What’s the best anti ageing cream?

 

Clients ask this question a lot. Unfortunately, there is not just one cream on the planet that will turn back the clock for everyone!! Sorry!

We all have different skin and our skin ages in different ways, but there are some key ingredients to look out for in your anti-ageing creams:

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is probably the most important ingredient for all skins! But for ageing, it is still the only ingredient proven to turn back time so to speak. It does really and truly does reduce wrinkles, it does this by increasing cell renewal, improving collagen production and reducing the activity of enzymes that break down collagen. Vitamin A is usually shown as Retinol or Retinyl palmitate in skin products. Retinyl palmate has some anti-ageing effects on the skin and is usually found in over the counter skincare, but retinol usually comes in different strengths and can sometimes be hard for your skin to tolerate. Especially if you overuse it before your skin is used to it.

Vitamin C

This is a vital ingredient for the healthy production of collagen within the skin. Did you know that to get enough vitamin C in your diet to make healthy collagen you would need to drink 3 litres of orange juice! Do you think you could do that? No, neither could I! So this I why topical Vitamin C is so important. This could be in your moisturiser or a serum, usually, the serum has a higher concentrate. Also, the added benefit of vitamin C is that it brightens the skin and regulates melanin Production so it will also help with pigmentation.

Peptides

Peptides are great little things for anti-ageing, but good quality peptides are often expensive. There are several peptides and they all work on different areas of antiaging. Some help the skin create more collagen. Some slow down signals for expression lines, they can reduce inflammation and firm the skin. The problem with them is that they can be unstable. And when introduced to the air can degrade quickly, rendering them ineffective. So this is why if you want a good peptide cream you will need to pay a bit for it. As good skincare brands will ensure the quality and stability of the peptides used.

Hyaluronic Acid

Often with the earliest parts of ageing, the hydration of the skin can be giving you those extra fine lines. If you think of an empty river bed, all those cracks and lines. This is what the skin can look like close up, giving an appearance of fine lines. This is where the hyaluronic acid can help, as it holds 1000x its weight in water. With keeping the skin hydrated with hyaluronic acid those lines disappear giving you a youthful glow.

Hope you found this information useful!

If you want to find out more about which anti-ageing cream is best for you, book your anti-ageing skin consultation here.

If you are interested in reading more about anti-ageing, including a section on why your anti-ageing cream doesn’t work visit our dedicated Anti-ageing page here.