Topical Creams: An Alternative to the Face Lift

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Many people experience an eventual decline in their skin’s appearance. Sagging skin, lines and wrinkles, and a loss of radiance are all common as skin ages.

Some people turn to cosmetic surgery to try to improve the appearance of their skin. However, face lifts are expensive, inconvenient, and risky.

That’s why Dr. Perricone has developed numerous products that work specifically to improve the conditions of the skin that face lifts also try to correct:

  • Loss of elasticity
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Discoloration and lack of radiance

This article will discuss the following skin care concerns and a product solution:

Instant lift: High Potency Amine Complex Face Lift

High Potency Amine Complex Face Lift is designed to provide a powerful and drastic effect similar to that of a face lift, but in topical cream form.

This product is an upgrade of Amine Complex Face Lift; it contains 16% more DMAE and 700% more Vitamin C Ester, as well as pycnogenol.

Here’s a closer look at the key ingredients:

DMAE, or dimethylaminoethanol, tightens the skin by increasing the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is responsible for starting the process of muscle contractions, which in turn tones the muscles. Since all skin is attached to muscles, more muscle tone translates to more skin tone. High concentrations of DMAE are responsible for the “instant lift” effect. DMAE is good for both a quick lift with one application and long lasting effects with continued use. Look for DMAE when you want to find a firming effect, since the boost in production of acetylcholine is what provides the face lift effect.

Vitamin C Ester works as an antioxdant, which protects your cells from damaging free radicals. By integrating itself into the cell membrane, vitamin C ester is able to block free radicals and prevent them from taking valuable electrons from healthy cells. This protection means that there are fewer damaging cells in your body, leading to skin that is composed of healthy cells that will remain healthy.

Pycnogenol provides several benefits to the skin. Pycnogenol is:

  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Natural anti-inflammatory
  • Able to bind to collagen and elastin, two proteins that keep skin tight
  • Producer of a chemical which helps to dilate blood vessels, leading to better circulation in your skin and a more radiant appearance

Loss of elasticity: Firming Neck Therapy

Firming Neck Therapy addresses another area many people want to give an extra lift once skin start to sag: the neck.

There are three key ingredients that give Firming Neck Therapy its power:

Palmitoyl carnosine is a peptide, a molecule formed by joining two or more amino acids, with antioxidant properties. It is the firming agent that smooths out lines and wrinkles on the neck and makes the skin more elastic, leading to a more youthful appearance.

Phospholipids like phosphatidyl-e, found in this product, give the skin an extra layer of protection and moisturize the skin. They mimic the natural phospholipids found in the skin that are often stripped away by everyday damage. By adding another layer of phospholipids, the skin both regains its defense against the harsh environment and also moisturizes itself by pulling in moisture from the air in a healthy way.

Tocotrienols are a specific formulation of vitamin E that provide antioxidant benefits and repair skin, giving it more vibrancy and radiance. It softens, smooths, and moisturizes the skin while repairing damage, giving your skin the foundation it needs to stay healthy and beautiful.

Lines and wrinkles: Advanced Face Firming Activator

Advanced Face Firming Activator is Dr. Perricone’s best selling product. Why is it so popular? It contains a combination of key ingredients that are designed to make your skin firmer, brighter, and healthier. With alpha lipoic acid, DMAE, and sodium hyaluronate, Advanced Face Firming Activator can reverse some of the damage that the skin has accrued throughout the years.

Alpha Lipoic Acid is a powerful antioxidant that also has a number of other effects on the skin, including:

  • Diminishing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Refining skin texture
  • Reducing pore size, puffiness, imperfections, and uneven skin tone

Sodium Hyaluronate is a powerful moisturizer that helps to:

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Make the skin more supple, giving skin a more youthful look and feel

By combining a regimen of topical creams like these, you will be able to avoid the risks of surgery but still reap the rewards. Dr. Perricone’s products are designed to target more than one skin care concern at once, making them a powerful addition to your everyday skin care routine.

With continued use, these products have long-term corrective effects. The best part is, if you don’t like one product, you have your choice of many others. Can you say the same of a botched face lift?

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8 Comments • Please comment below


  1. I’m 62 years old, but have a very youthful mind..I need my skin to match the rest of me. Have started to wrinkle due to much stress with a sick spouse.I need help!

  2. Will b 59 next month. Years ago bi-lateral TMJ surgery caused my lower face to “fall” prematurely. Will try any product that might help the wrinkles and crevices.

  3. I am at the crossroads now of facelift or products…if your products really can do what you say they can, then please let me sample them before taking the drastic step of surgery. And if they really do deliver, I will tell everyone I know about your products.

  4. I have never been a big fan of makeup. I was so lucky to inherit my Mother’s great skin. Unfortunately that doesn’t keep the wrinkles at bay – I need a simple effective fix for firming the skin and it sounds like your product just might do it. I would so love to try it before buying it. Thank you.

  5. I like to be product tester to try them please. Thanks.

  6. Anything other than surgery or botox would be worth trying! Please send me products to test for you!

  7. Help! Turning 40 soon and noticed my skin beginning to sag a bit. Having flashbacks to my mothers skin around the eyes and the neck. Yikes!

  8. give me a chance to try your great products,help my aging skin to stay younger looking.