Time has a funny (albeit sinister) way of slowly but surely sneaking up on you. One minute, you’re having the time of your life at a party with your school friends, and then before you know it, you’re staring into the mirror, noticing how saggy and less glowy your skin is now that you’re a bit older.
And then you’ll start wishing you could go back in time to a few years ago to really care for your skin, feeding it lush skincare products that could have helped maintain your youthful glow.
Does that sound like you? Well, the good news is it’s not too late to do that, no matter your age. You can always start building up a preventative skincare routine to fight against the signs of aging, especially if you have Lavelier on your side.
Plus, if you know what skincare ingredients have exceptional anti-aging properties, shopping for rejuvenating serums and creams will be a breeze.
This antioxidant does a terrific job fighting free radicals like UV rays and dirt to keep them from damaging your skin cells. It also reduces a range of skin issues, from acne scarring to a rough skin texture. It also reduces sun damage, which causes plenty of wrinkles and fine lines.
Green tea is also packed with anti-inflammatory properties that soothe irritated, acne-prone skin. It’s a must if you have a problematic complexion or suffer from delicate conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
If you want to incorporate green tea into your anti-aging routine, check out the Lavelier Marine Deep Moisturizer. It’s a nourishing cream infused with green tea extracts and other age-defying ingredients (more on those goodies later).
Moisturizer is arguably the most crucial part of an effective anti-aging routine, so if you’re looking for one filled to the brim with powerhouse anti-aging ingredients, don’t sleep on this generous tub of the Lavelier Marine Deep Moisturizer.
If it’s hydration you’re looking for, you can never go wrong with hyaluronic acid. This humectant draws moisture from the air and into your skin, boosting plumpness and bounciness.
Sodium hyaluronate is a terrific derivative of hyaluronic acid when you have super dehydrated skin. It has the same hydrating power, but it has a smaller molecular size since it’s a salt. This makes it easier to penetrate the skin and feed moisture to its deeper layers.
Experience sodium hyaluronate for yourself with the Lavelier Collagen Firming Complex Serum. It’s a potent, collagen-rich serum that helps make your face and neck feel and look firm, taut, and hydrated.
This serum goes on right before your cream and serves as a nice pre-treatment for the Lavelier Marine Deep Moisturizer.
This “liquid gold” of the skincare world is rich in moisturizing nutrients like omega fatty acids, oleic acid, and vitamin E. It makes for a wonderful hydrator when your skin feels sullen and tired. These moisturizers prevent wrinkles by retaining more water in the skin.
Plus, oleic acid helps other ingredients penetrate deeper into the skin, ensuring that you get the most out of your products.
Try out an argan oil-infused facial wash with the Lavelier Biology Mousse Cleanser—a refreshing wash that cleans gunk and grime from your skin while nourishing it with its hydrating ingredients, like argan oil.
The argan oil hydrates your skin, adding some bounce and plumpness. It’s a great cleanser to incorporate with the Lavelier Collagen Firming Complex Serum and Lavelier Marine Deep Moisturizer for an ultra-nourishing routine.
This essential skin vitamin is very popular among more mature ladies because of its prowess in making your complexion look younger and more luminous.
Vitamin A is impressive at speeding up skin cell regeneration and collagen production. These allow your skin to shed dead skin and reveal a new, smooth, glimmering complexion underneath. They also help curb the development of wrinkles and fine lines in the long run.
There are tons of vitamin A derivatives in the market, including the ever-popular tretinoin and retinol. But if you’re looking for a gentle alternative that won’t dry out or irritate your skin with its potency, check out retinyl palmitate.
Retinyl palmitate does everything you want vitamin A to do—brightens your skin, reduces wrinkles, boosts cell turnover, and loads more. But it also inhibits the breakdown of healthy cells and collagen, strengthening your skin barrier.
You can find this gentle yet super helpful vitamin A derivative in the Lavelier Marine Deep Moisturizer. It gives the cream a leg up in the anti-aging department, allowing your skin to stay smooth, supple, and wrinkle-free.
Here’s another hydrating wonder you can find in the Lavelier Marine Deep Moisturizer, as well as the Lavelier Intensive Facial Peel — glycerin. This is another humectant that pulls in water from the air into your skin for the utmost hydration. By doing so, it gives a healthy glow and suppleness to the skin. This smoothens out any wrinkles.
Because it’s so intensely hydrating, glycerin is awesome for those with dry, scaly skin. It’s a great ingredient to look out for if you have eczema, dermatitis, or psoriasis.
Super-hydrating aloe vera juice can improve the signs of aging on your skin, minimizing how deep your folds and wrinkles look. It also boosts elasticity by hydrating your skin.
Aloe has vitamins and antioxidants that protect your skin from UV ray damage, which leads to wrinkles. It also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties that promote healthy skin cell regeneration. That means it aids in boosting collagen production to make your skin more smooth, firm, and youthful.
Aloe is yet another ingredient in the Lavelier Marine Deep Moisturizer, which is slowly proving to be a no-brainer for any effective anti-aging regimen. You’ll also find it in the Lavelier Nano Gold Serum.
Sunflower Seed Oil
This underrated hydrating oil has been used for centuries to heal and condition the skin. It’s rich in vitamin E, which is excellent for soothing the skin, reducing redness, and hydrating your complexion naturally.
Sunflower seed oil protects the collagen and elastin in your skin from breaking down, allowing them to do their job keeping your skin smooth and supple. This reduces the appearance of fine lines, crow’s feet, and other saggy wrinkles on the skin.
It also protects the skin from exposure to sunlight, which can speed up the aging process and make wrinkles and age spots appear practically out of nowhere. Give the ingredient a try in the Magnetic MicroLift Masque from Lavelier.
Seaweed is a unique skincare ingredient rising in popularity because of its soothing and anti-aging properties. It’s been proven to decrease wrinkle deepness, making your skin look smoother and firmer even if you have some fine lines already.
It also inhibits the growth of enzymes that break down and destroy collagen and elastin, both pertinent for maintaining your skin’s youthful look and smoothness.
Seaweed is another hero ingredient in the Lavelier Marine Deep Moisturizer, adding to its already impressive list of anti-aging extracts. You can also give seaweed a try in the Seagrass Phyto Silk from Lavelier.
Lastly, we have chamomile. This antioxidant is excellent for calming down inflamed and irritated skin, the same way chamomile tea does for our senses when we’re stressed out.
It helps with a plethora of skin issues related to aging, like minimizing wrinkles and stimulating skin cell renewal. It also combats free radicals in the environment that attack healthy cells and speed up the signs of aging. It’s a great weapon in the race against time.
You’ll find organic chamomile extract, as well as several other skin-soothing botanicals, in the Lavelier HydroTherm Completion Creme.
Putting Together an Anti-Aging Skincare Routine
When you hit your thirties, you should already be thinking of gearing your skincare routine towards beating the signs of aging. A well-thought-out anti-aging regimen can prevent the early onset of fine lines and age spots, “freezing” your skin and making it look young and glowy for as long as possible.
But you can’t just buy the first anti-aging skincare line the Sephora saleslady throws at you, can you? You have to be more discerning than that.
One simple anti-aging skincare checklist goes like this: a gentle cleanser, a hydrating serum, a nourishing moisturizer, and a daily sunscreen. Together, these four essentials help hydrate your skin. And when packed with the right ingredients, they’ll stop wrinkles in their tracks too.
Other Lifestyle Changes for Younger-Looking Skin
An anti-aging routine doesn’t stop at a nighttime routine. You can’t rely solely on your Lavelier Marine Deep Moisturizer and other luxurious skincare products to do all the work for you.
Your body has to be in good shape so that you can regenerate skin cells. Adjust your lifestyle in little ways, and you might see a dramatic change in how youthful and radiant your skin looks.
One thing you can do to help your skin look younger again without spending so much money on skincare is to stop smoking. It may not be the easiest thing in the world to give up for some of you, but smoking leads to wrinkles and a dull complexion, so it would be wise to throw those cigarettes out.
You should also make sure you have a balanced diet with tons of healthy fats, proteins, antioxidants, and vitamins, but without refined sugar—a huge no-no that hastens the development of wrinkles and saggy skin.
Drinking eight glasses of water a day also gives your skin the plumpness and hydration it needs to look young and supple. It also flushes out toxins that make your skin look exhausted.
Last but not the least, we have exercise. Regularly doing some workouts and laps at the park can boost blood circulation in your body, helping your skin glow. It’s a great way to stay active as you grow older while ensuring you look young and fit.
What Exactly Happens to Our Skin as It Ages?
There are a handful of physical changes all women go through as they age. There’s whiter hair and muscles that ache a lot more than they used to. But some of the earliest signs of aging show up on your skin through wrinkles, dark age spots, and dryness.
Much of this change has to do with collagen, a protein your body produces to repair and regenerate skin cells. It’s the part of your skin that keeps your complexion smooth and firm, so it’s pertinent to body’s anti-aging regimen.
But as you age, your skin will slow down its production of collagen, leaving your skin more susceptible to wear and tear. Because your skin won’t renew itself as often, your elasticity levels will go down, making your skin look saggy and wrinkly.
Your oil glands will also get weaker as you age, so you can count on more dehydrated skin that needs extra moisture from fine creams and lotions. Without these, your skin will lose its plumpness and firmness, also leading to wrinkles and lines.
When your skin matures and consequently degenerates, you could go through elastosis, or the loss of elasticity and bounciness. You might also notice that your skin will look thinner, more translucent, and have liver spots in areas frequently exposed to the sun.
The truth of the matter is there’s no way to slow down time. That’s a universal truth women hell-bent on preserving their youth and beauty have had to deal with for centuries.
But with a little help from godsend botanical ingredients and tons of nourishing, age-defying skincare gems, like the Lavelier Marine Deep Moisturizer, you can delay the onset of those pesky lines and wrinkles to keep your skin firm and plump for as long as you can.
Now that you’re more conscious of keeping your gorgeous skin looking young and fresh, always keep the ingredients above in mind when you’re out skincare shopping. They’ll be your best friends in this new anti-aging journey, and so will Lavelier.