Skin Care

The secrets of my anti-aging serum

Growing old is an inevitable part of life and your skin is usually one of the first places you can notice signs of ageing. Wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and sunken in eye contours are all telltale signs of ageing. To combat these very signs of ageing and to preserve youthful skin for longer, skin care companies around the world have introduced different anti-ageing products like creams, masks, and serums. Serums for youthful skin are packed with active ingredients and they quickly gained popularity as an essential part of people’s skincare regime. But what are the benefits of anti-ageing serums that makes them so popular? Read on to learn more.

• Serums hydrate the skin

One of the most popular anti-ageing serum benefits is its hydration power! The first thing a serum does is load the skin with water and, as we all know, hydration is the key to beautiful skin. Its richness in watery components makes the serum ultra-light and allows optimal and fast absorption of active ingredients. Consequently, all other active ingredients in the moisturizing serum have to be hydro-soluble (they must dissolve in water). Serums have a high concentration of hydrating ingredients such as glycerin or high molecular weight hyaluronic acid. One dose of hydration = soft, supple, fresh skin.

• Anti-ageing serums are loaded with Anti-wrinkle active ingredients and volume fillers

Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, obtained by biotechnology, works its way through the skin layers. In the epidermis, it re-plumps the skin with water and volume, but also helps to synthesize native hyaluronic acid by epidermal cells, giving the skin a smooth, plump, and firm appearance. Retinol (derived from vitamin A) helps epidermal cell regeneration. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, which neutralizes free radicals.

Anti-ageing serums may also contain powerful anti-oxidant Resveratrol. In addition to its shielding role, Resveratrol also possesses the ability to increase the skin's natural production of antioxidants. Finally, resveratrol protects skin firmness by preventing the deterioration of support fibres. As resveratrol is very photosensitive, you will need to use a sunscreen with it. Use Pro-Xylane for a total effect. It works on sagging skin, thinning skin, wrinkles and dry skin all at once.

For example, try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Renewing Anti-Ageing Serum with 3 % Pro-Xylane + Adenosine to dramatically reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of ageing. The Laser X3 Renewing Anti-Ageing Serum instantly refines skin texture to reduce wrinkles, boost elasticity, and hydration for a smoother and radiant look. The Laser X3 Anti-Ageing volume filler serum is enriched with highly concentrated actives to provide intense and fast benefits, which reverse the signs of ageing – one of the best anti-ageing serums out there!

And that’s not all. When paired together, different skin care products for anti-ageing complement each other to give you younger looking skin that is smooth, plump, radiant, and hydrated. An anti-ageing tip to get the most out of your serum for youthful skin, is to make sure you adopt a revolumising anti-ageing routine and use unique anti-ageing products for different skin types.

• Anti-ageing serums also target age spots and smooth the skin

Niacinamide and vitamin C regulate the production of melanin, LHA encourage the epidermis to peel, and all of them control the appearance of dark spots on the skin's surface. These make our serums work immediately after application. Silicones smooth the skin surface allowing it to reflect the light. It is a big family of molecules, some of them are pastes, others are powders, and when smartly combined some lead to "soft focus" properties, they leave the skin looking radiant and glowing.

• Anti-ageing serums exfoliate the skin

With time, your skin’s original glow gradually fades away. It becomes dull and rough as fine lines and wrinkles become more visible. Salicylic acid, a common serum active-ingredient is a BHA with some serious exfoliation power that helps preserve youthful skin and bring back the lost radiance. Salicylic acid is a chemical exfoliant that penetrates deep within your skin and mildly exfoliates to refine pores and skin texture. This gentle exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and accelerates skin renewal. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence with brightening salicylic acid penetrates up to 10 skin layers deep to reveal bright, glowing, and youthful skin. The salicylic acid accelerates skin renewal and mildly exfoliates to refine pores and skin texture. Use three to four drops of the Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence twice every day for crystal clear skin with improved moisture retention.

• Anti-ageing serums boost Hyaluronic Acid production!

If you are looking for the best anti-ageing serum for youthful skin, look for serums that contain natural humectants. Hyaluronic Acid is a natural humectant, it acts as a sponge for your skin and can retain up to 1,000 times it’s weight in water, allowing skin to lock in maximum moisture! Post the age of 20, the natural Hyaluronic Acid levels in the dermis of the skin start to drop, resulting in the lack of moisture in the skin. This, in turn, leads to loss of plumpness, dry and dehydrated skin. To treat your skin to its daily dose of Hyaluronic Acid, try the L'Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5 % Hyaluronic Acid Serum; which is a lightweight and non-sticky serum, that helps get instant visible results and see your skin getting better day after day! This hyaluronic acid serum penetrates deep into the skin and instantly hydrates your skin! With regular use, it increase your radiance by upto 42%*!

Serums are one of the most essential anti-ageing products out there! Whether your skin is oily, dry, or normal, there is an anti-ageing serum out there for you! Start using anti-ageing serums from your late 20s or early 30s to maintain your younger-looking skin for longer and delay the onset of the various signs of ageing.