My Favourite Anti-Ageing Products For Your Twenties

Sunday 14 March 2021


They say it's never to early to start incorporating anti-ageing products into your routine, and to be honest, I wish I'd started sooner. BUT here we are!

Now I've reached the grand old age of 27, I am starting to notice the occasional fine line around the eye area, and they're just starting to form on my forehead too. 

I wish I could say 'It's all A-OKAY, I'm owning my fine lines and I'm going to grow old gracefully like Helen Mirren or Meryl Streep', but I'll be honest, I just can't and I'm determined to hold off any further signs of ageing for as long as possible. 

Anti-ageing skincare is a bit of a minefield, and while I'm trying to hold off using anything too potent whilst I'm still in my twenties, I have discovered a few absolute gems that will help to fight off those pesky first lines for a bit longer.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Eye Serum

I picked up this cult Elemis product on a whim, when I felt a bit like I was at my wits end with the creases under my eyes. It was really getting me down, and when someone on Insta recommended the Elemis Eye Serum to me, I just went for it despite the fact that it was a little heavy on the purse-strings. 

But it was worth it! It's a lovely lightweight serum, absorbs quickly and sits really well under make up. And I've definitely seen a difference since using it, my under-eye creases seem just a tiny bit less prominent and my make-up seems to last a little bit longer with it on, which is a big deal for me when I'm in the office 9-10 hours a day.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Concentrate

I have a lot of love for this product! I've been using it every single day for about a year, I think I'm on my third bottle now. It's packed with natural ingredients and a little bit of salicylic acid. It's a really gorgeous texture, doesn't irritate my sensitive skin and as soon as I apply I can see that my face looks more fresh and bright. 

[PR PRODUCT] Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift

I recently had a virtual skin consultation with Dermalogica, and the lovely expert recommended the Stress Positive Eye Lift to me when I told her that my under-eye area was one of my biggest concerns. I've been using it every night for the last couple of months and I don't think I could be without it now!

The Eye Lift is designed to brighten, firm and reduce signs of tiredness and ageing. You can use it as a 5-minute mask, but I love putting it on before bed and letting it absorb overnight so that I wake up with fresh eyes in the morning. It has a metal applicator, which feels so lovely and cooling on tired eyes after a long day! 

I put it down for a night and used one of my other night-time creams, and oh my goodness I could see a change straight away. I woke up and my eyes were puffier, my dark circles were more prominent... so I'm sticking with my Dermalogica for now!

Pixi Vit-C Tonic

Vitamin C is a great ingredient for anti-ageing, as well as making your skin look brighter. I've been trying to incorporate a bit more Vitamin C into my morning routine. This toner is absolutely lovely, it smells fabulous, and really helps to boost the brightness in my skin and I know it's helping to keep the pesky lines at bay behind the scenes.

[PR SAMPLE] Dermalogica Retinol Clearing Oil

I think this is the most powerful anti-ageing formula I use. There's a lot of mixed opinion on when you should start incorporating retinol into your routine - spanning from mid-twenties to your thirties. I've been using this just once a week for the last year or so, and I'll probably up that to twice a week once I start approaching 30. 

The Dermalogica Retinol Clearing Oil is so innovative, because it combines retinol and salicylic acid - targeting breakouts at the same time as fighting the signs of ageing. I just use 5-6 drops, pat into the skin, and allow it to absorb for about 30 minutes before applying moisturiser. I love that it targets two skin concerns in one fell swoop, and it's definitely helped to keep any more wrinkles at bay! The ONLY complaint that I have is that I can't stand the smell, I don't know what it is but I just don't like it. But I can cope because the product is good!

What are your favourite products for anti-ageing benefits?

Sian xo

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