Anti-aging seems to be the buzzword of skincare right now and with thousands of products promising to deliver smooth, wrinkle-free, and youthful looking skin it can be hard to decide which products you really need.
We have tried and tested more products than we can count to bring you the 4 that we believe you truly need in your anti-aging night-time skincare routine.
Product 1 : A makeup removal cloth
Makeup removal is essential to making sure your skin looks younger for longer. According to Dr Robins Ashinoff Overnight, Director of Cosmetic Dermatology at Hackensack Medical Centre in New Jersey, the skin needs oxygen to repair itself and sleeping with your makeup on deprives it of this vital nutrient. “When makeup is left on, it blocks the natural exfoliating process, which can leave your skin looking dull”. Yikes!
Our favorite way to remove our makeup is the Simply Essential Makeup Remover Cloths. They are reusable and don’t require any makeup remover to work their magic which means they are much better for the environment and you don’t have to use any harsh makeup removers on your skin.
Product 2: An anti-ageing cleanser
Research shows that cleansing your skin before bed is essential for anti-aging.
Cleansing is so important because the lack of sebum on the skin's surface allows bacteria to penetrate the follicles creating inflammation causing acne. Proper skin cleansing clears pores of debris to prevent dirt build-up, allowing the sebum oil to reach the skin surface unimpeded; decreasing the chances of a breakout.
Not only this but because natural blood flow in the skin is higher at night time, absorption and penetration of skincare is higher. This means that if you are applying antiaging products at night without cleansing, less of the essential anti-aging ingredients are being absorbed and allowed to work their magic!
We love the Skin Physics Dragon’s Blood 3 in 1 Advanced Treatment Cleanser because it is a cleaner, exfoliator, and moisturizer all in one while being packed with 7 natural fruit AHAs including bilberry and sugar cane plus hero ingredient Dragon's Blood to soothe sensitive and stressed skin.
Product 3: An anti-aging serums
Serums are amazing for anti-aging because they are made up of small molecules that can penetrate deeply into the skin and deliver a high concentration of active ingredients.
Our favorite anti-aging serum is the Skin Physics OXYGEN-C Immediate Eye Lift Serum which instantly delivers revitalizing oxygen, essential hydration, and tightens skin to smooth away wrinkles!
Product 4: A night cream
One thing I always used to wonder was, is there really a difference between my daily moisturizer and a night cream? The easy answer is yes.
Although your daily moisturizer will add hydration to your skin, night creams are more effective due to them being formulated with slow releasing ingredients to aid your skin in repair, cell renewal, and moisture replenishment while we sleep. They also contain the highest concentrations of anti-aging compounds which makes them an essential part of our night-time skincare routine.
Our favorite night cream is the Skin Physics Dragon's Blood Ultra Plumping Night Cream because of its four miracle ingredients that all help to give it the amazing results that it does:
- Pure retinol microcapsules refine texture, reduce lines, discoloration, age spots and maintain firmness.
- Hyaluronic acid molecules can hold up to 1,000 times their own weight in water. The vectorized hyaluronic acid in our cream plumps and redensifies skin, filling the look of wrinkles and delivering unparalleled levels of intense hydration.
- Pomegranate enzymes exfoliate to brighten for noticeable radiance.
- Dragon's blood also works to soothe tired looking skin, so you wake up looking fresher.