- Redefined Mom - https://redefinedmom.com -

Best Anti-Aging Skincare Ingredients For 40-Year-Olds

Ever wonder what ingredients SHOULD be in anti-aging skincare? Here are the best anti-aging skincare ingredients for 40-year-olds to make sure you get your money's worth.

Walk into any drugstore, go to the skincare aisle, and you’ll see a mind-boggling array of products promising to make your skin look younger, firmer, brighter, and smoother.

“YES!”, you think to yourself, “I’m going to ninja my way to youthful skin. Miracle in a bottle, baby.”

Then you start reading the labels. And each product seems to have a different list of “active ingredients” which makes it nearly impossible to know which one will work best with your skin.

Faced with so many choices, is it surprising that we just shrug our shoulders and go back to what “mom used to use” and grab a bottle of Olay or Ponds?

No more. You are going to get a great mini-education on the best anti-aging skincare ingredients so that you get your money’s worth out of each bottle.

Best Anti-Aging Skincare Ingredients For 40-Year-Olds

Fine Lines & Wrinkles – Preventative

Ingredients: Broad-spectrum sunscreen; antioxidants serums

In the fight against fine lines and wrinkles, there is no better defense that broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen. Apply it daily (after moisturizers) to face, neck, chest and hands before going outside.

Products containing vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), vitamin B3 (niacin) and green tea can help prevent and repair skin damage.

Product Recommendations:

Fine Lines & Wrinkles – Repair

Ingredient: Retinol

The best bet to treat and repair fine lines and wrinkles are vitamin A derivatives like retinol, which helps keep moisture in the skin.

Product Recommendations:

Fade dark or brown spots

Ingredients: SPF and hydroquinone

Dark spots are caused by damage from the sun’s UV rays. These spots can worsen as with age or with more exposure to the sun. (Like why certain dark spot just come out during the summertime.)

Regular SPF 30 will protect against dark spots becoming darker, while products containing 2 percent hydroquinone are moderately effective at fading age spots. If you can find an SPF 30 sunscreen blended hydroquinone, that is the best because it multi-tasks.

Product Recommendations:

Bags under your eyes

Ingredient: Hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and caffeine

The loss of elasticity and collagen causes skin to sag. Products with hyaluronic acid can help smooth out skin, especially when combined with vitamin C. In addition, when you hydrate the skin with moisturizer, it’s plumper and will appear tighter and more light reflective. Also, if you are looking for a quick fix, products with caffeine help draw water to the surface of the skin, making it temporarily improved.

Product Recommendations:

Puffiness around eyes

Ingredient: Vitamin K

If you have puffiness, use an eye cream with vitamin K because it improves the blood flow in the veins around your eyes. As more blood flows, the puffiness will decrease.

Product Recommendations:

Lift and firm overall skin

Ingredient: Retinol

Retinol boosts skin’s collagen production which helps make the skin look more firm and plump. While retinol is available over the counter, it is wise to discuss which percentage and products have the right concentration and stability for your skin.

Product Recommendations:

Dry and flaky skin

Ingredients: Glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides

When you skin loses water, it can appear flaky and dehydrated. Use a moisturizer with multiple ingredients to increase hydration. Glycerin acts as humectant drawing water to your skin. Hyaluronic acid is a very powerful hydrator. Ceramides hold the moisture in.

Product Recommendations:

Dull skin

Ingredients: Shea butter, cocoa butter, and hemp oil

When your skin is moisturized, light reflects better on it, making it look younger and healthier. Pick moisturizers with these ingredients to help skin have all-day moisture.

Product Recommendations:

Lifestyle Changes for Awesome Skin

Final Advice about Skincare

Does your current skincare have these ingredients? If not, what products are you going to try first?

Other Resources:

Best Anti-Aging Masks & Moisturizers From Drugstores

Best Anti Aging Masks Moisturizers | RedefinedMom.com

Foundation You Should Wear When You Are 40-Years-Old

40 years old? Need more coverage? Here are tips to finding a foundation you should wear when you are 40 years old - so you look beautiful, not like a clown.
Recommended Skin Care Routine When You Are 40-Years-Old

Want great skin in your 40s? It's easy when you use the right products. Here's a recommended skin care routine for 40 year olds that won't break the bank.

Like this article? Make sure to follow my Hair & Beauty For Women Over 35 Board on Pinterest where I share information like this everyday.