Perhaps you’ve never plucked up the courage to try Botox, perhaps your budget doesn’t stretch that far -or perhaps you’re just not keen on the idea of having toxins injected directly into your skin! If you’re finding more and more of those grooves and lines that can creep us on us as we get older -never fear. We’ve highlighted the top anti-aging ingredients to look out for in your skincare products, and the best products available using those ingredients.
Best anti-aging ingredients
-makes up nearly 80% of the skin, and as our skin ages, its collagen reserves become depleted. This can cause the skin to become saggy and less elastic over time. Beauty products that contain collagen aim to replace some of what the skin has lost.
-are a type of amino acid that is found in more and more anti-aging products -because they work! They are called ‘messenger proteins’ and work by stimulating your skin to produce more natural collagen.
- Vitamin C
-is known to play an important role in collagen synthesis, which is why you’ll find vitamin C in so many skincare products. It also has smoothing and brightening properties.
-is a form of vitamin A, and stimulates the turnover of skin cells, making it a powerful ingredient against fine lines, as well as being a common part of acne and scarring treatments. It can be very strong on sensitive skin, so it’s worth checking that the product isn’t overly harsh for your skin type.
- Hyaluronic acid
-is a powerful humectant. It holds on to water, meaning it is incredibly hydrating for the skin, creating a plumping effect to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Alguronic acid
-is derived from algae, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and improves the appearance of skin firmness. It can act as a temporary topical filler as it expands to fill and blur lines.
-is a natural local anesthetic extracted from Acmella oleracea, which acts in a similar way to botox -by reducing muscle contractions and relaxing your features.
Best anti-aging products using these ingredients
No7 Laboratories Line Correcting Booster Serum
This serum from No7 Laboratories is packed with collagen and is designed to be applied directly to lines and wrinkles. It claims to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by up to five years in 12 weeks.
Murad Revitalixir Recovery Serum
Sphere-infused serum for both face and eyes smooths stress lines, reduces under-eye puffiness, dark circles, and renews vibrancy immediately and over time.
This serum from Murad isn’t cheap -but it gets rave reviews. It’s formulated with neuropeptides to help stimulate collagen production, as well as relaxing the appearance of expression lines. It’s suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
This Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate is formulated with a high concentration of 10.5% Pure Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid) known for its affinity with skin and its powerful ability to improve the appearance of skin aging. With continued use over time, this treatment has a significant and progressive effect on marionette lines around the mouth and sub-orbital wrinkles in the eye area as well as other facial lines and wrinkles. In addition, skin shows a noticeable improvement in texture and radiance.
Again, it’s not a bargain option -until you weigh up the costs again having Botox! This highly concentrated product is formulated with 12.5%vitamin C to encourage collagen production, as well as hydrating hyaluronic acid, which is clinically proven to reduce signs of aging.
TruSkin Vitamin C Concentrated Super Serum for Face
Vitamin C blends with Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Witch Hazel, and Jojoba Oil to promote your skin’s response to signs of aging like brightness, wrinkles, & dark spots
This cruelty-free serum is formulated with several superhero anti-aging ingredients -including vitamin Cto stimulate collagen, hyaluronic acid,and retinol. It’s both hydrating and light, and as well as treating the surface of your skin also works deeper in the skin.
Algenist Power Advanced Wrinkle Fighter Moisturizer
Wake up to beautiful, glowing skin with this vegan hybrid pressed serum. Supercharged with patented Alguronic Acid, and fortified by AlgaProtein and nutrient-rich coconut water, it melts in to recharge fatigued skin.
This vegan formula contains algae-derived Alguronic acid, which is delivered in a spherical formulation and expands to act as a filler for deep wrinkles and creases. It’s expensive -but those in the know really rate it for its ability to fight even deep wrinkles！
This article was taken from Cherie to make it available to all, credit to @Miranda.Brockman