Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Gold Capsules
Are you stumped by the multitude of ingredients in skin care products? Are you baffled by even the basic lotions and potions available on the market?

If so, then here is our fool proof guide to getting the best out of your skincare purchases.

Here are the products to look out for in each stage of you skin’s development.

From 18 years
What you are looking for depends on your skin. Usually young skin needs either hydration or sebum-regulation, or possibly both. For moisturisation, look for trehalose, amino acids, hyaluronic acid or urea. If you want to rid your skin of excess oils, go for azeliac acid or clay.

25-35 years
Women this age need to bring lipids to the skin. Omega 3 and 5 and ceramides are great, too. Look for vegetal stem cells to improve the energy of cells and the cell turnover and antioxidants such as lipoic acid, vitamin E and C to prevent ageing. Exfoliate with AHA or PHA.

35-45 years
Look for active anti-ageing ingredients that can boost your own elastin and hyaluronic acid. Peptides are great, as is stem-cells from apple or edelweiss as they have antioxidative properties and improve the synthesis of collagen and elastine.

45 years up
Do look for every anti-ageing ingredient there is! Try to find nourishing ingredients such as vegetable oils (shea butter, jojoba oil or almond oil) as they all give lipids to the skin. The lipids are important to maintain the correct connection between cells to keep the moisture in skin. © Cover Media