Q&A With Dr. LeWinn’s Anti-Ageing Expert

Dr. LeWinn’s is the leading name in anti-ageing skincare and recently launched Synergise, a range of essential yet affordable cleansers and moisturisers. Nothing is over $39.95 and many of the products contain breakthrough plant stem cell technology. I’ve raved about the range here – I love a range that contains all the skincare a woman needs and nothing she doesn’t for such a great price.

Dr. LeWinn’s Teresa Hryniewescka developed the range and tells us how to properly look after our skin, at what age we should start using anti-ageing skincare and which products she can’t live without:

1. What exactly is plant stem cell technology, and why is it beneficial for anti-ageing?

Plant stem cell technology is a very new technology that enables the production of plant stem cells on a commercial scale for use in skin care applications. It has been heralded as a ‘big discovery’ for science, technology and skin care today.

Skin stem cells control the formation of new cells and thus are directly responsible for the youthfulness of the skin. Recent research has proven that the plant stem cells can be very beneficial when used in anti-ageing skin care as they stimulate human stem cell growth; protect stem cells from death due to UV overexposure and neutralize the effects of aging on the skin, i.e. significantly reducing lines and wrinkles.

2. Why are antioxidants so important for our skin?

Antioxidants play a key role in counteracting free radicals that can mutate skin cells and damage skin. They assist our skin in many capacities, including reducing fine lines and wrinkles, stimulating collagen production, evening skin tone and supporting skin regeneration.

3. What is the best way to apply cleanser, toner and moisturiser?

Using all 3 products together as part of a consistent skin care routine is the tried and tested way to see excellent results. The order of application should be:

• Cleanser

• Toner

• Moisturiser

Apply Dr. LeWinn’s Synergise Cream Cleanser to dry skin, massage in a circular motion to stimulate micro-circulation and remove with a damp cotton pad. Lather Dr. LeWinn’s Synergise Foaming Cleanser with water, massage and thoroughly rinse off.

Saturate a cotton pad with Dr. LeWinn’s Synergise Toner and apply to cleansed skin. This stage is necessary to remove cleanser residue, close the pores and refresh the skin.

Moisturiser (Dr. LeWinn’s Synergise Day Cream, Dr. LeWinn’s Synergise Day Lotion or Dr. LeWinn’s Synergise Night Cream) is to be then applied to face and neck area whilst the skin is still ‘damp’ to seal in moisture.

4. Should you change your skincare regime in summer and winter?

We believe so, yes. In the cooler months our skin becomes very dry and easily irritated. Skin care products that nourish and protect skin from moisture loss, such as Dr. LeWinn’s Synergise Day Cream and Dr. LeWinn’s Synergise Night Cream, are recommended.

During summer more of our skin is exposed to the elements, especially the damaging UV rays. Skin also may become oilier and more prone to break-outs due to increased sweat production. Moisturisers with lighter texture such as the oil-free Dr. LeWinn’s Synergise Day Lotion may be more suitable. Sun protection in the form of a broad spectrum, SPF 30+ sunscreen is recommended at all times.

5. At what age should women start using anti-ageing products?

We believe around 25 is the right time to start using light anti-ageing products, however this is entirely up to personal preference.

6. The Synergise Eye Makeup Remover has lash enhancement ingredients – can you tell us how this works?

Dr. LeWinn’s Synergise Eye Make-up Remover is formulated with Swiss Apple Stem Cells that protect and stimulate lash growth plus Hydrolysed Wheat Protein, which attracts and retains moisture and has volumising abilities.

7. What is your favourite product from the Synergise range?

All of them! However, if I had to choose, it would be a three-way tie between the Dr. LeWinn’s Synergise Day Cream, Dr. LeWinn’s Synergise Night Cream and Dr. LeWinn’s Synergise Tinted Moisturiser SPF 30+. These products are our ‘hero’s’ from the range and truly give wonderful results.

Dr. LeWinn’s Synergise is available exclusively at Coles.