What is the best skin care product for anti-ageing?
It's all about using the right products.... The problem is 99% of skincare products do very little to combat skin ageing. ...they are sold on the packaging and big fat lies.
The main source of ageing (and I mean 80-90% of ageing) to cells, which includes skin cells, collage, fibres and elastins, is free radical oxidative stress. What is that? Well, all cellular structures suffer from damage caused by substances which attack cell fibres which in turn causes distortion to fibres thus not returning back to normal and cell reduction, especially what’s called mitochondria cell with further thinning of collagen fibres. This in turn ages the skin prematurely causing lines, wrinkles, sagging, loss of tightness and dryness.
What causes this is almost naturally occurring but other things cause it to be escalated i.e. pollution/ UVA light/ contact with synthetic chemicals.
So what do I mean by UVA light and does using a sunblock/ SPF stop that? NO is the answer because (1) spf's are actually a huge pollutant to humans as the chemicals in them cause further damage and even increase the oxidative stress to cells and (2) the same with chemicals in make-up and skincare/ personal care products which are mostly synthetic chemicals (3) and indeed all the air bound pollutants the skin has to cope with.
SPFs also stop humans absorbing the most important vitamin – vitamin D.
So, using an SPF does not stop you ageing the skin prematurely, in fact, it speeds it up, but also so does using synthetic chemical skincare products. All in all most people are compounding damage by using products which use all the synthetic chemicals. But what about skin cancer I hear you say, don’t I need to use an SPF? For more info on this topic click on this link and hear what John Hamilton has to say https://essentially-yours.co.uk/blog/are-sun-creams-spfs-safe-/
What does protect you? What does restore collagen and make elastins bounce back to normal? Well, it’s about anti-oxidants which counteract the damage caused by free radicals, UVA damage and pollutants. Anti-oxidants give your skin a barrier of protection but for them to work they have to be present or around what’s being protected. That’s where natural oils work best; they are a pure molecule, more potent than creams, gels and serums. The oils we use are unadulterated liquid antioxidants which can (a) get to where they need to be unlike creams and serums (for more info watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=DknEJ492qX)
and (b) are natural containing nearly every vitamin and amino acid in a very potent form, more than creams/serums do.
Our oils are the building blocks of collagen and cell restoration. That is not to say that serums/ gels /creams don’t have a role to play but in terms of anti-ageing it's almost nothing.
I suspect that you are using products that are promoted as natural but that actually contain synthetic chemicals and you will not seeing a significant change in your skin. When you change over to naturals you will see this change dramatically.
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May 2019, John Hamilton
(John Hamilton has been involved in the anti-ageing process using botanical plant compounds for the last 20 years in Dermatology. More recently he has begun working in the field of Gerontology using and working with many university research departments looking at cell decay and how to slow or stop the ageing process).