2020 is abuzz with inspired wellness trends where health is the new wealth. But for every action, there is a reaction. Running alongside the craze for vegan diets, juicing, intermittent fasting, and natural plant-based beauty products is the explosion of technology advances in laser therapies, cosmetic injectables, and in-office treatments. No more airbrushing or filters required, you truly can just ‘wake up like this!’.\nFor those of us still wary of the latest cosmetic procedures like micro-needling, radiofrequency skin tightening and cool sculpting (not to mention how expensive they can be), the results of the au natural options on the other end of the spectrum are sometimes under-whelming. Although natural remedies may look and feel amazing and have a great story, at the end of the day, how effective is it? Or is it really the same as washing with a good old-fashioned bar of soap and water and using a moisturizer with some rose petals or fancy fragrance thrown in like your grandmas did?\n \nThe new decade of beauty has come out swinging. But as both the wellness and the technology trends are digested into the mainstream consciousness, it makes it easy to pick and choose elements that work for us. Maybe it’s a combination of some spa treatments, some natural products and science-backed products that are effective and high quality, that we can use daily.\nDevelopments in science are definitely bringing more skin care solutions to the general consumer. Over the counter products are offered at a much more affordable price point, without time-consuming in-office treatments and no down-time. Serums with high quality, active ingredients are no longer only available in prestige brands, but are accessible and affordable for everyone.\n \nOne of these ‘high end’ science ingredients that skin doctors are talking about is Matrixyl 3000. A combination of two powerful peptide groups that address not only wrinkles and collagen loss, but also stimulate the skin’s repair mechanism, improving overall skin elasticity, firmness, and texture. More recently, Matrixyl Synthe 6 was launched as a more complex ingredient, with six critical skin-building essentials derived from deoxygenated lipo-peptide. This helps the skin’s ability to heal and regenerate and improve the support structure beneath the epidermis, making it stronger and less susceptible to sun and pollution damage.\n\nIf you are looking for some key active ingredients to help tone and lift your skin’s appearance without breaking the bank, “The Restorer” and “The Builder” are scientifically advanced serums created by Timeless around each of these ingredients!