We can't rewind the birthdays – and wouldn't want to. But we can give ourselves the gift of looking our best and feeling our best at any – and every – age. That's the beauty of the anti-ageing arena: it's not about turning back the clock. It's about taking care of the skin you're in, one skincare step and treatment at a time.
Speaking of products and treatments, here are the ones we love because they're all PROs and no cons. We like to call these 'the pick of the anti-ageing crop'…
At Your Lips' Service
As we age, our collagen production slows down, which leads to a loss in volume and elasticity of the lips. If you're closer to 50 than 20, you've probably noticed creases and fine lines starting to appear around your mouth, which comes with the 'getting older' territory.
Enter Neostrata Correct Lip Wrinkle Repair – an anti-wrinkle, topical line filler for on and around your lips that contains 5% NeoGlucosamine, a building block for Hyaluronic Acid, which stimulates the visible plumping of fine lines around your mouth. This wonderful, pout-plumping product also contains 3% NeoCitriate, which supports your skin's natural collagen production, increasing volume and new skin cell formation.
In the Absence of a Real-World Fountain of Youth
Lamelle RFM Elixir Cream is the next best thing. This multi-tasking product features a superstar active ingredient: Stem Cell Conditioned Media (SCCM), the ultimate rejuvenating moisturiser. SCCM contains active growth factors, anti-inflammatory cytokines, potent antioxidants, collagen-encouraging peptides, and stem cell-derived exosomes for a powerful anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and pigment-inhibiting moisturiser that's so much more than simply a skincare product; it's a skincare powerhouse.
This proudly South African brand's product write-up says, "This cutting-edge cream delivers the 'liquid essence' of stem cells, incubated in a liquid gel that becomes infused with their regenerative factors after removal. The natural encapsulation technology ensures maximal absorption and optimal results."
A Neck Serum that's Head and Shoulders Above the Rest
SkinCeuticals Tripeptide-R Neck Repair is a corrective treatment specifically for the neck and chest area, which – let's be honest – we all neglect a little more than we should. As we age, it becomes as essential to include our neck and décolleté in our morning and evening skincare routines, and this product is the perfect way to do so.
Firstly, Tripeptide-R Neck Repair (TRNR) addresses visible signs of an ageing neck thanks to the collagen-strengthening ingredient Retinol, which helps reduce skin laxity, creapiness, and sagging. Add the fact that this treatment product combines tri-functional corrective technology with a hydrating delivery system, and you've got an addition to your regime that actively reinforces the delicate skin of your neck and chest to resist ageing.
Say "Hello!" to Heliocare
Applying good sunscreen daily is essential at any age but becomes super-important as we age if we want to age like a fine wine rather than a sun-shriveled grape. Heliocare 360 Age Active Fluid SPF 50 is a broad-spectrum, anti-ageing fluid that protects while preventing visible signs of ageing.
Firstly, it contains Fernblock® – a potent antioxidant that protects your skin against four types of radiation (UVB, UVA, VL, IRA) and blue light from your digital devices. Secondly, its antipollution system and triple anti-ageing complex work together to correct damage caused and prevent future damage. Lastly, adding Hyaluronic Acid to this formula impressively hydrates your skin, helping with firmness. Oh, and it has a delightfully light texture and is fast-absorbing, making it easy to apply and an excellent make-up base. Bonus!
Eye Area Looking Older than Your Years?
Investigate Endybleph for treating droopy eyelids, hooded eyes, lax skin (under and around the eye) or crows' feet. The ideal all-round solution for ageing eyes, EndyBleph is done using the FSR (Fractional Skin Resurfacing) applicator on the EndyMed Pro device – incorporating 3DEEP radiofrequency, controlled micro-resurfacing and dermal heating – resulting in excellent skin resurfacing and skin tightening.
An effective option for both rejuvenation and prejuvenation, a series of EndyBleph treatments tightens and retracts eyelid hoods, tightens and lifts lax skin below the eye, smoothes crow's feet, fine lines and wrinkles, and dials up the radiance and luminosity of the peri-orbital region around the eye.
In the market for an anti-ageing 'miracle'?
Carbon Dioxide Therapy, or Carboxytherapy, is known as "the miracle gas" and has been hailed as the most significant treatment breakthrough since injectables like wrinkle fillers. Worldwide, Carboxytherapy is rapidly becoming known as one of the leading skin rejuvenation treatments because it's safe, minimally invasive and clinically proven to rejuvenate, restore, and recondition the skin – treating wrinkles, laxity, cellulite, fatty deposits and stretch marks. It sounds pretty miraculous to us!