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, right? Although looking after our skin is important all-year round, it is especially important during the summer months when the UV rays are at their strongest. Although I am a sunlover, I know that it is enemy number one when it comes to skin aging! Continue reading to learn about some of the best anti-aging skincare products.
If you are shopping for anti-aging skincare products, there are some ingredients that are more effective at preventing and reducing the signs of aging. For example, Retinol, which is a form of Vitamin A, encourages your skin to accelerate the shedding of skin cells, resulting in more radiant skin. Retinol can reduce acne, pigmentation spots and fine lines so this is a sought after ingredient for anyone concerned about aging skin. Of course you can get Vitamin A from eggs, milk, broccoli and eggs, but your body must first convert it into Retinol.
Other ingredients to look for in skincare products to combat aging include Vitamin C, which is known for its ability to prevent damage from free radicals. Another popular ingredient is Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, which repairs damage from free radicals, lightens darks spots and reduces acne. You can’t browse the beauty counter at your local drugstore without seeing products touting Hyaluronic acid. The reason is this naturally-occurring compound helps your skin retain water molecules! So it’s definitely another ingredient you want to look for when buying anti-aging skincare products!
The warm weather is here so it’s time to make sure you have a good SPF 30 sunscreen handy. I have tried several and I love Vivier Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30. This is a broad spectrum screen, which means it protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Many traditional sunscreens protect your skin only from UVB rays. This sunscreen lotion is not too thick since it’s water-based – it lightly glides across my skin. I could easily wear this sunscreen under my makeup foundation. It also blends into my skin tone without leaving a white ghostlike look. Vivier Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 is $68 and can be purchased online.
Most of us protect our skin from UV rays by using sunscreen, but it’s just as important to nourish your skin after you have been in the sun. Curu Skin After Sun Facial Oil, $114, is a gorgeous blend of botanical oils that replenishes your skin after sun exposure. This is a lightweight formula so your skin won’t feel greasy after applying. Toronto-based founder Melodie Padula developed the facial oil after spending summers in her youth in Sicily. She discovered that the Mediterranean diet greatly improved people’s health, as well as her own acne. The facial oil is made from Prickly Pear, Borage and Apricot Seed oils, which are all known for hydrating skin and reducing inflammation. Grape Seed Oil, Rosehip Oil and Carrot Seed Oil prevent damage from free radicals, which reduces visible signs of aging. Curu Skin After Sun Facial Oil also contains Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids to give your skin added moisture. This is a facial oil I will gladly put on my skin since it’s so light and an added bonus is it smells lovely! Purchase 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 is another anti-aging product that boasts a light 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 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 from pollution and other environmental factors. The serum also firms up and brightens your skin. I apply about four or five drops on my face after cleansing. If you have dehydated and aging skin like mine, you’ll definitely want to consider SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Combination Antioxidant Serum. You can purchase SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Combination Antioxidant Serum, $198, online.
If you really want to pamper your skin, you will want to try SkinRepublic’s Hyaluronic Boost Youthfoil Face Mask. The mask contains a double dose of Hyaluronic acid to give your skin incredible moisture. It also contains anti-oxidant rich raspberry and Vitamin E to protect the skin from free radical damage. I love placing this mask on my face and relaxing for 20 minutes while it performs its wonders! The mask is sold separately, $9, or part of the Anti-Aging Powerhouse Kit Mask Bundle, $54, and can be purchased online. The eco-friendly mask and packaging is biodegradable.
Vichy has introduced their new Neovadiol line that is specifically made for women in peri-menopause and post-menopause. Vichy Neovadiol Redensifying Plumping Day Cream, $59.95, contains Proxylane, a molecule that makes your skin firmer and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Cassia Extract inhibits cortisol’s effect on collagen loss and restores Hyaluronic acid to your skin. Anti-oxidant Niacinamide prevents free radical damage and Hyaluronic acid helps your skin retain moisture. I definitely notice that my skin is plumper after using this day cream. The cream has a medium texture and a light, pleasant fragrance. You can purchase Vichy Neovadiol Redensifying Plumping Day Cream online.
I hope you enjoyed reading about some of the best anti-aging skincare products available. What skincare brand are you using now?
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