Anti-ageing products & when to start using them
Ageing gracefully is the end goal for most men and women. We’re told the best way to a smooth, wrinkle free complexion when we’re older is a solid skincare routine and smart prevention. Investing in your skin early means you can avoid potentially harmful cosmetic procedures such as Botox and derma fillers when signs of ageing start to make an appearance.
But, how early should we start taking these ‘preventative’ measures? Signs of ageing can start to show as early as 25 and getting in there early to protect your skin from signs of ageing often gives you the best chance of having youthful-looking skin when you’re much older. After all, preventing visible skin ageing is less expensive and much easier than getting rid of it once it appears.
So, what’s the best way to look after your skin in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and beyond? There’s of course protecting your skin from too much sun exposure, probably the worst offender when it comes to premature ageing of the skin, but there’s also a hero ingredient causing a stir amongst the skincare world, as it’s the only anti-ageing ingredient that’s proven to work - retinol.
What is retinol?
Retinol is an antioxidant derivative of vitamin A. It can be found in dark green vegetables such as kale, broccoli and spinach. Though, nourishing yourself from the inside with vitamin A rich foods is only half the job, skin also needs to be nurtured on the outside too.
Environmental factors such as air pollution can really take its toll on your skin leading to enlarged pores, uneven skin tone and of course, signs of premature ageing. That’s where retinol comes in. Adopting this as part of your skincare routine will help improve your skins overall appearance on the outside, whilst the vitamin A rich foods take care of the inside.
How does retinol work?
Once applied to the skin, retinol rich moisturisers and serums get to work on stimulating collagen and elastin production, fading hyper-pigmentation and helps skin to stay hydrated and radiant. Promoting healthy skin renewal, retinol smooths out your skin and can also prevent everything from stubborn acne, eczema and sun-induced wrinkles.
What retinol products are available?
There’s a wide range of anti-ageing concoctions to choose from currently on the market, but it can be difficult finding an affordable, organic product that’s free from harsh chemicals that can be damaging to skin.
Luckily for you, one of our favourite moisturisers is our Brightening Equalizer Facial Moisturiser. With 85% organic content, it contains 2% retinol and can help lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
It also contains vitamin E, a natural antioxidant that works to block free radicals from the body, which play a role in the ageing process. What’s more, it also contains organic rooibos extract, a natural ingredient that contributes to healthier skin and just like retinol and vitamin E, it can reduce wrinkles and boost the production of heathy skin cells.
So, when is the right time to start using anti-ageing products?
It’s clear that anti-ageing remedies aren’t just for the over 50’s. Those in their 20’s and 30’s definitely should take preventative measures by using anti-ageing products too, after all, prevention is better than a cure!
But the wonder product that truly stands out for us is retinol, it’s natural, trusted and proven to be effective in combating signs of ageing, and that’s why we include it in our moisturiser. For us, a skincare ingredient like this is well worth investing in.
If you’d like to take a more in depth look at our Brightening Eqalizer Facial Moisturiser, you can find out more here.