Our expert says:
Hello “?”, thank you for the question.
The best age to start ‘anti-ageing’ creams is actually as soon as you are exposed to the sun. This is your cornerstone topical treatment regime and the SPF of your choice should contain zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. There are a number of ingredients to look out for that has been shown to have beneficial effects on the skin. Furthermore our requirements change, depending on one’s age and the degree of sun damage. As a rough guideline I would start looking at a topical regime as early as your twenties.
An example for your topical regime should consist of products with the following ingredients:
Facial wash with glycolic acid.
Day moisturizer with alphahydroxy acids.
Anti-oxidants such as Prevage (0.05%) or Prevage MD (0.1%), Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Alpha Lipoic Acid, etc.
Night moisturizer with polyhydroxy acids, vitamin A, and vitamin C.
All of the above ingredients can be found with a number of product ranges such as NeoStrata, Environ, Nimue, etc.
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