Kim Kardashian is as famous for her flawless visage as she is for the team of experts that help her maintain her look. Among the stylists, trainers, and makeup artists that make up her glam squad, there is a notable standout among her team in Joanna Czech.
And Kim isn't the only celebrity Czech pampers. Among Czech's impressive list of clientele are A-list names like Bella Hadid, Chrissy Teigen, Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Aniston. And the list goes on.
But Joanna Czech isn’t just a fad-driven charlatan who racks up billable hours by fooling A-listers out of their money. In fact, the in-demand facialist rejects beauty fads altogether: "I don’t believe in trends in beauty," the Polish-born aesthetician revealed in an interview. "Some of the most effective products and technologies are ones that I have been using for years...I think many trends in beauty bring more harm than good."
And it's true. On her own website, Czech has revealed what she considers her "hero ingredients"--powerhouse skincare ingredients that have stood the test of time. Here are the 5 ingredients that Kim Kardashian's aesthetician swears by for glowing, youthful skin to rival Kim's.
The Five Hero Ingredients
1. Vitamin C
According to Czech, Vitamin C is one of her top "hero ingredients" because it "helps plump the skin and fill in fine lines and wrinkles, slowing down the signs of aging." Vitamin C is also a well-known antioxidant, and can "help strengthen skin and repel things (like free radicals) that could damage it." She then goes on to describe ascorbic acid as the most potent form of Vitamin C, since it "absorbs the quickest and has the highest potency when applied topically". Buy Dr. Irena Eris's Institute Solutions Instant Anti-Wrinkle Hydrating & Regenerating Cream L-Ascorbic Power Treatment to get the most effective anti-aging and brightening power out of your Vitamin C.
Czech endorses retinol because of its "strong positive effect on collagen metabolism" that helps "speed up the turnover of skin cells, eliminating sun spots and improving the texture of the skin." She also describes retional as helping "reduce the breakdown of collagen, which helps the skin maintain its firmness and elasticity, and minimise the appearance of wrinkles. " Add Dr. Irena Eris's Neometric Anti-Wrinkle Capsules for Eyes & Lips Area Night Care to your regimen to get a powerful dose of retinol every night.
3. Vitamin D
Czech considers Vitamin D a powerful ingredient because of its "antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties". According to the celebrity skin guru, this do-it-all ingredient can help eliminate "acne, wrinkles, and other signs of aging by fighting off free-radicals, which cause damage to the skin over time." GA-DE's Gold Premium Firming Cream is the perfect addition to your skincare routine, seeing as its formula is enriched with a "restructuring vitamin D-like active rich in oligofructosans derived from chicory root". This means that your skin can get the benefits of Vitamin D without having to bake under harmful UV rays.
4. Hyaluronic Acid
According to Czech, hyaluronic acid is a cure-all because it is a "naturally occurring molecule" and therefore doesn't "strip the skin of any necessary nutrients." This miracle ingredient can hold up to one-thousand times its weight in water and "decreases the appearance of wrinkles, enhances skin hydration and improves firmness & elasticity." Dr. Irena Eris's Clinic Way 1° Hyaluronic Smoothing Anti-Wrinkle Dermo Cream Day Care is chock-full of extremely effective hyaluronic acid and can help your skin regain its youthful bounce and firmness.
5. Vitamin E
Czech describes Vitamin E as a sort of defense system against UV rays that can potentially damage your skin. "When combined with your SPF, vitamin E helps to absorb UVB light," she explains on her blog. As an added bonus, this powerful antioxidant also helps "reduce wrinkles and fine lines by stimulating the production of collagen". Add L'Occitane's Divine Foaming Cleansing Cream to your routine. This cleansing cream is full of Vitamin E, which "protects your skin against environmental aggressors".
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