Buying new skincare can be a daunting experience, with brands touting new ingredients and formulations all the time! If you’re looking to try a new range of products for your skin, here’s a list of the top tried-and-tested ingredients you need to look out for their anti-ageing benefits.
Vitamin C is critical for your skin and plays an important role in keeping it healthy and resilient. While young skin is full of vitamin C, ageing skin naturally loses this nutrient over time. Other influences, like UV light exposure and pollutants increase the depletion of vitamin C, contributing to signs of aging. The good news is you can fight back by replenishing your skin’s vitamin C levels. This will help to combat and even reverse time’s effect on your skin.
Recognised for its acne-fighting and anti-aging abilities, Vitamin A helps to stimulate cell turnover, preventing wrinkles, breakouts and assisting with sun damage. Vitamin A is also known as Retinol.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the skin, when applied topically it penetrates the skin and attracts water to the targeted area, plumping fine lines and wrinkles with moisture.
Zinc helps to protect the skin from UVA and UVB damage and is considered to be low risk for skin irritation. Because of its natural skin protection, Zinc is recognised as an excellent sunscreen active for use on all skin types, including sensitive skin. It is also great for use around the eyes as it doesn’t cause stinging in this delicate area, unlike traditional sunscreens.
When reviewing new skincare products, it’s important to look up the quantity, quality and delivery system of the active ingredients included. When a brand does not formulate its products correctly, the product can be ineffective and even irritate the skin. To ensure your skincare is going to go the distance, research these factors, quiz the sales representative and make sure the active ingredients used are pure and authentic. It is also important to know that the ingredients have the ability to penetrate and feed the deeper layer of skin.