Signs of Aging Skin
As we age, our skin loses its ability to repair itself. Fine lines and wrinkles can appear from the age of 25, which can show first as creases at the corner of your eyes called crow’s feet. Loss of volume, thinning, dullness and sagging of the skin then become more noticeable over time. Other common signs of aging includes discoloration, such as age spots and broken blood vessels. While aging is inevitable, a healthy lifestyle and quality skincare routine will help to slow the process and ensure skin looks plump and healthy it’s whole life. Kiehl’s products draw from nature and science to fight to fight the common signs of aging so that you can feel and look your best at any stage of life.
What Causes Skin Aging?
How skin ages depends on a variety of factors, including genetics, lifestyle and personal habits. The sun is one of the largest culprits to the aging process. Repeated exposure to the sun’s ultra-violet light damages the skin’s elastin fibres which reduces skin’s ability to “bounce back” after stretching. Products containing sunscreen should be applied daily to prevent damage caused by UV rays.
Another major contributor to skin aging is oxidative stress which occurs when there is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in your body. Free radicals are caused by over exposure to the sun, smoking, pollutants, and an unhealthy diet. This leads to premature signs of aging including uneven skin tone and texture, dullness, dehydration, fine lines and sagging of the skin. Anti-oxidant packed, vitamin infused and pollution blocking skincare will help to re-balance skin and fight the oxidation process.
Dehydration is a major cause of premature aging and skin sensitivity. When skin is dehydrated, skin can appear flaky and uneven and eventually lead to fine lines and deep wrinkles. To avoid dehydrated skin, you should ensure that at least 6-8 glasses of water per day is consumed. Consumption levels should increase when exercising. A good skincare routine will help to fight dehydration. Look for products containing plant based Glycerin, such Kiehl’s Cucumber Range and Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate, and Squalane, such as Midnight Recovery Eye and Ultra Facial range, which helps to draw and retain moisture in the skin. Vitamin A, such as Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, will help to protect and moisturise the delicate under eye area.
What Are Anti-Aging Ingredients?
Squalane is a high refined moisturising oil derived from olives which is included in products such as Ultra Facial Cream to help draw and retain moisture in the skin.
Beech Tree Extract
A sugar extracted from the Beech Tree is known to visibly firm skin and is included in many Kiehl’s products such as Super Multi Corrective Cream.
Hyaluronic Acid is known to smooth and plump skin. Hyaluronic Acid acts like a sponge to draw moisture into skin's surface layers and then expands as it absorbs. Hyaluronic Acid is known to help smooth and plump skin and is commonly used in products such as Ultra Facial Hydrating Mask, Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate and Super Multi Corrective Cream, to help reduce facial lines and refine texture.
Vitamin C is an efficacious antioxidant known to visibly reduce wrinkles and boost radiance. Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate includes 12.5% vitamin C.
Known for its antioxidant properties, Turmeric has been historically used to help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Skincare products with Turmeric are often used to visibly brighten skin. Try Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Energizing Radiance Mask.
Naturally occurring in plant leaves and skin, Vitamin E is known to help neutralize skin-damaging free radicals. In addition to antioxidant protection, Vitamin E is often used in moisturizing skincare products, such as Rosa Arctica Cream.
Lavender Essential Oil is an aromatic oil known for its soothing properties. In our formulas, such as our Midnight Recovery range, we use Lavender Essential Oil that is steam distilled.
Rosa Arctica, or Haberlea Rhodopensis, is an incredibly resilient flower able to survive up to 31 months of extreme dehydration. When proper moisture conditions are restored, it returns to life within hours. Within our formulas, such as Rosa Arctica Cream, it helps to visibly smooth and firm skin.
Glycerin, a well-known skincare ingredient, is highly compatible and naturally occurring within skin. Within our formulas, such Kiehl’s Cucumber Range and Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate, it is a powerful humectant known to help retain moisture and soften skin.