Taking care of ourselves is one of life’s pleasures, and for a long time our only option to keep us looking as fresh as possible was to use anti-ageing creams. Nowadays though we have access to so many options, to help keep us looking as good as we can. The abundance of anti-ageing options available mean that it’s only right to ask, do anti-ageing creams work?
At Nakin our ethos is to look as good as we can. It’s not about looking years younger, instead we promote feeling confident and good about ourselves. For many of us when our skin looks great, we feel great, in the same way that a good hair day does wonders for us. We completely believe in the power of anti-ageing creams, and we take it a step further by producing the best skincare products that we can, so this is why they are as natural as possible.
We know that lots of people are now opting for invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures, and we can see why with their often immediate lifting and smoothing effects. But some of the ingredients in skincare products can have amazing effects on skin. Take topical Hyaluronic Acid, which appears in every one of our anti-ageing products. It occurs naturally in our bodies and gives cushioning and flexibility. As a naturally-occurring Polysaccharide found in the human body, it acts like a lubricated pillow to our internal systems, including the skin. Part of the super powers that Hyaluronic Acid has are due to its molecules, as they are able to attract and hold more than 1,000 times their weight in water. As we age we are not able to produce as much Hyaluronic Acid naturally, which is one of the reasons skin gets drier with more lines and sagging. So applying it to skin in the form of skincare products helps to plump and increase hydration.
Hibiscus Extract is another of our favourites and we use it in our face serum and eye cream, due to its ability to minimise wrinkles and smooth skin. Although the effect is temporary lasting up to 24 hours, it also delivers nutrients and antioxidants to reduce oxidative damage. It contains Fatty Acids to help the skins cell membranes, Amino Acids for nutrients and superb oxidative protection, as well as Polysaccharides to assist with skin renewal and repair.
There are many beautiful ingredients that we use that are at the forefront of natural anti-ageing science, but even well known ingredients can have wondrous effects on skin. This especially includes plant oils and butters. They are filled with skin loving vitamins and minerals which really condition skin and bring life and a glow, as well as hydrating, calming and soothing.
That’s why Nakin products are packed with exceptional plant botanicals to achieve skin that looks as good as it can for a healthy glow, as well as being natural and kind to skin. Invasive cosmetic procedures just can’t do some of the essential aspects to keeping skin looking amazing, but products can. This includes the essential basics of skin health like cleansing and make-up removal, hydrating skin, delivering nutrients deep down into skin to help repair and rejuvenate, as well as protecting skin from environmental damage like pollution. Just the act of applying a product to the face helps keep it looking great because it’s relaxing and has a massage effect.
The other nice thing about using natural anti-ageing creams, is that you never have to worry about any negative long term effect. There is no risk of skin damage with face creams. Anti-ageing creams don’t actually change your face shape, and natural creams don’t give the toxic build up in our systems that conventional creams can.
Everyone has the right to choose the methods that they prefer and there are so many options including Botox, fillers and lasers. For those that prefer these types of treatments, we always recommend using a practitioner that is qualified, experienced and recommended. Treatments like Botox have only been around for about 15 years, so the potential long term effects are unknown. But in the short term if Botox is not administered properly then the end result could be a face that is not symmetrical or dented, as well as emotionless or with damaged muscles.
Anti-ageing creams do work, but they have their limits. They are unlikely to make us instantly look 20 years younger, but used every day then as the years past they can make us look exceptionally good. It’s all one part of the jigsaw to looking as good as possible - alongside being active, staying hydrated, eating the right foods, protecting skin from the sun and pollution, as well as reducing lifestyle stress.