Crafting an Anti-Aging Routine with just 4 Key Ingredients
Mature skin, (first) wrinkles, fine lines, dull complexion, dehydrated skin or sagging skin… The effects of time are not kind to us and often reflect our age. But no panic ! When using the right products and doing the right things, you will be able to fight against age signs.
Did you know ? It is not only the time passing that determines the soupleness and tonicity of the skin, but also its visual aspect. There can be many factors as : genetics, hormones, lifestyle, sun exposure, etc…
Why use anti-ageing products in one’s routine?
The first signs of ageing usually appear around the age of 30. We often advise to start applying anti-ageing skincare products at the age of 25. It is from that moment that collagen production lowers down.
But the real signs of skin maturity appear around menopause. The hormones drop linked to this specific time leads to skin dehydration and a loss of firmness. The face oval is less maintained and wrinkles and brown spots might appear. But again, no panic ! You can limit the ageing signs adopting skin routine “saviors”.
Besides from adopting a healthy lifestyle as soon as possible (food, hydration, sleep, physical activity, limit alcohol consumption and smoking, etc) you can choose to have a natural anti-ageing routine with adapted skincare products and most of all….organic. You can then forget silicones that will hide ageing effects without treating them. What is important is to take care of your skin effectively and sustainably.
Natural and anti-ageing ingredients and products
In the domain of organic cosmetics there are a lot of ingredients that enable fighting efficiently against ageing signs. Among them, prickly pear seed oil, argan oil, musk rose oil, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, retinol, vegetable collagen but also coenzyme Q10. There are many ingredients of natural origin to fight against skin ageing !
But what is an anti-ageing ingredient?
An anti-ageing ingredient is intended to limit the signs of skin ageing. It reduces wrinkles, fine lines, brown spots, the loss of radiance, elasticity but also skin dehydration. Anti-ageing products that contain this type of ingredients can be used to prevent or to treat these issues.
Let’s have a look at the most renowned natural anti-ageing ingredients !
Argan oil nourishes, protects and revitalises the skin. It is rich in vitamin E (antioxidant) and in sterols (which stimulate cell membranes). Rich in essential fatty acids, it has high levels of omegas 6 and 9. Omegas 9 are good for skin elasticity and prevent skin premature ageing while omegas 6 diminish skin water loss.
➔ Musk rose oil
Musk rose oil, also known as rosa mosqueta oil, enables cell regeneration and improves skin suppleness and elasticity. It improves collagen synthesis, protects the skin from free radicals and helps preventing wrinkles. It also has positive benefits on brown spots.
Prickly pear seed oil has many benefits for the skin. Its richness in vitamin E, omega-6 and sterols enables this oil to be the perfect ingredient to fight against free radicals, responsible for skin aging. The concentration of sterols is much higher than the one in argan oil, which is also recommended to prevent skin aging. Its high concentration of omega-6 helps prickly pear seed oil effectively fight against skin dehydration.
➔ Hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its weight of water, which shows its super hydrating power ! It is naturally present in our skin, but its concentration lowers drastically over time. It helps maintain the hydration, elasticity and suppleness of the skin, while plumping it and giving it a smoother appearance. Indeed, it does the same as a sponge would do. Hyaluronic acid also stimulates collagen production and skin cells’ renewal.
Prevent ageing by cleansing the skin
It’s important to have a gentle and effective daily skincare routine. Cleansing the skin, using a tonic and applying nourishing treatments will be the perfect routine to naturally fight against ageing !
In order to prepare your skin, the first step is to clean it properly. A skin cleaned on a regular basis will naturally look better. Even if you don’t wear makeup, the pollution, sweat, and impurities that accumulate during the day will not be “great” for your skin.
You can start removing your makeup with vegetable oil and floral water, massaging your face with your fingers. Then clean your skin with a gentle cleanser, such as cold processed soap, which is enriched with nourishing and anti-aging active ingredients (argan oil for example). Apply the soap on your face, rinse with clean water, and dry smoothly with a clean towel. These natural products are great for cleansing the skin softly.
After your skin is clean and dry, apply some toner or floral water to tighten pores. Rose water and orange blossom water are particularly recommended for mature skin. Rose flower water not only smells super good, but it is also known to fight skin aging.
Nourish mature skin with organic products
After cleansing, it’s time to nourish and hydrate your skin. The face of course, but also the neckline and neck, often forgotten, but which also require great attention and care.
Apply an organic anti-aging serum by rubbing a few drops between your hands. “Heating” the product will help it better penetrate the skin. We advise you to massage your skin for a few minutes to stimulate microcirculation. You may be interested in our anti-aging organic face serum enriched with prickly pear seed oil and raspberry seed oil. The latter is rich in omega 3 and antioxidants, perfect for fighting skin ageing !
Hydrate mature skin with organic products
To finish your skincare routine, apply a nutshell of our organic face cream. It does not contain water. It is actually composed of aloe vera juice and rose flower water, which hydrate the skin deeply. Most face creams contain at least 70% water, but water does not contain active ingredients. The water contained in face creams is used to obtain an emulsion between the different ingredients and provides a creamy texture to the final product. But we decided to use aloe vera juice and rose flower water instead. Our organic face cream has then a higher concentration of active ingredients than a classic face cream has.