These Anti-Aging Products Will Make Your Mom Proud!
What is Retinol & Why is it So Critical for Anti-Aging?
Let’s face it, anti-aging is important for everyone. Seriously, who likes the effects of aging on the body? From hair loss, to dull skin, to unexplained pain caused by doing routine things, such as: walking and yawning – aging is a pain in the butt. Pun intended. The reality is this: a lot of what happens with our bodies depends heavily on genetics. For those of us who aren’t blessed with pretty genes, we have to invest a lot more time and money on maintenance. The cosmetics industry isn’t a billion-dollar industry by coincidence, ladies and gents. If you’re as obsessed with anti-aging products as we are, you probably heard about retinol and use retinoic products. If you haven’t heard about retinol, well, don’t miss out on the holy grail of skin care any longer!
What is retinol?
So, what exactly is retinol? Retinol.com describes it as a fancy term for Vitamin A. Yes, it’s the same Vitamin A that is commonly found in carrots and meant to boost your vision! Retinol promotes healthy cell turnover and acts as a super exfoliant; unclogging your pores and helping other skin care products to work better. Why are unclogged pores so important for skin care? Well, clogged pores are a breeding ground for cystic acne breakouts! Not only does retinol reduce these breakouts, but it reduces the formation of acne scars, too. Apart from being acne’s worst nightmare, it turns out that retinols improve signs of aging or treat wrinkles! Ever since this discovery, dermatologists have touted retinols as a key ingredient for anti-aging. Most retinol products stimulate collagen production which is critical for giving you that plump, youthful glow worn by so many of your favorite celebrities.
More benefits of retinol
Not quite sold yet? Here are a list of things retinoic acid does to promote anti-aging:
- Fade age and sunspots
- Reduce wrinkles
- Fade hyper-pigmentation
- Hydrate skin
- Reduce large pores
- Even out skin tone
In other words, if you’ve been trying a million and one skin care products that have not worked, maybe you need to highly consider adding a retinol product to your skincare routine. If you are able to make the investment, visit your dermatologist for a prescription or purchase one over the counter.
If you’re searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift (that keeps on giving), consider giving your mom the gift of healthy, glowing skin! She will love you for it. Here are some retinol products we have our eyes on:
Youthful & Luminous Skin Regimen by Luvanti
We are excited to get our hands on this epic trio that Luvanti, not coincidentally, refers to as the Fountain of Youth collection. This trio which includes an illuminating cleanser, hygroscopic retinol cream, and hydrator comes together to create that youthful appeal we all want! This collection boasts barrier function, prevents tissue deterioration, expedites wound healing, and combats hyper-pigmentation.
Side note: we may or may not be doing a Luvanti giveaway soon. Stay tuned!
Genaissance de la Mer The Serum Essence by La Mer
Yes, the price tag is hefty, but based on La Mer’s product reviews, it just might be worth the investment. La Mer doesn’t even bother fluffing its product description – because the product does all the talking. All you need to know is that for $640, you’re about to look at least 10 years younger – no fine lines, wrinkles, or problems, period!
Get Even™ Kit – Limited Edition by Drunk Elephant
Don’t get mad at your skin’s problems, get even with Drunk Elephant’s limited edition anti-aging kit. Now, if you spend a lot of time at Sephora (we’re assuming you do), you’re probably well acquainted with this popular brand. The kit contains five products that target all your aging problems, including a 1% vegan retinol cream. If you’re looking for an affordable yet effective option, this is certainly the route to go.
Intensive Brightening Treatment: 0.5% Pure Retinol Night by PCA Skin
Now, before we mention anything about this product, we highly recommend you see a dermatologist before using it. Yes, you can purchase over the counter, but this product can be very potent and needs to be used correctly. If you have hyper-pigmentation, acne scars, and other stubborn imperfections, this retinol cream will drag them to hell, but not back.