The 5 ingredients your skincare routine should include.

Thanks to our brand partner, Olay

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.

Here’s a look at the powerful ingredients in the new Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo that you should introduce into your skincare regime. Right now.

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.

1. Niacinamide.

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.

“If you suffer from wrinkles and pimples, consider niacinamide your skin’s new best friend.” Image via Instagram @hilaryswank

2. Amino-Peptides.

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).

Love her or hate her, there’s no doubt Kim K knows how to keep her skin looking amazing. Image via Instagram @kimkardashian.

4. Lys’lastine.

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.


5. Hyaluronic Acid.

This ingredient has created a bit of a buzz in the beauty world recently, and with good reason.

You probably hear “acid” and you might think salicylic or glycolic which are known exfoliators, but this is a very different type of acid. It occurs naturally in the body, it’s what makes young skin look dewy and hydrated when you are young. But unfortunately as we age we produce less and less of it. The key benefit of adding this as a skin care ingredient is intense hydration, which in turn makes skin look plump.

These five power players are just a few of the anti-ageing ingredients in the Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo that will make you look as young as you feel. But don’t take my word for it, the Duo is the culmination of over 10 years of research. Over 100 Olay scientists conducted clinical trials on women along with in-vitro tests on hundreds of millions of skin cells. Yes, this kind of research and superior innovation delivers real results, and thankfully minus the hefty price tag.

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The Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo consists of the Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence and the Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. The Pre-Essence is designed to be used after cleansing and before your moisturiser to increase the penetration of your moisturiser’s active ingredients and it’s an easy addition to your current skin regime. And since the first application starts the renewal of millions of skin cells, you’ll notice a difference from the very first drop.

The Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream is Olay’s most advanced cream, and has claimed over 200 awards worldwide*. It gives you results from day one with an instant hydration boost and smoother feel. Combined with the Pre-Essence, this Miracle Duo is said to reverse the look of up to ten years of wrinkles.

*2006-2014 beauty & lifestyle magazines and websites facial skin care awards in top Olay markets.

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