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If you’re in your 20s or early 30s, anti-wrinkle skincare may seem like a thing to consider only in the future. But we have some news to share.

Although it is a difficult pill to swallow, our young, supple skin actually begins to show signs of skin ageing in our 20s. While some may argue that ignorance is bliss, we believe that early prevention is key.

After all, understanding the importance of early prevention and selecting the right anti-wrinkle skincare in your early years can make or break your ability to maintain youthful-looking and radiant skin in the long haul.

Spotting the first signs of skin ageing

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Contrary to popular belief, skin ageing does not begin in your 30s or 40s. In fact, the skin begins to show signs of ageing as early as our 20s as collagen production starts to slow down from the age of 25.

While subtle, the first signs of skin ageing serve as an early warning that our skin is gradually losing its youthful resilience.

Fine lines around the eyes, also known as crow’s feet, and cheek wrinkles are frequently among the first signs of skin ageing. These fine lines are caused by repeated facial expressions, which etch themselves into the skin over time.

Another common symptom is a slight loss of elasticity, which causes the skin to bounce back more slowly when gently pinched.

You may also notice a decrease in the skin’s natural radiance as it becomes duller over time, even when you’ve gotten enough sleep. Your pores may also look bigger, and your skin may appear more textured and uneven.

Stress, smoking, diet, lack of sleep, and even environmental factors like pollution and UV exposure can all accelerate skin ageing too.

If you’ve noticed any of these early indications of skin ageing, don’t worry; it’s not too late. Read on to find out what you can do!

How to incorporate anti-wrinkle formulas in your skincare routine

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Because prevention is always easier than cure, incorporating anti-wrinkle formulas into your skincare routine now will become the game changer in maintaining your younger-looking skin.

Anti-wrinkle skincare products frequently contain ingredients such as retinol and hyaluronic acid to help stimulate collagen production, improve skin texture, provide intense hydration and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

With the early intervention of establishing a consistent anti-wrinkle skincare routine, you will be laying the groundwork for a lifetime of healthy-looking skin!

Remember that your skin is an investment that requires attention and care. You can enjoy the benefits of youthful-looking and radiant skin for years to come if you incorporate anti-wrinkle skincare into your daily routine early on.

An anti-wrinkle skincare range that’s on everyone’s lips

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As the number one dermatologist-recommended skincare brand, Neutrogena® has consistently innovated skincare solutions for consumers, and their newest Rapid Wrinkle Repair® range is a testament to this.

As we all know, while you may achieve your desired baby smooth skin with retinol, there is a chance that you will experience skin irritation and increased skin sensitivity as a result of its harshness.

This is why Neutrogena® has developed over 20 patented technologies on retinol stabilisation enhancements, as well as over 100 clinical studies, to formulate their US-patented uniquely stabilised retinol, which delivers retinol slowly within the skin’s surface to minimise the potential irritation, making it gentle enough for daily use even for retinol beginners.

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Despite its gentle formulation, Neutrogena® Rapid Wrinkle Repair® range delivers powerful results in just seven days* by combining ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid with a glucose complex, a retinol efficacy booster, to reduce signs of skin ageing (such as fine lines, skin dullness, wrinkles, and dark spots).

Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Retinol Eye Cream

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Because we’re constantly exposed to blue light emitted by our electronics, which causes skin cell death, and the skin around our eyes is the thinnest part of our faces, the eye area is usually one of the first places you’ll notice signs of skin ageing, and using an eye cream early on is critical.

Neutrogena® Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Retinol Eye Cream is an excellent choice for your first eye cream due to its gentle formulation and high efficacy.

It contains a powerful combination of pure retinol (vitamin A) and a glucose complex to revitalise the skin around the eyes and smooth fine lines and crow’s feet.

Besides having an oil-free formulation, it is enriched with hyaluronic acid, which will intensely hydrate your eye area and rejuvenate the dry and dull under-eye area.

Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Retinol Regenerating Cream

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The ease of use distinguishes this cream from others on the market. Despite containing retinol, the Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Retinol Regenerating Cream’s uniquely stabilized retinol formulation reduces the potential for skin irritation.

It is also non-comedogenic and oil-free, making it suitable for all skin types and an excellent choice for those looking for their first anti-wrinkle cream.

Applying a pearl-sized amount twice a day to reduce fine lines and deep wrinkles, leaving the skin smoother and younger-looking in seven days*. It also regenerates the overall look of the skin while targeting specific skin ageing concerns like crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and cheek wrinkles.

Because retinol can be drying, it is recommended to use a good moisturiser in combination with any retinol products.
Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Retinol Regenerating Cream is infused with hyaluronic acid, reducing the risk of drying out the skin, even for retinol beginners.

Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Retinol Night Moisturizer

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If your first concern about skin ageing is dull and uneven skin tone, this night moisturiser will help brighten and plump your skin, giving you a youthful-looking, radiant glow!

Because retinol can cause increased sun sensitivity in the skin, this moisturiser is ideal because it is designed for nighttime use to maximise the efficacy of retinol.

In fact, clinical testing on the Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Retinol Night Moisturizer revealed that it reduced fine lines and wrinkles visibly in just seven days*.

It is oil-free, non-comedogenic, and dermatologist tested, making it suitable for all skin types and for daily use.

What we like best is its pump bottle, which is ideal for those concerned about hygiene and eliminates our concern of over-using the required amount!

Where can you get Neutrogena® Rapid Wrinkle Repair® range

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It can be difficult to find retinol products that minimise the potential for skin irritations, but Neutrogena® has accomplished this with their uniquely stabilised retinol formulation, which has the ability to slowly deliver retinol within the skin’s surface without sacrificing efficacy.

However, if you’re new to using retinol, we still recommend incorporating the Neutrogena® Rapid Wrinkle Repair® range into your skincare routine gradually to build tolerance.

You may also experience mild redness, warmth, tingling, or flaking (skin exfoliation), but these symptoms are only temporary and indicate that the products are working!

As with all retinol products, sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF of at least 30 is required during the day and the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Face Lotion Sunscreen SPF50 PA++++ is a perfect combination to use with the Regenerating Cream in the day due to its dry-touch technology and ultra-light texture.

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*Based on an 8-week clinical study during which participants used Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Retinol Regenerating Cream or Night Moisturiser.

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The Neutrogena® Rapid Wrinkle Repair® range retails for S$49.95 and is available at leading retailers in Singapore, such as Watsons, Guardian, Fairprice, Shopee, Lazada, available both online and in stores.

This article is brought to you by Neutrogena.