FILORGA’s advanced anti-aging aesthetic medicine
It would seem that we’ve become a little obsessed with French women lately. Ever since Mireille Guiliano’s book “French Women Don’t Get Fat” hit the store shelves in 2004, we’ve been turning to our fellow French darlings for advice on all things fashion, diet, and, of course, beauty.
If you ever stroll down the streets of Paris, you’ll notice that these women look good. Really good. Seemingly effortless, slightly undone but undeniably chic.
Their beauty is a lot more subtle than what we’re used to seeing splashed on the pages of our favourite glossy. Kim Kardashian or Amber Rose would appear almost alien-like if they were standing next to natural beauties like Marion Cotillard or Sophie Marceau. But French women will be the first to tell you that the secret to natural ageless beauty isn’t just good genes. It takes work. And their big secret to beauty? Drumroll please… a healthy, flawless complexion.
For years, French skincare experts have been highly praised for creating some of the most popular facial care lines in the world. From the Chanels, Guinots and Diors to French pharmacy favourites like La Roche Posay, Avene and Vichy – all boast a cult-beauty following sharing holy grail status in vanities across the globe.
“Les scientifiques Francaises” really have it down to, well, a science. They must have uncovered a secret French fountain of youth! Case and point is Carine Roitfeld, the former Vogue Paris Editor-in-Chief. At 60, Carine looks amazing and is still incredibly sexy. She definitely has a medicine cabinet full of French lotions and potions.
One of my absolute favourite French skincare lines (available locally) is FILORGA. Filorga has an extensive range of products that are beneficial in the treatment of anti-ageing and pigmentation. I have been using Filorga since 2010 and I have seen incredible results. It’s no secret that Indian skin is prone to pigmentation but I have managed to keep my pigmentation under control by using various Filorga products – my ultimate favourite being… take a bow, Filorga C-Recover. There is nothing quite like it!
A fantastic “skin rescue” product for post-holiday overindulgence whether it be too much sun, not enough sleep or too much alcohol – or ALL of the above! A highly concentrated treatment that boosts cellular activity, evens out the complexion and reduces wrinkles.
Filorga C-Recover offers intensive moisturising and gives renewed radiance to dull, stressed and tired skin, while adding tone, brightness and luminosity. The result: the fatigue lines are reduced; the skin appears smoother; the overall tone is restored and the skin appears luminous.
Mix immediately before application. Apply in a light massaging motion to the face, neck and décolleté to assist optimal penetration. Wait a few seconds before following with day cream or night cream. Use continuously for 21 days. Preserve the activity of the ingredients keep in a cool place or in the refrigerator. One opened ampule lasts 1 week only.
Retail Price – R880.00 for 3 Ampules
FILORGA ANTI-AGING LIP STRUCTURE
The first complete anti-ageing treatment for both the lips and the perioral (mouth) area. The Lip Structure serum redefines and plumps the lips whilst at the same time helping to smooth out the wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth.
Filorga Anti-Aging Lip Structure comes in a 2 x 5ml double-ended applicator which has a silicone applicator on one end for targeted application to the wrinkles of the perioral area. The other end contains a bevelled flocked applicator which is used for easy application to the lips.
The perioral treatment should be applied after the day cream to smooth fine lines. The lip densifying treatment is then applied directly to the lips. This can be followed by lip-gloss or lipstick.
Retail Price – R630.00 for 10ml
FILORGA HYDRA FLLER
A pro-youth boosting moisturiser that offers intense hydration. The Hydra – Filler is an ultra-replenishing moisturiser containing three main ingredients that actively boosts moisture levels of the skin, prevents moisture loss by strengthening the skin’s epidermal barrier, helping skin to self-regulate its moisture levels and boost the production of skin-firming collagen.
The Hydra-Filler is intended for mature or very dehydrated skin and can also provide normal skin with supreme protection against drying conditions.
The result is a perfectly matte finish that provides an excellent make-up base.
Retail Price – R790.00 for 50ml
FILORGA BB-PERFECT ANTI-AGING BEAUTY BALM
This all-in-one skin-perfecting cream combines all the key stages of your beauty routine from care to make-up – it moisturises, actively corrects wrinkles and redness from within, reduces the signs of tiredness and provides a radiant complexion in one single step.
Filorga’s BB-Perfect Anti-Ageing Beauty Balm instantly ensures unblemished, glowing skin thanks to a unique combination of active ingredients which provide the following three main effects:
- Comprehensive anti-ageing action
- Soothing and repairing action
- Corrective action and natural coverage
BB-Perfect is available in two shades, radiant beige and golden sand, and contains an SPF15. It can be used daily following cleansing and moisturising – its silky smooth, comfortable texture glides on easily for effortless application and it is rapidly absorbed. Application can be followed by your regular make-up routine.
Retail Price – R630.00 for 30ml
FILORGA TIME FLLER
The Time Filler contains powerful active ingredients, each of which has been specifically designed to act individually on one of the three main types of wrinkles:
- Tension or contraction wrinkles– caused by negative facial expressions due to tension, stress and fatigue and are found mainly on the forehead and around the eyes.
- Hollow wrinkles or wrinkles caused by sagging– related to the loss of density and structure of the skin, such as the lines along sides of the nose and the hollow tear trough under the eyes.
- Wrinkles caused by dryness– leathery skin around the eyes, forehead and on the cheeks caused by dryness due to ageing which is further amplified by repeated sun exposure.
For best results, Filorga’s Time Filler should be used twice daily before the application of your day or night cream. For a powerful anti-ageing effect, use in combination with Filorga’s Meso+ anti-ageing serum and Sleep & Peel night cream to naturally remove dead skin cells.
Retail Price – R990.00 for 50ml
Though a day trip to the spa for luxury facials is divine, home-care is essential to keeping your skin looking great. These creams and serums are super-effective, especially when it comes to anti-ageing. If you want to maintain that French youthful glow well into your later years, stock up on these Filorga products, stat. And don’t be surprised if you start hearing a few more “Ooh-la-la’s” as you walk down the street!