Anti-ageing day creams FAQS
Do anti-ageing products really work?
You can’t reverse ageing, but certain skincare ingredients can improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, dullness, and texture.
The gold standard anti-ageing ingredient in skincare is SPF and should be used daily. Regular use will help limit damage from UV radiation, but also play an important role in protecting against fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, pigmentation and uneven skintone.
The best thing you can do to reduce the appearance of ageing with your skincare routine is to take care of it as early as possible, with preventative steps such as applying SPF daily and always removing make-up before you go to bed.
Ingredients to look for in anti-ageing day creams
Ceramides – You’ll find ceramides in plentiful supply in cleansers, serums and moisturisers and while they naturally occur in your skin, they gradually decline as we age. They protect your skin against environmental aggressors and prevent water loss, so are a great ingredient to look out for in your topical skincare products as they’ll leave skin feeling supple and hydrated.
Hyaluronic acid – This is one of the most commonly used ingredients in moisturisers as it’s a humectant that attracts and retains moisture on the skin, giving a plumping effect.
Retinol – Derived from vitamin A, retinol is one of the most potent anti-ageing ingredients, thanks to its clinically proven results at improving fine lines and wrinkles in as little as twelve weeks. It can also fade acne scars and increase collagen production. It’s available over the counter in moisturisers and serums, in varying strengths, ranging from 0.01 per cent to two percent.
Squalane – This is an unfussy, oil-based moisturising agent that works well for mature, dry and dehydrated skin types to reduce water loss and strengthen the skin barrier by sealing in moisture.
Does your skin type affect which anti-aging cream you should use?
In short, yes. Anti-ageing is a common skin concern, but you should also take into account your skin type when looking for a new moisturiser.
Anything too oily or thick may exasperate oil production, so if you want to avoid a shiny T-zone, opt for oil-free, non-comedogenic products that are lightweight and won’t clog pores.
Equally, if you have dry skin, you’ll need something nourishing to improve skin texture and suppleness that will hydrate while tackling fine lines and wrinkles.
The verdict: Anti-ageing day creams
For no-nonsense moisturising and glow at a great price point, we love Willowberry. We also rate Ark Skincare highly for its targeted care of more mature skin and, if your budget allows, Venn delivers great results.
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