No one is a fan of wrinkles. Whilst they should be a reminder of precious days spent at the beach, the many hours spent laughing and a life well lived, the reality is most of us do not want to see them when we look in the mirror.
There are countless anti-ageing treatments available, everything from laser treatment, injections and fillers right down to the extreme end of the spectrum - plastic surgery. But these treatments are not for everyone, and the good news is that there are plenty of things you can do yourself to help prolong the effects of ageing and keep your skin looking youthful, plump and fresh.
Having a good skin care routine is essential in the fight against the signs of ageing. Knowing what you are putting on your skin and making sure they are the right products for you, are key in the quest for youthful, glowing skin. Whether you are getting in early and trying to avoid wrinkles down the track, or are trying to minimise the ones you already have, the good news is there are products to help you along the way.
Why does our skin change?
As we age our skin loses collagen, a natural protein that makes up about 80% of our skin. Collagen provides our skin with structure in the dermis, or the middle layer of skin, It helps form a fibrous network of cells called fibroblasts, upon which new cells can grow. It also plays a role in replacing and restoring dead skin cells.
Elastin, also a protein, enables your skin to stretch and bounce back. As we age our skin loses elasticity, and our skin does not look as smooth or plump.
With age, the loss of the elastic tissue (elastin and collagen) causes the skin to hang loosely and our skin becomes more transparent due to the thinning of the epidermis (surface layer of the skin).
How to keep your skin looking youthful for longer…
✅ Limit sun exposure
✅ Limit repetitive facial expressions
✅ Drink plenty of water
✅ Avoid tanning and sunbeds
✅ Maintain a healthy diet
✅ Have an anti-ageing skincare routine
6 non-toxic miracle anti-ageing ingredients you should be using…
Or ‘Botox in a jar’ as it is also known, is a non-toxic ingredient that is clinically proven to significantly reduce wrinkles. A clinical study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science states “In only 15 days, 10 healthy women subjects received a wrinkle reduction of 17% while using an Argireline based cream”. It goes above and beyond collagen production by limiting the neurotransmitters that tell your facial muscles to move.
Is a tripeptide and award-winning anti-wrinkle ingredient, which mimics the neuromuscular blocking compound found in the temple viper. Designed to work much like Botox, it replicates the effects of Waglerin 1, a polypeptide, by relaxing the muscles, to smooth out wrinkles. Clinical trials have shown that SYN®-AKE is capable of reducing wrinkles on the forehead by up to 52%.
3) Pearl Powder
Is a finely milled powder made from freshwater pearls, which are bursting with an abundance of amino acids, polysaccharides, minerals and proteins, helping replenish and restore the skin’s natural collagen. It is considered by its proponents to act as a purifying agent and help improve the appearance of the skin.
4) Algae Extract
Is dubbed a “miracle ingredient” and the “ocean’s most potent secret”. It is high in essential amino acids, proteins, and vitamins including vitamins A, B, C and E, helping to instantly hydrate and condition the skin, resulting in supple, moisturised complexion that’s soft to the touch.
5) Hyaluronic Acid
Is hailed as a revolutionary natural molecule that stops and even reverses ageing. It improves skin hydration, stimulates production of collagen, works as an antioxidant and free radical scavenger, maintains skin elasticity, has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory activity. It is considered equally as important as collagen and found to reverse ageing.
6) Palmitoyl Tripeptide 5
A highly bioactive peptide, made up of chains of amino acids, which has the ability to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin, where it stimulates collagen production and healthy tissue growth, firming and moisturising the skin, and significantly reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
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No matter what stage of life you are at we have you covered! See our top 5 picks in anti-ageing products:
A super potent wrinkle-fighting formula containing SYN®-AKE, Tripeptide-5, Hyaluronic Acid, Argireline® and luxurious Macadamia Oil to help visibly awaken the complexion, promoting smoother and tighter looking skin. Argireline® helps to smooth fine lines and reduce the depth of wrinkles.
A high-performance, anti-ageing formula, enriched with Tripeptide 5, Argireline and natural ingredients including Algae Extract, Edelweiss and luxurious Sweet Almond Oil. As a powerful natural moisturiser, our Restorative Anti-Ageing cream helps to strengthen and protect cells, whilst revitalising the skin and providing long-lasting hydration.
An easily absorbed, potent and lightweight brightening serum. The dynamic fusion of bio-active ingredients, Pearl Powder and Argan Oil, helps to provide high-level hydration, encourage cellular renewal and slow down the ageing process.