By Taylor Lane
Anti-aging is one of the most talked about topics when it comes to skincare. Everywhere you look there are hundreds of products being paraded on shelves in almost every store. While the concept of preserving our youthful appearance is great… searching for the right products can be overwhelming and make you wonder “What do I even buy?” Not to worry our anti-aging cheat sheet will make selecting your products a breeze.
Uses: Firm Skin
What it is: Collagen is a protein found in our skin that works hand and hand with elastin. Both work to maintain the skin’s shape and a youthful appearance. As we age, both collagen and elastin production slow—causing wrinkles and loss of firmness.
Adding collagen to your skincare routine is important and can even cause damaged cells to bounce back, creating a more even and radiant appearance. Today, it has never been easier to add a collagen booster product to your skincare routine. Try Dr.Dennis Gross C+Collagen Deep Crème.
Uses: Acts as a filler/ Plumps Skin
What it is: Hyaluronic acid is lubrication for our skin and other essential parts such as our joints. This “Acid” is not an acid like we like to think of it —instead it acts like a jelly substance which keeps the skin plump and full. As we age Hyaluronic acid like collagen production, decreases which causes he skin to sag caused a more defined appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Uses: Fine Lines/Wrinkles/Skin renewal/Improves Acne
What is: A miracle in a form of Vitamin A which enhances your skin’s collagen (there it is again) production. Retinol hydrates the skin while increasing cell turnover.
Retinol is available in a few different forms and concentrations. Most retinols are in serum or cream form. All are recommended to be worn at night due to new skin cells being vulnerable, the sun would further damage these new cells—completely reversing the effect of retinol.
Add Dr.Brandt Skincare 2% Retinol Complex to your shelf!
Uses: Boosts collagen production, Protects against environmental pollutants
What it is: A powerful anti-oxidant that can boost collagen production, even when it has decreased. Vitamin C is essential for our skin in order to further prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
Drunk Elephant’s C-Firma Day Serum is a great way to add Vitamin C to your everyday routine.
Uses: Protection against UV rays from the sun/Dark spots/ Skin cancer prevention
What it is: The MOST essential ingredient that you can incorporate when focusing on anti-aging. SPF protects again UV rays from the sun which causes the most visible signs of aging and skin changes.
If there is anything you should add to your routine, it should be SPF. Stop in to your favorite skincare store and pick up Super Goop’s City Sunscreen Serum!