You know that saying, age is just a number? Well, that might be true in most cases, but not when it comes to your skin.
With factors such as sun damage (inevitable, considering how we live in Singapore) and poor dietary choices in play, there’s no denying that our skin is ageing at an incredibly accelerated rate. Even if you’re in your early 20s!
If you started noticing the formation of smile lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation, well… we hate to break it to you, but your complexion is experiencing pre-mature ageing. Yikes!
Don’t worry, though— not all hope is lost, yet. Here are the ten best anti-ageing products that you should — and can — start on right now, no matter your age!
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- 1. GTNC Vitamin C Snow Powder Essence
- 2. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Water
- 3. Innisfree Jeju Orchid Fluid
- 4. Clarins Double Serum
- 5. Alcheme Personalised Eye Care Serum
- 6. Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream
- 7. Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask
- 8. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream Cleanser
- 9. Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum
- 10. SK-II R.N.A Power Airy Milky Lotion
1. GTNC Vitamin C Snow Powder Essence
In case you didn’t know, vitamin C is one of the most popular antioxidants in the skincare industry known for its superior brightening properties. But the ingredient has also been proven to be good at fighting free radicals and encouraging collagen production, which essentially makes it an anti-ageing powerhouse, if you ask us.
In other words, incorporating a vitamin C-enriched essence like the GTNC Vitamin C Snow Powder Essence to your skincare routine can help brighten your skin, tackle dark spots, and improve skin elasticity.
On top of that, it helps your skin retain moisture to keep dehydration at bay too. All of these benefits are thanks to its use of ascorbyl glucoside, a stable form of vitamin C in the formula, which works on uneven skin tone, blemishes, and wrinkles. The formula is further infused with a blend of collagen as well as extracts of sea fennel and mallotus japonicus bark for added anti-ageing properties.
What’s interesting about this essence is that it first comes in a powder form inside the tiny bottle, which then turns into fast-absorbing liquid the moment you apply it onto your skin. It’s recommended to use the lightweight essence consistently for a month, so that the product can work synergistically with your skin’s renewal cycle to produce visible results.
GTNC Vitamin C Snow Powder Essence retails for S$180 (5g x 4) online. Get a complimentary Aloe Daily Suncream (worth S$18) when you purchase the GTNC Vitamin C Snow Powder Essence. This promotion is ongoing, while stocks last.
2. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Water
If you’re new to anti-ageing products, well, the Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Water is a good place to start. Known to be one of the best anti-ageing products in the market, this one helps moisturise and nourish dry, parched skin effortlessly.
How? It is mostly through its winning formula of Steamed Ginseng Water Concentrate. The rich moisture within raw ginseng water is condensed carefully to combat skin ageing, with it helping to improve skin resilience as well. Sounds like a pretty good investment, if you ask us!
Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Water is available at all Sulwhasoo boutiques as well as its beauty counters in major departmental stores such as Metro and Robinsons. It is also available at Sephora.sg. It retails at S$105.
3. Innisfree Jeju Orchid Fluid
The iconic anti-ageing line from Innisfree has gone through a revamp, recently. Their reformulated range now contains Orchid Elixir 2.0, which is extracted with a minimal level of stress on the plant so that it can deliver maximum effects for your skin. Nice!
Our pick has to be the Innisfree Jeju Orchid Fluid. A product that is completely new to the original Jeju Orchid range, this bad boy is perfect for busy women on the go. It serves as both a moisturiser and toner, with it containing hydrating and firming properties that helps counteract signs of ageing. Plus, it helps soothe red, irritated skin too! Simply pat it on after cleansing, and you’re good to go.
Innisfree Jeju Orchid Fluid is available at all Innisfree outlets and retails at S$34. Innisfree products are also available at Lazada.
4. Clarins Double Serum
An anti-ageing serum that contains all the ingredients that could possibly influence the skin’s youthful qualities? Yup, that’s what you’re getting with the Clarins Double Serum! Regarded to be one of the best anti-ageing products of all time, it now comes with a improved formula that contains turmeric extract.
Apparently, this spice has been found to contain powerful antioxidants, with it helping to protect skin from oxidative stress. You can also expect radiant, brightened skin that is visibly smoother and firmer than before. Visible pores, fine lines, and wrinkles are banished entirely, too! With capabilities like this, it’s no wonder it is considered to be a multi-functioning powerhouse.
Clarins Double Serum is available at all Clarins boutiques and at its beauty counters in major departmental stores such as Metro and Isetan. It retails at S$125 (30ml) and S$170 (50ml). Clarins products are also available at the Clarins website.
5. Alcheme Personalised Eye Care Serum
The first of its kind, the Alcheme Personalised Eye Care Serum contains a made-to-order formula that focuses on your skincare concerns. Say what?! Yup, the product you get is entirely dependent on what issues you’d like to tackle! Think dark circles, saggy eyelids, wrinkles, and crow’s feet.
So, how it works is that an Alcheme Skincare expert will first assess your under-eye area, identifying and addressing any concerns you have. They will then develop a customised, high-performance solution that is meant to tackle said concerns. The best part? The consultation session can be done online effortlessly, either through submitting a selfie or by answering a few questions on which of your concerns are a priority.
Considering how the delicate under-eye region is, finding one that works exclusively for you is definitely ideal. Trust us, youthful looking eyes is just within reach now.
Alcheme Personalised Eye Care Serum is available on its site and retails at S$65 (15ml).
6. Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream
We all know how avocado is one of the most popular (and good for you) superfoods out there, so, naturally, it is great for your skin too!
A top contender when it comes to being one of the best anti-ageing products out there, the Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream is particularly great for those with dry, parched skin. The winning combination of Manuka honey and grape draws moisture to your skin all while neutralising the effects of free radical damage that causes skin ageing, leaving you with glowing, healthy complexion. Hitting your #skincaregoal is a lot likely than you think, now.
Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream is available at selected Guardian stores and Guardian online store and retails at S$11.85.
7. Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask
Sure, gold never goes out of style, but we bet you didn’t know that is actually beneficial for skin, too!
This healing mask actually comes formulated with powerful 24k gold along with a whole host of other skin-nourishing ingredients, such as blackcurrant seed oil and balloon vine extract. The final result? Reinforced skin elasticity, a strengthened skin barrier, and visibly luminous skin that will get heads turning. Now, who says that all that glitters is not gold?
Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask is available at its beauty counter located in Takashimaya Beauty Hall. It retails at S$460. While the retail stores are still closed at the moment, Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask can be purchased from online stores like Cult Beauty and Lookfantastic.
8. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream Cleanser
Maintaining a youthful complexion requires hard work, dedication… and for skin to be at a good moisture level. We can attest to the fact that dry, flaky skin can instantly adds years to the face, so make sure to keep your skin hydrated and well-moisturised.
No idea where to start? Well, you can do so with the Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream Cleanser, which is known to be one of the best anti-ageing products in the market right now. This non-stripping, fragrance-free cleanser gently removes makeup and impurities all whilst boosting your skin’s moisture levels with its winning formula of Hyaluronic acid and Coconut Oil.
Skin that is as soft and bouncy as a cloud? Apparently, it’s more likely than you think!
The Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream Cleanser is available at all Sephora outlets and retails at S$52.
9. Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum
Brighter, firmer skin with the reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is exactly what you’re going to get with the Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum.
Sure, it is pretty new to the market as of now, but we guarantee that it’s rapidly rising amongst the ranks as one of the best anti-ageing products out there. Not only does it fight against free radical damage and help even out your skin tone, it also enhances your skin’s defenses, giving users brighter skin from within. All you need to do? Apply 2-5 drops after toning and before moisturising daily to start seeing drastic results. Sign us up!
The Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum is available at all AsterSpring outlets, as well as several other authorised retailers such as Beauty Esthetic, A&Y Beauty Paradise, and Beauty Star. It is also available at the Dermalogica online store. It retails for S$189.
10. SK-II R.N.A Power Airy Milky Lotion
If you’ve been a fan of the iconic SK-II Radical New Age Power (R.N.A) moisturiser, you may also be interested in the R.N.A Power Airy Milky Lotion. The latter is a lighter, less oily version of the original formulation – making it perfect for those looking for a lightweight anti-ageing solution.
This product is formulated with SK-II’s signature ingredient Pitera, as well as the Radical New Age Complex to help improve multiple signs of ageing, including of skin and wrinkles.
Featuring a fluffy texture that offers intense moisturisation without any oily residue, the non-sticky moisturiser also makes for a good makeup base – which means you can skip one more product in the morning!
SK-II R.N.A Power Airy Milky Lotion retails at S$149 (50g) and S$228 (80g). It is available at all SK-II counters and Sephora.