We would all love to maintain our healthy, young skin forever, but sadly it's not made to last. Natural anti-ageing skin care is designed to help prevent and reverse signs of premature ageing by restoring our skin with the moisture and nutrients it needs, so I've put together this guide to the best anti-ageing skin care products.
When we're young, our skin is plump, soft, smooth and wrinkle-free. Unfortunately as a fact of life, it doesn't last forever! As we age, our skin produces less Collagen, the protein found in our skin which keeps it strong, supple and elastic, and loses its ability to retain as much moisture, leading to signs of ageing such as wrinkles, fine lines, dryness and pigmentation. Natural anti-ageing skin care is all about restoring the skin's natural balance to maintain healthy texture, designed to replenish the hydration and nutrients needed to maintain youthful looking skin.
Benefits of anti-ageing skin care
Natural skin care products for mature skin are formulated especially to address and target the concerns associated with ageing. Anti-ageing serums, oils and balms are much more potent and concentrated than regular skin care in order to deliver incredible results, and are often ideal for overnight use for rapid, deep and noticeable repair. They contain specially formulated blends of active ingredients, botanical extracts, antioxidants and vitamins to help lock in hydration, encourage healthy cell turnover, promote firmness and reduce pigmentation and sun spots, utilising the powerful properties of natural anti-ageing ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, CoQ10, Vitamin A, also known as Retinol, and Vitamin E. I recommend creating a good natural anti-ageing skin care routine as both a preventative measure and corrective treatment, as keeping your skin properly hydrated and looked after really is the key to preventing premature ageing. Daily sun protection is an absolute must too, with sun damage often ageing the appearance of our faces even more.
Best natural anti-ageing skin care
Life Basics SPF 30 All Natural Facial Sunscreen
A broad spectrum physical sunscreen to provide visible, effective protection, the Life Basics Natural Facial Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 30 has been formulated for easy, everyday wear and protects skin from sun damage. With soothing Calendula, nourishing Rosehip and antioxidant rich Green Tea, this hydrating cream deeply moisturises skin as well as providing sun protection thanks to active ingredient Zinc Oxide. Vegan and non-greasy with a satin finish, this lightweight sunscreen can be worn daily beneath makeup to protect skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays and may help prevent premature ageing.
Mukti Microneedle Dermal Roller
An amazing tool designed to help increase the effectiveness of moisturisers and serums, the Mukti Microneedle Dermal Roller is an easy, at-home skin needling tool inspired by ancient acupuncture techniques. Made from fine Titanium Alloy, this facial roller features tiny 0.25mm needles designed to create small micro channels on the skin's surface to assist the penetration of the active ingredients found in serums and moisturisers. According to Mukti Organics, it can actually enhance the overall efficacy of your facial skin care by up to 40%, leaving the complexion refreshed and rejuvenated. Gentle yet hardworking, this dermal roller may help encourage collagen and elastin production as well as improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles. To find out more about how to use a dermal roller, read my blog post here!
Curelle Cacay Oil
A multipurpose oil, the Curelle Cacay Oil is a premium, cold-pressed plant oil which has been clinically proven to help reduce the signs of ageing. Sustainably sourced from the Amazon, this richly concentrated oil contains more Vitamin A and Vitamin E than Rosehip and Argan Oils, helping to brighten the complexion, improve elasticity and firmness and deliver intense hydration. Clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by up to 45%, this deeply nourishing oil can be used on both face and body to promote supple skin and a youthful appearance, and absorbs quickly and is non-greasy. Non-irritating and gentle on sensitive skin, it can also be used to help fade stretch marks and scarring as well as ease the symptoms of mild forms of eczema and other dry skin conditions. To use, apply two or three drops twice daily under your usual moisturiser and makeup or use alone. Read more about the benefits of Cacay Oil here.
Life Basics Konjac Sponge Turmeric
Infused with the antioxidant rich and anti-inflammatory properties of Turmeric, the Life Basics Konjac Body Sponge Turmeric is ideal for cleansing mature skin. Used for hundreds of years in Japan, Konjac sponges made from natural Konjac Potato Fibre lightly exfoliate the skin, helping to remove dirt, grime, build-up and dead skin cells. pH neutral and mineral rich, these gentle facial sponges help to maintain firmness, suppleness and elasticity, promoting good circulation and skin cell regeneration. Biodegradable and zero-waste, they're gentle enough for daily use to help remove makeup and can be used in conjunction with your favourite cleanser or alone with warm water.
Mukti Age Defiance Eye Serum
Uniquely formulated to target puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles around the eyes, the Mukti Age Defiance Eye Serum is like a natural alternative to an eye lift. With Australian Bioactive Native Extracts such as Davidson Plum, Quandong and Emu Apple, this antioxidant rich serum brightens and awakens the eye area, with CoQ10 and 5 Active Peptides may help with anti-wrinkle, anti-eye bag and firming effects. Vegan and Gluten Free, it also contains Cucumber and Carrot Seed Oils, Vitamin E and Chamomile to soothe and replenish dehydrated, delicate skin. In a clinical study, participants saw the severity of wrinkles decreasing by up to 27% after a month of using the treatment.
Pollen Botanicals The Youth Lift
A two-step system designed to visibly reduce signs of ageing, the Pollen Botanicals The Youth Lift combines a replenishing facial serum and soothing facial mask and is ideal for those over 40. Plumping and hydrating, the serum is applied first to restore the skin's moisture with natural Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E and Chamomile. Next, the facial mask is applied on top to lock in moisture and ensure a deep treatment, containing anti-inflammatory Seaweed, soothing Marshmallow, rejuvenating Licorice, detoxifying Bentonite Clay and calming White Clay. The mask is then removed when dry, with a fresh layer of serum applied again. This system is ideal for normal skin types, as the natural active ingredients may be too potent for particularly sensitive or reactive skin. Use once a week for best results.
100% Pure Retinol Restorative Overnight Balm
The 100% Pure Retinol Restorative Overnight Balm contains naturally derived Retinol, also known as Vitamin A, to deliver brightening power and help even skin tone. Formulated with a nourishing base of Avocado Butter, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter and Vitamin E, this deeply hydrating night balm may help to fight fine lines and wrinkles by restoring moisture, and also contains Vitamin C to lighten dark spots and correct sun damage. Ideal for dry and sensitive skin, this rich balm may help to encourage cell turnover, collagen production and skin elasticity. Apply a thin layer to the complexion just before bed. Use only at nighttime as Retinol makes skin more sensitive to UVA and UVB rays.
To find out more about the best products for mature skin, read my blog post on natural skin care for women over 50 here!