5 skin care ingredients to try in your 40s
It’s hard enough choosing a new toothbrush at the supermarket, let alone an entire skin care range. And once you enter your 40’s, there seems to be even more pressure to try something new, something fancy and something with anti-ageing benefits. But with so many ingredients and products to choose from, it can be a little daunting. In order to make your life a little easier, we’ve narrowed the list down to five fantastic skin care ingredients - all of which are perfect for navigating your way through your fourth decade.
#1 Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an all-round excellent skin care ingredient with numerous benefits. It helps to increase collagen production, strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier, enhance the skin’s natural repair process, and reduce pigmentation and inflammation. So if you’re not exactly sure what your skin needs, this is a great place to start.
If firmer skin is what you’re after, then retinol is an ingredient to look out for. It helps to produce healthier skin cells and increase collagen production for improved texture and less sagging.
#3 Green Tea
Good for your health and good for your skin, green tea is packed full of anti-oxidants. It will help your skin to produce more collagen, reduce cell damage, and calm inflammation.
You drink it to perk yourself up, so why not also use it to perk your skin up? Caffeine as a skin care ingredient is mostly found in eye creams. It’s anti-inflammatory properties help to minimise dark circles and sagging underneath the eyes.
#5 Grape seed
Grape seed is a nourishing ingredient that is high in antioxidants and will help to efficiently reduce free radical damage and wrinkles. It’s also known for healing wounds and stretch marks.
Try: Skinvitals H-Revive with Honey + Grape Seed Oil, BIODROGA Age Performance Formula Restoring Day Care and Organi Night Cream.
Have you tried any of the above skin care ingredients? What do you tend to look out for when sourcing new skin care products?