Combat Wrinkles in Sensitive Skin: A Gentle Approach
When it comes to your skin, you are a sensitive soul?
Building a routine to minimise signs of ageing can feel overwhelming and frustrating for sensitive skin types.
It can feel like options are limited when your reactive skin yells Not.Going.To.Happen at many anti-ageing products.
Having reactive skin may present some challenges, but it doesn't have to be a barrier to reaching your plump and dewy skin care goals.
With supportive ingredients that work with, rather than overwhelm, a reactive complexion, you can minimise fine lines and wrinkles in sensitive skin.
If you have sensitive skin, your skin barrier is weaker than other skin types; this means it is easily susceptible to irritation and often can’t handle potent doses of active ingredients generally suggested to target ageing signs. Retinol or high levels of exfoliating acids are good examples of ingredients that just don’t play nice with sensitive skin.
Instead, let’s take a look at the ingredients that are well-suited to troubled and dry skin to minimise ageing signs and improve overall resilience.
Hydrate: Call in the humectants
Humectant ingredients are incredibly helpful for reactive skin prone to redness.
Not only do they impart a soothing benefit, but by attracting moisture from the atmosphere and binding it to the skin (this is how humectant ingredients work) fine lines and wrinkles are visibly plumped. A lack of hydration in the skin makes signs of ageing more prominent.
In the humectant world, hyaluronic acid reigns supreme with the ability to hold x 1000 its own weight in water.
We recommend: BALANCE Vitamin B Hydrating Serum and REFRESH Balancing Facial Mist
Adding the BALANCE serum to your routine offers a plumping boost for the skin thanks to its cocktail of skin-soaking humectants. We recommend applying the REFRESH mist before other hyaluronic acid products for optimal results. This allows the humectants to use moisture from the mist instead of pulling it from deeper layers of the skin. You can also apply it sporadically throughout the day to revive skin if you are exposed to drying air-conditioning or environmental impacts.
Count on ceramides to combat fine lines
Ceramides are a powerful ingredient to strengthen the skin's protective barrier. A stronger barrier means increased moisture retention, improved visible signs of ageing, and better protection against environmental stress.
Ceramides are naturally produced by the body, but as we age, our natural levels of ceramides tend to decrease. Also, those with sensitive skin tend to have lower levels of ceramides to start with; which is one of the reasons behind a weak barrier.
Luckily, you can help replenish this natural decline by supporting your skin’s biological defences with ceramide-rich products. A healthy skin function ultimately means a more radiant, supple complexion.
We recommend: RENEW Age Defying Moisturiser
RENEW is formulated with a ceramide complex that mimics the natural ceramides, cholesterol, and free fatty acids in your skin, and rapidly repairs the skin barrier, enhances hydration, and reduces skin irritation.
Plump with peptides
Give sensitive skin a youth-boosting pep talk with peptides.
Peptides are short chains of amino acids that play a critical role in the construction of proteins and strengthening the skin barrier. These powerful compounds can penetrate the skin barrier and stimulate collagen production, as well as other essential proteins like elastin and hyaluronic acid. Peptides act like a signalling system in the skin, regulating the different functions and telling the cells to produce collagen and elastin.
With a multi-correctional approach, they not only have a soothing effect but also stimulate collagen production, peptides are a great choice for subduing wrinkles and other signs of ageing in reactive skin.
We recommend: RENEW Age Defying Moisturiser
RENEW is formulated with Sacha Inchi peptides, sourced from the ancient Inca superfood, to help to define the jawline and tighten the eye area. Clinical studies have demonstrated a 45% reduction in skin sagging after 28 days and more than a 20% decrease in skin roughness after 21 days.
Fight fine lines with antioxidants
Wrinkles and fine lines? Antioxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and flavonoids are here to save the day. These marvellous little helpers work together to give our skin's fibroblasts - the collagen-producing cells - a friendly nudge. When you make antioxidants, especially Vitamin C, a part of your daily routine, you're on your way to plumper, more youthful-looking skin.
Our RADIANCE Vitamin C Brightening Serum, CLARIFY Mask, and the NOURISH Facial Oil are packed with antioxidant goodness.
We recommend: The BRIGHTENING Bundle
Stay sun savvy
Remember, the top cause of premature ageing is sun exposure. Finding the right balance between enjoying the sun's benefits and protecting your skin is crucial. To keep your skin looking fabulous, apply a broad-spectrum SPF30+ sunscreen suited to sensitive skin every single day, no matter the weather! Check out our favourite sunscreens here.
Keep it simple
The golden rule for all sensitive skin routines is to keep your routine simple. Too many products and layering active ingredients cause the reactions you want to avoid: redness, inflammation, stinging, breakouts and flaky, dry skin.
Our AGE DEFENCE Bundle gives sensitive skin everything it needs for firming, plumping goodness in a simple yet effective routine without the irritation.
Here’s to supple, calm and radiant skin.