MT Essential Serum, $185.10 for 30ml; $270 for 50ml, MT Metatron

Over time, the skin naturally loses its elasticity. Add to that weakening facial muscles and gravity, and you’ll find that everything is, quite literally, heading south—a certain sagginess making a disturbing appearance and a web of wrinkles insidiously making its way across your face.

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Stimulates lifting from muscle layer

Pick up the slack and fight those unwanted fine lines with MT Essential Serum, the star in Japanese brand MT Metatron’s Firming Care line—which also has a lotion, a cream and a mask. Working to lift, firm and tighten skin for more defined contours while simultaneously visibly reducing the look of wrinkles, it is powered by DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol), a top-grade skincare ingredient that is used in medical injectables to tackle loose skin on the face, neck and décolletage. Naturally produced in the body and also found in fatty fish, it stimulates muscle contraction for supposedly instant visible lifting and toning effects.

Boosts collagen and elastin production

Working alongside DMAE are carnosine and alpha- lipoic acid, which have potent antioxidant properties to help restore your skin to its youthful-looking best. The first is said to protect against tissue damage as well as activate the skin’s fibroblasts to boost collagen and elastin production; the second combats free-radical damage while reportedly increasing the body’s natural production of glutathione—an antioxidant known for its detoxifying, anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties as well as its ability to inhibit melanin production.

Deeply penetrating, the serum works on all layers of the skin to deliver a face-lifting boost sans surgery. Gentle enough for use on the delicate eye area, it helps tackle even those pesky crow’s feet for an all-around smoother, firmer complexion that’ll make you look years younger.

Available at Isetan Scotts. Visit metatron-cosme.jp/en for more information. Visit the counter today and sign up for MT Metatron’s membership to receive the bestselling MT Protect UV Gel in travel size.

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