Summer weather is just around the corner and that means many of us will be spending more time outdoors. It couldn’t happen too soon, could it? While it’s important to take care of our skin all year round, it’s especially important during the summer months when UV rays are strongest. Although I am a lover of the sun, I know that it is the number one enemy of skin aging! Keep reading to learn more about some of the best anti-aging skincare products.
If you buy anti-aging skincare products, certain ingredients are more effective in preventing and reducing the signs of aging. For example, retinol, which is a form of vitamin A, encourages your skin to accelerate skin cell loss, resulting in more glowing skin. Retinol can reduce acne, dark spots, and fine lines, so it’s a sought-after ingredient for anyone concerned about aging skin. Sure, you can get vitamin A from eggs, milk, broccoli, and eggs, but your body has to convert it into retinol first.
Other ingredients to look for in skin care products to fight aging include vitamin C, which is known for its ability to prevent free radical damage. Another popular ingredient is niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, which repairs free radical damage, lightens dark spots and reduces acne. You can’t browse the beauty counter at your local drug store without seeing products touting hyaluronic acid. The reason is that this natural compound helps your skin retain water molecules! So this is definitely another ingredient you want to look for when buying anti-aging skincare products!
The hot weather is here, so it’s time to make sure you have a good SPF 30 sunscreen handy. I’ve tried several and I love Vivier’s Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30. It is a broad spectrum sunscreen, which means it protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Many traditional sunscreens only protect your skin from UVB rays. This sunscreen isn’t too thick because it’s water-based – it glides on my skin lightly. I could easily wear this sunscreen under my foundation. It also blends into my skin tone without leaving a ghostly white look. Vivier’s Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 costs $68 and can be purchased online.
Most of us protect our skin from UV rays by using sunscreen, but nourishing your skin after sun exposure is just as important. Curu Skin After Sun Facial Oil, $114, is a beautiful blend of botanical oils that replenishes your skin after sun exposure. This is a lightweight formula so your skin won’t feel oily after application. Toronto founder Melodie Padula developed the face oil after spending summers as a youth in Sicily. She found that the Mediterranean diet greatly improved people’s health, as well as her own acne. The face oil is made from prickly pear, borage, and apricot seed oils, all of which are known to hydrate the skin and reduce inflammation. Grapeseed Oil, Rosehip Oil and Carrot Seed Oil prevent free radical damage, reducing the visible signs of aging. Curu Skin After Sun Facial Oil also contains Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids to give your skin extra moisture. It’s a face oil that I would gladly put on my skin because it’s so light and it smells good! Buy Curu Skin After Sun Facial Oil online (receive 10% of your first order).
I have tried many serums, but SkinCeuticals is one of my favorites. Again, here’s another anti-aging product that has a lightweight formula that doesn’t weigh heavy on your skin. I immediately give them five stars for that! SkinCeuticals is recommended by many dermatologists (including my niece!). The reason is that this vitamin C serum contains 15% L-ascorbic acid, which reduces the appearance of fine lines. The addition of 0.5% Ferulic Acid provides your skin with protection against pollution and other environmental factors. The serum also firms and brightens your skin. I apply about four or five drops to my face after cleansing. If you have dehydrated, aging skin like mine, you’ll definitely want to consider SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Combination Antioxidant Serum. You can buy SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Combination Antioxidant Serum, $198, online.
If you really want to take care of your skin, you’ll want to try SkinRepublic’s Hyaluronic Boost Youthfoil Face Mask. The mask contains a double dose of hyaluronic acid to give your skin incredible hydration. It also contains antioxidant-rich raspberry and vitamin E to protect skin from free radical damage. I love placing this mask on my face and relaxing for 20 minutes while it does its wonders! The mask is sold separately, $9, or is part of the Anti-Aging Powerhouse Kit mask pack, $54, and can be purchased online. The eco-friendly mask and packaging are biodegradable.
Vichy presented its new Neovadiol line specially designed for women in peri-menopause and post-menopause. Vichy Neovadiol Redensifying Plumping Day Cream, $59.95, contains Proxylane, a molecule that firms the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Cassia extract inhibits the effect of cortisol on collagen loss and restores hyaluronic acid in your skin. The antioxidant niacinamide prevents free radical damage and hyaluronic acid helps your skin retain moisture. I definitely notice that my skin looks plumper after using this day cream. The cream has a medium texture and a light, pleasant scent. You can buy Vichy Neovadiol Plumping Redensifying Day Cream online.
I hope you enjoyed reading about some of the best anti-aging skincare products available. What skincare brand do you currently use?
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