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Longevity Magazine December 2017 - January 2018

Longevity is a anti-aging, health and wellness magazine that focuses on international expert advice, science-based research and real life stories. The magazine provides readers with a balanced range of well-researched information from natural, integrative and allopathic disciplines focusing on health, wellbeing, nutrition and fitness in an easy-to-read, consumer friendly-format, while the dedicated beauty section provides in-depth insights from experts, and covers everything from latest trends to non-invasive and invasive treatments.

South Africa
Longevity Media a division of Aegle Wellness (Pty) Ltd
R 46,50
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2 Issues

in this issue

2 min
happy holidays!

It’s hard to believe we’re at year end. And what a year it has been – I think many have found it beyond challenging. Indeed, I know many friends and colleagues who will be happy for 2017 to pass and a new year with new light to be let in. The team have worked especially hard on this holiday edition to package a whole bunch of great stories and really useful advice on positive aging strategies. We are very pleased, for the first time ever in South Africa, to have conducted a survey among leading GPs, dermatologists and other medical professionals specialising in pro-aging therapies, to find out what they consider to be the best products, services and solutions. We also convened a specialist panel to talk about the great OTC…

3 min
top five medical breakthroughs

1 SCIENTISTS REMOVE HIV FROM ANIMALS Astudy published in the journal Molecular Therapy has revealed that scientists are finally closer to finding a permanent cure for HIV. A research team from Temple University in the US successfully removed the HIV-1 infection in three mouse models using geneediting technology called CRISPR/ Cas9. One was a “humanised” model, in which the mice were genetically modified to have human immune cells, including T cells. This technique proved to be 96% effective in removing the HIV-1 virus from the “humanised” cells. 2 INJECTION OFFERS HOPE FOR STROKE SURVIVORS Strokes are one of the most common causes of death. Fortunately, scientists have created an injection, the Tissue Plasminogen Activator (TPA), that can protect against the damage caused by a stroke and save lives. The TPA, also known as Alteplase,…

6 min
the original supermodels

Supermodels Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Helena Christensen and Carla Bruni reunited for Versace’s Spring 2018 Collection, in honour of the 20th anniversary of Gianni Versace’s murder, each draped in a figure-flattering gold dress. How have these runway stars managed to keep looking as good as they do, for over two decades? We asked two of our specialists to weigh in on each woman’s healthy-living routine. CINDY CRAWFORD It may seem as if 51-year-old Cindy Crawford is keeping the secrets to good health to herself, but in an interview with Access Hollywood, she says: “The secrets are – there’re no secrets.” She believes that eating well, exercising regularly and looking after her skin are the key aspects of maintaining good health. Some of her healthy habits include drinking green tea, balancing…

1 min
our first-ever best in aging survey

The Longevity Best in Aging survey is a comprehensive digitally-driven assessment. It was completed voluntarily by local general practitioners, dermatologists, medical industry professionals and experienced beauty industry experts, who identified what they consider to be the best products, treatments and services available in healthy aging. This is not an awards project, but a review of what the industry experts who participated deem to be most innovative, cost-effective and results-driven in their respective categories. The survey is divided into four main Best in Aging categories: products, treatments, cosmetic surgeries and the game-changers. Each category was evaluated according to these criteria: 1. Proven, consistent delivery; 2. Customer satisfaction; 3. Value for investment; 4. Relevance and appropriateness; 5. Innovation; 6. Problem-solving abilities; and 7. Sustainability as an aging solution. Longevity received over 250 product reviews by 22 doctors and industry experts. Not…

4 min
meet our contributors

KAREN FLUXMAN After qualifying in hairdressing and beauty culture at the Johannesburg Technical College, Karen Fluxman started working in 1968. She earned her ITEC certificate in France, and began corporate work as brand manager for Givenchy. She opened the first French-styled perfumery in Johannesburg and is currently working at Dis-Chem, as a category and buying manager for hair and beauty brands. LIZ FERRET Liz Ferret has been in the beauty and fragrance industry since her 20s. She has worked as Estée Lauder sales manager, Clarins sales director and, finally, Stuttafords beauty and marketing executive. Today, she runs her own website and blog on fragrance. SHELENE SHAER Stylist and coowner of Tanaz Hair, Shelene Shaer has played a significant role in the hairdressing industry over the past 25 years. She is part of the L’Oréal Professionnel…

1 min
best in aging panel review

In this issue, we feature our first-ever Best in Aging review. This comprehensive survey, the first of its kind in South Africa, has revealed what local medical specialists and industry experts deem to be the best pro-aging products, treatments and services available in the country. The main part of the survey was completed by medical specialists from a broad spectrum of aesthetic, cosmetic and medical disciplines. The confidential survey was completed online, and included a ranking of their most preferred products and treatments. Then Longevity hosted a panel review to discuss and rank the most effective over-the-counter pro-aging products. We invited six respected professional authorities from the retail environment to share their opinions. This detailed discussion and review was held at Tintswalo at Waterfall, where everyone had the chance to immerse themselves in…