7 ANTI-AGING ELIXIRS YOU NEED TO TRY ASAP.

29 comments

pestle-mortar-superstar-oil-darphin-camellia-mask-ordinary-buffet-retinol-review

I'm all for youth-preservation. And now that I'm in my twenties, I've been gearing my focus to skincare that's going to maintain my youth for as long as possible! Today I'm sharing some of my very favourite anti-aging products with you - everything from retinols to peptides, masks to cleansers, these are the products that form the cornerstones of my skincare routines - so read on for my picks!


best-anti-aging-skincare-favourites-cleanser-serum-mask-oil

DARPHIN YOUTHFUL RADIANCE CAMELLIA MASK

This dreamy, creamy face mask includes Camellia, Ximenia and Meadowfoam seed oils, incredibly rich in unsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants, which contribute to keeping the skin looking youthful, elastic and firm. And don't think that's all you get either - there's the inclusion of peptides, pomegranate and olive extracts, caffeine and adenosine to bolster the seed oil's anti-aging effects, as well as shea butter and hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate and moisturise. Camellia oil is one of my absolute favourites for skin, and a lot of my favourite skincare products contain it. I find a generous layer of this mask works best, as you'll find some of it absorbs into the skin whilst on your face. I've loved using it after an exfoliating mask like my beloved Oskia Renaissance mask. Unlike some 1-time-wonder masks, I think this one really shines bright from continued use, I've seen such an improvement in elasticity after around a month.

Ingredients

Aqua, Ximenia Americana Seed Oil, Myreth-3 Myristate Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Talc, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Kaolin, Pentylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii Shea Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Camellia Kissi Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Linoleic Acid, Acetyl Glucosamine, Hyaluronic Acid, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Chamomila Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Bran) Extract, Caffeine, Cholesterol, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Tridecyl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Adenosine Phosphate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Hectorite, Sodium Hyaluronate, Stearic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Palmitic Acid, Silica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Stearate, Tetrasodium Edta, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica.

ordinary-buffet-advanced-retinoid-2%-review-barely-there-beauty-blog

ORDINARY 'BUFFET'

The Ordinary have brought us a complete line of pared back, simple skincare products that promise to offer you significant results should you know what you're doing with them. One of my favourite items I've so far tried from them is the Buffet serum. For under £13, you get a formula including 6 peptides, totaling a concentration of just over 25%, in a base of 11 amino acids. Peptides have a beneficial effect in rebuilding skin and it's resilience, and in my experience, I've found them beneficial if you can exhibit a little consistency and use a well-formulated peptide product continuously. I particularly like the Buffet's texture, it's got a light, 'gloopy' formula that feels really hydrating, without being sticky, and leaves my skin soft and plump.

Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Pentapeptide-18, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Acetylarginyltryptophyl Diphenylglycine, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Trehalose, Fructose, Glucose, Maltose, Urea, Sodium PCA, PCA, Sodium Lactate, Citric Acid, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ethoxydiglycol, Sodium Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

ORDINARY ADVANCED RETINOID 2%

Retinols are just about the only ingredient with proven anti-aging effects so I think when you're starting to think about preserving those years, it's essential to add a variation to your routine. One of their two retinol products, the Advanced Retinoid 2% (costing less than £10 which seems pleasantly bonkers) contains the more stable, retinyl ester Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, the same ingredient in Sunday Riley's Luna and the Pestle & Mortar Superstar which I'll talk about more below. I think the beauty of a serum/emulsion formula, is that this product works so well alongside your other skincare items, making it a great retinol to layer in your evening routine. My typical routine when using this serum is the Buffet first for a hit of peptides, followed by the Advanced Retinoid 2%, finishing with camellia oil or sometimes rosehip for antioxidants and to moisturise - this combo is just brilliant. 

Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Ethyl Linoleate, Propanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Bisabolol, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Retinol, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteareth-12, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Acacia Senegal Gum, Cetyl Palmitate, Sucrose Laurate, Polysorbate 20, Behentrimonium Chloride, Potassium Citrate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Disodium EDTA, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

purelogicol-tri-peptide-cleanser-review-barely-there-beauty-blog

PURELOGICOL TRI-PEPTIDE CLEANSER

If I'm perfectly honest, I've never attributed too much time and effort on buying cleansers. Something that gets all my makeup off without stripping my skin was about my only concern, but more recently I've really been enjoying turning the cleansing part of my routine into a bit of a ritual - spending as long as I can muster really massaging the product around my face. Purelogicol (their motto, Beauty Starts From Within, really resonates with me) were kind enough to send over their Tri-Peptide Cleanser and I can't say I didn't get a little more excited when I saw the packaging - #aestheticgoals (and it's possibly just me that gets that little bit giddy about the nicely rounded off corners on the square bottle?). The Tri-Peptide Cleanser is a cream cleanser with a really silky consistency that makes it a pleasure to use on the skin. I'll admit I was dubious as to whether this would remove makeup thoroughly but it absolutely does - every last scrap of waterproof whatever is gone. What I love most about this cleanser is just how gentle it is on my skin, yet it still removes makeup the way it does, it's almost witchcraftery-level. After cleansing, my skin feels noticeably softer, calm and balanced. Within my collection, I'd say this was comparable to Oskia's Renaissance and the Purlisse cleanser, but I think I like this one just pips them to top spot.

Ingredients

Aqua, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice bran Polyglyceryl-3 esters, Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Fruit Oil, Sclerotium Gum, Oleyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Benzyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Bladderwrack Extract, Sodium Citrate, Carrageenan Extract, Rooibos Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Bamboo Stem Powder, Tocopherol, Isopropyl Myristate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Lemon Leaf/Peel/Stem Oil, Basil Flower/Leaf Extract, Bergamot Leaf Oil, Cardamom Seed Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Italian Cypress Oil, Galbanum Resin Oil, Ginger Root, 3-Hexenol, Lime Peel Extract, Mandarin Orange Peel Oil, Nutmeg Extract, Bitter Orange Peel Extract, Bitter Orange, Rosemary Stem Extract, Clary Oil, Bergamot Fruit Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Faex Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Dimer Tripeptide-43, Limonene, Linalool, Citral.  

TROIAREUKE SKIN COMPLEX FORMULA

Antioxidants I feel are another cornerstone to preserving a youthful complexion, and in fact, to good skin in general. A hydrating facial mist is probably my favourite way to make sure I'm getting my antioxidant quota into my daily routine as their spritz-and-go nature is so quick and easy. This one from Troiareuke (see more on this and the other Troiareuke products I tried out recently in this post) is possibly one of my favourites ever. With over 15 botanical extracts, for a strong antioxidant effect, as well as hyaluronic acid, glycerin and niacinamide, it's refreshing, light, hydrating and gentle. It's got more substance than water, so leaves my skin feeling so plump, akin to applying a really hydrating serum or cream. A secondary benefit but it smells divine too.

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Japanese Red Pine Bark Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Camomile Flower Extract, Jasmine Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Hibiscus Flower Extract, Satsuma Mandarin Peel Extract, Saururus Chinensis Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Chestnut Shell Extract, Salicornia Herbecea Extract, Honeysuckle Flower Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Grapefruit Fruit Extract, Niacinamide, Betaine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propylene Glycol, Calendula Flower Extract, Tilia Cordata Flower Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium EDTA, Perfume.

anti-aging-skincare-favourites-best-barely-there-beauty-blog

PESTLE & MORTAR SUPERSTAR RETINOL OIL

With clean, pure ingredients and very few fillers, I just think this retinol oil from Pestle and Mortar is a great quality product. And I find that the oil base not only provides it's own hydrating and anti-aging benefits, but it makes the use of retinols really carefree and easy - I find no hint of irritation, no redness, no peeling, or any other ailments when using this product. Lovely and lightweight, it's the perfect lazy-girl's option for the evening as I can use this alone and still wake up with plump, soft skin. Have a look at my full review here, including a comparison to Sunday Riley's Luna.

Ingredients

Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Rosa Canina (Fruit) Oil*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil**, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Oil*, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Retinyl Palmitate, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil***, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil**, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu/Foraha) Seed Oil**, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil*, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Tocopherol, Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil**, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil**.
*Cold Pressed | **Cold Pressed and Organic| ***Steam distilled

anti-aging-skincare-favourites-best

SWANICOCO RH EGF PURE AMPOULE

So the eagle-eyed among you have probably spotted this next serum floating around into my Instagram flatlays fairly recently, and it's finally time to introduce the serum that is absolutely changing my skin-life at the moment. I know there's some debate as to whether EGF's or epidermal growth factors really work topically, and really increase cell turnover like they claim etc, but I generally go by the results I see on my own skin and this stuff is amazing. I've been trying to use it consistently twice a day, and my skin already feels and looks healthier, blemishes etc seem to be healing and vanishing faster and I'm just seeing an overall improvement in the condition of my skin that's really amazed me. I'll most likely be doing a followup on this serum, with a lot more info and some of my results, so let me know if you'd like to see more!

Ingredients

Rh-Oligopeptide-1 EGF (1ppm) 99%, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Carbomer, Arginine, Frankincense, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil. 


What are your favourite anti-aging winners?



Don't forget to follow on Bloglovin! 


Follow

xx



SUBSCRIBE VIA EMAIL FOR MONTHLY INSIDER UPDATES




29 comments

  1. thanks for sharing these, over the past year or so ive begun to notice a few signs of ageing so i am looking for things to combat it!

    Abigail Alice 💕

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Abigail, I hope you found this helpful :) xx

      Delete
  2. I'm much older then you (sigh, haha) but thankfully my skin still looks quite good so I'm trying to preserve this for as long as I can :)
    I've tried couple of things from The Ordinary but not The Buffet which I will be definitely getting some time soon. x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your skin looks wonderful in your Instagram snaps Dagmara, you needn't worry! xx

      Delete
  3. I really want to try the ordinary products as they seem to be so simple in packaging and I love how they target different skin problems. I need to really up my anti-anging game. My personal favourite serum right now for my skin is the Estee Lauder advance night repair which leaves my skin feeling so soft.

    Thanks for posting, Have a lovely day ♥

    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

    X x X x X

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks lovely, I used to use ANR back in the day and really liked it, I feel like I ought to revisit it! xx

      Delete
  4. These all sound nice! I definitely think I need to start using some anti-aging products. I'm pretty young, but I'm sure not getting any younger haha. I'll be picking up those two serums from The Ordinary as I have 2 other products from that that I'm currently loving, so I trust the brand. Thanks for sharing :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge // Enter My Giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That sounds brilliant Nicole, I hope you like them! xx

      Delete
  5. All these products sound fantastic! I wish I added anti aging products in my routine when I was younger, but better late than never! The Ordinary Buffer sounds amazing, especially given its price point! The Swanicoco EGF serum sounds amazing too, thank you for sharing these! ❤

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, the EGF has been so wonderful on my skin :) xx

      Delete
  6. Thanks for sharing, these are all new brands for me but they sound amazing already. I really love how you break down the post 'scientifically' on top of telling us of what it did to your skin ;)

    Selene Addicted

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw thanks lovely, I'm so glad you enjoyed :) xx

      Delete
  7. An honest question: I'm only 24 - should I be concerned about anti-aging already? :)
    Ela | www.stealingyoursunbeams.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's a very personal topic but in my opinion, I wouldn't be worrying about 'anti-aging' ingredients at the moment but more concentrated on general skin health and all the hydration you can get! xx

      Delete
  8. I wish I had a more rigorous routine in my early 20s but at least I am more focused now that I am nearing to 30. There's some great brands and products in here. I am definitely eager to try the Ordinary as a brand, they have been getting such raving reviews x

    Beauty with charm

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks lovely, I hope you enjoy if you pick some up :) xx

      Delete
  9. All of these products sound so wonderful, and I love the great mix you've included. I really want to try The Ordinary, I'm just polishing off my list to order. I've been very curious about EGF's, and I think seeing results says a lot. I think I might have to give them a go!

    Jenn │ Beauty by Jellybean

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm liking the sound of a list! Hope you enjoy xx

      Delete
  10. I've ordered both of these products from The Ordinary! I've heard such good things about them and reading this post has just made me more excited for them to arrive! You seriously have such dreamy skincare picks!

    I'm forever looking for new things for my skin! Especially as I get older I realise how important it is.

    Stacey x
    www.staceylouisewhite.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Stacey, I hope you enjoy them :) xx

      Delete
  11. I really want to try The Ordinary products. They seem to be yielding so much support at the moment. Thanks for the recommendations.

    Sincerely, Sarah xx
    www.sincerelysarah.net

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're very welcome Sarah, I'm glad you enjoyed xx

      Delete
  12. Love this post, it is so informative and inspiring! Thank you Jennifer for sharing these wonderful products with us :)

    www.partyparrotblog.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you lovely, I'm glad you enjoyed! xx

      Delete
  13. I'm all for youth preservation too! Definitely need to give these all a try :)

    xx
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

    ReplyDelete
  14. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  15. is it a good idea for someone in her early 20s to start using peptide serum and retinol? I have sensitive skin and a bit afraid peptide and retinol serum might be too aggravating for sensitive skin (eczema-prone).

    ReplyDelete
  16. Such a comprehensive post. I'm glad you put this up. :) x

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from you guys, so do please leave your comments! If you need a super speedy answer, tweet me @jnnfrch xx

© Barely There Beauty - A British-Korean Beauty & Lifestyle Blog. Design by MangoBlogs.