A guide to anti-aging product ingredients

For many women, anti-wrinkle creams are a well-kept beauty secret. However, few people are aware of the active ingredients in their favourite products. It’s time to lift the lid and see what’s inside!

Skin-protecting anti-oxidants

In addition to acting as a shield against outdoor irritants like pollution and UV rays, anti-oxidants make skin brighter, healthier, and smoother. Carotenoids, vitamins C and E, coenzyme Q10 and polyphenols are the anti-oxidants most often found in beauty products. They’re your faithful allies because they attack skin’s number one enemy: free radicals. The most effective products contain multiple kinds of antioxidants, as each one neutralizes a specific type of free radical.

Our suggestions:

Avène Ysthéal Cream and Premier cru la Crème, by Caudalie. Both contain anti-oxidants that pack a big punch.

Premier Cru The Cream, 50 ml
Caudalie

Premier Cru The Cream, 50 ml

Luxurious and effective in equal measure, this exceptional cream delivers ultimate anti-aging action for visibly younger looking skin. Its melt-away texture leaves the skin feeling velvety smooth and perfectly hydrated.

Correcting retinol

A prized ingredient in facial care products, retinol is highly recommended by cosmeticians… and with good reason! It’s now found in many of the best anti-wrinkle creams. Although most manufacturers don’t reveal the concentration of retinol in their products, it takes only a small amount to fill in wrinkles, promote the release of collagen, and actively assist with cellular regeneration. This gives skin a fuller, healthier appearance.

Our suggestions:

RoC, Retin-Ox Correxion 5-in-1 Skin Perfector SPF 25 and La Roche-Posay Redermic R. These products rely on retinol to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fix uneven skin tone.

Redermic R Professional-Grade Retinol, 30 ml
La Roche-Posay

Redermic R Professional-Grade Retinol, 30 ml

Photo-ageing: accentuated wrinkles, irregular complexion, premature age spots. Suitable for sensitive skin.

Filling hyaluronic acid

Although it’s often injected, hyaluronic acid is also a beneficial ingredient when applied topically. It’s found naturally in skin, where it provides elasticity and hydration. However, the body produces less hyaluronic acid as you age, causing skin to sag. Luckily, there’s more of this power acid on the pharmacy shelf! When applied to skin, it has the power to fill in wrinkles… and fill your heart with joy!

Our suggestions:

Jean d'Estrées 3D-Rides Face and Neck Cream, Clarins Extra-Firming Wrinkle Lifting Day Cream – All Skin Types, and Lancôme Visionnaire LR 2412 4% - Cх Advanced Skin Corrector. All three are great options for getting the benefits of this ingredient.

3D-Rides Face and Neck Cream, 50 ml
Jean d'Estrées

3D-Rides Face and Neck Cream, 50 ml

The first targeted treatment for less wrinkles and more radiance. Its exceptional concentration in actives molecules helps smoothing lines, plumping up wrinkles, protecting cellular capital and the face becomes radiant.

Visionnaire LR 2412 4% - Cx Advanced Skin Corrector, 50ml
Lancôme

Visionnaire LR 2412 4% - Cx Advanced Skin Corrector, 50ml

Skin-evening AHAs

Because they are designed for short-term use, treatments with AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) are in a category all their own. Their exfoliating power will do away with your old skin cells; after just a few weeks (or even days) of treatment, skin tone is more even and the appearance of wrinkles is reduced.

Our suggestion:

La Roche-Posay Derm AHA Intensive Resurfacing Serum.

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A guide to anti-aging product ingredients

For many women, anti-wrinkle creams are a well-kept beauty secret. However, few people are aware of the active ingredients in their favourite products. It’s time to lift the lid and see what’s inside! 
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