Are you aiming for a healthy, smooth and glowing complexion but are not sure where to start? Reading product labels and understanding skincare beauty ingredients can be an arduous task, but we’re here to help!
We have rounded up the top 4 ingredients known for their great anti-ageing benefits.
They are masters at combating oxidative stress commonly generated by UV radiations, extreme temperature changes or cigarette smoke. Antioxidants have impressive capabilities for your skin: they are protective, anti-inflammatory and brightening. Antioxidants that are kindest to our skin because they pack a super-health punch are resveratrol, niacinamide, vitamin C, and green tea polyphenols.
Praised for its antibacterial power and ability to reflect UV rays, zinc oxide is one of the best inorganic filters. As you know, UV rays are responsible for premature ageing, so ensuring protection against radiation every single day is a must-do. The combination of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide is the perfect duo to protect your skin against all types of UV’s.
Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s)
They aim to give skin a youthful appearance by removing dead cells while refining and moisturizing it at the same time. Gentler than BHA’s, AHA’s are derived from fruit (malic acid or tartaric acid) or milk (lactic acid). Their exfoliating action is mild and they are suitable even if you have sensitive skin.
Vitamin A derivatives
Vitamin A is a superstar anti-ageing molecule that boosts cell turnover, accelerates collagen production and brightens your skin. It exists in different forms such as retinol or retinol ester, the one beneficial for your skin being retinoic acid. We absolutely love Rosehip oil, a truly healing and regenerative oil that contains trans-retinoic acid. It provides all the benefits of Vitamin A, without any potential irritants that are triggered by its use.