Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles
Crow’s feet, fine lines–what have you. When you think of the main signs of skin aging, most people think of wrinkles. These creases in our skin are a very natural part of aging, and yet it’s what most consumers want to reduce on their faces.
Our skin is composed of elastin and collagen fibers, which offer support and elasticity (smoothness and firmness). As collagen diminishes, our skin loses this firmness and begins to sag. As a result, jowls, frown lines, and/or deep-set wrinkles (wrinkles that are there even when you’re not smiling or squinting) may appear.
Studies show that people who menstruate have the sharpest decline of collagen, with their skin losing around 30% of its collagen supply during the first five years of menopause.
Ageless skincare uses clinically proven ingredients to boost collagen and elastin with the aim to thicken the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It also uses ingredients that defend against extrinsic factors that speed up the process of wrinkle formation.
Reduce Inflammation In the Skin
Inflammation is a lesser-known concept to consumers when they go searching for ageless skincare. Inflammation is your skin’s natural defense mechanism to help protect and repair your skin–such as a pimple, swelling, or sunburn.
When inflammation happens over and over again, it accelerates the aging process of your skin and leads to oxidative stress (which, in turn, accelerates the aging process). This is often referred to as “inflammaging.” Many topical anti-aging products you see on the shelves include antioxidants that combat oxidative stress, further reducing inflammation. There’s a diverse range of antioxidants to choose from and while they all technically perform the same function of protecting your skin from oxidative stress, your choice can depend on the goal of the skincare products. Vitamin C is a popular choice among many and it works well with fellow antioxidants such as vitamin E and ferulic acid.
However, it’s important to note that inflammation isn’t always a bad thing. Some anti-aging treatments–such as peels, lasers, micro-needling, and retinoids–actually cause an inflammatory response in order to get the skin to send those signals to protect and repair your skin—like a controlled fire in forest management.
Protecting your skin in this way is ageless skincare for the long term. If you can prevent oxidative stress throughout the years, you have a better chance of preventing wrinkles and other signs of skin aging from forming down the line–or at the very least, minimizing their appearance as the years go by.