Which Anti-Ageing Ingredients Actually Work?

The experts weigh in.

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Unfortunately, even the best concoctions out there won’t turn back the clock instantaneously. However, using products that harness the best preventative ageing ingredients can certainly help keep skin looking fresh and smooth. But which ingredients can we actually trust to deliver results?

We spoke to Lisa Sullivan and Kaye Scott, co-directors of Sydney’s premier non-surgical cosmetic clinic, (aptly named) ‘The Clinic‘, to get their opinion on which anti-aging ingredients are worth the hype.

Keep scrolling to find out more.

6 Anti-Ageing Ingredients You Should Be Using Right Now

1Vitamin C

“Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and is excellent for fighting free radicals, which can be detrimental to tissue health and can diminish the synthesis of collagen,” says Sullivan.

Shop Obagi-C Rx System

2Vitamin A

“Vitamin A works to improve pigment by reducing redness. It also exfoliates and will optimise the skin’s UV protection, making it a powerful anti-ageing tool,” says Sullivan.

Shop Zelens’ High Potency Vitamin A Treatment Drops

3Peptides

“Peptides are small proteins that help to contribute to the firming and smoothing of your skin,” says Sullivan.

Shop Dr. Dennis Gross Firming Peptide Milk

4Sea Buckthorn

“Sea Buckthorn works to hydrate skin and help boost the skin’s elasticity. It also reduces redness associated with rosacea,” says Sullivan.

Shop The Clinic Moisturiser

5Tyrosinase Inhibitors

“Tyrosinase Inhibitors are known to help with pigmentation problems, making it a great ingredient to look out for if you’re struggling with uneven skin tone, darkness and spots,” says Sullivan.

Shop Societe Brightening Serum

6SPF

“A good SPF is crucial in any anti-ageing ageing regime. The Aspect Envirostat Dry Touch Sunscreen contains both Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory properties, while Vitamin E has antioxidant properties, which helps prevent free-radical damage,” says Scott.

Shop Aspect Envirostat Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 50

Keep in mind…

At the end of the day, there isn’t ‘one’ ingredient for anti-aging. It’s about utilising a combination of products and ingredients in a regime for the effective pursuit of results, says Lisa Sullivan.