As you reach your 30s, you are probably beginning to notice some major changes in your skin. Additionally, many of the skincare products you use may not be as effective as they used to be. If you’re currently having concerns with aging skin, you may want to start switching to the anti-aging versions of your current product. One of the most important anti-aging skincare products you need to invest in first would be your moisturizer.
Understand your skin’s main concerns
The signs of aging skin can involve a number of concerns; dark spots, wrinkles and sagging skin to name a few. You can’t solely depend on one anti-aging moisturizer to solve each and every one of your skin concerns. With this being said, it is only important that you know what your skin is requiring from your anti-aging moisturizer. For instance, it is quite advisable to use an anti-aging moisturizer infused with peptides and hyaluronic acid if your main concerns are wrinkles and sagging skin. On the other hand, Kojic acid or retinol should be ideal if your main concerns are dark spots and uneven complexion.
Read the label and go through the ingredients list
Many consumers tend to skip going through the ingredients list since it’s undeniably a tedious task to do. Especially when the ingredients list is just too lengthy and with ingredients name that are very hard to read! However, it is very important to check the label especially when you are dealing with anti-aging skincare products. Read the label to know whether the moisturizer features organic or natural ingredients. Avoid synthetic emollients since they can harm your skin. Julia March, founder of N.Y.C.'s Julia March Integral Skin Care, recommends going for natural ingredients that such as aloe vera juice mixed with a few drops of jojoba oil because it offers a lipid barrier to prevent moisture loss.
Do not base solely on the price tag
Price does not always determine the quality of the product. According to Dr. Farid Mostamand, founder of Ageless Derma, “Some brands are more expensive despite featuring the same premium quality ingredients. The reason is some spend more for distribution and marketing hence their hefty price tags. Meanwhile, brands that produce and directly deliver their products to consumers are more affordable.”