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4 terrifying truths behind your skin’s rapid ageing and how you can reverse it

By Lee Lynn
10 August, 2023

If you’ve been on TikTok lately, chances are you’ve come across the viral “aged” filter that’s been sweeping the internet, leaving a whole lot of us in shock and devastation.

Though it may seem a tad exaggerated, you’d be surprised to learn that the filter isn’t too far from a glimpse into our future selves, as confirmed by dermatologists. In fact, Dr Joyce on TikTok and numerous TikTok creators have remarked on their uncanny resemblance to their grandparents!

While ageing is an inherent part of life that shouldn’t be feared, there’s no denying that we all aspire to age gracefully and maintain our best appearance, even as we enter our golden years. Lucky for us, there are ways to combat skin ageing, so read on to find out more!


Breaking it all down! #aging is not bad OBVIOUSLY but taking steps to preserve your skin health is NECESSARY. Genes account for a lot too. #agingwell #agingup #aginggracefully #agingwell #agingskin #dermbypark

♬ vampire – Olivia Rodrigo

4 reasons why your skin is ageing rapidly in your 20s

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Neglecting daily sun protection

Firstly, neglecting daily sun protection exposes our skin to harmful UV rays, one of the primary causes of premature skin ageing. UV rays damage collagen and elastin fibres on our skin, causing wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots to appear earlier than they normally would.

Poor lifestyle habits

Poor lifestyle habits like smoking reduce blood flow to our skin, depriving it of oxygen and nutrients, while alcohol dehydrates our skin and can impair its natural repair processes. Similarly, a poor diet lacking essential nutrients and antioxidants can rob our skin of the necessary building blocks for maintaining its youthful appearance.

Inadequate hydration

Inadequate hydration weakens the skin barrier, leading to increased sensitivity, inflammation, and susceptibility to environmental stressors, causing slower cell turnover, delayed repair, and the accumulation of damaged cells, ultimately contributing to wrinkles, fine lines, and a dull complexion associated with skin ageing.

Absence of active anti-ageing ingredients in our skincare

Anti-ageing ingredients are specifically formulated to address common signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, fine lines, loss of elasticity, and uneven skin tone. By omitting these ingredients from our skincare routine, we unintentionally overlook the targeted treatment they provide, which is critical in maintaining a youthful and vibrant complexion!

How can you slow down skin ageing?

Consistent use of sunblock

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To safeguard your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays, it’s crucial to use sunscreen offering broad-spectrum and high sun protection factor (SPF) to enhance your skin’s defence.

Sunscreen serves as a vital protective barrier, shielding your skin from the harmful UV rays – one of the main culprits behind premature skin ageing due to photoageing, where UV radiation breaks down collagen and elastin fibres in your skin to form wrinkles and a loss of elasticity.

UV radiation is also notorious for triggering the appearance of dark spots or patches known as hyperpigmentation, so consistently using sunblock will help prevent skin ageing concerns and preserve your current youthful appearance.

Adopting healthier lifestyle habits

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Adopting healthier lifestyle habits can significantly slow down skin ageing by supporting the skin’s natural rejuvenation processes and mitigating external factors that contribute to premature ageing.

Regular exercise helps to improve blood circulation, enhancing the delivery of essential nutrients and oxygen into your skin, promoting a healthier complexion.

A balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, on the other hand, combats free radicals, which reduces oxidative stress, preventing collagen and elastin in your body from breaking down.

Consistent quality sleep allows your body to repair and regenerate skin cells, enhancing your overall skin health while avoiding harmful habits like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can prevent collagen damage and inflammation.

By adopting these healthier practices, your skin will undoubtedly thank you in the long run as it becomes more resilient and radiant.

Incorporating hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine

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As we age, the skin’s ability to retain moisture diminishes, leading to dehydration and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

If you’re into skincare, you’ll be familiar with hyaluronic acid’s remarkable ability to attract and hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, which helps replenish and retain moisture within the skin’s layers. This results in a plumper, more youthful complexion.

If your skin is well-hydrated, your skin barrier will be enhanced, shielding your skin from environmental stressors like pollution and harsh weather conditions.

This, in turn, helps reduce the risk of collagen and elastin degradation, two essential proteins responsible for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness!

Using anti-ageing skincare products containing niacinamide and peptides

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Anti-ageing powerhouses like niacinamide and peptides possess impressive antioxidant properties, effectively neutralising free radicals and safeguarding your skin from damage caused by environmental stressors like pollution and UV radiation.

By combating free radicals, niacinamide and peptides also reduce oxidative stress, a major contributor to accelerated ageing.

Both ingredients play a crucial role in stimulating collagen production, a protein vital for your skin’s firmness and elasticity. Peptides, acting as messengers, signal your skin to generate more collagen, while niacinamide not only stimulates collagen but also boosts elastin synthesis, resulting in a smoother, healthier, and more youthful appearance.

Niacinamide’s multitasking abilities extend to regulating melanin production, making it effective for minimising hyperpigmentation and promoting an even skin tone. Moreover, it enhances your skin barrier function, maintaining optimal hydration levels for radiant and hydrated skin.

While skincare products with anti-ageing ingredients cannot completely halt the natural ageing process, they can significantly contribute to maintaining a more youthful and healthier-looking complexion! So, let’s find out how we can incorporate these ingredients into our skincare regimen.

The ultimate cream that will reverse signs of ageing

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Embodying three of the anti-ageing powerhouse ingredients we just talked about, Lancôme Rénergie H.P.N. 300-Peptide Cream is a patent-pending innovation that changes the game for anti-ageing skincare.

It has all 3 anti-ageing powerhouse ingredients

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Lancôme Rénergie H.P.N. 300-Peptide Cream delivers immediate hydration, effectively smoothing wrinkles and roughness as it re-plumps the skin.

This incredible feat is achieved through its powerful ingredients: ferment-based hyaluronic acid, obtained through bio-technology, and niacinamide, which also provides soothing properties to promote an even skin tone and reduce dark spots.

But that’s not all – the cream’s true power lies in harnessing the regenerative abilities of peptides naturally found in linseed, lupine, and pea.

In collaboration with international scientists, Lancôme meticulously identified the most potent peptides from thousands, culminating in the ultra-concentrated 300-peptide formula, which serves three essential functions:

  • Carrier peptides boost collagen and elastin, firming and plumping the skin.
  • Inhibitor peptides slow collagen loss and prevent pigmentation.
  • Signal peptides promote skin regeneration, reshaping the skin for improved firmness, elasticity, and reduced wrinkles.

It has clinically proven superior efficacies

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Witnessing the youthful radiance of TikTok creators @luusuebeauty2904 and @ployhungry, you might not have believed it was achievable with just the Rénergie H.P.N. 300-Peptide Cream. However, this effect is a result of an extensive two-year development process, involving 250 formulation trials and over 500 quality controls by Lancôme.

Meticulously crafted, the Rénergie H.P.N. 300-Peptide Cream strikes the perfect balance of oils, butters, and waxes, allowing it to hold a high concentration of ingredients that seamlessly penetrate the skin without leaving any oily finish.

In an unprecedented test, women aged 40 to 59 who used the cream experienced accelerated skin renewal, akin to women aged 20 to 39, showcasing its regenerative properties.

Upon application, the skin experiences nearly a 50% increase in hydration within the first four hours, but the outcomes only continue to impress more after eight weeks of clinical testing*.

Wrinkles witness an impressive correction with a 19.7% reduction, accompanied by a remarkable 26% decrease in fine lines. Similarly, dark spots diminish significantly by 22%, and tone evenness improves by 22%.

Testers also observed uplifting effects on their faces and necks, demonstrating a remarkable 38% increase in firmness, a 35% boost in elasticity, and a substantial 27% decrease in sagginess.

It has an eco-friendly packaging

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Without compromising on safety and performance, Lancôme seamlessly combines eco-friendliness into the Rénergie H.P.N. 300-Peptide Cream by harnessing the power of peptides through green sciences.

Lancôme’s dedication to reducing environmental impact extends to the cream’s eco-luxe jar, meticulously crafted with 30% recycled glass to save 70 tons of glass annually.

Furthermore, with the innovative option to recharge the jar, an impressive 64% of raw material is saved compared to repurchasing a regular jar, equivalent to over 400,000 Rénergie jars.

By choosing Lancôme Rénergie H.P.N. 300-Peptide Cream, you’ll be actively participate in fostering a greener approach to skincare, and you’ll get to embrace eco-friendliness without sacrificing efficacy or indulgence in luxurious skincare!

Where can you purchase the Lancôme Rénergie H.P.N. 300-Peptide Cream?

We understand the distress of witnessing your skin age, but with Lancôme Rénergie H.P.N. 300-Peptide Cream, your skin will be regenerating faster than you age with a perfect balance of efficacy, eco-friendliness, and indulgence.

Embrace the benefits of anti-ageing skincare with Rénergie H.P.N. 300-Peptide Cream today, because your skin deserves the best!

*Based on an eight-week clinical study in which 84 women used Lancôme Rénergie H.P.N. 300-Peptide Cream.

Lancôme Rénergie H.P.N. 300-Peptide Cream retails for S$200 (50ml) and S$165 for its 50ml refill, and is available at Lancôme offline stores, as well as Lancôme e-shop.

This article is brought to you by Lancôme.