Have you noticed more fine lines and wrinkles lately? Ageing is part and parcel of life, but you can still maintain a youthful appearance by using the right products. Once you hit your thirties, skin cell renewal starts to slow down.

Give it a boost with these skincare picks that will rev up collagen production and nourish skin from within.


#1 Astalift In-Focus Cellactive Serum ($222)

Our skin has an innate ability repair itself, and now Astalift scientists have found a way to boost that healing power. The secret lies in stem cells, which are the key to replenishing aged cells and tissues within the skin.

This silky smooth serum contains two key ingredients that help to restore stem cells to their full potential so that your skin stays softer, firmer and more radiant.

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#2 Caudalie Vine[Activ] Glow Activating Anti-Wrinkle Serum ($65, Sephora)

Protect your skin against daily aggressors like pollution and stress with this lightweight serum.

It contains a high dose of the brand’s Anti-Cell Burn-Out Complex – a concentrated blend of antioxidant-rich grapeseed polyphenols, vitamin C, vitamin E and picea extract – to regulate melanin and sebum production for a radiant and youthful appearance.

Photo: Caudalie

#3 Kew Organics Ultra-Revive H20+ Masque ($80.40)

Slather on this hydrating sleeping mask before bed for brighter skin in the morning.

The lightweight formula boasts hyaluronic acid and collagen to restore skin’s moisture levels, plus an antioxidant blend of green tea, vitamin C and vitamin E to strengthen skin and minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Photo: Kew Organics

#4 Clarins Super Restorative Instant Lift Serum Mask ($38 for a sheet or $160 for a box of five sheets)

Hooray, Clarins has launched its first sheet mask! Each sheet is soaked with Harungana plant extract, a key ingredient that helps to improve skin tone and density so that wrinkles are less noticeable.

We especially love that the mask extends to cover both your face and neck, plus it comes with a special slot that you can hook over your ears to prevent it from sliding around.

Photo: Clarins

#5 Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Retinol + Superfood Oil Pads ($109, Sephora)

Combat the signs of ageing like wrinkles, roughness and enlarged pores with these pads. To use, pour in the entire bottle of oil to fully saturate the pads.

The formula contains pure retinol and a mix of nourishing superfood oils that helps to balance the typical irritation and dryness associated with the former. Skin will be smoother and softer after use. Each pack comes with 60 pads.

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#6 Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Night Lifting/Firming Face and Neck Creme ($171)

Apply a thin layer of this nourishing cream to use it as a night moisturiser or pack on a thicker layer to use it as a weekly treatment mask.

It’s made with a powerful Tri-Peptide Lift Complex that syncs with skin’s natural rhythm to support collagen production and renewal at night. Over time, wrinkles and fine lines will be smoothened out for a more youthful appearance.

#7 Pixi Rose Oil Blend ($39, www.sephora.sg)

This boasts a blend of sweet almond, rosehip, jojoba, pomegranate seed and rose geranium oils to deeply hydrate and nourish skin from within.

The lightweight formula is easily absorbed and smells divine. Keep your skin supple and healthy by adding one or two drops of this oil to your daily moisturiser for an added hydration boost.

Photo: Pixi


This story was first published in Shape.