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7 BEST Anti Ageing Products You Must Try This Winter

Like every each of us I have tried tons of different cosmetics to find my favorite ones.

Since my very early twenties I tested variety of skincare products from cheap to premium quality, organic, paraben free, hand made – you name it I tried it…

I have a combination and sensitive skin that gets pretty oily during the summer time and dry in the winter – hence why I tend to remove some of the products from my summer routine and keep coming back to them in the winter.

Since the beginning of this year (my New Year resolution) I decided to up my anti aging skin routine.

Below are the products that I used for a while now and so far I can’t find anything which could be equally as good! They’re my top choices and I can’t imagine my daily routine without them.

Please note this isn’t sponsored, I’m just a happy customer who decided to share my experience with others 🙂

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate 

A replenishing night time facial oil with distilled botanicals that visibly restores the appearance of skin by morning.

This concentrate is a miracle and I can’t live without it! It’s so good for my skin and I swear by it. All you need are 2 little drops to apply on your whole skin and neck before you go to bed. It comes with an applicator and it’s so easy to use without wasting any product.

It last ages! One bottle stays with me for approx 9 months! Which I think is pretty amazing!

Kiehl’s advertises it as ” an every night routine for a younger skin”. My skin definitely became softer, fresher, more toned and with improved radiance. Thanks to the great ingredients of Lavender Essential Oil, Primrose Oil, and Kiehl’s-signature ingredient squalane – derived from olives I wake up refreshed.

(see below a day version of this concentrate, it is also so good!)

Positives:

  • Enhancing skin’s natural night-time recovery process
  • Paraben free
  • Lasts forever
  • 99.8% natural-derived
  • Recyclable glass bottle, dropper and plastic squeeze top in a protective 100% recycled board carton

Negatives:

  • Price! It is not cheap. 30 ml cost £38 (but totally worth it)
  • The formula is too heavy for the summer months

 

Kiehl’s Precision Lifting & Pore Tightening Concentrate

A clinically tested serum that restores elasticity for more toned, uplifted skin.

Another great product from Kiehl’s range. I’m so happy I got introduced to this product while visiting a store.

It totally changed my skincare game. I use it a whole year round, a pea size on my finger tip is enough to cover an area of my face which requires lifting and pore tightening.

Tip: During the summer time use it every other day to avoid skin getting too oily.

Positives:

  • Visibly Lifts Facial Skin
  • Tightens and Reduces Pores, Lines and Wrinkles
  • Re-Defines Facial Contours
  • Efficiency
  • Paraben free
  • Pump applicator

Negatives:

  • Price! It is not cheap. 50 ml cost £49.50 (but totally worth it)

 

Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate

Lightweight facial oil that keeps skin looking radiant all day

This product closes my top 3 from Kiehl’s. I used Midnight Recovery Concentrate at night and Daily Reviving Concentrate in the morning, before I apply my makeup.

The formula is so light and I feel like it helps to keep my makeup in place for the whole day. I bought this product in December 2017 and I must admit I still have a half of the bottle left!

I don’t use it every day tohugh and I certainly wasn’t applying it during the hot months from June – September as it tends to grease my skin too much.

Tip:  It is perfect for the winter months though.

Daily Reviving Concentrate provides antioxidant protection with a powerful blend of naturally-derived oils, including Ginger Root, Sunflower and Tamanu, to help skin feel fresh and look energized morning to night.

 

Positives:

  • Paraben free
  • 100% natural origin
  • Mineral oil free
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Non-acnegenic

Negatives

  • Price! It is not cheap. 30 ml cost £38 (but again, totally worth it)
  • The formula is too heavy for the summer months

 

La Roche – Posay Redermic R (face and eyes treatment)

Retinol Eye cream to combat the visible signs of ageing

I have been using this anti ageing treatment for 2 months now every night before I go to bed and all I gotta say is that I LOVE IT! Retinol is my friend now and I believe that a regular application will reverse first signs of ageing 🙂

I heard so many great things about this duo and couldn’t resist it, but try it out myself! I swear by this product!

Eye cream

Contains 0.1% pure Retinol, 0.1% of our exclusive Retinol booster complex Retinol Linoleate and 0.2% Caffiene. Formula developed to combat the appearance of dark circles.

Positives:

  • Retinol Eye cream to combat the visible signs of ageing
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles around the eye contour
  • Specifically formulated for sensitive skin
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic
  • No preservatives
  • No fragrance
  • No parabens
  • No colourants
  • No lanolin

 

Negatives:

  • 15 ml costs £25.50 (but 15 ml lasts for ages! After 2 months I’m just about half way through)
  • Packaging could improve

 

Face cream

Night time retinol treatment to combat the visible signs of ageing.

I love the texture of this cream. It is so light and minimalist. One of the few cream that really helps with my menstrual breakouts!

Specifically formulated to combat the visible signs of anti-ageing including wrinkles, uneven skin tone, crows feet, dark spots, forehead and lip lines. Award-winning Redermic R, with 0.3% retinol, has clinically tested anti-wrinkle efficacy. Specifically formulated for sensitive skin.

Enriched with with 0.3% retinol, a vitamin A derivative which has been shown to help stimulate collagen and elastin to firm and smooth the skin. An added retinol booster complex made up of retinol linoleate and adenosine works in synergy to enhance the efficacy of the formula, while LHA concentrated at 0.3% exfoliates the surface of the skin and increases cellular turnover.

 

Positives:

  • Moisturising retinol night cream to combat the visible signs of ageing
  • Reduces the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation
  • Retinol stimulates collagen and elastin production to help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic
  • Dermatologically tested
  • No preservatives
  • No fragrance
  • No parabens
  • No colourants
  • No lanolin

 

Negatives:

  • 30 ml costs £29.50 (but 30 ml lasts for ages! After 2 months I’m just about half way through)
  • I don’t really like the packaging

 

 

Avene A-Oxitive Water Cream

Innovative moisturising cream enriched with powerful antioxidants to help fight the effects of pollution and add a natural glow.

My newest addition to the skincare regime. I was thrilled to find a cream that is full of antioxidants ! According to Avene clinical results the water cream improved radiance by 42% and fine lines were reduced by 14%*
(* based on clinical study on 29 subjects with sensitive skin after 21 days of application)

The texture is so light and it smells fresh and lovely. I love the moment of putting this cream on my face.  Formulated with Pre-Tocopheryl, a Vitamin E booster and Ascorbyl Glucoside, an advanced form of Vitamin C, to restore the skin, brighten the complexion and help reinforce the skin. 

 

Positives:

  • Easy application
  • Lovely scent
  • Clinically proven to soothe and soften skin
  • Formulated with Avène Thermal Spring Water
  • Brighten the complexion and help reinforce the skin
  • Formulated with mother-of-pearl and pigment correctors to brighten complexion for a natural glow

 

Negatives:

  • 30 ml costs £24 – apart from that, I love the product 🙂

 

Vichy Aqualia Eye Awakening Balm

Aqualia Thermal Eye Awakening Balm visibly hydrates the delicate eye contour area, smoothing the look of dehydration lines and making the skin feeling more comfortable.

I use this eye cream in the morning just before I put my make up. The consistency is so light and when applied, it doesn’t feel too thick nor too watery. It melts right into the eye area.

 

Positives:

  • Long-lasting hydration and instant freshness
  • Smoothes the look of dehydration lines
  • Quickly absorbed
  • Easy application

 

Negatives:

  • 15 ml costs £15

 

La Roche – Posay  Anthelios XL Anti Shine SPF 50+

Double anti-shine action: immediate absorption and ultra-dry finish.

This is the last product on my must have list. I never forget about the SPF protection during the winter months. I have tried many different brands, but Anthelios is my favourite.

It is a dry-touch gel cream that offers optimal sun protection and a shine-free, matte finish.

I apply it every morning by mixing it together with A-Oxitive face cream. It protects my face and neck from a sun damage. The formula of this sunscreen is waterproof.

 

Positives:

  • Good Price 50 ml costs £16.50 (currently £12.35 on La Roche – Posay website)
  • Protects from sun damage
  • Matte finish
  • Anti shine
  • Dry touch gel cream – non greasy
  • Beneficial for those with sensitive, intolerant and combination to oily skin

 

Negatives:

None 🙂

 

I hope you like my favourites, but please let me know what is your experience while using those products and if you know any other great brands I should try out.

 

Paula

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