It’s that time of year, my beauties! Time to start thinking about holiday gifts, for others, or for yourself! Have you been good this year? Have you earned a nice little present? Or do you know someone who deserves to be pampered? We’re happy to give you a little help this giving season with some of our favorite KBeauty Gifts! This week we’ll be exploring some fabulous anti-aging skincare, perfect for the more mature lady or gentleman in your life or for those who want to prevent wrinkles down the road.
What To Look For in Anti-Aging Skincare Products
Antioxidants and Vitamins: Antioxidants protect your skin from free radical damage, and many of them have potent and very visible effects when applied to the skin. Some of our favorites include:
- Vitamin E - protects, softens, increases skin elasticity
- Vitamin C - reverses and protects against sun damage, brightens, firms, and increases elasticity
- Green Tea - anti-inflammatory, stimulates cell turnover
- Ginseng - reduces oxidative stress, brightens, increases circulation
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B) - brightens, prevents sun damage and brown spots, anti-inflammatory
- Retinol (Vitamin A) - one of the best proven anti-aging agents, retinol increases the speed of cell turnover (which slows as you age), resulting in softer, younger-looking skin
Peptides: There are many different kinds of peptides (chains of amino acids) that help to smooth away fine lines. For example, palmitoyl tripeptide-5 signals cells to stimulate collagen, elastin, and fibroblast (the underlying “scaffolding” of the skin) production, while acetyl hexapeptide-8 signals neurotransmitters to relax the muscles under the skin (similar to Botox, but without needles) to reduce expression lines.
Skin-identical substances: As we age, we naturally produce fewer of the moisturizing factors that are essential to protecting and softening the skin. Applying products containing ingredients that mimic the humectants in our skin can keep skin smooth and younger-looking. This includes hyaluronic acid, ceramides, triglycerides, cholesterol, sodium PCA, beta-glucan, and more, which draw and hold moisture into the upper layers of the skin.
Growth Factors: Epidermal growth factor (EGF) and its cousin fibroblast growth factor (FGF) are naturally occurring polypeptides (chain of amino acids) in your skin. They communicate with cells to stimulate increased collagen and elastin production, faster wound healing, and smoother skin structure. Many EGF and FGF products are plant-based, like our Swanicoco EGF and FGF serums. Please check out our post on EGF for more information!
Exfoliators: Exfoliation removes the top layer of dead skin, revealing softer, newer skin underneath. Look for AHAs or gentle PHAs that will dissolve the surface dead skin cells without irritating your skin.
Now let's get to the products! All of these anti-aging products contain potent anti-aging ingredients, but still retain a fresh sense of fun. They would make lovely gifts for someone on your gift list!
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A by Bom Eye Serum
The new A by Bom Ultra Time Return Eye Serum is one of our favorite new releases. This eye serum is a powerhouse of anti-aging goodness. It contains a plethora of vitamins, including several forms of vitamin B and vitamin C, as well as anti-aging peptides and a slew of antioxidants and moisturizers. The light, but deeply hydrating formula is perfect for all skin types. You can’t go wrong with this luxurious anti-aging skincare gift!
J.ONE Hana Cream
With the perfectly proportioned balls of the J.ONE Hana Cream, you won’t ever have to wonder how much cream to use again. Each concentrated ball of cream smooshes down and absorbs beautifully into the skin. Featuring three patented peptides, and a host of antioxidants and vitamins to treat wrinkles and increase skin elasticity, the J.ONE Hana Cream is both entertainment and serious anti-aging skincare.
TIAM Aura Peeling Milk Toner and Cream
Exfoliation is essential to achieving those smooth skin goals. The TIAM Aura Peeling Milk Toner and Cream contain both super gentle PHA (poly hydroxy acids) that gently remove dead skin cells without irritating sensitive skin. These products also contain a small amount of glycolic and lactic acids to further exfoliate while staying mild and gentle. The Aura Peeling products are also enriched with milk to nourish and soften your complexion.
For a limited time at our Black Friday sale, get the TIAM Aura Peeling Milk Toner and Cream in a set along with the TIAM Pink Bubble Pack for a special low price!
We hope this helps as you shop for anti-aging skincare! Till next time!