Los Angeles-based plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald Moy believes the secret to effective antiaging treatments — and even cancer prevention — is DNA repair. He is harnessing the cellular antiaging technology in a new skin care system, DNA EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) Renewal, to be introduced this month online at dnaegfrenewal.com and at his Rodeo Drive-based practice.
The five-product kit, priced at $480, fuses DNA repair enzymes with a plant-based epidermal growth factor to restore aging cells and shield against future damage. The problem with most epidermal growth factors, said Moy, is that because EGFs are derived from bacterial sources, the biological compounds are only active for a few hours. Moy said his barley-sourced EGF was created in a greenhouse in Iceland, meaning it is stable and can survive sans refrigeration. The formula, found in the range’s Growth Factor Serum, DNA Intensive Renewal, DNA Night Renewal, DNA Eye Renewal and DNA Defense SPF 30, is designed to thicken skin and support intracellular communication and the repair of damaged strands of DNA. “As we age, less repair cells are made,” said Moy, who credits a dual liposome delivery system for the products’ abilities to get through the dermis to cells. “The products influence cells in a way that makes them behave younger. Because we’re improving cell function, there is also a decrease in skin cancer.” Moy said DNA is primarily damaged due to environmental and dietary factors as well as natural metabolic functions.
While his target consumer base is Baby Boomers, Moy said even those with younger skin need to protect themselves and prevent cellular breakdown.
Products in the range, priced from $45 to $145, are also available for individual purchase. “The formula is gentle enough for four- and five-year-olds,” said Moy, who is studying the possibility of launching his products into retail distribution.
The Coty Prestige division of Coty Inc. will be honored at New York’s University Club on April 27, at the Art of Packaging Award Gala, sponsored by Pratt Institute and Luxe Pack. The award for outstanding package design will be accepted by Catherine Walsh, senior vice president of Coty Prestige and the creative force behind such launches as Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Gwen Stefani, Balenciaga and Vera Wang. Walsh will be introduced at the event by Coty’s chief executive officer, Bernd Beetz. Past recipients of the annual award dinner, which benefits the Marc Rosen Scholarship for Graduate Package Design, included Dior Beauty, Clinique, Estée Lauder and Ralph Lauren Fragrances.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion