How Skin Matures… And How an Anti-Ageing Cream Is Your Best Defence

Age with grace, with the help of an anti-ageing cream and regime

There’s no way to avoid the aging process. No amount of money, resources or fame can stop us from growing older. So, it’s important to change our perception of age – to view it as a beautiful process, rather than something to dread. Not everyone gets the opportunity to grow old and experience every part of life’s great journey.

But, you can do it with confidence. Age with grace, with the help of an anti-ageing cream and regime. To be able to make a choice on the best anti-ageing cream for your needs, it’s important to understand how skin matures.

Intrinsic skin aging is natural. Anti-ageing cream slows (and reverses this)

Skin matures over time but the variable is how quickly this occurs. This is why people start anti-ageing creams at different times. There are three layers of the human skin: the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue. The skin’s surface, the epidermis, is rich in keratin and is water-resistant. This is where the dead cells shed and also the layer that exposes dark pigmentation. The epidermis is the layer most anti-ageing creams target.

Our Age IQ day anti-ageing cream protects your skin from oxidative stress which affects the epidermis. It also fights discolouration, uneven skin texture, and binds moisture – all visible on the outer layer. At night, our anti-ageing cream helps transforms tired-looking skin, tightens it, and improves the texture. Again, all addressing ageing factors that are visible.

The second (and thicker) layer is the dermis. It’s composed of nerves, fats, blood vessels, elastin and collagen fibres – the source of your skin’s elasticity. The subcutaneous layer is where the fat is stored. It keeps you warm and holds internal organs in place.

Our anti-ageing cream day/night duo uses TC3-Armour, an exclusive trehalose, glycerin and chia seed extract, that acts as a shield from environmental impurities – helping the epidermis. Sodium hyaluronate, which is already in your skin, binds water to your skin for volume and firmness. This component of our anti-ageing cream supports the dermis. Aloe barbadensis leaf water, another powerful ingredient of our anti-ageing cream is a great source of moisture and hydration.

Collagen production reduces after age 20. Start your anti-ageing cream early

Once you reach the age of 20, your body produces 1% less collagen in the dermis each year (another good reason to start your anti-ageing cream early). The elastin fibres thicken, loosen, and eventually sag and wrinkle. In your 30s, the dermis slows the transfer of moisture to the epidermis. Fat cells start to shrink – leading to dull, thin-looking skin. Collagen production is a thing of the past once you’re 40.

The impact of lifestyle influences. Reduced with an anti-ageing cream

Now you understand how the skin ages, let’s go through a few of the lifestyle implications. Then, you can take measures to protect your skin and keep it from ageing more than it needs to be.

Good news: Extrinsic ageing can be controlled (with a good anti-ageing cream on your shelf and healthy lifestyle choices). It occurs as a thickening of the epidermis, formation of freckles, sunspots, and loss of collagen and elastin. Free radicals promote this chemical change. Biological functions are altered when electrons are pulled from other molecules. Free radicals are usually generated from pollution, smoking, alcohol and UV rays. An anti-ageing cream helps minimise these environmental stressors.

Our Age IQ anti-ageing cream helps address the different stages of ageing… 20, 30, 40 and onwards. We have a suite of products to go with your anti-ageing cream to strengthen your ageing defence armoury.