Everything You Need to Know About Anti-Ageing Skincare & Ingredients
With so many skincare products on the market, it can be a minefield trying to find one that is right for you, your skin, and your bank account! In this article, we will be delving into anti-ageing skincare, what ingredients you should be looking for, and which are the most effective.
What is Considered an ‘Anti-Ageing’ Product?
Firstly, let’s look at what is actually considered to be an ‘anti-ageing product’. Evident from the name itself, an anti-ageing product is anything that can help to reverse, prolong or decrease natural signs of getting older i.e. wrinkles, sagging skin, loss of skin plumpness, and lack-lustre or thinning hair.
In the skincare industry, these products will typically come in a serum, cream, or supplement form, much like our liquid collagen. All of these will have been both especially and clinically formulated to fight specific signs of ageing
The Anti-Ageing Ingredients You Should Be Looking For
Many anti-ageing products contain a cocktail of natural and chemically derived ingredients, such as:
- Hydroxy Acids
- Ascorbic Acid
- Vitamin C
Some of these ingredients can be used in anti-ageing creams, serums, and supplements to combat various signs of ageing. For example, retinoids (vitamin A) are often used topically to help promote skin renewal and repair sun damage, whereas peptides (which can be ingested) can help to smooth the skin texture by stimulating collagen production.
Here at Revive Collagen, our main anti-ageing ingredient is Type 1 Hydrolysed Marine Collagen. With 8,500-10,000 MG of Type 1 Hydrolysed Marine Collagen per dose, drinking a sachet every day can help to rebuild and restore your collagen levels from the inside out. The main ingredients in our Original liquid collagen drinks are hydrolysed marine collagen, hyaluronic acid, and Aloe Vera juice. This unique formula works to increase the body's production of collagen and hyaluronic acid to fight signs of ageing. The hyaluronic acid works to plump the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whilst improving skin hydration and texture. Paired with Aloe Vera, an effective anti-inflammatory, it can help to moisturise and soothe the skin whilst aiding in the treatment of dry skin or inflammatory skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis.
In addition, our Revive Collagen Enhanced Plus also includes both Vitamin C and retinol, which are renowned for their amazing benefits to the skin! Vitamin C offers antioxidant properties which can help to visibly brighten the skin tone and reduce signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C also contributes toward a normal collagen formation, as well as increased iron absorption which in turn can help provide skin with visible radiance and glow. Retinol promotes skin renewal which helps to increase skin brightness, whilst enhancing our natural collagen production.
Collagen As an Anti-Ageing Ingredient
As our natural production of collagen slows down as we get older, collagen supplements can offer a great solution to help boost and replenish collagen depletion within the body. This is because collagen is an abundant structural protein that is present in our bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and skin (80% of it!). Essentially collagen allows our skin cells to stick to one another, whilst also giving our skin both strength and elasticity. Adding liquid collagen supplements to your daily routine can increase collagen production in the body which can in turn help to decrease the appearance of both fine lines and wrinkles.
What Are the Best Anti-Ageing products
Many of us focus on tackling signs of ageing with a stringent skincare routine that includes multiple topical products, from creams to serums.
However, beauty isn’t just skin deep - what we put into our bodies also has an impact on our skin. This is why you should also consider your diet, ensuring you get enough vitamins and nutrients each day - supplements such as liquid collagen into your routine can be a great way to do this and boost your health and beauty from the inside out.
Why liquid collagen you might ask? Liquid collagen is more easily digested and absorbed into the bloodstream than solid collagen supplements. Absorbing up to 95% of liquid collagen, compared with the 30% to 40% of the collagen in powder or tablet form.
Most liquid collagens are hydrolysed, which means that their largest proteins have already been broken down which saves our bodies time, making them easier to absorb. Liquid collagen supplements are often ready-to-drink and can be used as a daily part of your skincare regime.
Also, our Enhanced Plus Liquid collagen includes an adult's recommended daily intake of Vitamins B6, B12, as well as C, and D which are renowned for their skin-brightening benefits!
As an innovative supplement brand, we’re always looking for the latest advances in skincare, which is why we also include world-class anti-ageing ingredients in our products.
Ground-breaking research is taking place all the time and we’re fascinated by what the future holds for anti-ageing skincare! Take the most recent research by Professor Wolf Reik, of the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, who rejuvenated a 53-year-old woman's skin cells to the same level as those of a 23-year-old!
Although the professor's goal is to eventually discover treatments for age-related ailments such as diabetes, heart disease, and neurological disorders, the implications for potential future anti-aging solutions could be huge. However at this stage, it’s a LONG way off - so perhaps stick to your collagen supplements for now!
Just take a look at our customer's before and after pictures, with hundreds reporting plumper skin, reduced fine lines, and wrinkles, glowing rejuvenated skin, and joints.