Langton PR sits down with skincare expert! 

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Art Pellegrino, Vice President of Research and Development for Elizabeth Arden recently appeared on Cityline to chat skincare and the latest products from Elizabeth Arden. For a peek at what Pellegrino had to say please visit, http://www.citytv.com/toronto/?video=3721674342001

Pellegrino is responsible for all aspects of the company’s Research & Development efforts for the skincare, color cosmetics and fragrance brands. This includes Technology and Formulation Development, global Regulatory & Scientific Affairs and Technical Services. He joined Elizabeth Arden in January 2010.

We  recently had the chance to sit down with Pellegrino and asked him a few questions, regarding summer skincare and anti-aging for all those curious women like us.

1. At what age should you begin an anti-aging skincare routine?

The earlier the better!  I started my daughter off when she was 12 years old using moisturizer with SPF in it. Addressing environmental threats as early as possible by using a targeted skincare routine will prevent further problems and issues with your skin down the road.  In your mid-20’s you will begin to see signs of environmental damage. Products like Flawless Future powered by Ceramide Moisture Cream Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 ($60.00) and Caplet Serum ($72.00) can help prevent and protect your skin from these.

 2. What are some tips that millennial women can do now to help prevent skin aging?

Address the first signs of aging that you see with products that target that concern. For example, millennial women may begin to notice small signs of skin aging; loss of radiance, crow’s feet, wrinkles, dark circles, etc. Using a serum and a moisturizer with SPF, such as Prevage Anti-Aging Daily Serum ($210.00) or Prevage Anti-Aging Moisture Cream Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 ($160.00) will help heal some of these skin issues.

 3. How should women adjust their skincare routine for their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s? What’s the number one skincare product that a woman in each age group should have?

In your 20’s, women should be evolving their skincare routine from a basic routine to an advanced, regular regime. Begin using products that address specific concerns, such as Prevage Anti-Aging Eye Cream SPF 15 ($125.00).

In your 30’s and 40’s the routine you’ve been using needs to change to include products that address concerns of ageing, including visible lines and wrinkles in the skin. I suggest a moisturizer with a high level of SPF such as Prevage Anti-Aging Moisture Lotion Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 ($160.00).

In your 50’s women need a routine that gives the skin a great deal of nutrition and provides deep moisture and further protection from environmental threats such as pollution, smoking etc. Try using Ceramide Premier Intense Moisture and Renewal Overnight Regeneration Cream ($116.00).

4. Summer is finally here and everyone is looking for the right type of sunscreen. What are the key ingredients to look for when choosing a sunscreen and what ingredients should we stay away from?

Your sunscreen should always include Broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection of at LEAST 30 – Pellegrino recommends Prevage Triple Defense SPF 50 Sunscreen Sheer Lotion ($95.00).

When women are choosing a sunscreen they should ensure that they choose one for each area of the face targeting the specific concern. For example ensure you are using an eye product with SPF, moisturizer with SPF and a décolleté and neck sunscreen with SPF.

For darker skin colours choose an organic sunscreen and for lighter skin colours choose a non-organic. For darker skin, the organic sunscreen will alleviate the white residue often leftover from sunscreen application.

5. How should women begin to choose the right type of moisturizer for their skin type? Is applying additional sunscreen after moisturizing necessary if your moisturizer has SPF in it?

It is important that women change their moisturiser based on the season, in winter months skin tends to be drier and less oily versus warmer months where skin can become oily. Moisturizers need to be chosen based on your skin-type.

If your moisturizer has SPF, it’s not necessary to apply additional sunscreen. However Art recommends that whichever you decide ensure either your moisturizer or sunscreen have an SPF of at least 30 in it.

6. What do you find is commonly overlooked in skincare routines?

A consistent skincare routine! Like nutrition your body craves the proper vitamins and minerals to keep everything in working order. Your skin is the largest organ on your body and it comes as no surprise that if you neglect to take proper care of it your skin will reflect it.

If you have any skincare tips and tricks you’d like to share with us please tweet us @LangtonPR and tag us in photos on Instagram  @LangtonPR!