammation, and eventually, collagen damage.
As a strict matter of policy, and a promise to our many loyal customers, Chamonix® never uses mineral oil, petroleum by-products or pharmaceutical preservatives in our anti-aging skin care products. And, we never test on animals. Our luxurious antioxidant skin care formulations contain only pure ingredients in a proprietary base of calendula extract. They help repair damage, protect against free radicals, build collagen and smooth wrinkles without irritation, allergic reactions or other side effects.
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Chamonix anti-wrinkle cream, under eye wrinkle cream, anti-aging hand cream and other anti-aging treatments contain ingredients that are highly effective, and it’s no surprise, given that most have been used for thousands of years in cultures all over the world. Here are just a few of the key ingredients in the Chamonix pharmacy of anti-aging essentials:
- Antioxidants: All of our anti-aging skin care products are based on antioxidants. The proven ability of natural substances such as green tea, cranberry, grape seed extract and many others to repair and protect skin from environmental damage makes them true anti-aging essentials. Learn more about Antioxidants & Skin Care >>
- Matrixyl ®: The main ingredient in our best-selling Esotique-RF™ anti-wrinkle treatment, Matrixyl (palmitoyl pentapeptide-4) is a molecule consisting of five amino acids. Researchers found that when added to skin cells, Matrixyl stimulated the synthesis of collagen, elastin and other key components of the healthy skin matrix.
- Copper Peptides: Copper peptides have been shown to help stimulate the skin’s regenerative processes, repairing its protective outer barrier, increasing the production of collagen and elastin, and bolstering antioxidant defenses. This powerful healer is the main ingredient in our Platinum Collection anti-aging treatments.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the skin and joints, is a superb moisturizer, penetrating into the deepest part of the skin and helping cells retain moisture. It also helps to keep the skin elastic, supports the collagen, and fights inflammatory conditions that cause premature aging. It is a key ingredient in Esotique-RF,our best-selling anti-wrinkle cream.
Other anti-aging skin care products on the market may contain similar ingredients. But not all skin care products with the same ingredients are created equal. Even the best ingredients will be ineffective if they’re based in mineral oil and other poor quality substances, or if they’re present only in very small amounts (usually for marketing reasons). Chamonix anti-aging treatments are formulated with ingredients and used in clinical concentrations. This is because our anti-aging skin care products are not made to be marketed. They are made to work!