The top skincare ingredients for anti-aging
In the world of skincare, there is always new, trendy anti-aging ingredients and products emerging which claim to work miracles. Although these new formulations gain a lot of buzz and attention, it is always the tried and tested ingredients that come out on top.
When looking for anti-aging products, there are a few key ingredients you should keep an eye out for. These are ingredients that have been proven, through clinical trials and studies, to be the heavy-hitters that get the job done.
Each of these top ingredients provides the skin with a youth boost in slightly different ways, and can be used in conjunction with one another to get the best results. To help you navigate the anti-aging skincare space, here are five of the most effective ingredients you should included in your skincare routine to get that youthful glow.
Vitamin C is a powerful ingredient that is used in many anti-aging products. Its antioxidants can help defend against UV light damage, one of the main causes of premature aging. It also works to lighten dark spots and pigmentation, which is a common aging indicator, and interferes with the production of excess pigment in the skin, helping to fade discolouration.
This super skin ingredient is great for neutralising the skin-damaging free radicals caused by exposure to environmental pollution, and helps to stimulate collagen production. This keeps the skin’s elasticity, reducing visible wrinkles whilst increasing blood flow to the skin, giving you that plump, youthful look.
However, it is recommended to start applying vitamin C to the skin as soon as possible, as it works better as a preventative measure rather than a cure to pre-existing signs of aging.
Coenzyme Q10 is found naturally in all body cells and is vital for energy production to fulfil the skin’s basic functions, such as regeneration and repair. It is released by cells as an antioxidant to combat oxidative stress caused by environmental stressors, like pollution and UV rays, which is why it is so essential for healthy-looking, youthful skin.
As we get older, the natural levels of coenzyme Q10 in the skin decreases, meaning means our skin becomes more prone to increased stress and damage, whilst making us more suspectable to fine lines and wrinkles.
By including coenzyme Q10 into your skincare routine, by using The One, Oil I Dream Of and All Eye Need, you are topping up the skin’s levels to ensure it is getting those vital antioxidants, meaning you can maintain that fresh-faced glow for longer
Bakuchiol is a natural skincare ingredient found in the leaves and seeds of the babchi plant. It functions very similarly to retinol and has been proven to have anti-aging effects.
Another powerful antioxidant, bakuchiol works through the same receptors as retinol, but in a gentler way. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and tackles loss of firmness by targeting free radicals that are responsible for breaking down our skin’s collagen, similar to vitamin C.
The boost in cellular regeneration and collagen production leads to renewed firmness and elasticity, as well as tackling hyperpigmentation and discolouration, resulting in a more even skin tone.
At Amare Vita Skincare, we are a huge fan of bakuchiol and it’s amazing benefits. So much so, we have included it in all our products.
Facial oils have grown in popularity over the past few years, especially as people have become less scared to apply oily products to their skin. Nourishing and hydrating, they are perfect for night time use.
Jojoba oil is one of the best skincare oils for anti-aging. It’s biometric and derived from a nut-like pod of a plant, meaning it acts like the oil naturally found in the skin. Its antioxidant power can improve the skin’s elasticity, whilst having antioxidant properties. Partnering Jojoba oil with other anti-aging ingredients can help minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whilst keeping the skin hydrated and glowy.
If you are looking to incorporate jojoba oil into your skincare routine, you can find it in Oil I Dream Of.
UV rays from the sun are the biggest cause of visible signs of aging. People generally slather on SPF when it sunny or hot, but evidence shows that using SPF everyday helps slow down the skin’s aging process. Rain or shine, for younger looking skin and to prevent further damage, it’s important to use at least SPF 30 every day of the year.
A good SPF is the most important ingredient in your routine and is your number one defence against the formation of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Like vitamin C, SPF is a preventative measure that can be used to slow down the skin’s aging process.
Fortunately, it is never too late to protect your skin! Research has shown that people who started using a broad spectrum SPF later in life saw a visible decrease in signs of skin aging, showing that, no matter your age, the daily use of sun protection should be the basis of your skincare routine.
By adding SPF30 into The One, we have made it easy for you to ensure you never forget that all important sun protection!
A good anti-aging skincare routine consists of a tight edit of well-formulated products that contain the above ingredients. They can not only help you turn back time and reduce your pre-existing signs of aging, but also prevent further formation of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. So, take a look at your current skincare routine to check you have these anti-aging wonders in your products. And if not, consider incorporating them into your routine.
However, it is important to remember that everyone’s skin is different, and it’s always recommended that you speak to a dermatologist about anti-aging skincare ingredients and products if you have any worries or experience adverse effects.