In today’s blog post, we’re going to be talking about the best products for anti-ageing, for our customers with mature skin or even those just showing the first signs of ageing.
It’s important to note that ageing is beautiful and should be embraced, and wrinkles are a sign of a life well lived! When we talk about anti-ageing in this blog, we mean preventing any avoidable signs of ageing and helping skin to maintain a youthful glow. So, for anyone looking to give their skin a little boost, read on!
First thing’s first - is your skin just dehydrated?
Dehydrated skin is skin that is lacking water hydration, which is not the same as having dry skin. Dehydrated skin is a state that skin can be in, which can be reversed with the right products.
When skin is dehydrated, typical skin problems including acne, scarring and signs of ageing such as fine lines and dryness can all be exacerbated. Essentially, when dehydrated, your skin may look a lot older than it is! For those with early signs of ageing, or premature signs of ageing, we recommend assessing the health of your skin before anything else.
Dehydrated skin occurs when the skin’s natural oils are stripped away, leading to a host of other issues including the production of even more oil! As dehydrated skin tries to moisturise itself, you may find that your skin gets oilier throughout the day, particularly in the t-zone, while the cheeks and chin remain parched. Skin can also feel uncomfortable and itchy.
Before panicking and embarking on a super anti-ageing skincare journey, first assess whether your skin is healthy. It may just be that you’re using a cleanser that is too drying, a toner containing high amounts of alcohol, or simply not enough moisturising products, which can all lead to dehydration in the skin.
For dehydrated skin, try using a cleanser that does not disrupt the skin’s natural oils, such as Suneeta’s Mandarin & Calendula Cleansing Balm. Typical face washes that foam up are a no no for dehydrated skin! Cleansing Balms work by melting any makeup, pollution or impurities from the skin, which you then wipe away with a warm damp flannel, leaving your skin’s healthy oils undisturbed!
Follow up with a hydrating toner - we recommend the Orange Blossom & Aloe Toner - and then massage an oil into the skin. Layering is great for fixing dehydration, so you may like to pat a gel moisturiser over the top! Once your skin is hydrated and happy, then you can move on to anti-ageing products, if still necessary!
Use suncream - prevention is key!
Sun exposure – also known as “photo-ageing” – causes up to 80% of skin ageing. So if you’re worried about fine lines, wrinkles and/ or uneven pigmentation, limiting the amount of solar radiation you get is one of the most important things you can do.
Numerous studies have proven that the absolute best thing you can do to prevent signs of ageing is to apply a medium/ high factor sun cream daily and limit the amount of time you spend in the sun.
TOP TIP: Remember, if using a suncream daily, make sure you use an oil-based cleanser to remove it at the end of the day! Minerals in natural suncream create a barrier on the skin so it's important that you physically remove it to prevent build up or clogged pores.
Frankincense is one of nature's best anti-ageing secrets!
So, onto our anti-ageing skincare products.
1. Anti - Ageing Facial Serum
The first in our series of our anti ageing skincare is our Organic Anti- Ageing Argan Oil Facial Serum. This rich oil serum contains incredibly potent frankincense oil, a powerful astringent that helps protect skin cells and helps lift and tighten sagging skin.
This serum also contains organic cold pressed rosehip seed oil, which is naturally high in vitamin c. This ingredient improves skin tone and texture, making the complexion healthy and bright, which is of course not only beneficial for mature skin!
This serum can be used day or night (or both!), ideally when skin is still damp after cleansing. Simply warm a few drops of your anti-ageing serum in your fingers and then gently massage around your face and neck.
Ingredients: Argania spinosa (unrefined argan) kernel oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (cold pressed jojoba) seed oil, Olea europaea (olive) oil squalene, Rosa canina (rosehip) seed oil*, Macadamia ternifolia (cold pressed macadamia) seed oil, Botswellia carterii (frankincense) oil, Lavendula officinalis (lavender) oil, limonene, geraniol, linalool.
2. Frankincense & Lavender Facial Toner
Another product featuring our favourite anti-ager, Frankincense! This is a soothing, gentle toner, which is perfect for mature, dry and sensitive skin that rebalances and refreshes the skin after cleansing.
Hydrating toners are key when it comes to ageing skin. You want to apply your moisturising creams and/or oils over a toner so that you lock in all that moisture. This has a plumping effect on the skin, which is key for reducing the appearance of fine lines. When it comes to anti-ageing, moisture is everything!
Ingredients: Boswellia carteri (frankincense) hydrosol, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) hydrosol, benzyl alcohol, salicylic acid, sorbic acid, glycerine.
3. Night Cream with Frankincense & Lavender
Our third product in the series, chosen for its anti-ageing properties, is our old favourite, Night Cream with Frankincense & Lavender - a wonderfully rich balmy cream, which glides over the skin. This cream containers unrefined shea butter, a real skin superfood that is naturally high in vitamin A. Moisturising and healing, shea butter is traditionally gathered by women in Africa and is a renowned skin protector from the sun that also helps undo any sun damage.
Ingredients: Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Prunus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, Botswellia carterii (frankincense) oil, Lavendula officinalis (lavender) oil, limonene, geraniol, linalool.
Ingredient naturally occurring in the essential oils.
We have plenty more anti-ageing products in our new Anti-Ageing collection.
Or why not try our Get Started Kit for mature skin, which contains an entire skincare range in sample sizes, so you can try a little of everything!