Congratulations on hitting the big 40! You are almost certain you know all the things you love and hate, and while you may still be unsure of what the future holds, you’re a bit more confident about who you are and where you’re going.
Oh! and you may also begin to notice the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines (even when your face is ‘resting’); under-eye bags hours after you’ve woken up; your skin might appear duller and your pores larger.
This comes as no surprise: skin cell turnover slows down somewhere in the 30s, collagen production decreases, and antioxidant defences decline. By the time you hit 40, the process is much slower and the decline faster. But it’s not all gloom and doom. While the general rule is to have an anti-aging beauty routine on lockdown in your 30s, it is never too late to start when you turn 40.
Wondering what skincare products will work at reducing wrinkles and keeping the fine lines at bay for people in their 40s? Here are some of the best to start with
Yves Rocher Overconcentrated Lift Serum
The overconcentrated botanical compound here comes from Ajupa Reptans (also known as Carpet Bugle) which, among other things, is known to help with speeding up the process of healing, promoting cell growth and reducing inflammation.
According to Yves Rocher, following a clinical study involving 25 cases, 92% said they noticed wrinkles looked reduced almost immediately. After one month, the skin appeared to sag less and looked stronger.
The Overconcentrated Lift serum can be used in the morning and evening on both the face and neck to reduce wrinkles and tighten the skin.
Troiareuke Energy Cream
Because cellular turnover slows down as we age, our skin tends to retain dead cells longer than it can replace them with younger, healthier-looking ones. Don’t forget also that collagen production is rapidly declining, which means that not only do you have a higher percentage of dead skin cells all over, you now have to contend with skin that is less elastic and less hydrated.
The key ingredients of camellia seed oil, galactomyces ferment filtrate, ginseng root extract, as well as 7 different types of peptides make the Troiareuke Energy Cream a great ally in the fight against ageing skin.
Camellia seed oil is an antioxidant that protects and moisturises the skin, while peptides, which contain amino acids that can be easily absorbed by the skin, can help to stimulate your skin to produce collagen.
Troiareuke Rejuvenating Formula Ampule
Formulated with Hydrolyzed Collagen and Acetylhexapeptide-8, Troiareuke Rejuvenating Formula Ampule works well in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
And with the addition of licorice root extract which helps to fade dark spots, this serum will not only help you look younger in a non-invasive way, it will also help your skin appear brighter and well hydrated.
Murad Resurgence Complete Skincare Regimen
The Murad Resurgence Complete Skincare Regimen is perfect for people just starting out in their anti-ageing beauty routine. It contains a renewing eye cream, a sun cream (age-Balancing Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30), a hydrating toner, a cleansing cream, a rapid collagen infusion serum and a moisturising cream.
Use the Renewing Cleansing Cream, Hydrating Toner, the Intensive Age Diffusing Serum and the Age Balancing Moisture SPF 30 in the morning, and the Renewing Cleansing Cream, Hydrating Toner, the Intensive Age Diffusing Serum, the Age Balancing Night Cream and the Renewing Eye Cream in the evening for improved firmness and the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines.
Any beauty regiment would be moot without sunscreen, so whether you’re going with a serum or a cream, make sure to finish up with an SPF 30 at the very least.
The above-mentioned products are available at Montaigne stores nationwide.