Ever noticed how so many anti-aging creams are super duper rich? Most of the time, this is because brands operate under the misguided perception that only much older women use them and, as you age, your skin gets drier.
Thing is, yes, many skins do tend to get drier as they age but not all of them. Finding an older woman with an oily skin type is not like discovering the Loch Ness monster. Also, if you only start using anti-aging products after menopause you’ve totally missed the boat.
Anyway, as anti-aging creams that won’t turn you into an oil slick aren’t too common I appreciate the existence of Filorga Time-Filler Mat (R860 for 50ml, exclusive to Edgars and Red Square).
Time Perfector Mat uses Syn-ake, a mix of tripeptides, that promises to relax your features to minimise the look of wrinkles. It also contains Matrixly Synthe 6 and the brand’s NCTF complex to stimulate your skin to create its own hydrating skin-plumping hyaluronic acid and collagen.
Also in the mix? Fenugreek resin extract to exfoliate your pores which can help minimise the look of their size; mastic, an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory plant extract and mattifying zinc pidolate.
In regards to Sy-nake, I really don’t know enough about it to know if it works or not but you can read more about it over here. The company that makes it reckons it’s effect is comparable to Botox but it’s not likely to nearly as effective as the injectable and thank God for that. Botox has to be administered really carefully and into very specific muscles. If you just shot it up willy nilly and slackened every muscle in your face you’d end up with uneven eye brows, droopy eyelids and what not.
Anyway, I’ve been using it for a few days now and like that it does a great job of hydrating my face but doesn’t exacerbate my oilies. Its crème-gel formula is pretty much the perfect texture for my combination skin.
In all, if you’re oily-skinned and looking for a nice, light anti-aging cream, Filorga Time-Filler Mat could be useful in that it can help boost your skin’s own ‘plumpers’ (hyaluronic acid and collagen) over time. I’d just decant it from its jar packaging to an airtight pump to preserve its actives and then team it with a wrinkle-busting retinol serum and non-greasy sunscreen.