Last year we saw the emergence of a new trend in the beauty industry. Contrary to others, this one is not about denying or trying to hide the natural effects that
This issue is the long-awaited, utterly necessary celebration of growing into your own skin — wrinkles and all. No one is suggesting giving up retinol. But changing the way we think about
Anti-ageing has been a beauty byword since the
From a biological point of view,
The ageing process doesn’t start at the same time for everyone, and not even all the organs in the same person age at the same rate. It’s difficult to define ageing; it involves a loss of faculties, but it can bring benefits as well.*
We talk about ageing as a wide-ranging phenomenon: it is a physical process, but also a psychological one, and mainly a social one. As Susan Sontag suggests in her 1977’s essay ageing is largely a trial of the imagination. She believed that the anxiety and depression many women experience about ageing is caused by the way this society limits how women feel free to imagine themselves. For most women, Sontag wrote, ageing means a gradual process of sexual disqualification.*
However, growing older is a wonderful thing because it means that we get a chance, every day, to live a full, happy life. Wrinkles should be worn with pride, not shame. They stand as a testimony to our experiences.
So is it time to change the way YOU talk about
Dr Gray’s approach to skincare is centred on making skin healthy and strong, so it can protect and defend itself naturally. Instead of slathering products on your face where they can only be marginally effective, Ao’s products optimize skin function.