StriVectin TV Maven and Skin Care Specialist
Meg Flather, StriVectin's home shopping guru and skin care
specialist, has over 20 years of experience in the beauty
industry promoting some of the most successful beauty
brands in the market.
She spends her days educating and empowering women
on how to look their best. Her anti-aging mantra is be 100%
committed to your daily skin care routine of applying skin
care products twice daily for a more youthful complexion.
What is the right age to start to introduce anti-aging products into my skincare routine?
Well, I started my first "real" regimen when I was about 21 years old. That meant a "real" cleanser, a moisturizer, an eye cream and exfoliating twice a week. Now, I was in "the business" at this point, so I could not wait to get started at prevention. But when I look back, starting in my early 20's was a great means to practice the ritual of applying skin care twice daily. If you don't train yourself to use whatever you have in the medicine cabinet, it will not work for you.
And that’s why I am really excited about the new Present Perfect Antioxidant Defense Lotion. Why do we need a daily treatment lotion with antioxidants? They are the best way to help prevent your skin from free radical damage…you know, those oxygen molecules that have gone to the dark side and age our faces! And why do you need Present Perfect? Because it contains our patented NIA-114 technology that works to help fight all the signs of aging from the inside out by helping to improve the critical skin barrier function—and you are never too young for that.
What is the optimal routine for someone who wants overall anti-aging results and wants to try Retinol?
So here’s the thing, when you look in the mirror and start seeing all the signs of skin aging at once (lines, wrinkles, rough texture, uneven skin tone and loss of firmness), you really want to go right to the gold standard of anti-aging and that means Retinol.
StriVectin’s Advanced Retinol collection, is not only the most effective, it is truly the gentlest I have ever tried. And get ready for this….when we combined it with our multi-patented NIA-114® molecule in clinical tests, these products, outperformed prescription strength Retinol. Now, I don’t know about you, but that is the best news I have heard all day! No longer do you need to get a prescription to get the powerful effects of Retinol. Now, not one sign of aging is left unaddressed, so, whether you’re at work or play, Retinol with NIA-114 takes care of you, every day.
What are the key anti-aging ingredients that I should make sure I have in my skincare regimen?
Well first we must begin with our multi-patented NIA-114® molecule derived from over 30 years of skin cancer research. Not only does it help to improve skin on its own, it also has the unique ability to help maximize the benefits of other anti-aging ingredients in our products (just look at what it did with Retinol!). Furthermore, it has the unique ability to absorb into the skin to help strengthen and build-up the skin barrier, where aging happens.
My second favorite ingredient? Peptides. These tiny building blocks of protein strengthen and repair collagen and elastin. In fact, it was StriVectin who was one of the pioneers of Peptides ten years ago with our StriVectin- SD Intensive Concentrate—changing the war on wrinkles forever.