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15 Nov

7 anti-aging serums to put on your wishlist

Written by Kelle Salle

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No skincare routine is complete without a serum. A lot of serums contain the powerful, skin-loving ingredients we know and love such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and azelaic acid. For those who have been using serums for some time, you may have specific skincare goals in mind such as reducing fine lines and wrinkles. A good anti-aging serum can do this and over time, reveal a youthful and radiant complexion.

While incorporating an anti-aging serum into your routine can produce amazing results, it’s important to remember that ageing is normal. We can’t reverse the signs of ageing, the reality is that our skin will change as we get older. On a positive note, there are plenty of great anti-aging serums that can increase the skin’s elasticity levels and reduce the various effects of ageing. Here are some of the anti-aging serums we love: 

Oskia’s Super R Retinoid Capsules

There’s something ritualistic about having a good evening skincare routine in place. If anything, they’re just as important as morning skincare routines. If you are looking for a gentle treatment with a powerful active that can be used at night, Oskia’s Super R Retinoid Capsules are a great choice. With a unique retinoid complex that contains vitamins, botanical actives and anti-oxidations, you’ll wake up in the morning with a firm, plump, youthful and healthy-looking complexion. I have oily/combination skin and I love how light the serum feels. A bonus is that it comes in capsule form, so you’ll only use the amount you need.

CellDerma Youth Restore

Growth factors are set to be the next big skincare trend. They are natural substances made by skin cells that support the repair of damaged skin as a result of ageing. They also work to promote the formation of collagen and elastin to provide firmness and elasticity. According to the brand, the serum can improve skin elasticity by up to 47% and reduce eye wrinkles by up to 46%. It contains some of my favourite actives such as niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. If you want to fight the signs of premature ageing with science-led skincare, you might want to give this game-changing serum a try.

Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Serum

Sometimes taking your skincare routine to the next level might involve investing in one or two gems. It’s safe to say that Dr. Barbara Sturm is one of the pioneers of performance-based skincare. If you’ve used one of her products, you know that it will do exactly what it says on the packaging, and the anti-aging serum is no exception. It supports the skin’s natural regeneration process and fights against damaging lifestyle and environmental effects to minimise the appearance of skin imperfections. Get ready to reveal your best skin yet.

Superfacialist Anti-Aging Serum

A lot of anti-aging serums contain retinol or retinoids. One of the reasons why retinol is such a sought after ingredient is because of its ability to transform the skin. It can target everything from fine lines to hyperpigmentation to acne, however, if you are using it for the first time, ease your way in by starting with lower concentrations first. Another option would be to use a retinol product that is infused with other ingredients such as Vitamin E. This lightweight serum from SuperFacialist increases firmness, elasticity and radiance. It also contains apricot and white tea which improve the skin’s vitality.

Lancome Advanced Genifique Serum

Skin barrier repair has become a hot topic in the skincare world. There are a lot of products in the market that have been formulated with the skin barrier in mind but if you are looking for an anti-aging serum that looks after your skin barrier in the process, look no further than Lancome’s Advanced Genifique Serum. It’s been proven to improve 7 skincare needs including radiance, fine lines, wrinkles and firmness. Although it’s ideal for all skin types, those with oily/combination skin may benefit due to its lightweight texture.

OLE HENRIKSEN Dewtopia 20% Acid Night Treatment

When using anti-aging serums with higher formulations, it’s important to pay attention to how your skin responds. Depending on your skin type, you may find it best to use a serum with a higher formulation every other day, as opposed to every day. If higher formulations work well for your skin, then this serum from the legendary Ole Henriksen is worth splurging on. It contains a powerful acid blend (10% AHAs and 10% PHAs) that work to transform the skin’s texture, revealing a smoother, renewed and brighter complexion.

Goldfaden MD Radiance Repair Daily Renewal Serum

What makes this anti-aging serum so unique is that it’s packed with fortifying and firming ingredients such as plant stem cells, niacinamide, vitamin C and bakuchiol extract. If you want your skin to receive all the nutrients it needs while protecting it against environmental stressors, you might want to give this serum a try. Use it at night and you’ll wake up in the morning with a gorgeous, radiant glow as well as skin that feels plump to the touch.