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As we peer into the mirror, our eyes often gravitate towards two telltale lines that have become increasingly noticeable over the years. That’s right, it’s the much-dreaded neck and smile lines.

Amongst the most prominent and readily visible signs of skin ageing, these lines make themselves known with each smile, frown, or turn of the head.

Also known as “marionette lines” and “nasolabial folds”, respectively, these lines can contribute to a tired or aged appearance, impacting our self-confidence. And despite our best efforts to treat them with various skincare products and treatments, their presence persists, leaving us feeling disheartened.

But fret not and read on, because we’ve found the secret to treating them!

How are these pesky lines formed?

Lancôme Rénergie H.P.N 300-Peptide

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Smile lines, scientifically known as nasolabial folds, and neck wrinkles are the result of a combination of several factors, from the natural ageing process to external environmental influences.

As time goes by, our skin’s collagen and elastin fibres start to decline, resulting in reduced skin elasticity and firmness. This change is particularly noticeable around the mouth area due to the frequent use of facial muscles for expressions like smiling, laughing, pouting, and more.

Similarly, the skin on our neck, being delicate and lacking sebaceous glands, is more prone to sagging and wrinkles as we age, as there are no natural oils to keep the skin plump and smooth.

Moreover, the neck area is often neglected when it comes to proper sunscreen and skincare application, which is why it’s no surprise that neck wrinkles form more easily, becoming one of the first tell-tale signs of ageing!

How can you combat the appearance of smile lines and neck wrinkles?

Lancôme Rénergie H.P.N 300-Peptide

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Using potent anti-ageing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and peptides on your smile lines, and neck wrinkles are vital as they’ve proven to be effective allies in the fight against skin ageing.

Combining three of these anti-ageing powerhouse ingredients, Lancôme Rénergie H.P.N 300-Peptide Cream stands out as a groundbreaking innovation.

  • Hyaluronic acid, derived from bio-technology, provides instant hydration to the skin, working to smoothen and re-plump, effectively diminishing wrinkles and roughness.
  • Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, contributes to an even skin tone and helps combat dark spots, adding to the cream’s soothing properties.
  • Peptides, on the other hand, are essential building blocks of life, signalling the skin to produce more collagen and promoting firmness and elasticity.

With over 300 peptides, this cream is the culmination of extensive research and development, spanning over two years, with 250 formulation trials and over 500 quality controls to offer a targeted approach to effectively tackle smile lines and neck wrinkles.

Lancôme Rénergie H.P.N 300-Peptide Cream: Editor’s review

Daily Vanity‘s Editorial Director, Kristen Juliet Soh, is approaching her 40s and has been on the lookout for anti-ageing products that can help slow down signs of ageing.

Kristen’s skin ageing concerns

Kristen's smile line and neck wrinkle skin ageing concerns

“Even though I have been very conscientious with my skincare routine for the last 10-over years, I notice that signs of ageing still caught up with me eventually.

My smile lines and neck wrinkles are the most evident signs since I turned 35, and during times when I’m feeling stressed, having my period, or not having sufficient sleep, my skin will also appear very dull.

Among these issues, I think my smile lines and neck wrinkles bother me the most. After all, dull skin can still be salvaged by good makeup but it’s almost impossible to conceal those lines.”

Kristen’s first impression and changes she noticed over 7 days

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“The luxurious jar opens up to a cream that’s velvety soft and feels slightly cooling on my skin. Despite how the cream looks, it is absolutely lightweight and sinks into my skin instantly, leaving behind no grease or stickiness.

Immediately after applying the cream, my skin is instantly hydrated and looks slightly more radiant. Lines caused by dehydration are also less obvious, and my skin feels smooth and bouncy to the touch.

After just one week of trial, I find that my skin is more hydrated and bouncier than before. I notice a slight firming effect as my skin feels more taut than before.

While it’s not drastic, I could see very slight improvement to my smile lines and neck wrinkles too, and my skin also looks more radiant than before!”

Kristen's neck lines lancome 300 peptide cream DVR

“The most outstanding thing about the Lancôme Rénergie H.P.N 300-Peptide Cream is probably its lightweight and soothing texture. Other anti-ageing creams I’ve used have a tendency to be much richer and can feel suffocating on my skin.

I love that it doesn’t interfere with my makeup at all and every morning when I wake up and do my cleansing routine, I’ll notice that the cream still leaves behind a thin, comfortable layer of protection on my skin – a sign that it is keeping in all that moisture while I sleep!

The scent also gives me an absolutely sensorial experience that adds to the self-care aspect of my night time routine, helping me relax and sleep better.”

Kristen before after Lancome 300-peptide cream

Final thoughts and where to get the Lancôme Rénergie H.P.N 300-Peptide Cream

Lancôme Rénergie H.P.N 300-Peptide Cream

“The Lancôme Rénergie H.P.N 300-Peptide Cream exceeded my expectations and I’ll definitely continue using it even after the trial period for this review. I highly recommend this to those who are in their 30s like me, and are seeing visible signs of ageing.

This is a very comfortable product to use so you’ll definitely find it easy to incorporate it into your skincare routine and kick off your anti-ageing regimen.”

Lancôme Rénergie H.P.N. 300-Peptide Cream retails for S$200 (50ml) and S$165 for its 50ml refill, and is available at Lancôme offline stores, as well as Lancôme e-shop.

This article is brought to you by Lancôme.