What does retinol do for ageing skin?

Retinol helps stop some of the signs of ageing by promoting turnover in the skin cells at the surface, which lets you clean away the old cells and allows the new cells underneath to appear. Using anti-ageing products on a regular basis will give you a fresher look as the cycle of old cells to new continues.

The breakdown of collagen in the skin is another concern when looking for new anti-ageing skin products to add to your routine. Over time, and particularly due to sun exposure, collagen breaks down.

Retinol helps by stopping collagenase, an enzyme responsible for the breakdown of collagen. While retinol prevents the breakdown of collagen, it promotes the growth of new collagen as well, so it's never too late to see the benefits.

Retinol is one of the most recommended ingredients by professional dermatologists as far as ageing or sun damage is concerned, and there are numerous studies backing up these benefits.

As mentioned previously, retinol gives your skin the most benefits when it is used on a long-term basis because it is not simply masking problems on the surface – it is providing real, measurable health benefits deep within your skin.

What is anti-ageing makeup?

Anti-ageing makeup is just like regular makeup except it has more nourishing ingredients in it that have been chosen specifically for their anti-ageing properties, and that also have the science to back up the claims. Here at Glo Skin Beauty we take it a step further than most, and we leave out the harmful or risky chemicals that you may find in traditional cosmetics.

As you can see, you have quite a few options when looking for anti-ageing skin care. From eye cream to face masks, concealers and sunscreens, there should be something to replace or fill a hole in your routine. Our Retinol+ Resurfacing Serum is popular for its anti-ageing properties, and everything else here contains only the best ingredients that either help diminish the appearance of aged skin now, or help to prevent it in the future.

Having said all of that, anti-ageing makeup is not the miracle cure that some of our competitors will lead you to believe, often with a price tag to match the outrageous claims. It will improve the quality and appearance of your skin right now and help you maintain it in to the future, but in a realistic way. It's like insurance – better to get it while you're younger so you have it when you're older.