Women are forever bombarded with the never-ending choice of 'miracle' beauty products that promise to rejuvenate, tighten, plump and shave off years in just one pump, swipe or dab.
However, if your quest for fresh, youthful skin goes beyond the latest 'it' product or faddy mod-con - we've got a treat for you.
From space-inspired astro-aqua skin care tested by space scientists, beauty supplements that repair your skin from within to multi-faceted serums that rebuild your face while you sleep - take a look at our round-up of innovative anti-ageing skincare wonders you should invest in.
This wonder serum provides a protective layer over the skin, which shields it from external stress and free radicals from the environment. It works by targeting the primary cause of ageing (the loss of cellular energy) and its potent ingredients rejuvenate the skin by working with its natural renewal cycle. The only snag is that you must use this consistently for 28 to 40 days but if you follow the instructions, it promises to restore the skin at any stage of the ageing process. Well worth the hassle we'd say.. <a href="http://www.cellularpowerinfusion.com/" target="_hplink">La Prairie Cellular Power Infusion</a>.
This potent 'astro aqua physics' skin care range has taken five years to develop and is the result of 20 years of research. Developed in collaboration with space scientists, 111 SKIN combines Dr. Alexandrides' knowledge of accelerating the skin's healing process with the scientists' expertise in discovering ingredients that limit the effects of environmental damage on skin - whether in space, high altitude or urban conditions. <a href="http://www.111skin.com/index.html" target="_hplink">111 SKIN</a>.
If your prefer your skincare regime to contain natural ingredients (and without all the science jargon), head to this miracle product - a plant-based serum that contains essential skin renewal stem cells that halt the first signs of ageing. <a href="http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk/_en/_gb/catalog/product.aspx?ParentCatCode=C_SkinCare&CatCode=C_SkinCare_Serums&prdcode=89333m" target="_hplink">The Body Shop</a>.
When you can combine fake tanning and shaving off the years on your skin - what's not to love? Fake Bake's Platinum Face is the world's first anti-ageing tan and contains cell renewal PhytoCellTecTM Malus Domestica stem cells extracted from the rare Swiss apple, Uttwiler Spätlauber. <a href="http://www.fakebake.co.uk/" target="_hplink">Fake Bake</a>.
You can literally 'freeze time' with this cream that promises to provide the same results as Botox - without the use of needles or having your skin penetrated with muscle-relaxant. The revolutionary technology releases a natural topical muscle relaxer into the skin and works from the inside out to yield a smoother, plumper, even complexion...all within minutes. <a href="http://www.freeze247.com/" target="_hplink">Freeze 24.7</a>
This viper-inspired serum had beauty junkies lining up to bag this age-dying wonder, as it contains a potent concoction of syn-ake; a neuropeptide chemical that mimics the effects of a snake's venom. Why would you want to pump this in your face? The venom instantly fills out fine lines and wrinkles and makes the face look fuller, that's why. <a href="http://www.rodial.co.uk/product/prescriptions-anti-ageing/glamoxy-snake-serum/256" target="_hplink">Rodial</a>.
Working with the mantra 'beauty is from within', Dove Spa has created a supplement that, after five years research, has been clinically proven to reduce the signs of ageing. Packed with Omega-3 fatty oils, Soy isoflavones, vitamin C, E and Lycopenes, these vitamins all help repair flagging collagen levels, keeping skin looking plump and youthful. <a href="http://www.dovespa.co.uk/Strength-Within-4-for-99-P474.aspx" target="_hplink">Dove Spa</a>.
A clear example of intelligent beauty, this night cream 'tricks' the skin cell's nucleus into behaving like a young skin cell - all while you sleep. <a href="http://www.drsebagh.com/" target="_hplink">Dr Sebagh</a>.
You know a product is pretty special when it promises to make you look 10 years younger in less than one minute. What's better is that it doesn't have any mod-cons - the Nanoblur does exactly what it says on the tin. By this we mean that it literally blurs out fine lines, flaws and blemishes with a simple dab. One of these sell every 10 seconds in the UK, so we're guessing it works.. Nanoblur's technology was originally developed to help stars look better in high-definition motion picture. Are you ready for your close-up? <a href="Nanoblur's technology was originally developed to help stars look better in high-definition motion picture." target="_hplink">Nanoblur</a>.
Originally created for men, this skincare range has expanded into the women's market - and thank goodness it did! Another intelligent form of skincare, Skeen contains salicylic acid which stimulates skin cell renewal and repairs damaged cells while you sleep. An added bonus is that it contains a decongestant, which purges the skin creating a glowing complexion when you wake up in the morning. Genius. <a href="http://uk.spacenk.com/SKEEN/Skeen,en_GB,sc.html" target="_hplink">Skeen</a>.