It’s easier than you think to green your anti-aging regimen. When I say “green” beauty, I mean products that won’t harm your skin, doesn’t harm animals, and that don’t harm the earth. I pay special attention to packaging, and ingredients, and you should too!
When considering our anti-aging regime, we obviously don’t want to waste our money on products that aren’t going to make a significant difference to our skin. Unfortunately 80% of products don’t contain ingredients with the kind of efficacy that I want.
Here are the three ingredients that are scientifically proven to provide significant anti-aging benefits:
- Retinol: Retinol speeds up skin cell turnover and thickens your skin. This needs to be an antiaging priority because our skin thins as we age. However, Retinol can come with annoying side effects, especially when you first start using it. It’s very common that you will experience irritation, dry patches and redness as your skin gets used to it. So, I was on the lookout for a Retinol ingredient that is a little more gentle but just as effective. One such product is MyChelle’s Remarkable Retinal Serum. It contains a retinaldehyde, which is a precursor to Retinol, and thus more gentle.
- Vitamin C – Everybody needs to use Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid), to fight brown spots, sun damage, and to protect our skin against further environmental damage. But if you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll understand that in of itself Vitamin C is very unstable, so it needs to be in a stable formulation in order for it to be effective. Two products that not only contain a stable form of Vitamin C, but also in a high enough concentration to make a difference: Mychelle Perfect C Serum, and Pure Ceuticals Ferulic C Antioxidant Serum.
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids and/or Beta Hydroxy Acids are an integral part of your anti-aging regime If you have oily skin, or skin that tends to breakout, try a BHA. I love Kypris Clearing Serum because it’s a beautiful green formulation with powerfully effective AHA’s. These ingredients refine, polish and thicken the skin to help prevent premature wrinkling.
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