Slow Down the Clock with Anti-Aging Products That Work
Time seems to go by faster year after year. While aging is inevitable, it can be treated and prevented to a certain extent. Here’s how to slow down the clock of your skin this year.
Anti-Aging That Works
Skincare has never been trendier. Whether on TikTok, Instagram, or YouTube, skincare and skin health have been trendy topics among self-proclaimed experts, professional reviewers, and dermatologist-turned-influencer personalities.
It’s no surprise that the discourse on skincare and the best approach has been very divided. On the one hand, many influencers and celebrities claim that “natural” and “clean” skincare is best. In contrast, other influential voices, such as board-certified dermatologists, chemists, and aestheticians, claim that the best skincare contains scientifically-proven ingredients.
As a dermatology center, you can guess which side we’re on. Holly Rhue from “Byrdie” puts it best:
“There are so many alleged “miracle” serums and elixirs out there that promise to make all of your wrinkles disappear overnight. But the truth is, only a handful of ingredients are clinically proven to have anti-aging effects. …[Y]our best bet for keeping your skin healthy and beautiful is to listen to board-certified dermatologists and use the well-researched ingredients that they recommend.”
Here are three anti-aging products we love (with ingredients that work) from our office’s custom skincare line.
The Code to Youth
Available in both a cream and a serum version, our Code to Youth formulation contains powerful ingredients to fight off powerful symptoms of aging. Our Code to Youth Serum is a lightweight yet moisturizing product that we recommend applying before your moisturizer at night. This antioxidant serum combines three essential ingredients:
- Resveratrol – A polyphenol from red wine. Provides superior antioxidant protection.
- Green Tea Polyphenols – Anti-aging, calming, cooling to the skin.
- Caffeine USP – Enhances the antioxidant properties of green tea.
How exactly do these ingredients work? All three work together to provide anti-aging benefits to the skin, including:
- Maximizing protection from free-radical damage, a highlight of antioxidants.
- Visibly reducing the signs of redness and inflammation.
- Reducing the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
- Hydrating the skin through hyaluronic acid.
These tried and true ingredients are great additions to your skincare routine, especially for those looking for anti-aging products that work. Opt for the serum followed by a lightweight moisturizer if you have oilier skin, or go for the Code to Youth Cream if you have drier skin.
Not Magic, But Pretty Close
Arguably the most effective anti-aging ingredient, retinol comes in many different forms from a chemical standpoint. On the whole, however, there is more than enough research and data to back up retinol as a star ingredient. It’s important to note that it’s most effective in leave-on treatments, such as serums and moisturizers, instead of cleansers.
That’s why we love utilizing retinol in our leave-on products, such as our Firming Retinol Body Lotion. This redefining body lotion features all-trans-retinol in a powerful delivery system for maximum penetration and age-defying results. It’s specifically formulated to help lift and tighten skin, improve skin texture and tone, and provide intense hydration and fortified with powerful antioxidants to soothe and protect skin from free radical damage.
We recommend applying this at night and applying sunscreen during the day, as retinol makes the skin more sensitive to the sun. Sun damage can bring on more signs of aging, such as sunspots, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Our Concentrated Retinol Serum Treatment comes in three different strengths if you need something more potent for the face instead of the body. We recommend starting with the lowest strength and working your way up unless instructed otherwise by your dermatologist.
With clinically proven all-trans-retinol, a pure and active retinoid, this serum helps improve the look of discoloration, fine lines, wrinkles, pore size, and blemishes. It also contains bakuchiol, a natural complement to retinol, which boosts overall antioxidant activity to increase benefits and visibly reduce redness and irritation. This quick-absorbing formula sinks into the skin over time, supplying a perfected dose of actives and botanicals to help achieve a radiant skin complexion.
It’s essential to moisturize your skin well after applying this serum or opt for a moisturizer containing retinol. This ingredient is notoriously drying and irritating, as it’s common for patients not to use the proper amount of the ingredient, not moisturize enough, and not apply sunscreen daily. These are three key steps to getting your anti-aging product to work the way it’s intended to.