Taking the best care of your skin as you age means using great, healthy ingredients. We’ve got a few suggestions for rock-star skincare ingredients that will help you do just that. If you’re looking to source products for mature skin that are cleaner, safer and smarter, natural skincare is where it’s at.
As we age, our skin begins to reveal how we’ve treated it over the years. Our face in particular will show signs of things like lifestyle, diet and personal habits. Genetics and heredity will also make their appearance.
Some common complaints for people with mature skin include:
- Age spots
- Loss of elasticity
- Skin appears more translucent
Three rock-star natural ingredients for mature skin include:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
Vitamin C is a wonderful natural skincare ingredient for aging skin. It helps increase the skin’s collagen, which makes the skin appear plumper and diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant, protecting skin from free radicals and environmental pollutants, including UV exposure. Finally, Vitamin C brightens dull skin, giving a younger, more youthful appearance.
We love it in Andalou Naturals Luminous Eye Serum. Our star ingredient, Vitamin C, works alongside Fruit Stem Cell Science to brighten, boost collagen and elastin to smooth fine lines and diminish dark circles.
Vitamin E is another powerful natural antioxidant that helps fight free radicals and environmental skin pollutants. The important thing to know here is that the body does not produce its own Vitamin E. That means that in order to gain it’s benefits, you’ve got to add it to your skincare regimen. Besides being an antioxidant, Vitamin E is also extremely moisturizing and softening. Dry skin anyone? Enhance your skin’s moisture naturally with this amazing little vitamin.
We love it in Mineral Fusion Age-Defying Treatment Serum. It works with other natural antioxidants, and powerful wrinkle-fighting, collagen-boosting, dual-peptide blends to help firm skin and restore natural radiance.
Another great natural ingredient for anti-aging skincare is coffee. Yes, it’s good for more than just your morning pick-me-up. The caffeine in coffee is another natural antioxidant. (Are you noticing a skincare trend here?) It also increases blood flow to the skin, which aids in collagen production. Caffeine can calm redness and swelling because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Finally, caffeine can diminish the look of cellulite by drawing water out of fatty cells.
One of our favorite ways to get caffeinated is Coco Roo’s Rejavanation Coffee Body Scrub. It exfoliates, smooths, and moisturizes, with a wonderful coffee aroma you will crave!
Do you have a natural anti-aging ingredient to add to our list? Let us know in the comments!