When it comes to skincare, preventing signs of ageing is easily the top concern for most people, particularly for women who are well into their 20s and beyond. Everybody wants to retain their fresh-faced look of youth, after all. Sometimes, all it takes is one high-powered hero to save us from emerging wrinkles and slowly sinking skin — and Sisley’s latest Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge Firming Concentrated Serum may well be the saviour we’ve all been waiting for.

To truly target and reduce early and already visible signs of ageing, we have to look at the root of the symptoms, tracing back to those first inklings of change that cause our skin cells to slump, loosen, and end up as dreaded wrinkles or other undesirable skin textures.

Sisleÿa Firming Concentrated Serum

Not only are there intrinsic (hereditary) and extrinsic (environmental) causes of ageing to target, but there’s also a third dimension of ageing — namely behavioural ageing — where day-to-day stresses and poor life choices result in disrupted cellular life cycles. Sisleÿa is one of the few skincare ranges that studies epigenetics, or DNA manipulation, in order to reset these life cycles, modifying the cellular rhythm, the cell’s functioning energies, and its longevity — determined by the integrity of the DNA in each cell.

Covering all bases to treat the visible signs of ageing as a whole, the longstanding Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge range of luxury creams has been reinventing women’s skin care regimes for almost two decades. It was refreshed with a double-strength formula in 2016, released in two products: the silky, quickly absorbing Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge cream, and the Extra Rich formula perfect for dry skin types. With soothing lavender and marjoram essences, they were created to be a joy to apply, both morning and night.

In 2017, the brand also introduced fresh new iterations of the Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge Eye and Lip Contour cream, which concentrates its deep-penetrating smoothening power to those fine areas of the skin that typically show the first symptoms of age. Today, there’s a full suite of products, ranging from items targeting specific concerns such as collagen production or age spots, to those as all-encompassing as skin renewal.

The newest addition to the family is the Firming Concentrated Serum, which uses an unprecedented firming formula to target symptoms in more mature skin — from wrinkles to loss of radiance, as well as loosening skin caused by the loss of elastin.

Sisleÿa Firming Concentrated Serum

Launched in September, the “hyper-serum” reactivates the skin’s tension forces, reawakening elastin production at the source, and working to revive bouncy, baby-smooth skin. While being able to lift contours in pesky areas around the cheekbones and jawline, it also works to smooth over imperfections and marks. With studied usage after two months, users touted more youthful, plump and dense skin texture, not to mention resculpted cheeks. It’s recommended to apply the serum after your Sisleÿa Essential Skin Care Lotion — a nourishing toning lotion — using smooth lifting motions, small skin-stimulating pinches, as well as sweeps of the knuckles for a relaxing massage ritual you can look forward to each night.

As much a treat for the skin as a necessity for sustaining a bright, youthful complexion, the full Sisleÿa suite of anti-ageing heroes — from the newest Firming Concentrated Serum to its long-respected collection of luxury skin saviours — are designed to fully equip you to tackle the tests of time.

Sisleÿa Firming Concentrated Serum

The Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge Firming Concentrated Serum (HK$3,400) and the Sisleÿa range is available at all Sisley Beauty boutiques and counters, including the newest opening located at Shop B207A, B2/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 3426 4881.

Evelyn Lok
Deputy Editor
When not trying out the latest beauty and wellness trends, Evelyn is likely enjoying a perfectly balanced negroni or exploring some of Hong Kong's best new places to eat and drink. At Lifestyle Asia she covers everything from the biggest events in town to interviews with Hong Kong specialists, with topics spanning art, food and drink, health, tech, and travel.