Last week I was invited to the launch of Beaute Pacifique products in Singapore. Beaute Pacifque is a Danish brand that specialiszes in producing advanced cosmoceuticals, i.e. cosmetics products with considerable dermatological effects.
The company actually started off with the production of advanced medical electronic equipment for skin diagnostics. This scanner allows you to see the structure of your skin from the inside. The scanner takes inside pictures of your skin, which allows you to see the overall condition of your skin. You can see how thick your skin is, how much collegen is still left and how much sun damage you have sustained.
Have a look at the picture below:
At 20 the fibers are typically intact. There is a lot of red and yellow indicating the presence of collagen.
At 30 you can see that the skin is slightly aged and degenerated.
At 40 you can see further aging and degeneration. More dark spots appear which indicate sun damage and there is less collagen.
At 50 you see that the fiber is strongly degenerated.
My skin scan
The scanner and one of their main physicians from Denmark was actually there, so I was keen to give it a go. The process is very simple. A small scanner just brushes over your skin and takes a picture that is downloaded to the computer. Unfortunately for me the results were not so good. My skin had already aged significantly, my skin was very thin and collagen was almost nowhere to be found. Not good! It did not come as a big surprise as I have known for quite a while that my skin is quite thin and very prone to wrinkles. What I don’t quite understand though, is why I’m aging so rapidly. I eat well, sleep well, do exercise, manage my stress levels, have never smoked and am vigilant with sunscreen protection and staying out of the sun. It may just be bad genes, but that discussion will need to wait for another time..
What can Beaute Pacifique do to help the skin?
Question for now: Is there anything that I can do about it? According to Beaute Pacifique, quite a lot. Creme metamorphique and creme Paradoxe can transport active ingredients to the entire depth of the skin which allows the creams to repair sun damage and restore collagen in the skin. Those are big claims, but my information kit comes with several research studies that show significant improvements after applying the creams. As you can imagine, I’m a bit sceptical. I have been using good creams for the last few years and yet my skin results were this bad. But I am happy to put it all to the test. I will use the products for the coming 3 months and will then do another scan to see if my skin has improved.
Which products are going to do the magic?
The creams I will be using are:
Vitamin A anti-wrinkle booster: this cream provides the skin with three forms of vitamin A to rebuild the collagen fibers structures, and help the skin become reinforced and rejuvenated. According to Beaute Pacifque it is currently the most potent anti-age product currently on the consumer market. Benefits include: reduced wrinkles and prevention of the formation of pimples and scars.
Creme Paradoxe: this unique cream contains both Resveratrol and Preocyanidin, which have proven to protect the skin’s DNA. It reboots your skin each morning, restores the skin’s integrity and defies aging and sun damage. The cream also provides the skin with three forms of vitamin A esters, which, when combined with the Beaute Pacifique vitamin A cream, will improve the inner structure of the skin.
Let’s put it to the test!
The people from Beaute Pacifique all seem very confident that their creams can reverse a lot of the damage done to your skin. I sure hope they are correct! I will do the skin test again in 3 months and will let you know of the results. If it works, they will have found themselves a new brand ambassador! In the meantime you can go visit the Beautelab website where you can currently purchase some products. Prices range from $41 to $180. Retail locations in Singapore will yet need to be confirmed.
How is your experience with anti-aging creams? Have you seen significant improvements after using a cream? Have you ever done a skin scan? And do you know this brand?
Update: I had my second scan. For results please see Beaute Pacifique 2nd scan results.