Did you know that we lose up to 30% of our collagen by the age of 45? Shocking right! That important protein found in the deep dermis layer of the skin that keeps it firm, youthful and lifted shrinks as time goes by…and so does the youthful appearance. Our skin begins to lose its elasticity, subcutaneous fat cushion and in result, droop. Double sigh!
But not to fear, there are many alternative options for the anti-ageing process both naturally and synthetically. But which yields the best and safest results?
Let’s begin with the synthetic method – Dermal Fillers and Injections:
If carried out correctly and by a professional therapist in a clean, sanitised environment, these procedures rarely cause issues. That said, there are still some risks to consider such as allergic reactions to the chemicals being injected which cause problems such as lumps, redness and extreme swelling. Though a quick fix, dermal fillers are only for short term and need to be maintained with additional fillers and/or targeted skin care products.
Therefore, it may be best to opt for the product-based approach when it comes to anti-ageing. Though it takes longer to see results, the fixes are usually long term, cheaper and most importantly…safer, with less risk of complications. One of the most effective anti-ageing ingredients is Vitamin A which research shows targets deep wrinkles and promotes cell renewal. It’s the only scientifically known element that keeps skin healthy and combats the effects of ageing!
"Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A and is most commonly used as an anti-ageing ingredient," explains consultant dermatologist Emma Wedgeworth. American dermatologist, Dr Leslie Baumann has said, "this is the best anti-ageing product out there", while fellow derm Dr Susan Weinkle agrees that "a sunscreen and retinoid are the most important anti-agers to use". Dr Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, a New York City-based dermatologist, goes so far as to say that "there is not a single class of ingredient that can rival the track record that retinoids have for proven scientific results”. Convinced yet?
Here are our favourite Vitamin A (retinol) infused Able products to kickstart your filler-free anti-ageing journey with long term effective results:
The Hyaluronic + Retinol Radical Youth Activator Serum aims to lift and volumises skin, ultimately firming and restoring youthful facial definition. The benefits: - Lifts skin - Smoothes fine lines and wrinkles - Firms skin - Mattifies uneven skin tone.
The Fibroblast Collagen Full Neck & Chin Therapy has been meticulously formulated with an anti-ageing skincare Cosmetics Drone™, Retinol and Moringa oil. Retinol aims to visibly increase firmness whilst lifting chin and neck and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Moringa oil contributes to rejuvenate dull, tired and ageing skin whilst restoring skin's natural barrier.
The Ultra+ Collagen Eye Rescue Therapy aims to stimulate collagen synthesis and skin repair whilst rejuvenating tired, dull and droopy eyes. These include Collagen, Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid. Collagen works as an important building block for elasticity and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst Retinol aims to visibly increase firmness while contributing to improve significantly uneven skin tone for a mattified complexion.
So you don’t require fillers to keep collagen at optimum volume. You just need an effective product rich in vitamin A, and other antioxidants that can soak into your skin, strengthen the effects of the outer layer and keep it looking firm and youthful!