How your skin ages is influenced by a number of factors, including your genetics and ethnicity as well as how much time you spend in the sun and how you look after your skin.
And, while ageing is normal and natural, it’s still important to take care of your complexion with nourishing skincare ingredients. It’s also understandable if you’d like to slow down the signs of ageing as much as possible. The good news is that this is possible with skincare.
Here are the skincare ingredients and products that can help you target ageing, nourish skin and increase brightness and radiance.
Anti-ageing skincare ingredients
Two of the main ingredients you’ll want to incorporate into your anti-ageing skincare routine are retinoids and vitamin C. These powerhouse ingredients are widely studied and make a tangible difference to skin with prolonged use.
Retinoids, which are derived from vitamin A, have been proven to help stimulate the production of collagen, prevent fine lines and treat existing wrinkles while also improving skin firmness and treating acne .
While retinoids are a prescription-only treatment, retinol is the over-the-counter version and is also derived from vitamin A.
While the ingredient strength is reduced compared to retinoids, retinol is still incredibly effective. In fact, a study from 2015 found a “significant reduction” in facial wrinkles following 12 weeks of over-the-counter retinol use .
The second star ingredient is vitamin C, which has been shown to help fight wrinkles, promote collagen production and reduce the damage from UV rays while also brightening skin .
Research from 2017 found that using topical vitamin C every day for three months improved the appearance of wrinkles on both the face and neck . The study also found that vitamin C had a positive impact on skin texture and appearance.
The last must-have product in your anti-ageing skincare routine is sunscreen. While retinoids and vitamin C help prevent and treat ageing, sunscreen is incredibly important in protecting your skin against wrinkles, sun spots and loss of elasticity . Consider sunscreen a part of your daily skincare routine!
Revitalise and future-proof your skin with these products
Retinoids, retinol, vitamin C and sunscreen are all anti-ageing superstars and that’s why Software uses these ingredients in many of its formulations. Software offers both prescription and non-prescription products, allowing you to target ageing in a myriad of ways.
Software’s Advanced Ageing Set is your one-stop shop for treating ageing skin. This five-step kit includes all of the non-prescription products you need to cleanse, hydrate, brighten and repair your complexion. The set includes:
- Vitamin C + Ferulic Serum: One of the most potent serums on the market with a full 15% dose of brightening vitamin C. The addition of ferulic acid allows this duo to build and develop collagen for youthful skin.
- Retinol Complex Oil: This lightweight retinol oil hydrates, rejuvenates and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark spots.
- Salicylic Acid Foaming Wash: A gentle exfoliating cleanser that clears away dead skin cells, dirt and skin impurities while balancing, hydrating and repairing the skin barrier.
- Ceramide Repair Balm: This thick moisturising balm supports and restores the skin barrier.
- Daily Sun Defence SPF50+: A lightweight, non-greasy sunscreen that contains UVA and UVB filters, which may help reduce the risk of photoageing, sun spots and some skin cancers.
If you’re ready to step up your ageing treatment, look no further than Software’s Prescription Ageing Cream. Designed by dermatologists using ingredients proven by decades of research, this formula treats wrinkles, pigmentation and uneven skin tone.
Software practitioners consider your skin goals when creating your personalised formula, using clinical-strength ingredients like retinoids, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide. Your custom treatment combines these in tailored dosages for your skin to help reduce wrinkle depth, minimise fine lines, strengthen the skin barrier and create firmer, smoother skin.