Aging skin is inevitable, and the older you get, the more prominent signs of aging become.
There are so many “Quick fix” products out there in the market, but which ones are actually good for your skin?
The truth is, nothing you do to your skin will completely prevent wrinkles, pigmentation and sagging from occurring. But there are simple steps you can take and products you can use to delay and prevent the symptoms of aging skin as long as possible.
We have comprised a list of the most effective anti-aging ingredients you should be using:
Although Sunscreen is technically a product, not an ingredient, Sun exposure is generally the main cause of premature skin aging.
Using a broad spectrum sunscreen daily can help block harmful UV rays from soaking into your skin. Sunscreen is also effective at reducing the formation of wrinkles and skin pigmentation.
On its own, sunscreen won’t reduce the wrinkles and dark spots you already have. But it is an effective way of preventing more from forming.
2. Hyaluronic Acid
So many people hear “Acid” and think it's going to damage their skin. But what they don’t know is that Hyaluronic acid is actually a naturally occurring sugar already in their body.
It works as a magnet for moisture, helping your cells retain as much of it as possible so that your skin feels and appears hydrated, plump and radiant.
As the skin becomes more hydrated, lines and wrinkles appear diminished, making it a great ingredient for those desperate to hold onto their youthful looking skin.
Also known as Vitamin A, Retinol is one of the most effective skin transforming ingredients.
Retinol, sinks into the skin and speeds up cell turnover, a process which slows down after the age of 30. By having skin cells turnover at a faster rate, new cells can generate a lot quicker, resulting in smoother, more even skin. This process helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as dark pigmentation and acne.
One problem to be wary of when using a Retinol serum is these products are notorious for causing skin irritations. Start off by using a pea sized amount every few nights and counteract any dryness with a moisturizer. It will take a couple of weeks for your skin to build up a tolerance and up to 12 weeks before you start noticing the benefits.
4. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is not only great at combating a cold, but also does wonders for your skin.
It is powerful in fighting against skin damaging free radicals caused by prolonged exposure to the sun. It also helps reduce the formation of excess pigmentation in the skin, helping to fade spots and discoloration.
Vitamin C is also efficient at boosting elasticity in the skin and increasing your skin’s resilience to lifestyle and environmental stressors.
Extra bonus - it is effective at brightening dark spots over time.
When it comes to skin health, Collagen is a hot topic, and for a good reason!
It’s an essential protein in your skin and is responsible for that vibrant, youthful glow we’re all trying to achieve (and then hold on to for as long as possible!).
As we age, Collagen production naturally decreases. It’s a normal part of life, although it’s not all doom and gloom! You can support your skin's need for high-quality collagen by taking certain supplements every day.
Our Marine Collagen supplement contains absolutely no fillers, additives, sweeteners or junk. It’s 100% pure, premium-grade Marine Collagen. This means you can fuel your skin with nature's most bio available collagen without consuming any harmful chemicals.