Ageing Skin

No matter what age, it’s disheartening to look in the mirror and notice a new wrinkle, frown line or just drier and duller skin than you remember. Unfortunately, this is all part of our natural skin ageing process, normally beginning in our mid-20s.

This is a continuous process where collagen production slows and elastin (which enables our skin to snap back into place) has less spring. Dead skin cells do not shed as quickly, and the turnover of new cells decreases. But don’t book in the Botox yet! Thankfully, there are a number of ways you can reduce (and prevent) the signs of ageing on your skin, starting with the right skincare routine.

What is causing my skin to age? 

Many factors can lead to premature ageing and contribute to the speed at which our skin ages, including diet, genetics, sun exposure and smoking, amongst other things. Research shows there are two distinct types of ageing – intrinsic (internal) ageing from the genes we inherit, and extrinsic (external) ageing, caused by environmental factors such as photodamage from the sun, a bad diet or the wrong skin care.  

What is the best skincare for anti-ageing? 

If you’re looking to build an anti-ageing skincare regimen, whether it’s at the first signs of ageing or at a more mature skin stage, you’ll need to look for proven active ingredients in high enough percentages to actually make a difference, set in biomimetic bases to ensure these ingredients are actually transported into your skin cells to do their job!

Key ingredients you’ll be looking for are Retinol, peptides, Vitamin C, niacinamide, plant-based EGF, hyaluronic acid and moisturising natural oils for hydration. On top of this, it’s imperative that you’re applying a SPF 30+ daily to prevent further signs of aging. Ensure you’re cleansing your face each night with a non-drying cleanser, and exfoliating once or twice a week, with a gentle scrub or lactic acid. Moisturising masks can help with giving you a hydrated, dewy glow. 

Which products should I use for ageing skin? 

Cosmedics products have been formulated on the threshold of medicine to treat the five major causes of ageing: collagen breakdown, photo defence (UV exposure), oxidation, inflammation and glycation. Our goal is ultimate skin confidence, no matter what age or stage of life! 

Our top products for Ageing Skin…

Gentle Antioxidant Cleanser is a gentle daily cleanser strengthened with powerful antioxidants to remove dirt and excess sebum, with peptides to leave the skin refreshed. 

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Pure Age Defiance Serum is a potent youth accelerator fortified with encapsulated multivitamins, peptides and concentrated doses of pure L-Sodium Hyaluronate. This hero serum helps to relax the muscle and decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles, leaving skin hydrated and radiant.

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Biotics EGF Booster uses 3 biomimetic peptides that imitate the optimum conditions found in healthy skin. This gentle hero improves signs of ageing and is perfect for those looking for age prevention. 

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O-Biotics Retinoic Oil is a direct acting Vitamin A, powered by next-generation Retinol and an advanced delivery system. Retinoic Oil offers all the anti-ageing benefits of Vitamin A without the irritation. 

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Immortal Cream assists with line and wrinkle relaxation, age prevention and hydration. Packed with a blend of super-antioxidants, potent V8 Peptide Complex and mega doses of Vitamin C to awaken and hydrate the skin, diminish the signs of ageing and provide an instant lift. 

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Mineral Pro SPF 30+ is a must for all routines, being that protects against UV rays (all year round!) is the number one prevention of ageing in the skin. 

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Looking for personalised advice?

If you’d like to receive tailored skincare advice from professionals, we recommend visiting your nearest O Cosmedics stockist and talking with them. All stockists are highly trained with the O Cosmedics product range and will work with you to create a specialised skin regime to suit.

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