Sure, they may not sound like things you’d want to smear on your face, but these potion-like products truly are magical.
Nanoblur. Sadly, this water-based cream is not full of tiny little robots working away — but it is full of tiny little prisms blurring away. These micro-prisms reflect light, creating the optical illusion of reduced wrinkle lines and age spots. It can be worn under makeup, has skin-plumping peptides and is free of parabens and sodium lauryl sulphate. Nanoblur, $19 (Rexall PharmaPlus and indeedlabs.com).
StriVectin. With a name like that, you know this product was formulated in the world of medicine. StriVectin came about through skin cancer prevention research — doctors discovered a compound that helped rebuild skin layers. That compound is now helping healthy our skin rebuild moisture levels during the dry winter. StriVectin Instant Moisture Repair, $68 (Shoppers Drug Mart and Murale).
Originally published in The Toronto Star (thestar.com), January 4, 2011. Written by me.