The Grooming Manual
Wrinkles happen. Skin sags. Complexions dull. Despite how youthful and full of energy you may (or may not) feel inside, the reality is that all humans have to go through the aging process. It's intrinsic to your existence. So there's no use in denying it or pretending it can be reversed.
However, that doesn't mean that there's nothing you can do to keep your skin looking its best for years to come. Evidence shows that anti-aging products aid in slowing many of the physical signs of the aging process.
How do they do that? Which ingredients are most effective at combatting aging? And what results can you expect from an anti-aging skincare routine?
How Aging Works
The aging process is constantly at work - whether you like it or not. But most of its effects are not observable since the vast majority of your organs are inside your body. There's one place, though, where aging is obvious: your skin.
There are lots of factors at work in the skin aging process, both intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic factors include genetics, hormones, and cellular metabolism. External factors are major players in skin aging: pollution, chemical exposure, and UV radiation.
Researchers summed up the effects of the aging process on your skin quite well in the journal DermatoEndocrinology:
"Presentation of aging of the entire face is associated with the gravity impact, muscles action, loss of volume, diminishing and redistribution of superficial and deep fat, loss of bony skeleton support what all together lead to the face sagging, changes in shape and contour."
Summed up: you get older, your skin gets saggy, you get wrinkles, and you don't look as young anymore.
How Anti-Aging Skincare Works
Anti-aging skincare products for men are designed with active ingredients that mitigate the principle culprits behind the aging process. Here are some examples.
Researchers have found that an "integral approach preventing wrinkle formation is the reduction of inflammation by topical or systemic antioxidants." For this reason, our anti-aging products are made with the most effective antioxidants proven to be easily absorbed by the skin. Clinical studies show that when vitamins C and E are combined in anti-aging products,"the antioxidative protection is higher… than with the vitamin C or E alone."
Repairing Night Serum
You'll find both vitamin C and vitamin E in our Repairing Night Serum. It's a fast absorbing serum that penetrates deep into the skin to have the maximum anti-aging results: firmer, smoother skin exture and uniform complexion. For the best results, use it each night after washing your face, then follow up with our Revitalizing Anti-Aging Cream.
One of the primary causes of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin sagging is a reduction in collagen and elastin levels in your skin. Collagen and elastin are proteins that make up your skin and give it a firm, elastic quality. As you get older, you produce less of both. This is why the best anti-aging skincare products are made with natural collagen boosters - active ingredients that promote an increased production of collagen and thus firm your skin against wrinkle formation.
One example is vitamin C, specifically L-ascorbic acid. In concentrations of between 5 and 15%, it has been shown to induce "the production of Col-1, and Col-3, as well as enzymes important for the production of collagen."
Protein peptides, also called polypeptides, "are composed of amino acids and can imitate a peptide sequence of molecules such as collagen or elastin. Through topical application, polypeptides have the ability to stimulate collagen synthesis and activate dermal metabolism."
Several of our anti-aging products combine powerful hydrators like aloe, jojoba, and hyaluronic acid with collagen boosting ingredients like vitamin C and protein peptides.
Reviving Day Serum
Use our Reviving Day Serum each morning after washing your face but before applying moisturizer for these benefits:
- Significantly boosts skin elasticity and reduces sagging
- Restores skin's youthful firmness
- Stimulates collagen production for tighter, healthier skin
Restoring Eye Cream
Made with caffeine, protein peptides, and hyaluronic acid, our Restoring Eye Cream:
- Diminishes fine lines and crow's feet around the eyes
- Reduces wrinkles, puffiness, eye bags, and dark circles under the eyes by strengthening the surrounding skin and improving circulation
- Absorbs quickly, leaving no greasy residue or shine
UV radiation is by far the biggest external contributor to the aging process. Of all the things you can do to slow down the aging process, the American Academy of Dermatology Association recommends using an SPF product daily as #1. Make sure to choose a broad spectrum product that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
Daily Defense Face Moisturizer with SPF 20
Unfortunately, some of the common ingredients in sunscreens have come under scrutiny for their potentially negative effects. For that reason, our Daily Defense Face Moisturizer with SPF 20 is designed with safe, effective ingredients only, including zinc oxide, green tea extract, and vitamin E. It combines the sun protection of an SPF product with the hydrating, smoothing benefits of a daily moisturizer.
Enjoy the Results of Your Anti-Aging Routine
No, skincare can't stop the clock and save you from getting older. But yes, using the right anti-aging products can have a significant impact on the degree and speed of your personal aging process. Reduced wrinkles, firmer skin, and a smoother texture can all be yours when you consistently use products with antioxidants, collagen boosters, and UV blocking ingredients.