Life begins at 20

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There’s no shortage of anti-ageing products on the market that help fight the appearance of lines, wrinkles, age spots and the rest. But for those younger women (some might say 'lucky' women) who haven’t got lines, wrinkles or age spots, skincare is a whole other ball game.

Women in their twenties experience a sort of skincare limbo – they no longer need to be using products that target those pesky pimples from their teen years yet at the same time, their skin has not yet begun to show the major signs of ageing. And while women in their twenties can rejoice in this fact, it can make choosing the right skincare products even more confusing.

Nowadays, 20-year-olds don’t have to sit around for the next ten or so years waiting for that first wrinkle before they can use some quality skincare products. A number of skincare brands have recognised this gap in the market and have released ranges designed specially for those enjoying their second decade of life.

Last year, Dr.LeWinn’s launched Puressence, a line of skincare products including a cleanser, masque, serum and eye gel, that are targeted at women aged 20 and over. As well as caring for younger skin now, it also aims to help prevent premature ageing and lay the foundations of a good skincare regime. The Puressence Day & Night Fluid is one of the standout products in the range, protecting and purifying skin both day and night.

SK-II is also getting in on the act. It is launching Aqua Physics, a gel and serum which keep skin supple, hydrated and feeling nothing less than amazing. On shelf from April 1, the Aqua Physics products are designed to be used with one of the brand’s hero products, the Facial Treatment Essence.

So to those 20 year olds out there, enjoy your wrinkle-free skin and the great new skincare ranges created just for you!

Member Comments (43)

Posted by: sharnsb (Member since 2007, Australia)

i wish they had these things around 5 years ago!
i wouldnt have such bad skin as i do now!

Posted on: March 17, 2008 (Mar 17, 2008 1:03pm)

Posted by: Gem xxx (Member since 2007, Australia)

Every decade just gets better & better with the ever expanding technology of improving 'brand' name products. be a decade younger...its so true...
Youth is wasted on the least I'm still young at heart and continue to use and read up on great products to help delay the aging process - Thankyou Beauty Heaven for these always appreciated articles...
Prevention is better than cure.

Posted on: March 17, 2008 (Mar 17, 2008 1:39pm)

Posted by: Beauty Obsession (Member since 2007, Australia)

the earlier you start the better. one important thing to remember is SUNSCREEN EVERYDAY to keep the wrinkles ago (something I wish I had of been more diligent with in my earlier years).

Posted on: March 17, 2008 (Mar 17, 2008 2:09pm)

Posted by: Princess75 (Member since 2007, Australia)

I used Estee Lauder from the age of 18. In theory I think it was possibly a bit much for my skin but it seems to have worked anyway. I get a lot of comments on having nice skin but it would have been nice to have something more specific.

Posted on: March 17, 2008 (Mar 17, 2008 2:26pm)

Posted by: xdisturbedmindx (Member since 2008, Australia)

im 16 and just went out and bought myself an eye cream and sunscrean moisturiser as per instructions of my nutrimetics sponsor i hope its worth it in the long run

Posted on: March 17, 2008 (Mar 17, 2008 2:37pm)

Posted by: pinklili (Australia)

thanks BH for really tunig into the forums to listen to what we have to say. a few days ago i was reading up on one of the forums whether eyecreams should be used from an early age or not, now we all know the answer!

I have recently turned 20 and rather then torturing my face with everything im looking into specific products to help my requirements. I surely with give pureessence a go, and will religiously put eye cream from today!

Posted on: March 17, 2008 (Mar 17, 2008 2:45pm)

Posted by: gogirly (Member since 2008, Australia)

Oh to be in my 20's again...only 2 years off 40...very sad how time just creeps up on you. Just a little advise to those lucky gals in their teens/20's it's never too early to cleanse and moisturise, you will never stop aging but you can slow it down. Also try ponds products, good for young skin

Posted on: March 17, 2008 (Mar 17, 2008 3:05pm)

Posted by: Rebecca V MUA (Member since 2007, Australia)

I am in my late 20's and I wish I had been more strict with with sunscreen and sunglasses. I didn't really have a skincare regime at all when I were younger, but I now make sure I'm cleansing, toning and moisturising every day. I use product designed for my skin type (dry) not for my age.

Posted on: March 17, 2008 (Mar 17, 2008 3:39pm)

Posted by: melmeko (Member since 2007, Australia)

Now that makes me seem old!!!! I always thought it began at 40, which means I would still have something to look forward too, LOL.

Posted on: March 17, 2008 (Mar 17, 2008 5:30pm)

Posted by: fondbuddha (Australia)

It's never too early to start looking after your skin. You'll be really glad you did 20 or 30 years from now. Trust me!!!

Posted on: March 17, 2008 (Mar 17, 2008 7:03pm)

Posted by: ms jess (Australia)

So true about being in limbo and not sure what to use. hopefully this is a great product that those of us in our 20's can use and get good results.

Posted on: March 17, 2008 (Mar 17, 2008 8:01pm)

Posted by: Kaiy've (Australia)

Its amazing how much of your life is in limbo I’m 24 this month and the amount of women who tell you all sorts of products to use its good when you have the right one recommended a few of the ladies have told me about Dr LeWinn’s products

Posted on: March 17, 2008 (Mar 17, 2008 8:43pm)

Posted by: nikkieve (Australia)

i just turned 20 and was totally confused about my skin care this article was awesome. i also found the biotherm was really good on my skin to for any other 20 somethings out there!

Posted on: March 17, 2008 (Mar 17, 2008 8:54pm)

Posted by: gorjus (Member since 2007, Australia)

I've found Garnier a good product. And as for no wrinkles at 20, yeah that's true if you protect it from sun and other pollutants (esp. smoking).

Posted on: March 17, 2008 (Mar 17, 2008 10:37pm)

Posted by: lgauci (Member since 2008, Australia)

Yeah It is important to look after your skin from an early age.Also eat fruit and vegetables because what you eat can show up on your skin.Dont smoke and LAUGH.

Posted on: March 18, 2008 (Mar 18, 2008 9:31am)

Posted by: Katie_B (Member since 2007, Australia)

I'm turning 20 in a couple of months & would have started the sunscreen a long time ago, but I have the most oily skin & all the sunscreen products for oily skin aren't light or mattifying enough, though I will definitely start on by 20th birthday, I think my skin is starting to calm down, compared to a couple of years ago.

Posted on: March 18, 2008 (Mar 18, 2008 9:32am)

Posted by: abrazosbesos (Member since 2007, Australia)

Im twenty next week and though id hoped i wouldnt have to warn off the wrinkles for a decade or so its great that theres so many products on the market. Thanks for keeping us informed BH.

Posted on: March 18, 2008 (Mar 18, 2008 11:21am)

Posted by: tania lee (Australia)

I'm 24 and have just noticed the laugh lines showing up - I have never been very good to my skin *(never really knew what I was doing..) but now sunscreen EVERY day.. I use QV Products which are great but I would love to find a product that actually reduces dark circles under the eyes - so many worries!

Posted on: March 18, 2008 (Mar 18, 2008 2:15pm)

Posted by: Billywig (Member since 2007, Australia)

The Dr Lewinns products are great!
I think it's amazing that they've finally created a range for younger skin :)

Posted on: March 18, 2008 (Mar 18, 2008 10:35pm)

Posted by: SparklingStar (Australia)

I'm 22 and I really don't want any wrinkles or lines to show any time soon so I'll have to look into using products to keep my skin looking young. Thanks BH for letting us know there's products out there that are made for people in their 20's.

Posted on: March 19, 2008 (Mar 19, 2008 1:38pm)

Posted by: Lip Gloss Addict (Australia)

Thanks for this article, I am in my early 20's and having this exact dilemma! My skin is neither particularly oily nor dry, and I find all the products are targeted at people with oily or blemish prone skin, or are anti-aging products for dry skin which clog my pores. Looking forward to trying the SK-II products as I do want to protect my skin so it is nice in years to come!

Posted on: March 19, 2008 (Mar 19, 2008 10:46pm)

Posted by: Jacq (Member since 2007, Australia)

I received a Sample Pack of the Dr.LeWinn’s Puressence range when i attended a Girls Racing Night last year... I just looked at it as "Another" Freebie! BUT boy was i Wrong the entire range is AMAZING and I'm so glad i had the sample pack to Try it out!!

Posted on: March 20, 2008 (Mar 20, 2008 9:53am)

Posted by: sweetlove (Member since 2008, Australia)

im in my 20s and i just feel so lucky!

Posted on: March 20, 2008 (Mar 20, 2008 5:51pm)

Posted by: flower7 (Member since 2008, Australia)

Good article. Should keep the youngsters from trying anti-wrinkle creams too early!

Posted on: March 22, 2008 (Mar 22, 2008 1:29pm)

Posted by: Face Paint (Member since 2007, Australia)

I think it's great to have a set of products quality (?expensive) available for 20 year olds who have perfect skin. But perhaps it's more great for the beauty industry than for the consumers. If you don't need expensive products, then a simple moisturiser (such as sorbolene), a light cleanser and sunscreen should be enough. If it ain't broke, why fix it?

Posted on: March 22, 2008 (Mar 22, 2008 9:28pm)

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