2 Anti-Aging Skincare Ingredients Dermatologists Like To Use

If it sounds strange to you that you should be applying more than just your toner, serum and moisturizer from your 30s, you might be missing out on some key anti-aging ingredients! In our 30s, collagen and elastin levels in our skin start to drop and the skin becomes thinner and looks less plump. Fine lines may start to be visible especially around the eyes and forehead, and pores may appear more enlarged. Find out how to reverse these early signs of ageing with some vital anti-aging skincare ingredients.

#1 Retinoids

Retinoids are vitamin A derivatives widely praised by dermatologists as one of the most effective skincare ingredients to retard or even reverse wrinkles. These are extremely powerful ingredients that stimulate collagen production and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This multi-tasking ingredient also exfoliates, removing dead skin cells, clogged pores and has a pore-minimizing effect. Not surprisingly, it is also effective at reducing pigmentation.

The stronger and most effective version is Retin-A but this comes in super strength – you can only get it via a doctor’s prescription and expect some redness, dryness and irritation especially if you have sensitive skin. It is also important to avoid going under the sun while using Retin-A. Because most people cannot bear to go red, dry and itchy, dermatologists recommend trying an over-the-counter product that contains retinol instead. Retinol is kinder on sensitive skin types because it does not exert a direct effect on the skin – it must first be converted into retinoic acid by enzymes in the body and the rate of conversion is usually slow.

Best Retinol Product: Age Defy

SW1 Age Defy is a stellar anti-aging lotion with retinol as its star ingredient. This oil-free formula contains hyaluronic acid and vital collagen which pampers and hydrates skin at the same time.


Best In-Clinic Spa Treatment: Glow & Go


This spa treatment features a retinol peel followed by sonophoresis of purified vitamin C and a 24K gold mask and it is anything but dull. The vitamin A -derived peel eases pigmentation, exfoliates and stimulates collagen, fighting fine lines and wrinkles all at the same time. Expect plumping of skin and a glowing complexion after this!

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#2 Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs)

Glycolic acid is an AHA and like retinol, addresses a variety of skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and acne. It is a popular anti-aging ingredient because it stimulates skin renewal. Glycolic acid weakens the bonds that hold dead skin cells together and dissolves away these to reveal underlying new skin.

Best AHA/Glycolic Acid Product: Sleep Mode

SW1 Sleep Mode is a sustained release glycolic acid serum in a hydrating aloe vera gel base which is effective for unclogging pores and works quietly overnight to renew skin. This oil-free but non-drying and non-irritating formula confers a definite radiance after repeated use.

Best In-Clinic Chemical Peel: Glamour Peel

This doctor-designed professional peel addresses 6 concerns: line smoothening, skin brightening, spot fading, pore reducing, sebum balancing and hydration boosting. Using 3 different peels including the Jessner’s and the glycolic peel, this treatment guarantees a supple and glowing complexion.


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