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The newest crop of skin care creams are straight out of the test tube with high-tech ingredients and innovative new formulas.

Clockwise, from upper-left: Amatokin Face Emulsion, Osmotics Age Defense, Korner Anti-Ager, Therapy Systems Essential C Serum, Yves Saint Laurent Wrinkle Eraser Kit, Chanel Regenerating Eye Cream. Middle: Prescriptives Brightening Moisturizer.

Clockwise, from upper-left: Amatokin Face Emulsion, Osmotics Age Defense, Korner Anti-Ager, Therapy Systems Essential C Serum, Yves Saint Laurent Wrinkle Eraser Kit, Chanel Regenerating Eye Cream. Middle: Prescriptives Brightening Moisturizer.

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Beauty Inc issue 04/20/2007

The newest crop of skin care creams are straight out of the test tube with high-tech ingredients and innovative new formulas.

01 Amatokin Emulsion for the Face
From the makers of StriVectin, this light emulsion “wakes up” dormant adult stem cells with a proprietary peptide complex to repair and regenerate damaged skin for fewer wrinkles. $173; Bloomingdale’s

02 Osmotics Anti-Radical Age Defense
Fights off damaging free radicals oxygen, nitrogen and carbonyl thanks to a potent cocktail of tripeptides, vegetal protein and a newly created ingredient, 2-dimethylchromans (a synthesized molecule of vitamin E), which scavenges hydrogen free radicals and prevents skin cell injury. $125; select Nordstrom

03 Körner Loaded the Anti-Ager
Talk about a high-performance concoction. Pomegranate and iris bulb moisturize while psuedodipeptides elevate collagen levels and cereal membranes (a yeast wall extract) work with marine oligosaccharides to rev up the skin’s immune system for a plumped, soft, regenerated face. $240; Bergdorf Goodman

04 Therapy Systems
Essential C Serum Deflect free radicals with this antioxidant power player, which uses an advanced form of vitamin C, resulting in fewer fine lines and improved clarity and tone. $95; Henri Bendel

05 Prescriptives Vibrant-C Skin Brightening Lotion
Moisturizer Say adios to age spots and dullness. This lightweight lotion has micro-optic luminizers to give skin an instant radiance boost while 2 CME (a mix of vitamin C and vitamin E molecules) brightens and evens skin tone. $46; Prescriptives counters

06 Chanel Sublimage Eye Essential Regenerating Eye Cream
Using the same polyfractioning technique, which isolates the most efficacious molecules of the vanilla planifolia plant, as the original face cream, this promises to keep eyes looking youthful, glowing and de-puffed. $160; Chanel counters

07 Yves Saint Laurent Lisse Expert Esthetic Wrinkle Eraser Kit
The ultimate, portable wrinkle-fighter, this features a glycolic acid Peeling Masque with exfoliating microspheres to rejuvenate skin and a Wrinkle Eraser Pen to “fill in” wrinkles with dehydrated hyaluronic acid. $225; Yves Saint Laurent counters