Found: your skin’s Holy Grail.
If you’ve ever thought you need a science degree to decode ingredient labels on skincare, you’re not alone.
But don’t let yourself be overwhelmed. Those 11-letter words are some of the best anti-ageing ingredients you can put on your face.
Olay scientists have revealed that there is a sharp decline in skin’s cellular metabolism as women age, which is linked to the loss of firmness (which means lines and wrinkles), which makes skin more vulnerable to environmental factors. To fix the problem from its roots, they designed advanced actives that boost cell metabolism to levels similar to younger skin.
If you suffer from wrinkles and pimples, consider niacinamide your skin’s new best friend. Also known as Vitamin B3, this anti-ageing powerhouse has been shown to reduce acne scars, treat pigmentation and uneven skin tone while hydrating, boosting cell renewal and improving barrier function. In short, if Niacinamide were a guy, you’d be introducing him to your parents.
Amino-peptides (AKA the radiance makers) hydrate and enhance the skin’s appearance. I could get scientific about amino acids and building blocks and proteins, but all you need to know is peptides basically trick the skin into thinking it has lost collagen, so it produces more. Nifty, huh?
If you’ve already hit your 30s, you’re probably starting to notice more fine lines and wrinkles. This is because your skin is losing collagen and elastin – the two supple-skin-makers.
You can also count on dull, uneven skin tone thanks to a slowing in skin regeneration. But before you cry into your face wipes, there is hope. By introducing peptides into your skincare regime now, you can dramatically improve the skin’s appearance, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and protect it from further ageing.
3. Olive extract.
Just like everything you’ve ever heard about olive oil, olive extract in skin care is an excellent thing. Olive extract, also known as Olivem, contains essential fatty acids to assist dry skin and help to strengthen the skin, making it as supple as the teenage skin you once had (minus the pimples).
If you guessed that lys’lastine has something to do with elastin, then ding ding ding, pass go and collect $200. This anti-ageing ingredient is based on an extract of dill seeds. So along with going excellently with potatoes, lys’lastine helps to increase elasticity and firmness, and improve the overall smoothness and texture of your skin. Think of it as a thirst quencher for your crow’s feet.