Getting older doesn’t have to mean feeling or looking like it! With the right products and treatments, you can keep your skin radiant and refreshed.
There’s no denying that aging is a fact of life. But as someone who’s dedicated her career to helping people look and feel their best, I’m here to say: you don’t have to sit back and accept the “natural” aging process when it comes to your skin. There are so many treatments available today that can help you look younger, and, more importantly, feel younger!
Here, we’ll discuss some of the most effective forms of anti-aging skincare treatments. From at-home products to in-office procedures, there are options for everyone. So sit back, relax, and learn how we can keep your skin youthful for years to come!
Best Anti-Aging Skincare Products
When it comes to anti-aging skincare, SPF is your BFF. That’s because the sun’s UV radiation has the most significant impact on how our skin ages. UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays penetrate the skin at different levels and destroy healthy skin cells, causing loss of collagen and elastin, increased fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and more undesirable results.
By ending your daily morning skincare routine with an SPF, you’re protecting your skin against the number one cause of aging! Choose your sunscreen depending on your skin type and/or concern. Below are a few SPFs I love.
Best Sunscreens for Aging Skin
Those who want a non-tinted SPF that’s appropriate for all skin types, including acne-prone and sensitive.
EltaMD’s UV Clear SPF 46 is a lightweight, silky, non-tinted sunscreen that calms and protects sensitive skin types. UV Clear is an excellent choice to wear under makeup, and may also be worn alone.
Zinc Oxide is a common ingredient found in physical SPFs, which are often less irritating on the skin than chemical SPFs. Zinc oxide provides protection from UV rays, has antibacterial properties, helps reduce acne, and calms and soothes skin.
Niacinamide aka Vitamin B3, is a potent ingredient that brightens, reduces redness and irritation, boosts hydration, reduces hyperpigmentation and acne, and has antioxidant properties that help defend skin.
Hyaluronic Acid is a top-tier hydrator and humectant widely known for attracting and retaining moisture, improving skin texture, and restoring youthfulness.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that supports your skin barrier by sealing in hydration. Vitamin E also has healing and soothing benefits, and helps boost SPF effectiveness.
Those who desire the ultimate tinted moisturizer + SPF combo.
Revision’s Intellishade TruPhysical SPF 45 is a multitasking sunscreen and tinted moisturizer. This universally-tinted SPF helps correct, conceal, brighten, and hydrate while protecting skin against extrinsic aging factors.
Three-Peptide Blend improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by deeply nourishing and hydrating.
Vitamin C (in the form of THD Ascorbate) protects against harmful free radicals and boosts collagen production.
Zinc Oxide, once again, is a star ingredient in this physical SPF, protecting, soothing, and helping heal skin.
Unique Antioxidant Blend helps protect skin from extrinsic aging factors.
Squalane is an emollient that supports skin’s moisture barrier, helps retain hydration, and protects the skin’s moisture barrier.
Effortless on-the-go touch-ups for any skin tone and type.
ISDIN’s Mineral Brush SPF 50 is my go-to sunscreen for daily touch-ups over makeup or bare skin. This conveniently-packaged powder is a quick, easy way to ensure you’re always on-point when it comes to protecting your skin from the sun’s rays.
Titanium Dioxide is a physical, inorganic oxide that occurs in nature. Titanium dioxide protects skin, especially from UVB (burning) rays, as it absorbs and reflects UVB radiation.
Zinc Oxide, our favorite physical SPF ingredient, is also present in this mineral powder sunscreen to provide ultimate protection and prevention.
Iron Oxides support zinc oxide in reducing the amount of UVA (aging) rays transmitted to skin.
Best Vitamin C For Aging Skin
Revision’s C+ Correcting Complex supports a more even skin tone and more youthfull overall appearance with power-packed ingredients, including Revision’s unique MelaPATH® technology, which is designed to support skin’s natural production of vitamins C and E. C+ Complex may be used in the morning and evening after cleansing, but before moisturizing.
Vitamin C works synergistically with your SPF to protect skin from UV ray damage while brightening, reducing hyperpigmentation, and promoting new collagen production.
MelaPATH® Technology is Revision’s patent-pending antioxidant elixir that provides ultimate brightening, rejuvenating, and nourishing properties to aging and/or photodamaged skin.
Prebiotic Technology helps support skin’s delicate microbiome to promote balance and cell renewal.
Best Retinols for Aging Skin
If you have Sensitive/Rosacea-Prone Skin, try: ISDIN Melatonik Serum
ISDIN’s Melatonik Serum is a unique overnight recovery serum-in-oil that works while you sleep to restore and rejuvenate. It’s safe for all skin types, especially those with sensitive skin who are wary of using retinol.
Melatonik helps eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, restores firmness and elasticity, and repairs sun damage while deeply hydrating. Melatonik is designed for evening use only.
Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone you’ve probably heard of in regard to your sleep cycle. During the night, while you’re sleeping, your body increases melatonin production to promote sleep. When melatonin is applied topically, as with skincare products, it acts as an antioxidant to protect against free radical damage and aid skin in repairing and restoring itself during the night.
Bakuchiol is a retinol alternative for sensitive skin that provides benefits similar to retinol, but without the risk of dryness or irritation. Bakuchiol evens skin tone, eliminates fine lines, and amps up cell regeneration for ultimate rejuvenation.
Vitamin C acts as a supporting ingredient to protect, brighten, reduce hyperpigmentation, and promote new collagen production.
Vitamin E adds additional antioxidant benefits and seals in hydration for ultimate moisture barrier support.
If You’re a Retinol Newbie, try: Alastin Renewal Retinol
Alastin’s Renewal Retinol is available in two low-strength formulas (.25 or .5) to help achieve smoother texture, brighter and more radiant tone, and less-visible fine lines and wrinkles.
Retinol, one of the ultimate anti-aging ingredients, is delivered more efficiently using Alastin’s unique “lipid-encapsulated” retinol formulation. This means you’ll experience revived, refreshed skin as your body produces more collagen.
Silver Mushroom supports your body’s natural hyaluronic acid (HA) levels with 400 times more hydration power than hyaluronic acid itself! Silver Mushroom particles are smaller than HA particles, and are more effective at deeply penetrating the skin to boost skin’s moisture levels.
Oat Extract helps soothe and nourish sensitive skin types, aiding those who aren’t used to retinol develop a tolerance.
If You’re an Advanced Retinol User, try: Revision Retinol Complete
Revision’s Retinol Complete is also available in two concentrations, .5 and 1.0, and is appropriate for retinol veterans. Retinol Complete is filled with ingredients that help boost retinol’s effectiveness to give you the ultimate rejuvenated glow.
Retinol, found here in a higher concentration, provides potent anti-aging benefits, including reduced fine lines and wrinkles and increased collagen and elastin production.
Bakuchiol is included to support retinol benefits and help skin stay hydrated and soothed.
Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract hydrates and nourishes skin while decreasing redness and irritation, making it a great ingredient to combine with retinol.
Best Anti-Aging Skincare Treatments
In-office anti-aging skin procedures may be performed as quickly as 30-45 minutes, with little to no downtime, and produce maximum results. Two of the best treatments for aging skin are Microneedling and VI Peels.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that creates micro-injuries to the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin repair without damaging the epidermis.
Results will be visible after one treatment session; a series of Microneedling treatments is typically required for optimal results.
Looking for Microneedling treatment in Atlanta, GA? Book now with Cult Aestheticss.
The VI Peel System consists of various peels your provider can choose from based on your skin type and concerns. VI Peels chemically exfoliate with lactic and glycolic acid to boost new skin cell turnover and reveal brighter, more rejuvenated skin.
Looking for VI Peel treatments in Atlanta, GA? Book now with Cult Aestheticss.
The aging process is nothing to fear! With top-tier products and treatments, you can embrace yourself, no matter what age, as you take care of your skin and honor your beauty. Armed with your newfound anti-aging knowledge, you’re ready to take on the world looking and feeling your best.