March 08 2022
Have you ever asked: What are the best anti-aging ingredients? Or what are the most effective anti-aging skincare ingredients?
With new skincare trends emerging all the time, it can be difficult to determine the best. Ultimately you want visible results from your anti-aging skincare. The best way to achieve this is to focus on the anti-aging ingredients that have been proven effective (and safe) time and time again.
Here is your guide to 7 ultimate anti-aging skincare ingredients.
Most of us are usually in a hurry to get out the door. We make sure we have our keys and wallet (and sometimes kids). But we tend to forget about our sunscreen. Any season, all year long, sunscreen should have a place in your anti-aging skincare routine. (Apply it every day after your skincare serums and creams.) Sunscreen not only protects your skin against the sun, but it also protects your skin from environmental pollutants and aging! That’s right, using a sunscreen every day will protect your skin against the visible sign of aging.
An SPF of 20 is ideal for daily use. Remember to re-apply every 2-3 hours, after heavy sweating and /or towelling. Look for a sunscreen with a physical block, such as zinc oxide and titanium oxide. These ingredients offer both UVA and UVB protection. It acts as a shield on your skin to fight premature aging caused by UV exposure.
ISOMERS Sunscreen SPF 20 with UV Pearls protects your skin against both UVA and UVB. The UV Pearls are like tiny little sunglasses that sit on your skin for effective skin protection! Prevent the look of future aging by using Sunscreen today!
Fat! Did you just cringe? Don’t worry, this is all about good fat! Ceramides (known as lipids) are a key anti-aging ingredient. This is because they help prevent dryness, irritation, and lock moisture into your skin. As a result, the skin is hydrated, protected from dryness and other outward environmental stressors. Your skin is left looking and feeling soft and plump. As an added benefit this naturally occurring lipid helps prevent lines and wrinkles. It also protects against visible redness.
This go-to anti-aging skincare ingredient is ideal for all skin types, especially sensitive, fragile, red, dry and flaky skin. ISOMERS Ceramide Pro Lipid Support is your go-to skin support serum! It is loaded with these good fats! Apply it daily for optimal skin support.
3. Green Tea
Green tea is made from camellia Sinensis leaves, originating in China and Japan. We may have heard of its health benefits as tea, but do we really know how great it is for our skin?
Green tea has been around for centuries. It has always been known for its healing properties. More recently, it has become known for its antioxidant properties. When applied topically, green tea soothes the skin from redness and irritation. It also targets problematic skin types by keeping it calm and clear. And since vitamins are naturally occurring in green tea, it plays an essential role in collagen support.
So, how do you reap all these superb anti-aging benefits of green tea? You can include ISOMERS Matrixyl (Advanced) Wrinkle Defense Cream as part of your anti-aging skincare routine. Anti-aging moisturizer to hydrate, protect, smooth, soothe and firm your skin!
4. Sodium Hyaluronate
Think of this as a big drink of water for your skin! Sodium hyaluronate is a skincare ingredient that is extracted from hyaluronic acid. A substance that is naturally occurring in our bodies, skin and joints. It hydrates the skin by attracting moisture from the air or from deep within the skin itself.
So, why do we want hydrated skin? Think of dried fruit. Might be tasty, but do you want your skin to look like dried fruit? Or do you want it to look juicy, plump, and smooth? If you chose the latter, then you want to keep sodium hyaluronate as part of your anti-aging skincare routine. In addition to its super hydrating properties, it will keep your skin firm and supple. It reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, as well as soothes the skin from inflammation and redness.
If your skin looks dull and sad due to lack of hydration then try ISOMERS Multi Molecular Hyaluronate Complex. The formula has different molecular weights of hyaluronate. It hydrates and plumps the skin all the way through.
5. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is highly regarded in the skincare industry. It is considered a staple in any anti-aging skincare routine. Its benefits include powerful antioxidant effects, skin brightening, fights photo-aging and boosts collagen. But not all vitamin C serums are created equally. You want to look for a vitamin C serum that is formulated with MAP (magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). MAP is a stable form of vitamin C. This means that it will not break down in the presence of sunlight. MAP is also likely to be a non-irritant on the skin when compared to other forms of vitamin C.
If you want even more out of your vitamin C Serum, then look for a vitamin C and ferulic acid blend. Ferulic acid is an antioxidant. It works in synergy with vitamin C to give your skin a powerful defense against free radicals.
If your skin is showing signs of photo-aging, then add this combination to your anti-aging skincare routine.
ISOMERS Vitamin C & Ferulic 15% Skin Brightening Concentrate delivers antioxidant and collagen-boosting effects. It helps to keep the skin smoother, firming and brighter looking!
Peptides play a key role in anti-aging skincare. They are building blocks (amino acids) for certain proteins that are needed for healthy skin. More specifically, peptides support collagen and elastin to promote smoother, firmer and more youthful-looking skin. Peptides support the skin barrier. They also restore the look of stressed skin, reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and help the skin look tauter.
Peptides are effective and multi-functional. You can find them in face, eye, lip, body and even hair care treatments. If you want an overall, effective anti-aging skincare ingredient, look for a serum or cream with peptides. ISOMERS Matrixyl-4 PUR Collagen Peptide Serum has 4 types of Matrixyl peptide. May be applied to the face, eyes and neck. This multi-peptide formula combats wrinkles and saggy skin by supporting collagen and elastin. A must-have to fight the look of aging skin.
Retinoids (an umbrella term for vitamin A-derived skincare treatments) are and continue to be a staple in the beauty and anti-aging skincare industry. You will likely find a retinoid-based serum or cream at any beauty counter, medi-spa, or dermatologist office. Retinol, a more specific derivative of vitamin A, is multi-functional and highly effective when used consistently and properly. Retinol supports collagen, reduces the look of lines and wrinkles. It targets uneven skin tone and texture, discolouration, acne concerns and lack of radiance.
It is marketed for all skin types. However, proceed with slight caution. As we age, our natural skin turnover and shedding process slows down. Retinol can help speed this back up, revealing brighter, smoother, healthier-looking skin. Your skin may need a re-adjustment period. So, start off slowly (once per week) and work your way up to every other day.
If you are not sure where to start with a retinol-based skin treatment, then try ISOMERS’ Retiniacin Night Renewing Treatment. It is a 10% blend of retinol + niacinamide. So not only do you get the full benefits of retinol, but you also get the added benefit of niacinamide. Niacinamide further helps with skin rejuvenation plus it helps keep the skin calm. This blend is true “for all skin types.”
This is not an exhaustive list of anti-aging skincare ingredients, but this is an important list. You can use this as your guide to building the ultimate anti-aging skincare routine. By using one or all 7 of these key anti-aging skincare ingredients, you are sure to be left with the skin you can feel happy in! Remember that the skin’s needs may change from time to time, so mix and match as needed.
Whether you are just starting out or need a change, any or all these effective anti-aging skincare ingredients will work to keep your skin radiant and youthful-looking. Glow-on!