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This product claims to be an 'eye lifting' serum. Ingredients are:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Stearyl Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Propylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide (Amino-Peptide), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea), Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract (Cucumber), Allantoin, Petrolatum, Cetyl Ricinoleate, PEG 10 Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sucrose Polycottonseedate, BIS PEG/PPG 14/14 Dimethicone, Benzyl Alcohol, PEG 10 Dimethicone, PEG 100 Stearate, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

What's doing the lifting here?

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Nothing, although it has a few actives in it.
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well, what does 'lift' other than DMAE?  DMAE does not work for me.

Thanks.
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Can we define "lifting"?
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Is it because they included peptides and panthenol that they can label this 'lifting' since those ingredients have a shot at improving skin's texture over time?

Or is it all the silicones that are likely giving a short-term 'lifting' result?
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Originally Posted by LuvToSmile
well, what does 'lift' other than DMAE?  DMAE does not work for me.

Thanks.

That's a really good question!  And one I wish I knew the answer to, since I can't use DMAE at "normal" concentrations. 

How about surgery?  Scotch tape?  Anti-gravity boots?  

I'm becoming convinced that after a certain point, there's not much other than invasive procedures that can overcome the force of gravity...  I SO wish I had found SAS 20 years ago!  I just don't see myself having plastic surgery anytime soon, which is why I am so focused on preventing the march of time from trampling my face from here forward. 

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I think the key is in the actives in the collagen serum and anti-age cream. They can restore some elasticity to the skin, because they promote protein synthesis and preserve structure.  It is not just a matter of age, see what happens to smokers.
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hi Hannah:

My Mom is a big smoker.  What if anything, SPECIFICALLY targets the type of damage that occurs with smoking?  Does smoking mainly cut off oxygen to the skin or is there something else going on.  is it reversible to some extent (assuming you quit)?  Does massage work, something that increases oxygen to the skin or what else do you recommend?

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This is my Ebay guide:

Smoking is bad for your skin
...but you already know that.  The point of this guide is, what can you do about it?

Cigarette skin
“Cigarette skin” is characterized by puffiness, increased facial wrinkling, red-orange complexion and sallowness.

The skin of smokers ages prematurily. Eventually, smoking will lead to irregularly thickened skin resulting from broken elastic fibers (smoking increases the activity of matrix proteinases, enzymes that break down collagen and other proteins). Superficially, the skin of smokers resembles sun damaged skin, but anatomical studies reveal that the damage goes deeper in the skin, as far as the dermis.

Smoking decreases vitamin A and hydration. Blood vessels that provide nutrition and oxygen to the dermis deteriorate, blood flow to the skin decreases and so does skin oxygenation. Maybe for this reason, smokers’ skin heals more slowly, a problem that goes further than the face and affects post-surgery healing. Smoking increases the incidence of pre-cancerous skin lesions and of squamous cell carcinoma on lips and oral mucosa.  Hair is also affected and turns gray early.

What can be done?

If you are planning to have cosmetic or any other type of surgery, try to stop smoking for at least a couple of weeks before the procedure, your skin will heal faster if given a few days "holidays" from smoking.

For those of you that continue to smoke, you need to try to compensate the increased concentration of strong oxidants in your skin by using both hydrophilic (water loving) and lipophilic antioxidants. You will find both of these types in Skin Actives Scientific ELS (every lipid serum) and CHAS (complete hydrophilic antioxidant serum).

For former and present smokers, use every tool at your disposal to reverse the clock: SAS sells anti-age and eye creams that can do just that. Our anti-age cream contains important actives like Coenzyme Q10 (for mitochondria damaged by smoke) and resveratrol (anti-cancer, anti-age). Liquid rainbow will provide protection, nutrition and antioxidants to the lips, which is the part of smoker's faces that ages the fastest.

The Bright-I cream will help with the eye area, helping with puffy eyes and dark under-eye circles.

For damage to blood vessels: resveratrol, grape seed proanthocyanidins, in our capillary health cream.

For wrinkled lips: liquid rainbow with antiOx booster

Once that you start treatment with SAS anti-age cream, you can use the alpha/beta exfoliator to improve your skin faster, but don't forget that nutrition is even more imporatant once you start exfoliation, and especially for smokers.

Smokers' hair

The free radicals that affect the skin will also affect the hair, which will gray prematurely. Help your hair with our hair serum, it will decrease damage done by oxidants.

Lily

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So, let's get real here. What are chances of making a prepackaged smokers' kit with specific directions, e.g., put this on first, let it sit five minutes, then put this on, etc.?

Regarding that advice to quit smoking a couple of weeks before surgery -  if you admit to smoking, a top-notch surgeon won't bother with you. He/she thinks you're an addict and a liar when you promise to quit for two weeks before and after. The greedy and less-skilled are not as particular.

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