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Are Your Wrinkles Dynamic?

By Beauty Blitz / December 11, 2012

Mark Twain once said, "Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been." We love having a reason to smile, and we highly recommend doing it often. But we don't ascribe to Twain's pro-wrinkle sentiment. Turns out, Mother Nature plays on Mark Twain's team. If you smile, frown, grimace or make any other type of facial expression, you're inevtiably going to develop a fine line on your skin. Some women wipe these away with facelifts, Botox and epidermal fillers, but those can give you a frozen appearance. Case in point: Joan Rivers. These expression-derived furrows, such as crows feet and frown lines, are also known as dynamic wrinkles

Dr. David Orentreich, Clinique's Guiding Dermatologist, explains that "young skin is strong and resilient. However, as we age, skin loses elasticity, density and essential moisture, making it more difficult to bounce back from facial expressions. As we continue to age, skin can begin to sag, causing dynamic wrinkles to become even more pronounced."

Clinique had a feeling we wanted our wrinkles to be a little less dynamic. So they tapped their team of skin scientists to develop an eye cream that can help repair visible signs of aging around the entire eye area. Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream has been put to the "smile test" to examine smile lines around the eye area. The results: 54 percent of people who used the product saw a noticeable reduction in smile lines in the eye area.

Now if we could just get Clinique to create a product that reduces dynamic wrinkles everywhere else. . .