Ageing is kind of a taboo in our society. Senior representation in ads, magazines and such is overall pretty low. We can understand that ageing may be scary for some of us, but the good news is that science has made a lot of progress in terms of anti-ageing components, which can help your skin look natural but not necessarily more “marked” by the weight of years and maybe bad habits too. Ageing is actually a blessing and we should actually make the most of it, but it’s always easier with radiant glowing skin, right? 

Let’s focus on some of the best anti-ageing components known as of today. 

1/ Glycolic Acid – Enhance the radiance and the quality of your skin

Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid also known as AHA that can come from beets, grapes or even sugar cane. In terms of size, glycolic acid is a fairly small molecule which is a great feature to penetrate efficiently your skin in order to stimulate skin cells regeneration. 

How it works:

  • Exfoliate the surface of the skin from dead skin, dust and impurities by dissolving the hydrolipidic film holding all these nasties together.
  • Stimulate skin cells regenerations.
  • Support hyaluronic acid synthesis to maintain a good hydration level.
  • Regulate your melanin to promote an even skin tone.
  • Stimulate the production of collagen to promote firmness. 
  • Regulate sebum production for oily skin.

Find it here:

  • Moonlight, Exfoliating Night Treatment

2/ Hyaluronic Acid – Repulp your skin and improve firmness

Naturally present in the dermis, hyaluronic acid supports the hydration level of your skin. You can find different sizes of molecules for hyaluronic acid, the largest ones will create a film on the surface of your skin and the smallest one will deeply hydrate your skin and stimulate the collagen and hyaluronic acid synthesis. 

How it works:

  • Hydrate and maintain the hydration of the skin.
  • Maintain a good collagen and elastin level.
  • Prevent lines and wrinkles (for the smallest molecules).
  • Create an environmental shield (for the biggest molecules).

Find it here:

  • Ray of Light, Regenerating Day Cream
  • Radiant Glow, Illuminating Serum
  • Primal Light, Global Eye Contour Treatment

3/ Collagen – Sculpt the face and defines youth

With age, skin tends to get thinner. Collagen works about the density of your skin. It promotes a smooth, young-looking skin by protecting your elastin cells, creating volume and thus hiding undesirable little flaws such as small veins for example.

How it works:

  • Maintain the volume of your skin which is the base of young-looking skin.

Find it here:

  • Primal Light, Global Eye Contour Treatment

4/ Vitamin C – Illuminate your skin and avoid lines

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant component which has great results with promoting an even skin tone. Vitamin C scavenges sun free radicals which is particularly helpful if you have been overexposing your skin. It’s also a great ingredient if you want to get rid of dull skin, especially if you smoke or if you suffer from a lot of stress.

How it works:

  • Stimulates collagen and elastin production.
  • Regulate melanin to avoid dark spots.
  • Scavenges sun free radicals that cause premature skin ageing.

Find it here:

  • Radiant Glow, Illuminating Serum

5/ Retinol

Retinol is especially effective if you want to get rid of an already existing wrinkle. This form of Vitamin A has been on the market since the ’80s. The main issue is that retinol was not very stable but the new generation of products are now much more stable which is all the best if you want to get rid of these annoying lines and wrinkles! Although, Retinol is irritating so be sure to incorporate it smoothly in your routine, step by step. Avoid mixing it with AHA at the same time though, it would be way too strong.

How it works:

  • It smoothes the skin, enhances your natural glow and fights dark spots.
  • It stimulates the production of elastin, collagen and raises the level of hyaluronic acid. 

6/ Vitamin E

Also called tocopherol, Vitamin E works as a shield to help your skin protect itself from free radicals causing skin ageing. Vitamin E can also help you get a more even skin tone.

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Finding the right components is a must if you want to choose efficient skincare for your needs. Don’t forget that the overall quality of the products you’re using will also show on your skin and that’s why we always recommend and insist that you should look for non toxic skincare products.