Which cream is best for anti-aging? And do they really work? When it comes to anti wrinkle creams and treatments within the skincare realm, it can be especially hard to navigate because of the limitations of topical treatment, the confluence of other factors (age, genetics, lifestyle etc), and effective but sometimes difficult-to-handle ingredients (e.g. retinol). That’s where Kanvas Beauty comes in. Let us help you find the best anti-ageing routine for you. Looking for the best anti wrinkle cream but want vegan alternatives? We got you. Got sensitive skin and trying to settle on the right anti ageing skincare routine that won’t cause irritation? No stress! There are a multitude of options. Let’s go through some of the most common questions and issues that come up in the search for that elusive elixir of youth-in-a-jar.
What’s the best anti aging face cream in Australia?
Alright, here’s the truth: the best anti aging cream you will ever find is the humble sunscreen (SPF30+ PA+++ or higher). You may have heard the saying that prevention is better than the cure. Well, that rings true when it comes to skincare as well. Sunscreen is a must in anyone’s routine. Primarily, it helps lower the chances of skin cancer. But it also helps to protect the skin from premature aging and skin damage. UV rays can cause deep wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and liver spots. It can also damage your skin barrier and increase sensitivity. Hence, SPF goes a long way to preserving your youthful looks the way no other skincare product can.
When should you start using an anti-aging cream?
There’s no set age to start using anti-ageing products. It just depends on how you feel and what your skin needs. Generally, the earlier you start, the better. And it all begins with a good SPF! Make sunscreen a part of your repertoire, no matter what age you are. Also, work on preserving your skin barrier (which naturally thins as we age). Introduce active ingredients like vitamin C and niacinamide first, before moving on to more complex additions like retinol.
Do any creams really help wrinkles?
Without a doubt, skincare has its limitations. As we age, we typically lose volume in our face and our skin’s laxity decreases. Our bodies produce less of the good stuff that renders our youthful looks, such as hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin. These are things that skincare can effectively supplement – but not completely replace. Similarly, skincare can’t regenerate volume loss, but it can reverse fine lines, even out skin tone, and reduce the appearance of pores. For outstanding results, the right routine and consistency of application are required. We’re talking suitable face washes, exfoliants, serums and toners – not just moisturizers. You don’t have to use a million products; instead, invest in the few that your skin loves. Sadly, slapping on an anti-ageing cream once every couple of months won’t produce a brilliant before-and-after (if only!).
What is the best anti aging serum in Australia?
What constitutes the best anti-ageing serum is highly subjective. For some, a retinol serum is the gold standard. For others, it’s the express train to redness town. Skin that has lost its ability to retain moisture will be all about that ceramide-rich and occlusive life. Those having to contend with both acne and ageing at the same time (grrrr) will prefer exfoliating acids and niacinamide. Remember, what’s a silver bullet for someone else may work in a completely different fashion on your skin. Don’t get discouraged! The good news is that anti-ageing skincare is a huge and well-catered to category: there is something out there for everyone.
What is the best men’s anti wrinkle cream?
Frankly, skincare has no gender. The marketing might be designed to appeal more to females, being the traditional consumers of beauty products. But that said, the ingredients technically function in the same manner no matter what gender uses them! If you’re looking for anti-ageing skincare for men, rest assured that you have just as much choice as anyone else: don’t be swayed by the packaging. Ultimately, it’s the results that matter.
Which brand is best for anti aging?
There are several brands that offer dedicated anti-ageing skincare ranges or products. SVR Laboratories is one, as is Acure, Dr. Althea and Missha. Explore some of our favourite anti-ageing products below.
Some of Kanvas Beauty’s favourite anti-ageing products are:
Beauty of Joseon – Dynasty Cream: Looking for a natural anti-ageing cream that still packs a punch? You’ve found it in this hanbang formula that’s stood the test of time and is one of the brand’s most popular products. Ginseng, rice bran water and honey are used to hydrate, brighten and tighten.
SVR Laboratories - BIOTIC Peptide Smoothing Gel: Hooray, a potent anti-aging moisturizer that won’t make acne-prone skin break out! Specially created for congestion-prone skin, this mattifying formula combines probiotics, peptides and vitamin C to rebalance, combat an uneven tone and offset fine lines. It’s got a very subtle blurring effect too.
Acure - Radically Rejuvenating Whipped Night Cream: This vegan anti-ageing cream (often called the affordable dupe to Drunk Elephant’s Protini Polypeptide Cream) is packed with peptides, vitamin C, ferulic acid, glacial glycoproteins, turmeric, AHAs, BHAs - the list goes on!
A313 Pommade – This is a cult product for a reason! The vitamin A concentration is only 0.12%, which seems hard to believe given A313’s ability to produce astounding results. We attribute this to its use of polyethylene glycol as a stabilizer, which better enables the retinol’s penetration into the skin.
Ingredients to try
EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) What is it: EGF is a naturally occurring protein in our bodies, whose main purpose is skin healing and cellular regeneration. It stimulates growth of new cells and repairs skin damage. Sadly, its production decreases as we age, which factors in how our appearance changes over time. The good news? Applying it topically via skincare can make a difference. Best for: Wrinkles, “crepey” skin, loss of elasticity. Suggested products: Klairs’ Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop and Mediheal’s E.G.T Timetox Ampoule Mask EX.
Probiotics What is it: Microorganisms naturally occurring in fermented skincare ingredients such as rice, sake and yeast extract. These babies nourish your skin’s microbiome, which is critical to your skin’s vitality. Skincare powered by probiotics can help even out skin tone, reduce the appearance of fine lines and encourage moisture retention, leading to a fuller and more youthful appearance. Best for: The first signs of ageing, mature skin prone to eczema, loss of moisture. Suggested products: Missha’s Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule, Neogen’s Probiotics Youth Repair Emulsion and SVR’s BIOTIC C20 Radiance Cream.
GABA What is it: Also known as aminobutyric acid (or Botox-in-a-bottle), this amino acid has been shown to replicate the “Botox effect” by relaxing the muscles in the area applied, and even promoting skin barrier repair. Best for: Wrinkles, fine lines and skin sensitivity. Suggested products: SVR Laboratories’ Fine Line Relaxer Eye Ampoule.
Retinol (i.e. Vitamin A) What is it: This derivative of vitamin A is the ingredient par excellence in the anti-aging skincare world. While it can be notoriously difficult to use (particularly for sensitive skin), the effects are worth it. It’s been clinically proven to speed up skin cell turnover, and penetrate the skin deep enough to stimulate collagen and elastin production. It’s also one of the few ingredients that can actually reduce pore size. Best for: Fine lines, uneven skin tone and the appearance of large pores. Suggested products: SVR’s Vitamin A Ampoule, SKIN&LAB’s A Plus Lifting Vitamin Cream for retinol beginners, and Some By Mi’s Retinol Intense Advanced Triple Action Eye Cream for a dedicated eye contour product.
LED Therapy What is it: LED therapy can penetrate the skin at a cellular level and work their benefits over time. In fact, it was originally developed for astronauts to promote tissue healing and collagen production! It’s proven to work, but the catch is that it requires consistency and frequency (e.g. 15 minutes, 4-5x per week) for the best results. Best for: Sallowness, fine lines and hyperpigmentation Suggested products: ECLAIR’s LED Therapy Mask.