5 Must Have Ingredients In Mature Skincare Products.
As product formulators, we must let you know the ingredients to look out for when curating a healthy skincare routine for your mature skin. Deciphering what ingredients you should opt for when it comes to caring for your skin can be tricky. It involves considering some factors. There are factors to be considered.
First, It's important to know that there isn't a singular ingredient that can magically reverse a particular skin concern. Instead, it’s a combination of ingredients in formulas that enhance their efficacy and create visibly transformative results.
Here are five ingredients that, when used correctly on mature skin, have the potential to reduce aging and improve skin tone and texture.
Hyaluronic acid is also known as a humectant. Hyaluronic acid acts like a sponge, drawing water to and then trapping it in the skin. It attracts and holds moisture – major moisture (HA molecules can retain over 1,000 times their weight in water). This means that it not only moisturizes but can also help plump up your skin and fill in fine lines. For other anti-aging ingredients to work most effectively, there needs to be moisture present. In other words, it aids other skincare ingredients. Your best bet is to apply hyaluronic acid on either slightly damp skin or layer it with another moisturizer.
Try: Nashé beauty anti-wrinkle serum contains a sufficient amount to aid the effectiveness of other anti-aging ingredients.
Retinol, also known as vitamin A, is one of the most effective skin-transforming ingredients and the OG when it comes to preventing and addressing the visible signs of aging. It targets fine lines and sun damage.
The ingredient works by stimulating cellular turnover to replace the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin with healthy new ones, helping with issues including acne, discoloration, and wrinkles.
Retinol has some big negatives, namely that it can be very irritating for many. If you have particularly dry or sensitive skin, it’s worth noting that the ingredient can be irritating. You can help minimize its unsightly side effects (redness, flaking) by working it into your routine gradually and sandwiching it between two layers of plain moisturizer.
You may want to opt for bakuchiol, a gentle alternative that’s better tolerated and still effective. Bakuchiol deeply penetrates the skin to help lessen the appearance of dark spots or areas of hyperpigmentation. It is contained mostly in night cream to help fight dullness to promote skin brightening and radiance.
These ingredients are rendered inactive when exposed to sunlight, therefore we recommend it for bedtime use only.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to keep skin cells healthy. Your skin contains high concentrations of vitamin C In the dermis and epidermis, but the concentrations decrease as you get older and as a result of exposure to the sun and pollutants.
The antioxidant speeds up collagen and elastin production to keep skin firm and plump. Vitamin C also fights aging by limiting damage from UV exposure, hydrating the skin, and evening out skin tone and texture.
Many people use a vitamin C serum, worn under moisturizer. Vitamin C breaks down when it's exposed to air or light, so the serums are packaged in dark bottles to maintain the stability of the primary ingredient. Vitamin C is also known to be a potent ingredient, so it's best to start with a lower concentration if you've never used it before — especially if you have sensitive skin.
Alpha-hydroxy Acids (AHAs).
Chemical exfoliants containing alpha-hydroxy acids (glycolic, lactic, tartaric, and citric acids) have become increasingly popular in recent years for rejuvenating mature skin. The acids allow dead skin cells to slough off, revealing newer skin beneath. Just like hyaluronic acid, they also act as humectants. Creams and lotions with alpha-hydroxy acids may help with fine lines and wrinkles, irregular pigmentation, and age spots, and may help shrink enlarged pores. Side effects of alpha-hydroxy acids include mild irritation and sun sensitivity. To avoid burning, sunscreen should be applied in the morning. To help avoid skin irritation, start with a product with a maximum concentration of 10% to 15% AHA. To allow your skin to get used to alpha-hydroxy acids, you should only initially apply the skin care product every other day, gradually working up to the daily application.
You know this list won’t be complete without oils, right? Argan oil is a plant oil derived from the kernels of the argan tree and has multiple benefits for all skin types. It contains Vitamin E, ferulic acid, carotenoids, and a balanced ratio between oleic and linoleic acid, which means it’s less heavy than some other natural oils. Argan oil is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent that helps prevent and treat signs of sun damage, promotes skin healing and moisturizes the skin. It is also effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as scarring and stretch marks. It’s best for acne-prone and normal to oily skin. If your skin is very dry, we recommend a heavier oil, such as coconut oil.
Note that many of the ingredients listed above are also synthetically produced. This does not mean that synthetic equivalents are inferior, but are almost always chemically identical to their “natural” counterparts. (Sometimes, a synthetic version might even be better, if the chemical structure is tweaked to make it more stable or readily absorbed). At Nashé beauty, we’re committed to using the best possible blends of naturally occurring and synthetic ingredients. This is because each formula we produce is personalized just for you. We hand-select the ingredients in each product that have been proven to work on your skin. Click here to learn more about mature skin and how to create a more healthy skincare routine.