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When should you start using an anti-ageing cream?

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Wondering when you should start using an anti-ageing cream into your skincare routine to help prevent fine lines and wrinkles? Good question!

First off, let’s be clear – ageing skin is a completely normal thing that happens to everyone. However, taking care of your skin and finding the right products for your routine will ensure your skin stays healthy and radiant at any age.

According to numerous studies, as we reach our 30s and beyond, our cell turnover and the rate of collagen and elastin production decreases, meaning your skin doesn’t bounce back quite as easy as it once did. At this age, you’ll start to notice fine lines and wrinkles, along with the effects of sun exposure, such as sun spots and pigmentation.

So, it’s important to treat your skin a little different to how you did in your teenage years and your 20s. From your 30s and onwards, it’s recommended to start integrating an effective anti-ageing cream into your routine – one that heroes vitamins, peptides and biotechnological actives like stem cells, superoxide dismutase (SOD), coenzyme Q10 and zinc sulfate.

Biotechnological ingredients refer to bioactive ingredients found in biological sources (living organisms) such as botanical, animal and microbial (like algae or apple tree stem cells). They are cultured ingredients that are the product of bioengineering to make chemicals and products.

Studies show biotechnological ingredients can effectively help to counteract oxidative damages and boost cell repair, therefore slowing down the ageing process

But before we delve into specific product recommendations, we’re going to take your thought the benefits of introducing an anti-ageing cream into your routine.

What does an anti-ageing cream do?

Anti-ageing creams are usually moisture-based products that are designed to help combat the signs of ageing and promote smoother, more youthful-looking skin.

When it comes to the specific formulations to incorporate into your routine, it will usually depend on your specific skin concerns - the key is to find products that suit your age-related skin concerns.

When used correctly, some of the benefits of anti-ageing creams include:

  1. Skin tightening and hydration
  2. Increased skin radiance
  3. Improvement in the appearance of age sots and pigmentation
  4. Anti-ageing stem cell protection

How does an anti-ageing cream work?

Generally speaking, anti-ageing creams can be formulated with one or more active ingredients that act on your skin in different ways and address specific skin concerns to promote more youthful-looking skin.

Anti-ageing cream can feature a range of different ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, antioxidants such as ascorbic acid, vitamin A, vitamin E, AHAs and BHAs, peptides and ceramides.

Depending on the formulation, anti-ageing creams can assist with everything from facial wrinkles and moisturisation to collagen production and the effects of sun exposure.

For example, vitamin A can work to reduce fine lines, even out skin tone and encourage cell turnover, while vitamin C works to brighten and firm the skin, boosting collagen and protecting the skin from free radical damage.

To ensure you’re doing the best for your skin, we recommend always wearing sunscreen daily in order to prevent premature ageing.

Which anti-ageing cream is best for sensitive skin?

Need help choosing the best anti-ageing cream for your sensitive skin? There are various options on the market, however Skin Virtue boasts a selection of advanced and highly-effective anti-ageing creams that are suitable for all skin types – including sensitive skin.

Below are our top picks of the best anti-ageing cream for smooth, soft and more youthful-looking skin:

Future Advanced Radiance Serum, $100.

This concentrated anti-ageing serum features a triple action moisturising, firming and plumping effect. It works to promote a supple and refined-looking complexion for a complete and visible anti-ageing improvement.

Some of the benefits include:

• Plumps up skin tissue • Restores elasticity • Combats the deterioration of collagen and elastin fibres • Stimulates collagen production • Improves cell communication • Provides deep hydration • Protects cells against oxidative stress • Supports stem cell longevity • Combats chronological ageing • Prevents premature skin ageing by delaying deterioration of essential cells • Accelerates the natural metabolism of the skin • Non-comedogenic, anti-allergen

Future Advanced Firming Mask, $90.

This is highly active face, neck and décolleté mask is packed with moisturising, nourishing and anti-ageing properties that targets the visible signs of premature skin ageing.

Used as a leave-on overnight cream for drier skin types, it provides instant hydrating, lifting and firming effects that help to reduce the signs of skin thinning and loss of elasticity. It also boosts tired skin to reveal a visibly more refreshed complexion.

The benefits include:

• Rehydrating, radiance enhancing treatment mask

• Works to reduce the appearance of sagging, dehydrated, dull skin

• Deeply hydrates to visibly refresh skin and firm facial contours

• Skin regains its plumpness and radiance

• Non-comedogenic, anti-allergen

Do you use an anti-ageing cream in your routine? Share your views with us at skincare@skinvirtue.com

By Gary Williams, Bio