Mature skin is often given connotations far more negative than positive. We believe there is no crime or shame in this natural process, and instead look to provide nourishing skincare to help support your skin through this stage of life, rather than declaring ourselves “anti-ageing”. Your skin at 50 will need slightly different attention than it did at 20, with optimised ingredients to support your skin barrier and encourage the production of proteins that will start to slow down in later life. Here are a few of the best skincare ingredients for mature skin that you might want to add to your daily regimen.
Look Out For These 5 Ingredients When Caring For Mature Skin
Deriving from Vitamin A, retinoids are potent and powerful ingredients for skin renewal. Taking pride of place in many mature skincare routines, retinol products help with the following:
- Collagen production - retinoids help boost natural collagen production, which starts to drop in your mid-twenties. Regular use of retinol can help to alleviate fine lines and wrinkles while boosting skin elasticity.
- Texture improvement - this ingredient also helps smooth out uneven areas of textured skin through increased skin cell renewal.
If you’re new to the world of retinoids, we recommend starting slowly. Often the skin has to go through an adjustment period to acclimatise to this power ingredient, so introduce lower concentrations gradually. For those concerned about sensitivity, we recommend the ingredient Bakuchiol, often hailed as “nature's retinol”, providing the same support to mature skin, without all the irritation.
Skincare for older skin can be revolutionised by active ingredients like Vitamin C. A powerful antioxidant, this vitamin is coveted for its ability to brighten and protect:
- Antioxidant protection - a potent vitamin, this ingredient gives powerful antioxidant protection from free radicals, preventing further signs of ageing in mature skin.
- Brightens for radiance - vitamin C has excellent skin brightening properties, fading sun spots and hyperpigmentation faster in later life.
You can get your daily dose of skincare vitamin C in moisturisers, creams and serums. For optimum results, we recommend sourcing this ingredient within serums, as this is where you will find the highest concentrations.
As you grow older, you might find your skin becomes drier and struggles to shed dead skin as efficiently as it did before. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are active ingredients that help with exfoliation, and here’s why glycolic acid is our personal favourite:
- Gentle exfoliation - as a chemical exfoliant, glycolic acid works to buff away dead cells, removing a buildup of rough, textured skin and promoting increased cell turnover.
- Encourages collagen and elastin - regular use of glycolic can also help to reduce common signs of ageing by encouraging the production of elastin and collagen in mature skin.
As with other active ingredients, an AHA like glycolic acid should be introduced into your mature skincare routine gradually, or in low concentrations. We made sure to include a gentle yet powerful dose of glycolic acid in our gel cleanser, revealing daily radiance for all skins.
As we get older, our skin becomes more susceptible to environmental damage, meaning we need to amp up the use of antioxidants in our daily routines. These ingredients help to support mature skin by:
- Free radical protection - antioxidants work like a protection system to neutralise free radicals that accelerate the skin's ageing process.
- Reduced inflammation - these ingredients can also have soothing, anti-inflammatory properties, helpful to mature skin that is prone to redness or sensitivity from a weakened skin barrier.
So where can you find these magical ingredients you ask? Antioxidants come in various forms, including the likes of green tea extract and vitamins E and C. We’ve made sure to use plenty in our nourishing skincare range.
Hemp Seed Oil
One of the biggest struggles for mature skin is hydration. As we age, our skin becomes drier because our skin barrier weakens, meaning we can’t retain moisture as easily. Hemp seed oil is a natural ingredient, packed with fatty acids and vitamins for moisturised skin. Here’s a few reasons it’s our star ingredient:
- Hydrating properties - rich in essential fatty acids, particularly omega-3 and omega-6, hemp seed oil helps to add sustained moisture and hydration to thirsty mature skin. This extra hit of hydration also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Non-comedogenic - this natural oil has a low comedogenic rating, meaning it won’t clog pores and cause breakouts. We recognise that even mature skin can be prone to acne, and including this oil helps to support a healthy, spot-free complexion.
Hemp seed oil serves as the foundation ingredient for our entire range here at Alivio Wellness, and you can find a healthy dose in every formula. The oil we use is Austariallian-sourced and cold-pressed to retain nutrients and potency. It’s also a sustainable crop that allows us to create effective skincare with limited environmental impact.
Mature Skincare Made Simple With Alivio Wellness
With the busyness of our daily lives, we believe that skincare should be a self-care escape, using simplified routines suited to your needs. Each product in our range serves as a gentle support system for mature skin in need of a little more TLC. Using formulas crafted with nourishing, soothing and rejuvenating natural ingredients, our innovative collection promises to help you fall in love with your skin, at any and every age.