Ageing is an honour and a privilege—and like it or not, it’s going to happen to all of us.
That said, it’s normal to want to slow down the ageing process here and there, particularly when it comes to our skin.
During our teens and 20s, our collagen production is at an all-time high making skin appear smooth, firm and supple. Once we hit our mid to late 20s and 30s, our collagen production and cellular renewal processes start to slow down, which inevitably leads to more prominent fine lines and wrinkles, sagging, dullness, the list goes on…
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So how can we reduce the visible signs of ageing and put our best face forward? In an ideal world, starting a well-rounded skincare regime in your early 20s will help to future-proof your complexion—but it’s never too late to start.
To learn more about marie claire’s great skin tool kit, hit play on the video above to see beauty director Sally Hunwick in conversation with dermatologist Dr. Shreya Andric and Lancôme’s Beauty Director Lara Srokowski.
Keep reading for the best anti-ageing ingredients to combat every skincare dilemma.
If you’re concerned about… dryness
Try: hyaluronic acid
As we age, hydration is important for two reasons: 1) to help maintain the all-important skin moisture barrier and 2) to plump skin to make wrinkles less noticeable.
Hyaluronic acid is one of the most effective hydrating ingredients known to man. This naturally occurring sugar is known for absorbing up to 1,000 times its weight in water and drawing moisture into the skin.
If you’re concerned about… wrinkles
Try: a winning combo’ of science-backed efficacious ingredients – hyaluronic acid, vitamin Cg + niacinamide, and ferulic acid.
Wrinkles are usually the result of a few skin changes, including loss of elasticity, volume and skin slackening, which is why they’re best treated by a combination of powerful ingredients.
Lancôme Renergie H.C.F. Triple Serum is a high-performance anti-ageing serum that helps to minimise the visible signs of ageing and takes the pain out of applying the three key active ingredients (in the right dosage), by doing the hard work for you. Lancôme Renergie H.C.F. Triple Serum’s ingredient cylinders ensure perfect potency and measurements with each pump, combining hyaluronic acid (to hydrate), vitamin Cg (to brighten) + niacinamide (to smooth skin), and ferulic acid (to neutralise free radical damage).
For best results, apply Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum and follow with two pumps of Renergie H.C.F. Triple Serum to your face and neck, morning and night. Follow with your moisturiser and watch as your skin gains a youthful glow.
If you’re concerned about… elasticity
Niacinamide (also known as vitamin B3) has been shown to stimulate collagen synthesis, which helps to prevent skin from sagging, making your complexion look more plump, bouncy and youthful.
It also reinforces your skin’s moisture barrier function and integrity, helping to defend your skin against all sorts of environmental factors (think: wind, rain and UV rays) that can speed up the ageing process.
If you’re concerned about… dark spots
Try: vitamin C
Dermatologists love vitamin C—and for good reason too. This powerful antioxidant helps to protect against sun damage and lighten dark spots, such as melasma and pigmentation.
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum contains radiance-boosting vitamin Cg (a powerful Vitamin C derivative), along with hyaluronic acid and pre and probiotic fractions to help visibly brighten skin and improve texture and elasticity.
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