Five Plumping Ingredients Taking Over the Spa Market

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Discover what ingredients our experts favor for restoring volume:

“Collagen reigns supreme when it comes to line-fighting ingredients that help build our skin’s own building blocks. As we age, collagen production declines, making skin appear less youthful and healthy. This essential protein provides elastin to the skin and helps promote more vibrancy and a youthful glow.” —Susanna DiSotto, director of marketing, Satin Smooth

“Peptides are the most effective ingredient in skincare for plumping, because they are the most effective at sending signals to the skin to enhance the way our skin cells respond to plumping needs.” —Neal Kitchen, Ph.D., chief geneticist, HydroPeptide

“Our favorite ingredient is represented by filling polymer spheres. The principle of cosmetic filling was born in 1993 and is based on using spheres of plant origin that can provide volume to the superficial layers of the epidermis. Filling polymer spheres are composed of wheat protein, a polymer that is perfectly tolerated by skin tissue. They smooth wrinkles and lines, and at the same time, they durably increase hydration of the upper layers of the epidermis.”—Sabrina Di Stefano, product manager, Bioline Jatò

“My favorite is the patented micro-injection-like collagen and hyaluronic acid technology, as the results are both instant and cumulative. Other ingredients worth mentioning are a patented bio-active peptide that increases hydration and lip volume and centella asiatia, which assists in restructuring the dermis.”—Karen Asquith, national director of education, G.M. Collin 

“I adore high-potency vitamin C 20 percent combined with antioxidants vitamin E and ferulic aid, which help increase the effectiveness of vitamin C.”—Audrey Kunin, M.D., founder and chief creative officer, DermaDoctor


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