Recently I had the pleasure of seeing A.J., a 57 year old woman, who told me she was incredibly happy with her skin. Looking back she attributed it to a conversation we had more than 20 years ago, after which she began using a Retinol before bed, an Alpha Hydroxy Moisturizer twice a day and Sunscreen each morning.
The earlier you start your anti-aging skincare routine, ideally in your 20’s or 30’s, the greater the benefit. Retinol, which is a vitamin A derivative, is an extremely effective skin-transforming ingredient that can help diminish visible signs of aging. Over 45 years of established research shows Retinol can help to visibly minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, significantly improve uneven skin tone and smooth and refine the skin’s surface. Are you in your 40’s or older? This is when the skin’s appearance has been more affected by environmental assault. Retinol can step in to minimize those concerns. JAS Cosmetics Anti-Aging Retinol is unique in that it is in a soothing base that rarely irritates the skin and is well tolerated by almost all skin types.
As part of your daily beauty routine it is also beneficial to use a hydrating moisturizer with other anti-aging ingredients in it. Our JAS moisturizers contain one of the most advanced hydrators, called peptides. However, peptides on their own aren’t enough, they need friends. When peptides are combined with skin-smoothing, skin replenishing ingredients and antioxidants they address multiple signs of aging. JAS Renewal Rejuvenating Cream is a great choice because it also contains alpha hydroxy and vitamin C. Alpha hydroxy is a natural exfoliant. By sloughing off the dead skin cells of the epidermis, you make room for regrowth of new “smoother” skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and the likelihood that wrinkles will develop. Other potential skin care benefits of alpha hydroxy include, lightening of dark spots and a reduction in the appearance of blackheads and acne. Now for the trifecta, Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid). Vitamin C works in two ways: as an antioxidant, as well as a booster of collagen formation. These are both important for preserving and maintaining skin’s youthful appearance. The combination of all these ingredients in one moisturizer can do amazing things—and you’ll see the results!
Regarding environmental factors, smoking and sun exposure are perhaps the greatest cause of premature aging of the skin. If you smoke please stop and for sun exposure please use a sunscreen of SPF 30 (Elta MD brand) or greater each morning over your moisturizer, cover up with protective clothing and wear a wide brimmed hat.
It is my sincere hope that you too will reflect back on how well this skin care regimen helped maintain your youthful and radiant skin. JAS Cosmetics make it as easy as one, two, three.