Are Your Anti-Aging Products Actually Aging You?

Are Your Anti-Aging Products Actually Aging You?

Anti-aging is one of the most innovative sectors of the skincare market. Whether it’s new formulas or updated ways to use products, there’s always something exciting to try in the fight against aging. But can there be too much of a good thing? Consumers often start to use anti-aging products in their twenties. Even though you’re still “young,” it’s important to look at the ways you can care for your skin now to prevent damage in the future. The most basic and important anti-aging decision you can make is to wear sunscreen daily. We’ve taken a look at four more anti-aging products and antioxidants to put on your radar.


1. Dark Spot Correctors

UV damage can manifest in skin decades after the original damage was done. Once they appear, sun and age spots have a way of making the skin look a lot less youthful. Dark spot correctors help brighten and exfoliate dark spots. Look for products with formulas containing Vitamin C, ferulic or azealic acid . One product to try is Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector with Vitamin C and E, Pine Bark Essence and gentle exfoliating Lipo-Hydroxyl Acid (LHA) to reduce the look of years of sun damage and reveal more radiant, younger-looking skin.


2. At-Home Peels

If you want to take your anti-aging efforts to the next level try an at-home peel. Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Overnight Leave-On Peel is a gentle leave-on peel with Glycolic Alpha Hydroxyl Acid (AHA) and Vitamin C. It’s gentle enough to use nightly, so you won’t need to worry about overusing a harsh product. It works to evens skin tone and help reduce the appearance of dark spots over time with continued usage revealing more radiant-looking skin. Use a dime size amount of the peel on your skin then follow-up with moisturizer to hydrate and restore skin.


3. Vitamin C

You’ve always known that Vitamin C is good for your body, but did you know it’s also great for your skin? Vitamin C can help brighten the skin’s appearance and can make it appear more youthful. This antioxidant helps fight free radicals and can replenish your skin after it’s exposed to pollution. Vitamin C can help your skin stay beautiful-looking longer. We recommend using an SPF formulated with Vitamin C daily, like Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15.


4. Sleeping Cream

Your skin can do some of its best work at night, particularly if you provide it with the right products. A sleep cream or sleep mask is a product that goes on like a lotion or moisturizer but is effectively hydrating like a mask. Sleep creams formulas can help smooth fine lines, restore elasticity and increase brightness all while you’re counting sheep. Garnier SkinActive Miracle Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Cream is infused with lavender essential oil, hyaluronic and hydroxy acids. When you use it before bed it helps renew, firm and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.