5 Benefits of Using Anti-Aging Skincare Products to Signs of Prevent Aging

The Skinsmith | 10th November 2021


The process of aging happens to us all! It is something we can’t stop or ignore but can simply embrace. With anti-aging skincare products and healthy lifestyle choices, it is a process that you can slow down and even prevent the visible signs of!

Eliminate Wrinkles

Most of us think of wrinkles when we think of aging skin, and according to Jimmy Buffet “wrinkles only go where the smiles have been”. They are definitely one of the main signs of aging though and are formed as our collagen and elastin fibres break down resulting in thinner, weaker more fragile skin.

Anti-aging skincare products have come a long way in the prevention and treatment of fine lines, wrinkles and ageing as they incorporate modern skincare technologies and help prevent those well-known signs of ageing that we see in our skin.

As our skin ages, we produce less collagen which keeps our skin firm, we produce less elastin which gives our skin that “snap back” when we pinch the skin on the back of our hand, and we produce less hyaluronic acid which hydrates and plumps our skin. The results are drier, looser more wrinkled skin!

A consistent daily anti aging regimen or routine will give you the best defence against the aging process, use of professional skincare products with concentrated actives will give you visible and sometimes immediate results!

One of those active anti-aging ingredients is retinol, found in retinol serums, masks and moisturisers, it is one of the most popular anti-aging ingredients in skincare. It works by stimulating collagen production which leads to firmer, smoother and tighter looking skin. Retinol is derived from Vitamin A; it is a retinoid but can have a few side affects you should be aware of. Firstly, conventional retinol can cause dryness, irritation, redness and sometimes even cause peeling in the skin. It can thin the skin, so caution should be used when using conventional retinol. Eminence has a Natural Retinol Alternative which, is derived from the Chicory Root. It does not cause any of the side effects of conventional retinol and in most cases, it's more effective than conventional retinol.

Eminences Natural Retinol Alternative increases collagen levels in the skin by 25% in just 6 days, whereas conventional retinol increases collagen levels by only 17% in 6 days! By increasing collagen levels in the skin, you will see wrinkles and crow’s feet are softened and skin appears tightened and firmer.

Anti-Aging Skincare Products Can Help Give You Firmer Skin

Increasing collagen is one way to get a firmer, more youthful-looking complexion; increasing your hyaluronic acid levels is another great way to combat the signs of ageing in your skin. Our skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid which is the water content in the skin. As we age, the production of hyaluronic acid slows down and our skin looks and feels drier; it appears less plumped and not so firm looking. Incorporate products into your anti-aging regimen that contain hyaluronic acid. By adding this hydrating ingredient to your skin directly, you can infuse the skin with hydration and reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles and dryness.

Anti-Aging Skincare Products Help to Reduce Hyperpigmentation

Another sign of aging is a change in the tone or colour of your skin. You may notice your skin looks dull or has an uneven skin tone. You may also notice “age spots” or areas of pigmentation which, is known as hyperpigmentation. To lighten areas of hyperpigmentation or even out your complexion, you should look for products that contain lightening ingredients such as; liquorice root, stonecrop or Eminence’s award-winning Natural Hydroquinone Alternative. Just like Eminence’s Natural Retinol Alternative, this natural alternative to Hydroquinone is derived from the African Potato and the Tara Tree and comes without any side effects, it is by far the healthier choice for your skin.

Natural Hydroquinone Alternative will lighten and brighten your skin, even out your skin tone and help to prevent hyperpigmentation from forming in the future. Potent anti-inflammatory ingredients in Eminence’s Bright Skin Collection work with the lightening ingredients to give your skin an even more youthful glow!

Prevent and Protect Against Dehydration and Flakiness

Prevention is key when it comes to ageing; the earlier you start, the better chance your skin has to stay healthy and more youthful-looking. A common effect of ageing is dehydration and flakiness. We have spoken about the importance of adding hyaluronic acid to improve the hydration of the skin, but it is also important to protect your skin from transepidermal water loss (TEWL). This is where our natural water reserves in the skin evaporate away and leave our skin feeling dehydrated. The best protection to prevent TEWL is by using a moisturiser rich in emollients and botanical actives. Moisturisers are designed to improve the skins barrier function, providing a layer of protection for the skin; keeping those vital water reserves in place.

Moisturisers will also have hydrating and moisturising ingredients such as; Shea Butter, Calendula Oil, Jojoba Oil, Monoi and Apricot. For additional protection against dehydration and flakiness, you should look for calming ingredients such as Chamomile, Stone Crop and Lotus and consider using a night cream as part of your anti-aging regimen. Transepidermal water loss actually doubles at night so protecting the skin against TEWL with the use of a night cream is a very powerful defence against dehydration.

Help To Reduce Dry Skin

Dry skin doesn’t necessarily come with aging; you can have dry skin at any age! Dry skin is generally caused by a lack of oil production in the skin, leaving your skin feeling rough in texture and looking dull. Sometimes dry skin can also feel more irritated or sensitive so, it is important to add moisture and help calm any irritation. As with dehydrated skin, it's vital to use a rich luxurious moisturiser when you have dry skin, however, if you need an extra punch of moisture, then a facial oil can be the perfect solution. Facial oils are designed to work on their own as a richer moisturiser or underneath a moisturiser for additional moisturisation. Eminence has 3 very popular facial oils to choose from:

Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil

This nourishing firming oil is infused with potent antioxidants to combat the signs of aging. It is high in Vitamins C+E to firm and tone the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. With a blend of oils which include jojoba oil. This oil is very calming and soothing and protects the skin against environmental stressors and sensitivity.

Facial Recovery Oil

Part of Eminence’s beyond organic Collection, this facial oil contains bio-dynamic organic ingredients making it the most potent facial oil Eminence has. They call this oil liquid gold as it has a multitude of benefits. This oil can be used on all skin types, including the most sensitive and even oilier skin types! Containing soothing, anti-inflammatory ingredients and rich oils such as sesame and olive Oil. This Bio-dynamic organic facial oil deeply nourishes and hydrates whilst regenerating the skin for a more youthful complexion.

Camellia Glow Solid Face Oil

This facial oil contains the natural gemstone of pink tourmaline which boosts energy, healing and positivity. With Camellia Oil and Marula Oil, this solid face oil melts upon application to nourish, revitalise and rejuvenate the skin. It is packed with antioxidants to protect and prevent free radical damage, the main cause of aging. As this is a solid facial oil it is a great option for those who travel!

Sound Good? Check Out Our Anti-Aging Skincare Product Range and Find the Perfect Skincare Products for Your Skincare Routine

Choosing products that contain a high concentration of active ingredients such as those we have mentioned here will help you to prevent the visible signs of aging in the skin. If this sounds good to you, check out our anti-ageing skincare products to find the perfect skincare product for your skincare routine by clicking here.

Alternatively, if you have any questions or would like to enquire about any of our anti-aging skincare products, contact a member of our team today by using our quick and easy contact form below. You can also get in touch and speak directly with a member of the Skinsmith team today on 01527 834 904 or by emailing us at info@theskinsmith.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.