Best Anti-Ageing Creams in KSA
No matter your age, it is never too early or too late to start taking care of your skin. Whether you continue from your early twenties or start when you’re already in your forties, what makes a skincare routine effective is the consistency in that you do it.
This is especially true for anti-aging creams. High-quality anti-aging products are effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles, but that’s not all they’re good for. These topical creams are usually multi-purpose in nature, so aside from targeting the signs of aging, they also hydrate the skin, focus on hyperpigmentation, or even out skin texture. These products are also packed with antioxidants and brightening agents that aid in decreasing skin inflammation.
However, with so many cream products out there, it can be difficult to know where to start with your anti-aging regimen. Here are the best anti-aging ingredients and creams in the KSA for the best results.
First up, we have retinoids. This is a blanket term used for vitamin A compounds in cream form like retinoic acid and retinol, which have long been considered the gold standard for anti-aging. The first retinoid, called tretinoin, was originally used to treat acne in the 1970s. Later, it was discovered that the ingredient also sped up the turnover of superficial skin cells, faded keratosis spots, and evened out pigmentation.
Its long-term effects include reducing fine lines and wrinkles as well. This happens by increasing the skin’s production of collagen. Topical vitamin A also stimulates the production of new blood vessels on the skin to improve skin color. Not only that, but retinoids can soften rough patches of skin and contribute to an overall improvement in skin texture associated with aging.
This miracle cream shows the most results based on research. However, it is also highly irritating. Since retinoids can cause skin dryness and irritation, it is recommended to use these creams at the lowest concentration first and only a couple of times a week. You can gradually increase the frequency of application to every other day or even daily, depending on your skin’s tolerance. Be sure to wear sunscreen during the day to ensure that your skin retains this anti-aging cream’s benefits.
Another type of cream that can help with anti-aging is one that contains hydroxy acids. There are two types of hydroxy acids that are great for the skin: alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs). AHAs include glycolic, citric, and lactic acid. Creams containing this ingredient can be used to exfoliate the surface of the skin. The result is smoother and younger-looking skin that is better able to absorb products that stimulate smoother texture. It also fights against discoloration, age spots, and enlarged pores.
Salicylic acid is one of the most popular types of BHAs present in skincare products. This anti-aging ingredient works by going deeper into the skin to penetrate blockages caused by excess sebum and dirt. Like AHA, it smoothens the skin’s texture, which gives it the appearance of looking younger. It also targets acne, fine lines, and wrinkles while improving skin color.
Antioxidants are great anti-aging ingredients to have in skincare creams because they protect the skin against free radicals, which are unstable oxygen molecules that break down skin cells and cause wrinkles. Look for anti-aging creams that contain vitamin C as this ingredient is an antioxidant. Furthermore, it helps protect the skin from sun damage, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Bear in mind that it is important to store vitamin-C creams in an airtight container away from sunlight to keep the product stable.
Vitamin C anti-aging creams can also strengthen skin. It does this by helping skin cells boost collagen and elastin, both of which keep skin firm. Vitamin C creams also brighten the skin’s complexion, even out its tone, and reduce discoloration.
Peptides are molecules in anti-aging creams that occur naturally in living organisms as proteins. Chains of amino acids that are longer than 20 peptides are considered proteins. These short amino chains act as anti-aging treatments as they penetrate the top layer of the skin, sending signals to produce more collagen. The result is firmer, more even, and more youthful-looking skin.
The Bottom Line
Choosing which anti-aging ingredient can be difficult with the various products out there. It’s important to know what aspect of anti-aging you want your skincare cream to target. Is it mostly fine lines and wrinkles? Then trying Louis Widmer’s Nutritive Cream might help. If you also want to prevent premature aging and target hydration at the same time, then our Anti-Ageing Intensive Complex with vitamin C and vitamin E might be better suited for you.