We’re often fed the narrative that looking youthful – at all costs -should be our number one priority when it comes to beauty.
We’re here to tell you: It shouldn’t. Just because you’ve hit a certain age or noticed some new fine lines, it doesn’t mean you should start to wage war on yourself with anti-ageing products. Beauty is ageless and focusing on health and wellbeing is always going to be the most important thing you can do.
However, your skin and appearance will inevitably change as you age. The secret to embracing these changes and knowing which beauty products will support you best.
One way you can do this is by investing in some healthy-ageing skincare – so you can look and feel your best at any age. Here are some of our favourite healthy aging products that can help you do just that!
Don’t forget to take your vitamins
Vitamins are important for our outsides as well as our insides! Here are some of the best vitamins to apply to your skin to support ageing.
Vitamin A, also known as retinol, helps to accelerate the skins natural healing process, promotes natural moisturising and even helps to support your skin’s immune system. It can also help to smooth the appearance of fine lines and exfoliate.
Here’s a couple of vitamin A products to get you started:
This vegan formula is packed with retinoid and carrot seed oil, which contain high levels of vitamin A and E. Rub it into your skin and leave it overnight to wake up with softer, smoother and visibly healthy skin.
The double-whammy of retinol and hyaluronic acid in this serum is perfect for nourishing ageing skin. These ingredients can help your body naturally produce more collagen – which helps keep our skin bouncy and glowing.
When applying products containing Vitamin A, SPF must be worn to protect the skin from harmful UV rays.
Vitamin C is essential for healthy collagen production in your body – which naturally starts to decline as we age. It also helps you maintain the appearance of an even skin tone by supporting healthy melanin production.
Here are some of our favourite products packed with vitamin C:
The old windows to the soul can be one of the areas in need of a little care as we age, so give them some love with this intense vitamin C eye cream. The vitamin C inside helps to brighten the skin around the eyes and keep them looking plump and soft
The vitamin C in this nourishing serum comes from hand-picked Kuril tea. It can help tone and awaken your skin’s natural radiance while promoting firmness and elasticity.
Hydration is key
Drinking water is important, so you should let your skin have a drink too! Using products containing humectants like hyaluronic acid and glycerine help to attract water to the skin.
Our skin barrier is largely responsible for keeping said water inside, so we also recommend investing in products containing natural fats like ceramides that can help keep your barriers nice and strong.
Better hydrated skin = healthy skin, especially for ageing skin that can sometimes struggle to stay hydrated. Here are some of our favourite hydrating skincare goodies:
As well as promoting your skin’s own collagen production by making sure you’re getting enough vitamin C, you can apply collagen-enriched products too! This collagen from Q+A is made from vegetarian-friendly seaweed, and helps keep your skin hydrated, supple and bright.
One of our favourite ageless beauty products, this advanced serum combines peptides, rosehip oil (a source of vitamin A) and omega-7 fatty acids to keep your skin strong, soft and deeply hydrated.
First this gentle oil deeply cleanses your skin, removing all of your makeup. Then, it steps in to soften and moisturise your skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and rejuvenate your skin. It contains a potent cocktail of vitamins E and F, organic Siberian pine oil and Snow Cladonia hydrolate to deeply nourish your skin.
Stubborn dry lips or scaly patches of skin is enough to knock anybody’s confidence, so give your skin some deep hydration with this papaya ointment. It contains the ceramide shea butter, which can help maintain a healthy skin barrier and keep your skin hydrated.
Put your sun shields up
One of the best things anyone can do for their skin is diligently applying a high-quality SPF product on the daily. UVA and UVB rays can still sneak through the clouds on grey days to wreak havoc on your skin.
Leaving your skin exposed to the sun’s rays can cause serious long-term skin damage, as well as causing your skin to become dehydrated, contributing to accelerated skin ageing and wrinkles, as well as the appearance of hyperpigmentation (dark spots).1
A mineral moisturiser and SPF 15 in one handy package, this day cream is perfect for sun protection all year long. This 100% natural cream is infused with botanical oils, so you can protect your skin while nourishing it at the same time. Use it alongside other vitamin A products to get the full benefits of this wonderful healthy ageing vitamin.
If you’re looking for something a little stronger, REN clean screen has got you covered. Offering SPF 30 broad-spectrum protection, as well as botanical goodies like yellow passion fruit seed extract, makes it nourishing AND protective at the same time.
It’s great for using under makeup or to freshen up your face before you go about your day as it gives you a matte finish and can minimise the appearance of pores.
And there you have it, 10 brilliant healthy ageing products that can help you feel good in your skin, whatever your age. Learn more about healthy ageing here.
Last updated: 22 March 2021