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When Should I Start Using Anti-Aging Products?

23.01.2024 | Skincare

When should I start using anti-aging products?

Let’s talk about aging. It happens to us all, as we grow, as we move through life, our skin is the one constant that’s ever evolving with us. To help support our skin in the best way as it changes, we need to understand how the aging process works and how it affects our skin at different stages because ultimately better knowledge = better decisions.


Understanding the Aging Process

Beginning in your mid-twenties, you start to see the first signs of aging and as you reach your thirties and forties, collagen production, skin cell turnover and natural Hyaluronic Acid in the body starts to significantly decrease. This combined with external factors such as sun damage, pollution, diet, and stress can manifest itself in visible signs on your skin such as fine lines and wrinkles, sagging and loss of skin elasticity. The key here is being proactive with your approach to skincare, always use SPF (whatever the weather) and start to incorporate hydrating and anti-aging products.


Fine Lines: Dehydration vs. Aging

Fine lines may appear because of dehydration, presenting a temporary concern that can be improved by upping your hydration levels with products like Hyaluronic Acid Serum. However, this is different from fine lines caused by aging. Aging lines tend to be deeper and more permanent which need to be approached beyond hydration. To address the underlying causes, it's essential to incorporate products formulated to visibly improve signs of aging.


When to Start Using Bio-Active Ceramide Repairing and Plumping Moisturizer

Maybe you’re late 20s and starting to notice the first signs of aging, or perhaps you’re mid-30s and your skin is feeling a little slacker and there’s a few fine lines where you didn’t used to have them. When you start to notice these signs of change is the ideal time to switch up your skincare. 

A familiar skincare ingredient, Ceramides are known for their ability to form the key building blocks of a healthy skin barrier, but traditionally Ceramides are longer chain molecules which work on the outermost layers of the skin. 

Next-generation Bio-Active Ceramides take the traditional Ceramide to the next level. Going beyond barrier repair to help reset, strengthen, and protect the skin, it provides dual action targeting for both the outer and deeper layers of the skin’s surface. Delivering multi-level support for aging skin it helps accelerate visible skin renewal to improve early signs of aging including fine lines & wrinkles, loss of firmness and dehydration.

Tailoring Your Skincare Routine by Age

Under 25: Boost Your Barrier

For those under 25, focus on protecting your skin's natural barrier. Prioritise hydration to maintain a healthy and strong moisture barrier, laying the foundation for future skin health. Using products like Hyaluronic Acid Serum which is clinically proven to deliver instant hydration* and Bio-Active Ceramide Repairing and Plumping Moisturizer which is clinically proven to provide 24-hr hydration**, can significantly improve your skin’s hydration.

25-32: Future-Proof Your Skin

Between 25 and 32, is the ideal time to start proactively preparing your skin. Focusing on future-proofing your skin now will pay off later. Try adding Bio-Active Ceramide Repairing and Plumping Moisturizer to your routine which is clinically proven to strengthen skin barrier from 1st use**.

32-42: Skin Changes. Own It.

Entering your 30s and 40s, those early signs start to become a little more noticeable. Specially formulated for this exact stage in your skin’s development, Bio-Active Ceramide Repairing and Plumping Moisturizer is clinically proven to firm, plump, and visibly lift skin in 28 days**.

43+: Your Skin’s Next Era

For 43 and above, it's time to support for your skin through this next era. During clinical testing with Bio-Active Ceramide Repairing and Plumping Moisturizer, 100% saw a clinical improvement across 6 key signs of aging, fine lines & wrinkles, plumpness, firmness, lift, elasticity, and barrier function**.

By understanding the aging process early, you can start to take intentional steps to support your skin as it changes. Our products which are specifically formulated for skin aging, can help you confidently navigate this journey.

Skin changes. Own it.

Want to know more about our new Bio-Active Ceramide Repairing and Plumping Moisturizer or have a question on skin aging? We’re here to help! Chat to one of our #askINKEY experts to get the answers you need.

*4-week independent clinical study of 22 people
**4-week clinical study of 20 people.

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Written by one of our askINKEY skincare advisors

Nicole is INKEY's Social Media Assistant and is dedicated to building an inclusive online skincare community. She shares insights and tips to make skincare accessible and enjoyable for all.