If someone tells you that all you need to reset your skin is a month and four vials of the new Sisleÿa La Cure treatment, would you believe it? Lionnel Lim speaks with Christine d’Ornano, Sisley’s Global VP and the late founder’s daughter, on the brand’s latest technological breakthrough.
Sisley’s latest product is inspired by a groundbreaking scientific discovery. Named Sisleÿa La Cure, it is designed based on the mechanisms of autophagy, which refers to the body’s way of cleaning out damaged cells. Cells have a biological ability to ensure their survival, as defective components destroy themselves in order for skin to regenerate.
Four weeks is the amount of time skin takes to renew, and that is the duration of the treatment. Each 10ml bottle of Sisleÿa La Cure contains a carefully measured amount of formula necessary for a week and for generous applications on the face and neck. It’s recommended to apply eight pumps in the morning and evening for the whole week.
You can incorporate it into a routine with other skincare products that are not from Sisley, or use the treatment on its own to see visible results. I’m a week in with Sisleÿa La Cure and found that my skin doesn’t need the extra serums and creams that I used before. Suitable even for sensitive skin, the anti-aging treatment targets signs of exhaustion and stress such as dullness and sagging.
If you have had aesthetic treatments and surgical interventions done, Sisley recommends seeking the advice of a dermatologist or surgeon before use.
How does the La Cure stand out with so many other science-backed skincare products being launched?
CdO: The value lies in its scientific innovation, formulation, and results. We think there is a real demand for a high results product that slows the aging of the skin, while keeping the personality of each kind of beauty.
What makes this a worthy investment for those who go for regular aesthetic treatments?
CdO: La Cure benefitted from a test protocol of unprecedented scale for Sisley. To demonstrate its effectiveness, our laboratories have conducted more than 17 evaluation tests. These ranged from instrumental to consumer ones; tests conducted at all levels of the skin from the surface to the dermis, as well as tests conducted week after week for four weeks to demonstrate the importance of using La Cure for the recommended duration. Sisleÿa La Cure has been tested on women with marked, tired skin, and dull complexions. We have also taken into account the main epigenetic factors linked to behavioural aging such as women who lead urban and stressful lifestyles, and smokers or ex-smokers.
What are the key ingredients and its benefits?
CdO: The formula is created from a combination of 19 rich and complex extracts of active plants. Among the ingredients, we have the gingko biloba leaf extract combined with vitamin E acetate to protect the mitochondria, which refer to structures within cells that produce energy; the mariposa blanca rhizome extract ,which reconnects the mitochondrial network; and the peony extract paired with longevity sugar complex to encourage the elimination of damaged mitochondria.
The recommendation for usage is twice a year. How does this complement skin renewal?
CdO: Personally, I use La Cure twice a year when the seasons change. I live in Paris and at the end of winter, I feel that my skin really needs a boost. I also use it when my skin shows signs of fatigue or stress and needs special attention.
Take a break from your regular routine and use this to revitalise and reenergise skin. Four weeks is the time necessary for the complete regeneration of skin. Sisleÿa La Cure follows natural biological rhythms to boost cell vital mechanisms week after week. The four bottles correspond to four key steps. The first week, the energy of the cells is reactivated. Signs of fatigue are reduced. Cell detoxification occurs during the second week and the quality of the skin improves. On the third week, the antioxidant defences of the skin are boosted. The signs of aging fade. During the fourth week, the vital mechanisms of the cell are restored, with a marked acceleration of anti-agieng benefits. The skin is regenerated.
What are the recommended products to use with this treatment?
CdO: It can be used alone on cleansed skin. I use it on its own at night but in the morning, I always apply the All Day All Year day cream on top of it to protect my skin from UV rays and environmental aggressions. Also, I always apply the Sisleÿa Eye Contour to treat the fragile eye contour area.
How is Sisley addressing sustainability concerns?
CdO: For many years, we have been working on reducing our energy footprint and environmental impact by conducting effective sustainable programmes. This involves High Environmental Quality (HEQ) certifications for our head office and logistics and research centre, recycling and clean water programmes, and the decrease of CO2 emissions. We are actively increasing our efforts as we feel we can still do better. For instance, we are launching our first body product in 100 percent recycled plastic.
What is the immediate impact you hope to see for the Sisleÿa La Cure?
CdO: It is a priority for us this year as it is a real technological breakthrough for the brand. We expect it to do very well judging by the results of past Sisleÿa launches, particularly for our anti-aging products.
Sisleÿa La Cure launches this month.
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