6 Best Skincare Ingredients for Collagen-Stimulated Mature Skin
When it comes to mature skin, the quest to maintain a youthful radiance is a top priority for many. Collagen, the protein responsible for maintaining skin's elasticity, diminishes with age. However, the skincare industry, backed by innovative scientific research, has unlocked certain potent ingredients that stimulate collagen production, thereby rejuvenating mature skin.
As a US trained dermatologist with 30 years of experience and background in skin research, I have observed and evaluated the transformative power of these ingredients on mature skin. Here, I unravel the six paramount skincare ingredients to consider in your age-defying regimen: for those looking for non-invasive skincare options. Consult with your dermatologist, plastic/cosmetic surgeon or skincare expert regarding combining these skincare ingredients after collagen stimulating procedures, for example laser surgery, fillers, micro-needling, etc to maintain and enhance the effects. Sun protection is essential for best results.
- Vitamin C
- Hyaluronic acid
- AHAs and BHAs
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help to protect collagen from damage. It can also help to stimulate collagen production. My Picks: RE-JUV® Age-Defying Bamboo Charcoal Pore Minimizing Masque and RE-JUV® Super Vitamin C Crème. These are science-backed, non-irritating, age-defying, plant-based, all-natural skincare products designed to defy aging and wrinkles.
Retinol is a Vitamin A derivative known for its ability to stimulate collagen production. It can also help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and fine lines. My earlier research studies showed the benefits of Retinoids on anti-aging and hyperpigmentation. My Pick: Retinol 0.5% in Squalane Serum by The Ordinary. This serum is affordable, effective, and gentle enough for all skin types. Sun protection is important when using Retinol or Retinoids.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that helps to keep skin hydrated and plump. It can also help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. My Pick: Hyaluronic Acid Booster by Paula's Choice. This serum is lightweight, absorbs quickly, and is non-comedogenic (not clog pores).
Peptides are small chains of amino acids that can help to stimulate collagen production. They can also help to improve skin elasticity and firmness. My Pick: Matrixyl 3000 Serum by SkinCeuticals. This serum is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin elasticity.
Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that has several benefits for the skin, including reducing the appearance of wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and enlarged pores. It can also help to improve skin texture and radiance. My Picks: Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Serum by The Ordinary and Niacinamide 5% + firming tripeptide concentrate + pure glycerine 15% by SkinCeuticals. The serums are effective, and non-irritating for most skin types and address early signs of photo-aging.
AHAs and BHAs
Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) are exfoliating acids that can help to improve skin texture and radiance. They can also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. My Pick: Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution by The Ordinary. This toner is gentle enough for daily use and can help improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and texture.
While each ingredient offers specific benefits, synergizing them can lead to radiant, youthful skin. Enter the RE-JUV® Brightening Duo Skincare System, a holistic 2-step regimen that bestows a glowing complexion suitable for all ethnic skin types. This system, which I call my brainchild, is built on decades of wisdom from providing individualized dermatological care, clinical research and medical publications. As a result, these ingredients are specifically formulated to harness the best of these ingredients and when combined enhance the best benefits.
Skincare for mature skin isn't merely about addressing concerns; it's about rejuvenation, prevention and reversal of sun damage and maintaining healthy, youthful skin. And while individual ingredients offer brilliance, a comprehensive system amplifies the results. Consider elevating your skincare journey with the RE-JUV® Brightening Duo Skincare System - where science meets nature, combining my clinical research background and three decades of dermatological and dermatopathology expertise.
Take the step towards radiant skin. Embrace the expertly curated RE-JUV® Brightening Duo Skincare System and witness the transformative power of potent ingredients on your skin. After all, age is but a number; let your skin tell a youthful tale.
Stella M. Bulengo, MD, FAAD, FASDP
Board certified in Dermatology & Dermatopathology
Founder RE-JUV® SKIN MD
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