Are you starting to think about introducing some anti ageing products into your regimen, but you don’t know where to start? You’d be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed when it comes to skincare, there are so many different products on the market today. Well, you’re here now which means you’ve taken the first step in doing your research on different active ingredients. Knowing what’s what will give you a better understanding of the products you need to achieve the results you desire.
Consider adding these to your skincare routine
Prevention is key when it comes to anti ageing. By far the most important thing you can do for your skin is protect it from the sun with a high quality broad spectrum SPF. It’s not technically an ingredient of a product specifically aimed at reducing the visible signs of ageing, but it is imperative in any basic morning skin routine. Sun damage is responsible for hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and of course skin cancer. Get yourself a good sunscreen, quick smart!
Also known as Vitamin A, this popular ingredient speeds up cell regeneration by encouraging the exfoliation process. It aims to lessen the appearance of fine lines and helps to repair sun damage. This powerful ingredient needs to be slowly introduced into your regimen, once a week is a good place to start. We have many different Vitamin A products available, ensuring there is the perfect formulation for even the most sensitive skin. Retinol will make your skin slightly more photosensitive, so it is definitely only for use at night.
You’ve probably heard of Hyaluronic Acid as it’s a super popular ingredient in many anti ageing products. Sometimes it is added to moisturisers or it comes in a concentrated serum form. It’s responsible for locking in moisture and helping to plump your skin, leaving you looking fresh and youthful.
Also known as Ascorbic Acid, this is a powerful antioxidant that helps to neutralise the skin damaging free radicals that are caused by exposure to sun and pollution. A fantastic all rounder, using this ingredient topically will lessen spots and discolouration known as pigmentation and also improve skin elasticity.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Two other types of active acids are Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs). Working to exfoliate and stimulate new skin cells, these acids absorb deep into the skin and promote smooth and evenly pigmented skin.
This potent antioxidant is a member of the Vitamin B-3 family, and helps with the loss of water in the skin. Improving barrier health to aid with retaining moisture will allow your skin to stay elastic, plumped and bright, giving your face a resilience that naturally declines with age.
These naturally occurring molecules are living organisms that are found in every human cell. These strings of amino acids are commonly used to help stimulate collagen production which ultimately aids in plumping out fine lines and wrinkles giving your skin a smoother texture.
When it comes to anti ageing products, it is always best to get a personalised plan in place. There are some combinations of products that can be harmful to skin when they are used at the same time. Similarly, layering different products is a fine art that our skincare professionals can give you further education on.
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