Here at Lionesse, we take the skin aging process very seriously. It may be a natural part of life, but it’s also completely natural to want to delay the onset of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and loose skin for as long as possible, making anti-aging skincare a must.
So, we’ve done everything we can to help you do exactly that. From cutting-edge ingredients to high-performance products, plus an informative blog filled with tips, tricks, and professional advice on keeping your complexion looking youthful, Lionesse will be right by your side as you work to turn back the clock on your skin.
Must-Have Anti-Aging Ingredients from Lionesse
Let’s face it – with so many different products out there, each one raving about their special blend of ingredients, it’s not always easy to know which ones your skin actually needs.
Fortunately, this isn’t as complicated as it initially seems. Here’s a quick breakdown of the most important anti-aging ingredients you should be using.
One of the biggest issues faced by the skin as it ages is a lack of hydration. As a result, not only do skin cells fail to function properly, meaning that everything from cell regeneration to cell health suffers, but the skin also takes on a dull and sallow appearance. Gone is that plumpness from your earlier years!
This is where hyaluronic acid is a huge game-changer. It’s produced naturally by the body but this declines with age. It’s a humectant, meaning that it draws moisture from the environment around it and then holds onto this. When applied to the skin, it delivers this moisture slowly over time, keeping skin hydration levels consistently topped up.
You’ll find this ingredient in several Lionesse skincare products. However, if you’re just looking for a simple and easy way to keep your skin hydrated, check out the Black Onyx Cream.
It’s common knowledge that vitamin C is a must for a healthy body, but this ingredient is just as important for your skin too. It acts as a powerful antioxidant, meaning that it keeps free radicals at at bay. These free radicals, which are basically damaged molecules, cause havoc in the skin, destroying everything from protein fibers to skin cell DNA.
Vitamin C is available in many forms, and some are more powerful than others. If you’d like to double-up on your vitamin C nourishment, take a look at the White Pearl Vitamin C Serum, which contains two forms of this anti-aging must-have!
Peptides are chains of amino acids that the skin uses to form proteins. There are two proteins in particular that you need your anti-aging skincare routine to preserve; collagen and elastin. Both of these give your skin its structure and firmness from within. As these decline with age, the skin’s structure weakens, which is why you end up with sagging skin and wrinkles.
By feeding your skin with peptides, you’ll be giving it the ingredients it needs to amp up protein production, something else that declines with age.
If anti-aging is your focus, then vitamin A is an ingredient that you need to get acquainted with, and quick. It has a number of effects on the skin; it boosts collagen and elastin production (the two proteins we just mentioned) to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, it speeds up skin cell turnover to give the face a brighter and clearer finish, it regulates oily skin to prevent acne, it fades dark spots and hyperpigmentation…the list really does go on!
Now, vitamin A comes in a few different forms. Some are known for their harsh side effects, which is why we use the milder form of retinyl palmitate. It may not be as fast-acting, but the effects are the same over time, yet you won’t have to deal with the dryness, redness, and irritation that stronger forms usually produce.
Since vitamin A is such a multi-tasker, you’ll find it in a number of Lionesse skincare products. For your eyes, give the Amber Dark Circle Eye Cream a try, whereas your face will love the Golden Sapphire Cream.
Last but not least, let’s talk botanical extracts. Sure, they make a product seem fresh and natural, but they’re important for other reasons too. For starters, they’re a great source of antioxidants. Every plant out there will contain its own unique range. So, the more the merrier!
Are some botanical extracts better than others?
Yes, for sure. Here at Lionesse, we love green tea extract (which you’ll find in the Opal Sheer Shield), coffee extract (which is in the Black Onyx Mask), shea butter (it features in the White Pearl Day Moisturizer), and avocado oil (which you’ll find in the Opal Sheer Shield Melting Mask).
What Do You Really Need in an Anti-Aging Skincare Routine?
Ok, so we’ve discussed some of the many anti-aging ingredients out there, and we’ve also mentioned quite a few products. However, where does all of this fit in when it comes to a realistic skincare routine that isn’t going to take up hours of your time?
Well, we’ll start by saying that, here at Lionesse, we do love those 10-15 step skincare routines that K-beauty made all the rage. But we know that not everyone has time for that. So, read on to learn about which products you truly need in an anti-aging skincare routine, as well as which ones are good for giving your skin an extra boost on occasion.
Cleansers and Toners
While probably the least expensive parts of your skincare routine, a cleanser and a toner are also the most important.
It’s simple – if you don’t clear away all of that dirt and oil on your skin, not to mention the layer of skin cells blocking your pores, then your anti-aging skincare products aren’t going to have much of an effect. Instead of penetrating deeply into your skin, they’ll sit on the surface, eventually evaporating. Or, they could end up mixing with all of those other impurities that are already there. It won’t take long for this to then clog up your pores, leaving you with breakouts.
Lionesse has made it easy to add a new cleanser and toner to your skincare routine with the White Pearl 2 Step Cleansing Kit. It contains a milk cleanser and a purifying toner – everything you need to get your routine off to the right start!
Eye Serums and Creams
You probably didn’t use too many eye care products in your earlier years. After all, why would you? The skin around your eyes was so smooth and fresh, and it seemed as though things would always remain this way.
Sadly, the skin around the eyes is actually much thinner, and therefore more vulnerable to damage, than the skin on the rest of your face. As you age, it’ll be the first area to start showing the visible signs of aging.
The only way to prevent this is with good eye care products. You can either opt for a serum, a cream, or both – it’s completely up to you. Using both would definitely be more beneficial, but even just one would be better than none!
Ok, these are definitely a must-have in every anti-aging routine. Unlike a moisturizer, a face serum is designed without any heavy ingredients. As a result, it’s lighter and thinner in consistency, allowing it to penetrate deeper into the skin where it can then deliver a potent dose of active ingredients.
Whether you use one or three (we wouldn’t recommend going above three – this can start to dilute the ingredients a little too much), make sure that you’ve got a good go-to serum in your anti-aging skincare arsenal.
A moisturizer is another essential basic if you want to beat skin aging, no matter your skin type. As we already discussed, skin hydration levels drop with age. Many assume that a moisturizer’s sole purpose is to add moisture to the skin, but it actually does so much more than this…
A good moisturizer will form a seal over the surface of your skin. This means that all of those hydrating serums you’ve already applied, combined with the hydrating ingredients from your moisturizer, won’t be able to evaporate away. Instead, they’ll be pushed deeper into your skin.
However, finding a moisturizer that does this without leaving your skin feeling greasy, can be challenging. This is why we developed the Lionesse Golden Sapphire Cream. It’s rich in nutrients but isn’t too heavy, making it ideal for both day and night use.
Don’t forget that your moisturizer should always be topped off with SPF during the day! UV rays will destroy the youthful glow in your skin faster than anything else.
We’ve talked about the must-have’s, but there’s so much more to skincare than just that. If you’re ready to take your anti-aging game to the next level, then think about investing in:
We also couldn’t finish without mentioning the instant wrinkle-busting syringes we have here at Lionesse. While their results are temporary, they’re a fantastic topical solution to more invasive cosmetic procedures that produce similar effects. To find out more, check out the Amber New Age Syringe and the Black Onyx Line Eraser.
Want More Anti-Aging Skincare Expertise?
Here at Lionesse, we’ve got your back. We know how frustrating and confidence-zapping the aging process can be, which is why we’re always on hand to help you to get the better of it.
Don’t forget to check out our blog for even more anti-aging tips and advice. You’ll gain insider knowledge on superstar products and ingredients (here’s one you’ve probably not thought about before; pearl powder), and you’ll also be in-the-know when it comes to industry skincare secrets.
Even if you’ve managed to create the ultimate anti-aging skincare routine, it doesn’t end there. Your skin will continue to change as the years go on, meaning that your skincare routine will always need to adapt. For that, you have us – you’ll be able to count on Lionesse to be by your side for every step of your anti-aging skincare journey.