Say Bye To Under-Eye Wrinkles For Good
Aging is a beautiful process. It’s a celebration of a life well-lived –– a sign of experience, laughter, strength, and wisdom. However, as much as we’ve conquered life’s battles, we still don’t want to wear our struggles on our faces. Unfortunately, over time, our skin begins to lose its natural elasticity and reduces the rate of collagen production. This means that our skin cells aren’t able to regenerate as fast as they once could, which leads to loss of firmness, saggy jawlines, development of fine lines and wrinkles, thinner lips, etc. Coupled with genetic predisposition, poor lifestyle choices (such as smoking and drinking), and environmental aggressors (such as excessive sun exposure), these factors work together in triggering the destruction of collagen and elastin, leaving your skin dull and prone to wrinkles. Left to fester, and it’ll expedite the emergence of fine lines and wrinkles sooner than you may think.
Feeling worried yet? Don’t worry, we’ve compiled an extensive list of solutions, regardless of pricing, pain tolerance levels, or amount of patience it requires. Read on more to find out!
Level 1: Key Skincare Ingredients
It’s time for an examination. Gather all your skincare products now, and unless they’re infused with one of the following ingredients, it’s time to throw them out.
Vitamin C is a key ingredient for anti-aging products, and good reason. This antioxidant is a powerhouse nutrient for your skin, and crucial to achieving a healthy, glowing complexion. Potent in stimulating collagen production, Vitamin C helps to vastly reduce photo-damage from wrinkles and acne pigmentation. Its antioxidant properties also protect skin cells from UV-induced damage caused by free radicals and environmental aggressors, such as pollution. Whilst time may heal all wounds, adding Vitamin C to it can heal it 20% faster. Studies have shown that Vitamin C aids in wound healing by using collagen to accelerate bone healing from fractures.
Although this might seem like a dream come true, the reality is that Vitamin C does not work wonders overnight. In fact, it might take months of consistent application for your wrinkles to fade away.
Designed to address several major eye area skin concerns, this eye cream addresses dark circles, fine lines, and puffiness using cucumber extract, as well as neem extract and vitamins A and E.
A rich moisturizing cream, it is infused with Vitamin B3 and Hemp Seed Oil to treat sensitive and dry skin; reduce hyperpigmentation and manage the skin’s oil production.
Derived from Vitamin A, Retinol has long been raved by dermatologists and skincare experts as the key ingredient for antiaging and acne treatments. Retinols work deep within the cellular level, where collagen and elastin production is accelerated, cellular aging and pore congestion is reduced, and where sebum production is regulated –– all whilst stabilizing pigments and producing anti-inflammatory properties.
As with all skincare products, it takes time to see visible results. In four to six weeks, Retinol can unclog pores, exfoliate dead cells and give your skin a radiant, healthy glow. If used for six months and beyond, Retinol can produce new collagen and elastin, reduce wrinkling from photoaging, hyperpigmentation, and smoothen skin roughness. It is also able to reduce active breakouts and actively inhibit the formation of new ones –– perfect for those suffering from acne-prone skin. However, Retinol is notoriously difficult to handle, especially for people suffering from easily irritated and sensitive skin. This is because the side effects of Retinoids can include skin dryness, redness, and peeling, which can cause potential skin irritation if not managed properly.
An anti-aging serum that is lightweight and works to soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles; all while hydrating your skin and giving you a youthful complexion.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural sugar found in our skin that helps keep our complexion youthful and vibrant. Because of its unique capacity in retaining water (it can hold up to 1000 times its weight!), hyaluronic acid can contain water molecules on your skin’s surface, which thereby reduces any chance of transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
Dehydration is one of the biggest culprits causing aging skin. By retaining and replenishing lost moisture, hyaluronic acid helps to visibly reduce and lighten the appearance of fine lines. Furthermore, because its natural composition is closely related to other natural bodily substances, it works well as a natural filler sans irritation. However, bear in mind that the volume that it adds will dissolve naturally over time.
Formulated with 2% Hydroquinone and jojoba seed oil, this brightening cream works to reduce the look of hyperpigmentation and dark spots, while moisturizing your skin.
Filled with vegan collagen, this Hyaluronic Acid-Alternative serum is great for dry, dehydrated skin and it is proven to retain moisture better than Hyaluronic Acid.
Level 2: Botox
Ah, yes. The stuff that every Hollywood celebrity swears by. Created from the bacterium botulinum toxin, Botox is a drug that has been proven to be a source of valuable therapeutic protein with proper care. When injected into the muscle, Botox works by blocking the nerve synapses and keeps them from moving. The particular muscle can no longer expand nor contract, which causes the fine lines and wrinkles to relax and soften, whilst preventing new ones from forming.
It’s extremely important to find a proper dermatologist when performing Botox injections. Botox injections gone wrong can create botulism-like symptoms, which may include breathing troubles, unable to speak or swallow, vision problems, bladder control issues, and muscle weakness. However, Botox is at its best, a temporary solution –– it can only work for 3-4 months before wearing off. This requires consistent, regular checkups that can cost up to $500 per treatment area. If you want a non-invasive, gentle option, consider beauty tools like SBLA’s Facial Instant Sculpting Wand or the ReFa Carat Face Tool.
From your eyes and forehead to your cheekbones and lips, this device makes plastic surgery and botox seem like a thing from the past. What’s more, it is fragrance-free and completely vegan!
For those who have no time to go for regular facials, resulting in stressed skin, this is the tool for you! It has a 360-degree design and can be easily incorporated into your nighttime routine.
Level 3: Microneedling
Microneedling is a minimally invasive anti-aging treatment that aims to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, lighten age spots, remove stretch marks, acne scarring, uneven skin tones, and hyperpigmentation. Over time, this procedure is proven to improve collagen production and increase skin elasticity, thereby creating the desired anti-aging effect. Microneedling involves using fine needles to create controlled wounds that cause microscopic injuries and temporary tunnels beneath the skin. This causes a boost of collagen and elastin, as the skin attempts to ‘heal’ up these wounds with these natural proteins. In layman’s terms, you’re damaging your scar tissue to create new, rejuvenated skin. It may sound painful, but it’s not –– in fact, most patients rate it a 1.08 pain rating out of 10. That’s even less painful than eyebrow waxing!
However, to achieve maximum fine-line disappearing results, you’ll need to go for weekly micro-needling treatments for over a month. Plus, this procedure may not be suitable for those with sensitive skin, such as those with eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, or any form of skin inflammatory.
Level 4: Laser Treatments
And perhaps for the most boujee procedure of all, we’ve come to laser resurfacing treatments. This procedure uses resurfacing lasers that direct concentrated light beams towards skin irregularities, creating controlled ‘injuries’ that stimulate collagen and elastin production. This treatment can be used for almost anything –– from tattoo healing, wart removals, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and even treating fine lines and wrinkles (yay!).
The only downside to laser treatments? For several days, you may expect your skin to feel itchy and sunburned, and in some cases, even experience swelling. However, these side effects will subside quickly with proper treatment and care. We guarantee that you’ll begin feeling like a newborn baby in no time.
Self-love is both internal and external –– a good skincare routine can work as a form of self-care. Both therapeutic and soothing, you’re honoring yourself aesthetically by giving your skin a break. Taking time out to care for yourself allows time for reflection, meditation, and acknowledging the good and bad in your life. We hope that you’re able to achieve self-love with our recommendations. Let’s embark on this journey together!
|1||Salameh Ultimate Rejuvenating Eye Complex|
Designed to address several major eye area skin concerns, this eye cream addresses dark circles, fine lines, and puffiness.
|2||Evidence Skincare B Quenched |
A rich moisturising cream, it is infused with Vitamin B3 and Hemp Seed Oil to treat sensitive and dry skin; reduce hyperpigmentation.
|3||DEAR KLAIRS Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop|
Rejuvenate your skin with the power of Vitamin C when you use this drop that gets rid of dull skin tone and enlarged pores.
|4||COSRX Real Fit Retinol Serum|
Incorporate all the right vitamins into your skincare routine with this serum that is enriched with stabilized Vitamin A derivatives.
|5||Biossance Squalane and Phyto Retinol Serum|
An anti-aging serum that is lightweight and works to soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles; all while hydrating your skin.
|6||The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane|
Reduce the appearance of fine lines with this vegan and cruelty-free serum that improves the overall elasticity and texture.
|7||Salameh Dark Spot Eraser 2.0 |
Formulated with 2% Hydroquinone and jojoba seed oil, this brightening cream works to reduce the look of hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
|8||Etude House Moistful Collagen Eye Cream|
Achieve bouncy and hydrated skin around your eyes with this eye cream that is packed with collagen and suitable for sensitive skin.
|9||Herbivore Natural Cloud Jelly Pink Plumping Hydration Serum|
Filled with vegan collagen, this Hyaluronic Acid-Alternative serum is great for dry, dehydrated skin and retains moisture.
|10||SBLA Beauty Facial Instant Sculpting Wand|
From your eyes and forehead to your cheekbones and lips, this device makes botox seem like a thing from the past.
|11||ReFa Carat Face Tool|
For those who have no time to go for regular facials, resulting in stressed skin, this is the tool to include in your night routine!