Anti-Ageing Skincare – How To Keep Your Skin Youthful and Our Must-Have Products!
Why start an anti-ageing skincare regime now and not later? Because honestly, later is just too late.
We believe that prevention is always better than cure and this is not just applicable in healthcare but also an important principle when it comes to skincare – especially in anti-ageing!
The Culprits of Skin Ageing
The signs of skin ageing usually show up in the form of wrinkles, dark spots, fine lines, loss of firmness and uneven and dull complexions. To prevent these from appearing, it’s important to understand the causes of ageing:
Exposure to the Sun
With Malaysia’s UV rating often going up to 11, our exposure to the sun is far more dangerous than a lot of other countries, worsening the impact on our skin. Exposure to too much sun can accelerate the signs of ageing and development of premature wrinkles, so be sure your skin is protected both outdoors and indoors! SPF is the key!
Although people with dry skin often appear to have smaller pores, the look of fine line and wrinkles can look more exaggerated. Happy skin is hydrated skin, so it’s essential to load up your skin with all the moisture it needs to help sustain its plumpness and elasticity for longer.
Living in the heart of the city exposes us to a lot of environmental aggressors like pollution and dust, all of which can accelerate the signs of ageing. To prevent its effects, arm your skin with products that protects it from such aggressors.
Building Your Anti-Ageing Skincare Routine
If you’re still struggling to find the right anti-ageing skincare products to incorporate into your routine, we’ve put together a list of all our favourite and must-have anti-ageing products that will keep wrinkles at bay and have skin looking youthful for as long as possible.
SK-II R.N.A. Power Airy Milky Lotion
Powered by PITERATM, the SK-II R.N.A Power Airy Milky Lotion is our anti-ageing favourite! Formulated with their Radical New Age Complex, this rich yet lightweight anti-ageing cream works to improve all signs of ageing for a smoother, tighter and more radiant complexion. Its high molecular polymer structure leaves skin feeling extremely hydrated for hours and hours and is compatible for women with oily skin too! Whether you use it on its own or before makeup application, it’s the perfect base to kick-start your day as we’ve felt it delivers rejuvenated and glowing skin.
Fully maximising the power of PITERATM and for even more optimal results, we strongly recommend pairing the R.N.A Power Airy Milky Lotion with SK-II’s cult favourite Facial Treatment Essence. We start by patting a few drops of the Facial Treatment Essence into the face, then following up with a pea-size amount of the R.N.A Power Airy Milky Lotion – the combination works together to protect skin from environmental aggressors, improve the skin barrier function and help preserve the look of youthful, crystal clear skin too.
Available at SK-II, From RM419
SK-II R.N.A Power Radical New Age Essence
Keep your skin looking youthful and healthy with SK-II R.N.A Power Radical New Age Essence. Packed with countless nourishing ingredients, and of course the legendary PITERATM, this concentrated formula works to refine the texture of your skin for a pore-less, bouncy and youthful appearance. With its Radical New Age Complex working to create the appearance of lengthwise and crosswise firmness, keeping skin looking and feeling resilient has never been easier. For a full-proof anti-ageing skincare routine, we suggest treating yourself and your skin to this serum and include it into your routine by squeezing it in between your Facial Treatment Essence and the R.N.A Power Airy Milky Lotion for optimal anti-ageing power!
Available at SK-II, From RM446
Introduced in 1982, this one-of-a-kind serum gave new meaning to the term “beauty sleep.” Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair has earned its status as a beauty legend and it deserves all the recognition. It works overnight to hydrate the skin and fight to diminish fine lines, wrinkles and ultimately leaves the skin looking radiant in the morning.
Drunk Elephant A-Passioni™ Retinol Cream
This vegan, silicone-free retinol cream is unlike any other and even suited for the most sensitive types of skin. Supercharged with 1% retinol and a fruit cocktail of extracts such as passionfruit, kale, winter cherry and apricot, it promotes skin renewal, boosts collagen production and intensively minimises fine lines and dark spots to reveal vibrant and radiant skin.
Available at Sephora, RM323
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment
This multi-tasking lactic acid treatment is just what you need if you’re looking to achieve smoother and more radiant-looking skin. Formulated with high potency lactic acid, it promises to rapidly exfoliate and boost naturally youthful radiance, while visibly reducing the look of lines, wrinkles and dark spots. It also exfoliates dull, pore-clogging dead skin cells to instantly clarify and clear the skin. Formulated with skin brightening licorice, this super-concentrated treatment will help to reduce the look of age spots and discoloration caused by exposure to the sun, for an evenly toned complexion.
Available at Sephora, RM392
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Formulated with distilled botanical lavender essential oil, this concentrate from Kiehl’s has an added sensorial touch that not only helps skin rejuvenate overnight, but also calms the mind down and prepares it for sleep thanks to the soothing and calming properties. What we love most about this concentrate is that it also works to replenish the skin at night when it is most receptive to repair itself from daily aggressors that are usually the cause of premature ageing.
Available at Kiehl’s, RM240
Dior Capture Youth Age-Defying Glow Booster Illuminating Serum
With all you could ever want already mentioned in the name of the product, this Dior Serum immediately illuminates and restores skin’s radiance. Enriched with Murunga plum and iris extract, this serum is super lightweight and fends off the damage caused by daily environmental aggressors too! Combined with an AHA, it also helps to resurface the skin to brighten the complexion and smooth the skin’s texture.
Available at Sephora, RM386
Chanel Le Lift Masque de Massage
Recontour and firm up the face with Chanel’s Le Lift Masque de Massage. With its rich, creamy texture, this mask instantly moisturises and helps redefine facial contours whilst visibly smoothing lines and wrinkles. Formulated with the LE LIFT collection signature ingredient, 3.5-DA, it intuitively detects individual ageing factors to deliver specific solutions and to help restore skin to its optimal firmness.
Available at Chanel, RM435
Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Treatment
Aesop’s Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Treatment finds the perfect bond between nature and technology. Enriched with nine anti-oxidising actives like parsley seed, blackcurrant seed, rosehip seed and more, it gives the skin the power to fight off free radical aggressors that degarde the skin cells – which cause and speed up the signs of ageing. Perfect for urbanites, it shields skin from all the bad of the environment to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance.
Available at Cult Beauty, RM230
Eve Lom Rescue Mask
When your skin is in need of a little pick-me-up and rejuvenation, we always turn to Eve Lom’s Rescue Mask. Formulated with Camphor, almond and honey-infused Kaolin clay, it deeply cleanses the complexion to revitalise and return it back to full radiance. Whether it’s blotchy skin, irritable break-outs, jet-lag or morning-after puffiness, this hard-working and versatile mask will get your skin back on track.
REN Clean Skincare V-Cense™ Youth Vitality Day Cream
Combating any signs of premature ageing, this day cream from REN Clean skincare is a light daily moisturiser for all skin types, but specially formulated for younger skin. When applied daily, this moisturiser helps to energise and hydrate the skin, while helping it to retain its natural elasticity. Also protecting the skin against harmful free radicals, the early onset of fine lines and wrinkles appears reduced and the skin looks luminous, supple and youthful.
Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate
Proving its effectiveness with math, the Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate serum strengthens skin against daily damage, visible signs of ageing and makes skin 28% stronger in just 1 week! A powerful skin strengthening treatment, it is formulated with antioxidant rich reishi mushroom and iris root extracts, to strengthen skin and restore firmness for more hydrated and resilient skin.
Available at Shiseido, From RM410
Omorovicza Miracle Facial Oil
Keep skin hydrated at all times with this miracle working facial oil from Omorovicza! It has the power to replenish like a rich cream yet absorbs instantly into the skin like a serum. Powered by Bakuchiol, a natural alternative to Retinol (Vitamin A), it works to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by boosting collagen production. Mixed together with Omorovicza’s Patented Healing Concentrate™ it leaves skin feeling firmer, supplier and more youthful.
Dr. Dennis Gross C + Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum
Understanding that environmental aggressors can really take a toll on the skin, this new energy generating serum combines vitamin C with a unique complex that charges skin to keep it fit and tone. With their patented mix of CoQ10, superoxide dismutase, carnitine, niacinamide and more, it recharges skin so it can maximise the vitamin C in the formula to accelerate repair and protection of the skin to brighten and help build collagen for a more luminous and plump complexion.
Available at Sephora, RM332
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Sensitive Dual Concentrate
Already a cult favourite amongst skincare junkies, the Lancome Advanced Genifique serum gets a new upgraded formula. Focusing on harnessing the power of our skin’s microbiome, the new formulation has seven prebiotic and probiotic fractions that provide a vital source of nutrients to balance the skin microbiome to better defend and recover your complexion. Skin is left feeling stronger and visibly younger, with all major signs of youth are visibly improved.
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Face Cream
An overnight fix that’ll help reduce skin stress and fatigue, Fresh’s Lotus Youth Preserve Dreamface cream helps to minimise the visible signs of ageing and maintains the skin’s elasticity and bounce for a youthful and rested appearance. Enriched with concentrated antioxidants and developed with cutting-edge extraction technology to harness the natural power of the living lotus plant, have your skin looking awakened and fresh come the morning time.
Available at Sephora, RM250
Ageing unfortunately is inevitable, but we’re going to do all that we can to prevent and slow down the rate of signs of ageing for as long as possible! Arming ourselves with the best that beauty has to offer in terms of anti-ageing serums and moisturisers, we’re definitely not taking any chances. An initiative that needs to start in your early 20s for optimal success, try to invest in the best ingredients and formulations now, because you only have one face and one skin and you definitely don’t want to mess it up!
This is a sponsored article in partnership with SK-II, all opinions are my own.