Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely heard about revolutionary skincare range The Ordinary. Since landing on the scene back in 2017 they’ve racked up an impressive amount of fans thanks to their amazingly affordable yet efficacious formulas. They are the first skincare brand to provide products that really do say what they do on the tin without leaving a hefty dent in your pockets. So broad is the range, it can be difficult to know what your complexion needs. There are solutions for blemishes, hydrating serums and multi-use moisturisers, but nothing is broader than their anti-ageing range. In this article, we’ve rounded up the very best bottles if you have ageing skin…
Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
Unfortunately, hyperpigmentation happens naturally as we age, resulting in dark spots and uneven skin. This potent gel-like serum contains alpha-arbutin, a brightening active that diminishes pigmentation by inhibiting melanin production. Hydrating hyaluronic acid has also been added to moisturise and plump. When used daily skin will be noticeably clearer, smoother and brighter.
Retinol 0.2% In Squalane
Arguably one of the most powerful anti-ageing ingredients, retinol is a hard-working fine-line-fighter. You’ll find 0.2% of it contained in this waterless squalene solution which visibly reduces wrinkles, improves skin tone and texture and reduces all other visible signs of ageing. Use once daily at night and be sure to apply SPF the next morning, as retinol increases your skin’s sensitivity to UV exposure.
Ascorbyl Glucoside Solutioin 12%
Over time our skin loses its radiance and becomes dull. Antioxidant vitamin C brightens your base and helps get your glow back. What’s more, it possesses anti-ageing benefits that help to restore a youthful complexion. Unlike pure L-Ascorbic acid, Ascorbyl Glucoside is a much gentler, water-soluble derivative of vitamin C, so is more suitable for those with sensitive skin.
Buffet + Copper Peptides 1%
You might be surprised to discover that Copper Peptides have powerful youth-boosting benefits. This peptide serum targets various signs of ageing thanks to the blend of probiotics, Matrixyl 3000 and 11 nourishing amino acids. Over time your complexion will be smoother, softer and more refined. An added benefit is the serums anti-blemish ability, making it suitable for stressed skins, too.
100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
Rosehip oil has been used for centuries because of its impressive ability to improve overall skin health. Organic and cold-pressed, this 100% pure formula feeds the skin with linolenic acid, antioxidants, vitamin A and essential fatty acids, all of which contribute towards younger-looking skin. Because it is an anti-inflammatory, it also works wonders on sensitive and irritated skin types.
Matrixyl 10% + HA
Elastin and collagen are the building blocks of a youthful complexion and are one of the first things that needs extra support as our skin ages. This supercharged serum harnesses the power of two types of 10% matrixyl to minimise fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid also increases moisture levels in the skin, leaving it plump and smooth.