5 ANTI-AGING GAMECHANGERS! | INGREDIENTS, PRODUCTS AND METHODS TO ADD TO YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE
hey you guys welcome back if you guys are new here my name is lauren and i’m a nurse that’s here for all your science-based skincare reviews i freaking love skincare skincare is like my jam i am also here for all your new makeup releases and today’s video is going to be very fun because we’ll be talking about anti-aging game changers these are things these are five things five products tools steps in your skincare routine ingredients five things that really make a difference in wrinkle formation in your skin melanin production in increasing elasticity in your skin increasing the firmness in your skin this is exciting because i think these are five little things that can really just make a huge impact in the youthfulness in your skin and i want to thank sleep and glow for partnering with me on this video i’m very excited about their first product that i’ll be talking about in a second but yeah i just want to thank you guys for watching and let me know down below what has made a difference in your skincare routine when it comes to wrinkle formation and anti-aging i’d love to know but all right without further ado we’ll go ahead and just get right into it the first thing you can do that can make a difference in a wrinkle formation in your skin is to start sleeping on your back and i don’t know about you guys for me this was so hard this has been drilled into my brain over the last five years i’ve heard so many dermatologists recommend this but if you’re a side sleeper like me do yourself a favor and get one of these concave pillows like the sleeping glow pillow oh my gosh this has made such a difference in this how sadly i’m sleeping at night how i’m making up with them in the morning i’m not waking up with any kinks in my neck and the coolest thing i’m noticing i don’t have those big creases on the sides of my face i without fail i would wake up with a crease right next to my eye and my jowls would be a lot deeper and just more pronounced in the morning it is a proven fact that these temporary wrinkles whether they’re from sleeping at night from compression or even just from your facial expression from smiling they lead to those permanent wrinkles and we spend one third of our life sleeping why not try and prevent that compression and to help with preventing not preventing obviously we’re all going to end up wrinkles at some point but just to slow that eating process just a little bit i have just been loving this thing i was a little nervous about it because it does look a little tiny and i’m definitely one that loves a big fluffy pillow but it’s cool because it comes with this a little insert on the side so if you like to sleep a little higher you can add this insert to have more support underneath your neck and also i have come to learn that this kind of smaller design is there’s a purpose for it so i’ll start sleeping on my back at night but i somehow i guess unconsciously when i’m down to sleep i’ll roll over onto my side and the shape is perfect for that because your head is automatically supported as soon as you turn your head your head ends up in this concave area and it you don’t have any compression on the side of your face and your head is almost it’s like a little massage on your face because those sides kind of like cradle your forehead and your chin and your face is just in there it’s supported it’s comforted in a way it’s just so comfy i love this thing so much it has a eucalyptus fiber pillowcase it feels like silk it’s so soft and the actual pillow has antimicrobial properties in it which is pretty cool the pillowcase is machine washable this is an investment i must warn you but think of it as an investment into your health and well-being and if you think about it you’re only paying like 30 or so a year for about like five years so just think of it as an investment into your health also too you have a 30-day money-back guarantee so you get your money back if you don’t like this thing you can just return it but i do not think you’ll be disappointed it’s just so comfortable it has that memory foam um component to it so it really adjusts to the shape of your ear neck and your head shape i was looking into this actually even before the brand reached out to me i remember dr dre posted a video on this raving about it i went and looked back at her video once they reached out to me i peeked at all the comments because i wanted to see what users of this pillow were truly saying and they were all commenting how much how great their experiences have been so that is kind of what convinced me to hop on this and after using this i just can’t rave about this enough i’m so excited about this thing i do have a code with them you can get ten dollars off with the honest beauty review 10.
i almost feel like i’m staying at a fancy hotel when i’m laying on this at night it is literally like a luxury experience it’s so comfortable i cannot get enough of this thing so yeah i’m just loving this so much alright so the second anti-aging game changer which is probably arguably the most important is to start wearing a sunscreen on a daily basis we know that the sun is the biggest thing that breaks down the collagen and elastin in her skin so it’s so important to protect your skin throughout the day i have so many favorites try to find that sunscreen where you just love the formula and you cannot wait to put it on because i know for me once i found these quality sunscreens it has really encouraged me to wear it on a daily basis i cannot wait to put a lot of these on i love these formulas so some of my favorites um you guys know i talk all the time about the josie maron ones i love both the original and then the tinted version beautiful hydration from both of these these are mineral based and then i also love super goop has some great ones this is the unseen sunscreen i love using um the i don’t have it in front of me the glow screen is beautiful with the color science unforgettable brush on sunscreen is gorgeous with that one because it really takes down the shine in your t-zone so i’ll put that on and then i’ll touch up with this throughout the day these are some of my favorites and then also the first one is great as well this is a tinted version this is also a mineral based so like i said get yourself a beautiful sunscreen where you just love the formula one that really moisturizes the skin these all sit very lightweight on the skin they don’t feel like i’m wearing any and if you’re a makeup wearer finding one that sits underneath makeup is also key because i know for me until i found ones that i liked i would skip it on the days that i was wearing makeup because i just didn’t want that heavy feel underneath my foundation the josie marin is really nice and moisturizing underneath foundation if you have dry skin and then the dermatology tinted moisturizer has this gorgeous whipped texture that feels so light and airy underneath foundation this is just a beautiful formula as well i do have a code with them for 20 off it’s lauren 20.
it is an affiliate code just so you know but i i love this formula so much there’s so many great ones out there like i said just get yourself an spf formula you will love and it will really encourage you to wear it on a daily basis okay and then next up we can’t talk about anti-aging without talking about retinol retinols are actually proven to increase the collagen and elastin in your skin there’s been studies that have actually they’ve looked at skin layers and they’ve seen an increase in production of collagen and elastin which is so cool so there’s so many different retinoids on the market we know we have retinoic acid that’s your prescription form and then you also have all these over-the-counter retinols myself i have yet to try a prescription and i think it’s because well first of all i’m a beginner at retinol so i want to kind of build up my tolerance first but i feel like i’ve noticed results from these and they’re nice and gentle i don’t get any of those harsh side effects some of my favorites are the ordinary’s green active retinoid 2 emulsion this is really nice and lightweight it has this nice milky texture it’s super moisturizing i’ve never gotten any irritation whatsoever from this one i think this is actually it seems to be the weakest one that i’ve had that i have and then the verse over the counter press restart gentle retinol serum this has boccuccio in here and an encapsulated retinol but cucciol the jury’s still out with that it’s supposed to be a natural alternative to retinol but that’s besides the point we know we have the retinol in here that is proven by science it actually works there’s been so many research studies on over-the-counter retinol that actually makes a difference in also the melanin production in your skin along with the collagen and elastin production but the difference with these over-the-counter retinols they have to be converted down which is why they’re a little bit of a weaker form and you won’t get those harsh side effects right off the bat and you will they take a little bit longer to see the results but they actually do work the strongest one that i have is this one by polish choice this is their one percent retinal treatment this has peptides in here there’s also vitamin c great ingredients in here it’s fragrance free the texture is really nice it has this like thick buttery texture i talked about this in my best and worst from paula’s choice i’ll link that down below if you guys want to check that one out but i have just been loving this it’s almost essentially like a moisturizer it’s super thin but i still like to top it with a moisturizer now with this one i do notice peeling but i don’t notice any redness and i kind of like to see that peeling side effect because i know that it’s truly resurfacing the skin but oh my gosh i’ve noticed such a difference with the brightness and the smoothness of my skin when i started using this love this one so much so yeah number three is definitely incorporating some kind of retinoid into your routine if you’re brand new to retinoids try and over the counter first and see how your skin tolerates it but this is the one product the number one ingredient that has the most research behind it and the one ingredient that has actually been proven to increase collagen and elastin so yeah get yourself a retinoid in your life you will not be disappointed okay and then the fourth game-changing anti-ager are aegs i think anyway i love myself in aha ahas are a chemical exfoliant they resurface the top layer of your skin they actually kind of shave off that top layer of dead skin cells to allow those new more youthful looking skin cells to resurface makes your skin look firmer brighter smooth these really improve the texture in your skin i can’t say enough good things and there’s specific ones especially glycolic acid that have been proven to also increase collagen in your skin so pretty cool there and i just i just love these for exfoliating my skin without those harsh side effects so these are some of my favorite products if you want a good aha mask in your routine i love this one by drunk elephant the tlc sequoia baby facial has a 25 aha blend also with a two percent bha so you’re getting the aha top layer resurfacing component the bh is going to be that little powerhouse that gets into the deep layers of your skin in your pores and degunks takes out all that oil so this mask is just such a huge powerhouse it makes such a difference in the resurfacing of your skin love that and then also you guys know i’ve talked about these at length before the ordinary is lactic acid with ha this is their 10 version i love this good genes the lactic acid is amazing as well lactic acid is a larger molecule bigger than glycolic acid so it sits more on top of your skin it’s a little bit more gentle it also acts as a humectant so it actually moisturizes your skin as well i think i like lactic acid a little better than glycolic it’s less less harsh i noticed more plumpness with lactic acid it just does the job without those harsher side effects but yeah i love these so much you definitely don’t have to spend the money on good jeans i always save this for special occasions there’s just something about this it just is almost instantaneous i wake up with bright skin the next day but i essentially have gotten the same results from my 10 lactic acid i did do a video duping this against this a while back i’ll link that one down below um but yeah i just love myself in aha and that is going to really make a difference in just smoothing out your skin all right and then the fifth anti-aging game changer peptides so peptides are think of them as essentially components of proteins and elastin and also collagen is a protein so the idea behind applying a peptide topically it sits on top of our skin and then it hopefully gets down into our deeper layers to signal more proteins to be produced i.
e collagen there are some encouraging studies that have shown peptide elastin and collagen production in a petri dish when peptides have been applied no real like biopsy studies where we’re actually looking at the actual skin but i don’t know i think that’s pretty promising and if anything you’re going to get a humectant capability behind it it’s going to plump out the skin and it really can help the smoothness in our skin the firmness and i really noticed such a difference with them so i really think they’re working there’s something about them i just think the potential behind them is really cool i noticed them first i started using the buffet serum from the ordinary you have to repurchase it because i have so many other peptide products that i’m like uh i’ll eventually get to it but that serum is only 15 bucks but i started using that around my eyes and i i really noticed a difference with the creepiness of my eyes after using it i was like blown away like there’s got to be something something to a peptide but i also love their matrixyl 10 by the ordinary this is also a peptide blend matrixyl is a blend of peptides um that have a lot of studies behind them and then another matrixyl serum by timeless this one is great as well the one by the ordinary i think is a little thicker maybe a little bit more hydrating the one by timeless is a little bit thinner this is probably a little bit easier to incorporate into your routine if you have a lot of steps to your skincare routine this also has hyaluronic acid in here there’s glycerin aloe nice hydrators in here so i love me a peptide serum and then if you want to just incorporate them in by using a moisturizer the drunk elephant pertinee polypeptide cream has seven peptides in here just really plumps out the skin i love the glowiness that this gives my skin also it cosmetics confidence in it cream that has peptides in it as well there’s a ton of peptide moisturizers out there but i really think they do the job it makes such a difference in the firmness in your skin i i love a peptide so much so that concludes the end of this video i hope you guys enjoyed let me know down below what has made the biggest difference in your skincare routine what have you really noticed the difference in decreasing the wrinkle formation in your skin melanin has anything really worked to decrease your dark spots there’s a few other melanin inhibitors i still want to talk about afr butane i’ve loved it so much as like acid is another great one so many great ingredients out there that um yeah people have future videos on but this video is really fun i hope you guys enjoy it share your favorite products down below your favorite ingredients love to hear from you guys and thank you guys so much for watching thank you to sleep and glow for sponsoring this video and yeah see you guys in my next video you