You may not think that anti-ageing is a skincare priority at the moment because you haven’t seen obvious signs of ageing yet. However, we don’t look older overnight; signs of ageing accumulate over time and most people won’t notice they’ve developed signs of ageing until they look at photos taken a few years ago or when someone who hasn’t seen you in a while make a candid comment about how you look.
This is why you have to start before any visible signs develop, to prevent them from appearing in the first place. Whatever your age, anti-ageing solutions are something you should probably keep an eye out for, if you’re not already actively using them. We round up some notable anti-ageing products to try.
1. Bella Time Invest Moisture Mask Balm
Much like saving for the future, Bella’s Time Invest range of anti-ageing products is meant to be seen as an investment during your youthful years in order to look great decades down the line. The star product of this range, the Moisture Mask Balm, has a potent formulation that fortifies your skin’s protective layers, plumping it up for a smoother look and hydrating it to its deeper layers. It can be used for face and body, and is safe even on the most sensitive skin.
Bella Time Invest Moisture Mask Balm (50ml) retails for SGD 100 at Bella boutiques.
2. L’Occitane Divine Youth Oil
Made from the Immortelle flowers from the sunny lands of Corsica, this is the Immortelle Divine Anti-Ageing range from L’Occitane. The youth oil can be applied by itself before serum and moisturiser, or you can mix it together with your serum for a glowing, nourished look. This is a dry oil, which means it has a lightweight, silky texture that dries down to a non-oily finish. Your skin will appear firmer, as if it’s plumped from within.
L’Occitane Divine Youth Oil (30ml) retails for SGD 178 at L’Occitane boutiques.
You’ve probably heard of Bio-Oil, used for scars, stretch marks, and uneven skin tone. Did you also know that they can be used for treating ageing and dehydrated skin as well? Bio-Oil contains a hydrating blend of vitamins A & E, and natural plant oils such as lavender, calendula, rosemary and chamomile. It is suitable for use on sensitive skin, being hypoallergenic and non-acnegenic (not causing acne).
Bio-Oil retails from SGD 15.50 upwards at leadng pharmacies, selected departmental stores and hospitals.
4. Herb Farm Revitalising Face Mask
This new player on the scene was founded in 1993 by herbalist Lynn Kirkland, and hails from New Zealand. Its products are said to be 100% natural and handcrafted on-site in their specialised manufacturing facility to ensure the highest quality natural skincare possible. Their Revitalising Face Mask, which helps with plumping the skin and softening fine lines, is made with rich clays and seaweed extract to provide nutrients essential for your skin’s health, helping it to regain its radiance.
The Herb Farm Revitalising Face Mask (50ml) retails for SGD 39 at leading pharmacies and drugstores.
5. Astalift White Bright Lotion
This improved formula of an old favourite now contains ferulic acid, which is derived from rice and is a strong antioxidant to help prevent or slow down collagen degeneration, preserving your skin’s youthful bounciness. It continues to include Nano AMA, a Centella Asiatica extract that not only hydrates the skin, but promotes skin whitening by enhancing breakdown of melanin, and also Nano Astaxanthin, nano-sized particles from Fujifilm’s proprietary technology that helps to firm up the skin.
Astalift White Bright Lotion (130ml) retails for SGD 64 at Astalift stores and counters and selected pharmacies.
6. L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Supreme Regenerating Eye Care
This revolutionary eye cream is an all-in-one formula that targets all five key signs of ageing eyes, namely: crow’s feet, fine line, dark circles, eye bags and sagging eye lids. It contains a concentrated amount of antioxidant Natecium DHC to brighten up and rejuvenate the eye area. The cream is also applied with a smooth-tip metal applicator that will perk you up in the morning and give you that refreshing boost of coolness as you apply the goodness underneath your eyes.
L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Supreme Regenerating Eye Care retails for SGD 42 at all leading pharmacies, super and hyper markets and beauty marts.
7. Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask
Each sheet of these masks contains one-third bottle of Sulwhasoo’s best-selling First Care Activating Serum EX, which provides intensively balancing effects for your skin. Your skin will feel instantly moisturised and soothed after use. The mask uses Sulwhasoo’s special formula, the JAUM Balancing Complex™, the product of 50 years of studies into skin rebalancing.
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