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  • Our Favourite Anti-ageing Ingredients

    Our Favourite Anti-ageing Ingredients

    Wouldn't it be wonderful if your skin could remain as it was when you were a child? Fresh, vibrant and full of life, free from wrinkles, age spots and sun damage. Unfortunately, the secrets of time control are yet to be discovered but we have discovered many natural ingredients that can help hold back the years.

    What happens to skin as it ages?

    Even in your early 20's your skin is beginning to change. The natural regeneration processes that occur at a cellular level start to slow and environmental exposure affects all skin types and complexions. Sunlight, pollution and even daily hygiene routines can impact the condition of the skin and change it permanently.

    The dermis layer, beneath the outer epidermis, contains connective tissue along with collagen and elastic protein fibres that give the skin its strength, elasticity and flexibility. It also contains sebaceous glands and blood vessels that both have a role in the production of beautiful skin texture. As we get older our dermis becomes thinner. It loses its density and the sebaceous glands become less active. This can lead to a dry, sometimes dull complexion and can result inn flaking, cracking and scaly skin. 

    External elements also have an impact on the skin's structure. High exposure to sun, wind and extreme temperatures can accelerate the ageing process and make it difficult to reverse any degeneration such as hyper-pigmentation or capillary damage.

    Health and nutrition are also important physiological aspects that impact the wellbeing of skin. Maintaining water levels, eating vitamin rich foods and steering clear of the toxins found in cigarettes, all assist in preserving youthfulness. A regular skincare regime also supports a younger looking appearance and the following ingredients will help achieve fantastic results.

    Anti-ageing Carrier Oils

    Avocado oil is rich in oleic acid and is recognised for its cellular regeneration properties. It is easily absorbed and when regularly applied to the skin can increase the hydration levels and improve elasticity. 

    Camellia oil is able to penetrate to deeper layers of the skin and hair follicles delivering nutrients that help the skin maintain a youthful appearance and the hair a healthy shine and gloss.

    Jojoba oil offers excellent emollient and moisturising properties. It protects the skin's supple texture and helps to regulate the skin's pH. It is easily absorbed and provides soothing relief to dry and inflamed complexions.

    Anti-ageing Essential Oils

    Geranium oil balances skin sebum and supports the sebaceous glands, resulting in a suppler complexion. It increases circulation and removes congestion which can cause sluggish cellular activity.

    Lemon oil is a natural rubefacient, meaning it stimulates blood flow. By stabilising cellular fluid levels it ensures optimal circulation and helps removes toxins. It also brightens the complexion through dead skin removal. 

    Neroli oil promotes new skin cell growth, improving elasticity and softening fine lines and wrinkles. It is used in preparations to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars.

    Rose oil benefits all skin types and offers extremely valuable anti-ageing cosmetic properties. It is often used where there is redness, dryness or irritation as it soothes, hydrates and softens the skin.

    Other Anti-ageing Ingredients

    Calendula Infused Oil contains high levels of flavonoids which increase the production of collagen and encourages cellular repair. It is the perfect addition to oil serums, moisturisers and balms. 

    Shea Nut Butter is protective, moisturising and nourishing. It is particularly suited to dry, chapped and sensitive skin. It soothes irritation and improves skin tone and appearance. 

    Why not try formulating with one or more of these ingredients to create a beautiful natural skincare products? Or join us at our ever-popular Anti-ageing Skincare Workshop and enjoy making in the Sage Studio with us! 

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