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4 Proven Anti-Aging Ingredients for Your Natural Skin Care Routine

Anti-ageing. Is there a more popular phrase in the world of natural skin care? Having wrinkles is not an indication that something has gone horribly wrong with your health and whether you want to try to reduce their appearance is entirely up to you. But if you’re looking for something to help manage the signs of ageing, these are the best natural ingredients you should look out for in your skin-care products.

1. Retinol

There is plenty of evidence about the anti-aging benefits of retinoids. All retinoids are forms of vitamin A that occur naturally. But when you eat foods that contain vitamin A (like milk, eggs, carrots, and broccoli), your body needs to convert those preforms and provitamins of vitamin A into an active form that you can use and that takes time.

When you apply topical retinoids (including retinol) it will shed skin cells more quickly. That’s important because it can handle skin issues like fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and acne. Researchers also think retinol can help increase collagen production, which reduces signs of ageing. But it also has some downsides. Typically, the side effects include dryness, tightness, peeling, and redness — especially when first starting out.

That’s why we’re recommending a natural alternative to retinol. Introducing Bakuchiol! Unlike retinol, which is typically used as a stand-alone product, products that contain Bakuchiol are gentle enough to be layered. Since it’s less harsh than retinol, you can also use it in the morning and at night for maximum efficacy. Even though it likely won’t make your skin more sensitive to the sun, always remember to apply sunscreen afterward if you use Bakuchiol in the morning.

Products to try:
Kakadu Super Vitamin C Brightening Oil with Bakuchiol and Moringa – Brighten and smooth your skin with this super concentrated Vitamin C oil powered by Kakadu plum, Bakuchiol and Moringa Oil. This lightweight yet intense formula delivers an instant radiance boost leaving skin looking luminous while smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, boosting collagen and balancing skin tone.

2. Vitamin C

Vitamin c is a powerful antioxidant designed to counteract and protect your skin against free radicals. It is one of the most common active ingredients in skin-care products today. Plus, it can also be used to effectively brighten dark spots over time.

Because it’s sensitive to light it’s vital that you only purchase vitamin c products in an opaque packaging to ensure it is protected from degradation.

While the first fruit that comes to mind when you think of vitamin C is generally an orange, we’d like to introduce you to Kakadu Plum! It contains over 3000mg of Vitamin C per 100g of fruit. That’s a Vitamin C concentration 50% higher than oranges. Kakadu plum is also known as Gubinge, Billygoat Plum, Gurumal or Murunga. Kakadu plum has the richest source of Vitamin C. This Vitamin C is even more powerful than orange, kiwi fruit and chili pepper Vitamin C.

Products to try:
Pure Fiji’s Kakadu Super C Brightening Serum with Hyaluronate and Bakuchiol – This powerful blend will dramatically improve radiance and luminosity while delivering an instant moisture surge and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation = rapid results for glowing skin.

3. Niacinamide

This increasingly popular skin-care ingredient is getting the attention it deserves. Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that has shown promise in fighting free radical damage, brightening dark spots, and managing acne. And those with sensitive skin will love it because it can brighten skin with fewer side effects or irritation than other first-line treatments.

Research has also found that a 5 percent niacinamide concentration was helpful in reducing some signs of sun damage that come with ageing. Niacinamide significantly improves fine lines and wrinkles, according to this double-blind study in which females aged 40 to 60 used a 5% concentration for 12 weeks.

Products to try:
Pure Fiji’s Glycolic Overnight Renewal Peel – Combines niacinamide with glycolic acid and mandelic acid. These active ingredients in the peel work in synergy to provide refreshed, younger-looking skin.

Furthermore, Pure Fiji uses a newly developed Niacinamide called Niacinamide PC developed in Switzerland. The upgraded Niacinamide PC provides all the benefits of topical vitamin B3 while minimising potential unwanted effects such as unpleasant sensations of heat on the skin. These are caused by residual nicotinic acid. This branded vitamin B3 is guaranteed to contain less than 100 ppm residual nicotinic acid, making it exceptionally suitable for skin care applications. Niacinamide PC has also been shown to amplify blue light protection in combination with sunscreens and DSM’s DL-Alpha-Tocopherol, and to offer protection from air-borne and water-borne pollution.

4. Glycolic acid

Glycolic acid which is derived from sugar is one of the most common acids used in skincare. It is especially helpful for reducing signs of aging, like hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. But know that its effects vary depending on the concentration of glycolic acid in the product you’re using.

Products to try:
Pure Fiji’s Glycolic Overnight Renewal Peel – Renew and resurface your skin overnight with this powerful blend of glycolic and mandelic acid enhanced with niacinamide and extracts of fresh garden sprouts. Fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, acne scars and enlarged pores will be dramatically diminished. Awake to rejuvenated, luminous skin.

In the world of skincare, trendy new anti-aging ingredients come and go at a rapid-fire pace. But one thing you can count on is Pure Fiji’s quest for finding tried and true anti-aging ingredients—the heavy-hitters that really get the job done. Remember though that your natural anti-aging skin care cannot do all the heavy lifting. Remember to also take care of your inside as well and that my friends is a sure path to less fine lines and wrinkles.