Can your skin recreate its youthful appearance?
Wrinkles, lines, lost of volume and sagging skin are some of the visible signs of ageing, mainly caused by the depletion of skin's major components: collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid and proteins.
Skin starts to age in our mid-20s or even younger due to unhealthy lifestyle and external factors that accelerate skin ageing such as stress, pollution, smoking, excessive sun exposure and poor diet.
There is no way to stop the ageing process, however, certain skincare ingredients have been clinically proven to slow down signs of ageing and repair past skin damage.
The Eight Best Skincare Must-Have Ingredients
1. Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): Best for all signs of ageing.
One of the most versatile skincare ingredients, Niacinamide can be used effectively to treat acne, rosacea symptoms, dark spots (hyperpigmentation), sensitivity and signs of ageing such as wrinkles, fine lines, crow's feet around the eyes and dull complexion. With its excellent capability to even out skin tone and increase skin's protein contents by 100%, Niacinamide is the best skincare ingredient to treat all signs of ageing.
2. Resveratrol: Best for protecting skin against free radicals.
Found in some plants, Resveratrol is one of the most powerful antioxidants, about two times more effective than Vitamin C and Vitamin E in protecting skin cells against free radicals damage. It has an ability to penetrate deep into dermis, Resveratrol helps preserve skin collagen, increase hydration level, even out skin tone and prevent breakouts.
Product in Spotlight:
Award-winning Antioxidant Youthful Essence, a rejuvenating face serum formulated with Resveratrol, Turmeric, Goji Berry, Rose and vitamin B3 B5 E to slow down the signs of ageing and bring back the healthy glow to your skin.
3. Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5: Best for smoothing out wrinkles and lines.
This collagen-boosting peptide has the ability to copy the human body's own mechanism in producing collagen. Scientifically proven to increase the collagen production by 119%, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 can significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines.
4. Hyaluronic Acid: Best for hydrating and plumping up the skin.
Along with elastin, collagen and protein; Hyaluronic Acid is one of the major components of our skin. It helps skin retain water and keep moisture. Hyaluronic Acid adds volume and plumps up wrinkles and lines so skin appears smoother, fresher and visibly younger. The hyaluronic acid content in our skin gets depleted with age, hence it is important to replenish it on daily basis.
Product in Spotlight:
Bio-Collagen Moisture Rich, a rejuvenating firming cream formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Coenzyme Q10, Saccharide Isomerate, Rose and Helichrysum Flower Extract to revitalise, protect, hydrate and plump up the appearance of the skin.
5. N Acetyl Glucosamine (NAG): Best for diminishing dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Work synergistically with Niacinamide in reducing hyperpigmentation, N Acetyl Glucosamine on its own is great at stimulating collagen production, improving moisture content, restoring elasticity and boosting skin radiance. Like Hyaluronic Acid, N Acetyl Glucosamine is a skin identical ingredient found in our skin in between the cells. Most of the commercial N Acetyl Glucosamine comes from the shells of shellfish.
Having been developing skin brightening formulas for more than 10 years, I found out that the combination of Niacinamide and N Acetyl Glucosamine are the best in diminishing dark spots and restoring skin radiance. These synergistic ingredients are better than Alpha and Beta Arbutin, Vitamin C and its derivatives, Vitamin A and its derivatives including Retinol and Trans Retinoic Acid in Rosehip oil.
6. Ferulic Acid: Best antioxidant for day-time outdoor activities.
A powerful and unique antioxidant found in some plants, Ferulic Acid is excellent at neutralising free radicals. Its efficacy is further boosted by the exposure to UV rays, makes it the ideal antioxidant for outdoor activities. Ferulic Acid boosts the UV protection of your sunscreen and helps prevent dark spots formation.
Product in Spotlight:
Brightening Serum, specially formulated with Niacinamide, N Acetyl Glucosamine, Liquorice, Silver Birch, Frankincense and Roman Chamomile to diminish the appearance of dark spots, discolouration and signs of ageing.
7. Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone): Best for revitalising the skin.
Due to its great ability to energise skin cells, Coenzyme Q10 helps revitalise tired, environmentally-stressed skin. It is oil-soluble, therefore the highest concentration of Coenzyme Q10 usually found in oil-based products such as Elasticity rejuvenating face oil.
8. Saccharide Isomerate: Best for protecting skin from harsh environment.
This 100% plant-based active ingredient soothes sensitive skin and provides long-lasting hydration for up to 72 hour. Saccharide Isomerate helps strengthen skin's barrier functionality, prevent dehydration and irritation. It boosts the production of hyaluronic acid and ceramides; refreshes and protects skin from harsh environment. Saccharide Isomerate is one of the active ingredients in Anti-Pollution Hydrating Mist.