5 Anti-Ageing All Star Ingredients

In the world of anti-ageing skincare there are products that have ingredient lists longer than your arm, but how do you know they’re actually effective at targeting the signs of ageing? When you’re reading the label or the back of the tube, it’s hard to know what to look for. Here are some of our favourite tried and true anti-ageing ingredients that actually work to incorporate into your skincare regime.

Hyaluronic Acid

The ultimate hydrating ingredient, Hyaluronic Acid is a molecule already naturally found in the skin, it draws water to the skin and helps prevent moisture loss. Hyaluronic acid acts as a sponge, thanks to its amazing ability to retain moisture. The acid is already present in your skin and it holds 1,000 times its own weight in water, which is stored to plump up your face and add softness, firmness and elasticity. As we get older, the level of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid decreases, leading to dry skin and more lines. It's the star molecule when it comes to the fight against skin-ageing, whether you get it from an injection, cosmetic treatments or a skincare capsule. Topical application of Hyaluronic Acid boosts hydration resulting in plumped skin and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines. Read more about the benefits of Hylauronic Acid here.

Our hydrating favourite is the Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid 1.5% Serum, which can be applied morning and night for plumped skin.

Retinol

Retinol is a vitamin A derivative that is also found naturally in your skin.  Retinol is a powerhouse anti-ageing ingredient that rejuvenates skin and increases the production of collagen and elastin. It helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles and improve the appearance of sun damage by increasing the rate at which your skin cells turn over.  Retinol works deep in the basal layer of your skin, rather than merely sitting on the surface, which is how it activates the production of collagen. Not only does it boost cell renewal, but Retinol slows down the ageing of new cells. This means brighter, softer, younger-looking skin that’s more protected from the damage that comes with ageing.

Incorporate retinol into your skincare routine with Revitalift Classic Night Cream and the Revitalift Classic Concentrated Serum, which are imbued with powerful Pro-Retinol.

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid is gentle chemical exfoliator that helps retexturise, refine and decongest skin. Known for the glow it gives, Glycolic Acid exfoliates to enhance the natural process of shedding dead skin cells which slows down as we age. Part of a group of acids known as Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), which work by gently dissolving the bonds between dead skin cells and can help improve the texture and tone of skin. Looking to remove dark spots of hyperpigmentation? Glycolic Acid is also terrific at removing the extra layers of dead cells that are holding on to all that brown pigment. 

Boost your anti-ageing routine with glycolic acid by using Revitalift Laser X3 Glycolic Pads as part of your evening skin care.

Pro-Xylane

Pro-Xylane is a sugar protein whose molecules are responsible for defending the skin against water loss. It restructures the skin, layer by layer, by stimulating growth proteins in skin cells, and therefore helps combat wrinkles and sagging skin. It adds density, evens out skin tone and brightens the complexion.

Peptides

Not just a trendy buzzword, peptides are short chains of amino acids that can work to improve cell productivity. The building blocks of protein in the skin, peptides are able to penetrate the top layer of the skin to deliver anti-ageing benefits. Peptides help stimulate collagen production and improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Antioxidants

‘Antioxidants’ is an umbrella term which encompasses vitamins and enzymes that work to repair environmental damage caused by sun and pollution. This category of ingredients includes Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Green Tea and Co-Enzyme Q10. Naturally occurring, powerful antioxidants strengthen the skin’s barrier function by neutralising skin-damaging free radicals, boosting texture and leaving complexion visibly brighter.

For a dose of antioxidants in your routine, try Age Perfect Cell Renewal Regenerating Face Serum.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, and is highly effective at neutralising free radicals that cause premature skin ageing. It also plays a vital role in boosting collagen production, which we all know is the way to giving skin a denser, firmer appearance. The ascorbic acid in vitamin C also helps the surface of the skin fight off external stress and exposure to the elements we face in everyday life.

Resveratrol

Like all antioxidants, resveratrol; a plant compound found in the skin of red grapes; helps to fight the signs of skin ageing. It is an anti-inflammatory, boosts collagen and elastin production, and firms the skin on the chin and neck. This molecule is the queen of antioxidants.
From stimulating collagen production – the protein responsible for firm, youthful looking skin – to improving skin cell turnover, and more, these powerhouse anti-ageing ingredients are scientifically proven to benefit maturing skin. Find the perfect anti-ageing skincare products for your regime today.
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