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Skincare Ingredients to Slow Down Early Signs of Aging

Ageing is the ultimate truth, and there is no denying that every mortal walks through the process. Fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, dark spots – it’s normal for aged skin. But if it starts appearing in your late 20s or early 30s – you do have a reason to worry. Your skin is ageing faster than your age!

As we hit our 30s, issues like stress, pollution, UV exposure, and bad lifestyle compound and starts showing on our face. The natural layer of ceramide starts to deplete, and so is the ability to produce collagen and elastin. This makes it critical to start using topical skin-friendly products to ward away the signs of early ageing.

As soon as you hit your 30s, it’s best to start including skincare products enriched with anti-ageing ingredients. Here are the best of the ingredients to age like fine wine:


Much hyped and holy grail ingredient for anti-ageing, one cannot go about discussing anti-ageing without mentioning retinol. The retinoids are vitamin-A-derived molecules that boost collagen production, increase skin cell turnover, and reduce uneven skin tone. Retinoid is an umbrella term and its counterpart used in a beauty product is known as retinol. Retinol in concentration from 0.1 to 1% is generally used in serum, night cream or night mask, face peel, etc. However, retinol-based products should be mostly used only at night. 

Our recommendation: Minimalist 2% Granactive Retinoid Anti Aging Face Cream


Sensitive skin is just not just the best match that complements ageing skin. If your skin rejects retinol, take the cue to try the next best thing – bakuchiol. The natural derivative is extracted from the plant and is known to stimulate cellular turnover and boost collagen production. An excellent property of bakuchiol is its ability to strengthen the moisture barrier of the skin, and prevent moisture loss and irritation. Bakuchiol is best for inflamed, irritated, and sensitive skin for its earth-friendly, natural properties.

Our recommendation: Qurez Bakuchiol, Revitalizing Facial Oil with Hemp Seed, Vetiver & Turmeric 


Ceramides are naturally occurring lipids present on the outermost layer of the skin, keeping it smooth, supple, and hydrated. Over time, the ceramide reserve tends to deplete exposing the skin to further damage. The use of skincare products infused with ceramides is known to strengthen the skin barrier, improve hydration, and protect the skin against free radicals. With its ability to keep away free radicals and protect the skin barrier, it reduces signs of ageing.

Our recommendation: Foxtale Ceramide Supercream Hydrating Moisturiser

Hyaluronic Acid

Hydration master hyaluronic acid is the most coveted ingredient used in the majority of clean skincare products. A powerhouse of an ingredient, it gives an almost immediate plumping effect. Hyaluronic acid attracts water molecules and draws moisture from the external environment for that undeniable supple, plumped skin. One of the prominent causes of fine lines and wrinkles is dehydrated skin. Adding hyaluronic acid-infused skincare essential not only hydrates skin and keep the early signs of ageing.

Our recommendation: Suganda Hyaluronic Acid Serum


It’s no secret that peptides are building blocks of protein – basic biology! Collagen is a protein responsible for maintaining the elasticity and firmness of the skin. However, with age, collagen synthesis is reduced and hence it needs to be triggered with help of topical ingredients. Peptides are one such powerful ingredients that send signals for building collagen. The peptides are also known to send signals to improve skin moisturization. Topical skincare products like serums, moisturisers, face oil etc. infused with peptides are known to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

Our recommendation: SNP Prep Peptaronic Cream

Antioxidants - Vitamin C and  Ferulic Acid 

It’s the ultimate ingredient known for brightening skin. It is a potent antioxidant that is known to scavenge free radicals and protect the skin from UV damage. Vitamin C is used largely in a range of skincare essentials and is suitable for both AM/PM routines. It also is known to reduce melanin production which brightens skin and reduces dark spots and hyperpigmentation

Our recommendation: Vaunt Vitamin C Water

Want to give your skin an everyday booster shot of antioxidants? Ferulic acid alone or in combination with vitamin C is just what you need for that fresh, bright, and radiant look. Ferulic acid stabilizes the Vitamin-C in the formulation, making the beauty product more potent. Ferulic acid can neutralize free radicals and hence preserve the collagen reserve. It protects the skin against UV damage, and blue light and promises a youthful, glowy appearance.

Our recommendation: Pulp Day After Binge Superfood Day Serum


How about giving your skin some caffeine love, not just your taste buds? It might come as a surprise for many but caffeine is a great anti-ageing skincare product. A potent antioxidant, caffeine in skincare products reduces skin damage caused by free radicals. Caffeine protects the skin from UV rays and offers a layer of photoprotection. Not only it gives a sweet coffee aroma but easily absorbs into the skin.

Our recommendation: Anour Caffeine Under Eye Cream

It's time to kick out issues like fine lines, wrinkles, and other early signs of ageing from your worry list. It’s time to give your skin the love of clean, skin-friendly ingredients to reduce ageing and start a new beginning with skincare.

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