Do Anti-Ageing Products Really Work?
With so many products on the market promising to rewind and stop the clock on skin ageing, how do you know which ones to choose - and do they even work?
Buckle up, because we're about to decode the world of anti-ageing products.
So here’s the science bit…collagen, it’s the building blocks of your skin, muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments, in other words a very important protein. It provides structure, support and strength - what does this mean for your skin? It gives your skin elasticity and hydration meaning it can bounce back so fine lines and wrinkles are harder to form.
The good news - collagen is made naturally within the body
The bad news - as you age your body produces less collagen making your skin dryer and more susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles
So as you age, it’s understandable to want to give your skin a helping hand.
What causes skin ageing
There’re so many factors that can contribute to ageing of the skin, some that you have no control over and some that you do.
The things you can’t do much about:
The things you can change or influence:
Repetitive facial expression
Reversing VS Slowing
Anti-ageing products aren't time stoppers or time reversers, instead they are time slowers. Essentially anti-ageing creams can’t permanently remove wrinkles and fine lines or prevent them from happening, they can however reduce their appearance and slow down the development of wrinkles and fine lines.
To find the most effective anti-ageing products you’ll need to take a closer look at the ingredients…
Key Anti-Ageing Ingredients
Peptides: These small chains of amino acids can signal to the skin to produce that all important collagen
Hyaluronic Acid: This moisture-binding molecule is a hydration hero and is excellent for plumping and hydrating the skin
Inst'Tight: Eco designed skin perfector instantly minimises the appearance of wrinkles and eye bags
Caffeine: By deflating puffiness and reducing the signs of fatigue, caffeine also is an antioxidant so can help protect your skin from UV rays
The Verdict: Do anti-ageing products really work
Anti-ageing products aren't a time machine but they're definitely not a myth. Good anti-ageing products will work hand in hand with your skin's natural processes to slow down the signs of ‘wear and tear’ on your skin. You're not trying to be Benjamin Button, instead a confident gent who's ageing like a fine wine (or whiskey - whichever you prefer).
Remember the key to an effective anti-ageing skincare regime is consistency and quality ingredients.