By Tomboy KC | Photography by Danielle Sabol
There’s a new anti-aging skincare line at Forty Five Ten and, being overly concerned about our beauty cabinet, we had to check it.
Royal Fern – a skin care series for demanding skin on the basis of a new, purely biological complex of natural substances – was launched in 2015 by Dr. Timm Golueke. It was developed over a period of four years with internationally renowned chemist and research scientist Prof. Dr. Leonhard Zastrow. So when we say your doctor prescribed this, we aren’t kidding.
Never ones to bypass the opportunity for free advice (we’re frugal that way), we met up with Dr. Golueke at Forty Five Ten to test products and ask a few questions about what our anti-aging skincare routine should look like. Needless to say, we left with a new skincare line crush and a whole lot of information. Here’s what we found out:
- First and foremost, what is the best approach to designing a skincare regimen that works?
“Most important is your skin type and your way of living – are you exposed to UV/sun, urban pollution, are you out a lot, do you have very sensitive skin, oily skin, pigmentation, any special needs or skin problems. With this information you should get the advice from your dermatologist, therapist or facialists to design your personal highly individualized skincare regimen.”
- We’ve read all of this about when to start using Retin-A – first, you’re too young and other times that Retin-A is the save all/be all anti-aging product and you can’t start too young. What’s the truth? When should you start?
“You should start seeing your dermatologist in puberty to prevent acne, so this is your first step into skincare. Speaking about anti-aging this also depends from your skin type. Most likely patients in their early twenties start with eye creams as the eye area is the most sensitive area in our face and wrinkles start here first. Also cleaning and suncare should start early to prevent skin aging caused by urban pollution and UV-light.”
- In our world, the best skincare regimen is the easiest. With that said, is eye cream necessary?
“Yes it is! As the eye area is the most sensitive part in our face our eyes do need extra attention and care. Also as we open and close our eyes so often this is the area in our face where wrinkles occur first. Also sometimes the skin in this area is in special need for ingredients against e.g. puffiness or dark circles and also the concentrations of active ingredients should be not as high as in your face cream as they might irritate.”
- What can you do when your long-time beauty routine doesn’t work as well as it used to?
“See your dermatologist, maybe your skin type has changed or the needs of your skin are different due to aging, climate changes or the way you live.”
- With summer on the horizon, suncare is heavy on our mind. Which suncare products do we really need when we travel to sunny places?
“Sunblock with SPF 50, against UVA and B, I like very much the spanish brand ISDIN, as you can also use it around your eyes due to its safe eye technology it is not burning when applied to this sensitive area.”
- There’s a lot of information out there, but how can you tell if a skincare product is safe?
“Ask you therapist, dermatologist or cosmetician, look at the ingredient list, do not buy skincare in unknown online stores. If you have sensitive skin try the product first for some days, e.g. on the inner side of you lower arm, to see if your skin reacts.”
- Finally, if we only used one anti-aging product religiously, what should it be?
“Sunblock and cleaning products to prevent aging due to urban pollution.”
As the eye area is the most sensitive part in our face our eyes do need extra attention and care. Also as we open and close our eyes so often this is the area in our face where wrinkles occur first.