The anti-ageing ingredients that work
Skin care doesn’t need to be confusing. These are the top ingredients your skin really needs to fight off the years
New Idea Contributor / June 22 2016
Every woman wants to put the breaks on ageing. With light facials, laser treatments and a host of other technologies promising to tackle various ageing concerns, the pursuit of youth can be perplexing.
We consulted top skin doctors for the eight ingredients you really need: these are the time-fighting actives they swear by.
They’re found in our skin’s outermost layer, which is constantly under attack from the sun and other irritants. Giving skin a ceramide top-up leaves it firmer and more hydrated.
The ocean is home to some potent anti-agers, with the spotlight currently on algae. With exceptional anti-irritant benefits, it’s a great skin soother – and research suggests it helps protect against sun damage, too.
Think of them as a super shield for your skin against daily damage. Most skin care products contain them but to get your money’s worth, go for a serum which has a higher concentration of antioxidants and is more easily absorbed into the skin.
There are decades of studies backing up the benefits of this anti-ageing superstar. It helps stimulate wrinkle-smoothing collagen, fade dark spots and brighten skin, and even treats adult acne.
Also known as vitamin B3, it has a multitude of benefits, from fighting off wrinkles to firming sagging skin. It’s also beneficial for treating uneven skin tone.