ANTI AGEING SKINCARE ROUTINE – Best Paula’s Choice products for anti-ageing
hey guys and welcome back to mad about skin if you’re new to our channel welcome here at mad about skin we’re passionate about helping you to get the most out of your skin care so if you haven’t already now’s a fantastic time to click that link below subscribe to the channel ring that notification bell and you won’t miss out on any of our amazing future content now in today’s video we’re going to be doing a full skincare routine but using just one product line you guys have come to me and asked for more product line focus skincare routines if you’re like me and you like to mix and match you like to pick and choose pick a mix from different skincare brands to form your own routine then you know absolutely fantastic that’s a great way forward but also there are those out there that just want to reach for one brand that they know and trust and can choose the best products to tackle their skin concerns this is the video for you if that fits what you’re looking for in your skincare routine today though we are focusing on the best paula’s choice products for anti-aging one of the most frequently asked questions is when should i start an anti-aging skincare routine and whilst there’s no strict age i usually say around 30.
we tend to in our teens in our 20s be tackling breakouts acne excess oil in the skin by the time we reach 30 we start to see the first fine lines and wrinkles our skin has start to mature and dry and so we are kind of starting to focus on anti-aging and preventing aging but that carries right the way through even if you are in your 40s 50s 60s 70s and you it’s never too late to start an anti-aging skincare routine because not only can you prevent future aging if you use the right products you can also reverse the aging that’s already taken place so we’ve got some fantastic products to share with you today i’m going to be doing a full skincare routine just using paula’s choice focusing on the anti-aging regime which we all need in our skincare lives the reason i’ve chosen paula’s choice is a i don’t give them enough love on this channel but also they are fantastic because they’re cruelty free fragrance free and colorant colorant-free in all their products which is amazing i think their formulations take it up a notch they are more expensive than some of the drugstore products available and some of the brands that are sold at the drugstore however people are always quick to point out actually you get a lot of product per purchase with paula’s choice so that does make the cost per unit and cost per use a little bit lower but also their formulations are taken up a notch so i do think they justify a slightly higher price tag and often with their products a little goes a long way so you do get quite a couple of months usually worth of use out of each product we’re going to start with cleansers i mean everyone’s skincare routine has to start with a good cleanse and poreless choice have a baffling array of cleansers however if you’re just looking at anti-aging the cleanser that i believe you should reach for is the resist anti-aging hydrating cleanser comes in at 22 pounds here in the uk 25 in the us the reason i love love love this product is it’s so hydrating is the most hydrating of all their cleansers one of the first things that drives and triggers the look and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is dehydrated skin if our skin is dry and dehydrated it loses that plumpness which means the fine lines and wrinkles become more visible and it’s just not a good condition to have your skin in the more hydrated your skin is the more plump it looks and the more young and dewy it looks so a hydrating cleanser is a fantastic place to start also by having hydrated skin you find that all of your other steps your actives that are going to follow are going to work that little bit better so you really don’t want a cleanser that’s stripping the skin or leaving you tight or dry now once we’ve cleansed our skin’s fresh it’s clean you’ve got the dirt the debris the pollutants and you’re ready to receive the actives in your skincare routine the next step should be exfoliation you have loads of different exfoliators on the market i actually can be quite confusing knowing which one to use and paula’s choice have so so many to choose from in our teens in our twenties we tended to reach for the bhas the salicylic acids that’s because we were worried about blocked pores breakouts acne blackheads and salicylic acid is amazing as resorting those out however as we age and we’re looking at an anti-aging routine we really need to mix it up and go for a glycolic acid an aha glycolic acid is the gold standard exfoliator i actually did a whole video on it which i’ll link up there if you want to explore it a bit more but it’s a gold standard exfoliator that not only gives the skin that gorgeous glow by taking away that mask and that layer top layer of dead skin cells but also can go into the skin and just help to increase cellular turnover and keep the skin looking fresh as we age our cellular turnover decreases and so our skin becomes older looking and more dull so this is a fantastic and a glycolic acid is a fantastic way of increasing that luminosity and making sure that cellular turnover keeps up as we age i would recommend my favorite product actually from all of their really anti-aging exfoliations would be the resist anti-aging 10 aha treatment it’s 38 pounds here in the uk 40 in the us but that will last you about two months so it’s not a terrible price point and it is beautifully beautifully formulated why i would go for this over any other exfoliator on the market why i think this is a fantastic anti-aging exfoliant is because it is packed and i mean packed full of ceramides glycolic acid can actually be quite drying to the skin which is problematic because you need to switch to glycolic acid as you get older to retain that illuminosity and remove all those dead skin cells however it can be quite drying and as we get older our skin tends to dry and so it can kind of be a little bit difficult to balance the dryness with the effective exfoliation using a product like this is just gonna add in the hydration and add in the ceramides which are going to support the barrier function of the skin and the hydration levels in the skin so it’s going to offset some of the dryness you can get with a 10 and glycolic acid is a beautifully formulated product and will leave you hydrated and glowing and let’s be honest at whatever age who doesn’t want and crave that i’ve used this on and off for the past couple of years i think it’s just a beautiful beautiful product and a lot of people say it’s 10 too strong to use every single day i personally would use this product every other day i think 10 is pushing it in terms of daily use and if you’ve got if you don’t have sensitive skin then perhaps you can but i would use it and recommend you use it every other day as a treatment and you’ll still get gorgeous glowing results a lot of people might feel that it’s 10 is too strong for them particularly if you’ve got sensitive skin well paul’s choice do do a six percent aha lotion which you might want to look at same thing hydrating yeah exfoliating because it’s a lower concentration it’ll take a little bit longer to see those results but i think that’s worth it if you have sensitive skin because you won’t get any redness or the irritation that you can get with sensitive skin if you’re using a 10 glycolic acid now we’ve cleansed we’ve exfoliated our skin is clean and it’s glowing we’ve removed the top layer of dead skin cells and often people will then reach for a toner if you’ve done a robust exfoliation the skin can feel a little bit dry it might feel a little bit red and a little bit i don’t know sensitive and so a toner is a natural thing to include in your routine after an exfoliation a lot of people say do i need a toner in my life that’s kind of one of the most frequently asked skincare questions do i need a toner in my life and i always think no officially you don’t need to toner in your life you certainly didn’t need the old-fashioned toners that we had like 10 years ago that stripped the skin and had no active ingredients but the toners today are often quite beneficial and they almost act like a serum step in your skincare routine because they’re packed full of beneficial ingredients i think if your budget can stretch to the addition of a toner it’s a really nice um step to including your skincare routine particularly as we age because you can look for hydrating toner that’s just going to keep those high hydration levels up in the skin i would recommend and i love love love and the toner from um paula’s choice which is the resist anti-aging repair toner this was 22 pounds same price as the cleanser and you probably get a month and a house worth of use out of this one bottle i would use it just in the morning after you’ve done your exfoliation and what that will do is just supercharge the hydration levels in your skin it has so many great ingredients in but what sets this apart from the other toners that are on the market because you know people will come and say well 22 pounds it’s not super expensive but i can get cheaper toners out there you can but the reason i love love love this product is it has niacinamide in there nice cinnamon will brighten over time help brighten the skin which i think is really important because asking can become a little bit more dull as we age so keeping that brightness up is a way to keep that youthful look about our skin it’s also got hyaluronic acid in which is a standard humectant to keep that hydration level up but the most important ingredient in this is the fatty lipids fatty lipids are essential absolutely essential at creating and maintaining hydration in the skin hyaluronic acid isn’t enough on its own the fatty lipids are just going to nourish and plump the skin and i absolutely love this by using a toner before you use your serum steps it ensures that your serums go onto moist and damp skin which means they’re going to be transported deeper into the skin and just work that a little bit better so i think if your budget can stretch to a toner this is a fantastic step to include in your skincare routine and i absolutely love this paula’s choice toner it’s one of the three my three favorite toners possibly of the year and it definitely definitely results in high level of hydration more plumpness to the skin and just a more youthful look to the skin and will over time help to diminish some of those fine lines and wrinkles now a lot of people often say paula’s choice is a fantastic product line and one that they’d like to incorporate more into their skincare routine but they find the cost a little bit prohibitive it’s a little bit more expensive than some of the other brands out there so i always say yes and one of the best ways to avoid the cost spiraling out of control is to find serums which do dual purpose they have two functions or they combine two products in one so you’re cutting down on the total number of products that you need to spend money on and i think paula’s choice has some great multi-functional serums that you can get dual benefit from my absolute favorite and it’s one of my top favorite serums of all time is the resist anti-aging antioxidant serum 35 pounds which is a fair price for an antioxidant serum and this is a powerhouse this is the only serum you actually need in your skincare routine it contains some fantastic in fact it contains the best in my view antioxidant my favorite antioxidant of all time which is q10 coenzyme q10 is fantastic because not only is that powerful antioxidant protecting you against the free radical damage which then leads to aging but also it’s um the it’s the energy that our skin cells use to regenerate and repair themselves so the skin barrier is going to look repaired the skin is going to look fresher and it’s just a fantastic fantastic ingredient i think it’s so underestimated in skincare this also has vitamin e in vitamin e is a fantastic humectant so it’s going to help hydrate the skin but also crucially it’s a powerful antioxidant which is amazing amazing it also works really well with vitamin c to help recycle vitamin c and this serum also has vitamin c in it so in this serum you’re getting a vitamin c brightening element you’re getting two really good really good antioxidants and you’re also getting the q10 which is an antioxidant but also going to be the energy your skin skin cells need to regenerate this is a beautiful beautiful serum and i think for 35 pounds is really really well priced i don’t know why paul’s choice don’t shout about it more and they have a lot of products to choose from but i think if you’re looking to keep the cost down look for multi-purpose serums and this is a three-in-one gold standard serum i absolutely love a serum which i would like to incorporate at this stage in the skincare routine which paula’s choice don’t have is an azure line solution azure line is known as botox in a bottle i actually did a whole review on it which i’ll link up there and it can really help lessen dynamic fine lines and wrinkles i’ve noticed about 25 to 30 reduction in my fine lines and wrinkles since i started applying it and so it’s beautiful in a anti-aging skincare routine they don’t have one in the polls choice range which i think is a shame but if you are following this i would deviate you know when you’re on the website you’re shopping your paula’s choice just open a new tab buy an azure alliance solution the ordinary do one for like five pounds really good and then get back to shopping on paula’s choice because i don’t think an anti-aging skincare routine is complete without the addition of azure line which is beautiful and really does work to lessen the appearance of those fine lines and wrinkles it doesn’t give the whole botox you know frozen face look but i don’t like that look anyway it will just help to soften those fine lines and wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming beautiful ingredient now coming on to what i think is the most important ingredient in an anti-aging skincare routine that’s retinol you guys have heard me shout about retinol before not only does it help collagen boost it boost the level of collagen in your skin which we lose over time which will give you that firmness and that elasticity but it also increases cellular turnover which is amazing to keep the skin looking fresh and again cellular turnover decreases as we get older so by boosting it up it’ll help anti-age the skin but also it’s one of the few ingredients which is clinically proven to reverse the signs of sun damage so we’re not talking about preventing we’re talking about reversing and it’s just a beautiful beautiful ingredient to have in your skincare routine paula’s choice have loads of different retinols to choose from my absolute favorite is the 0.
3 retinol plus two percent because y’all the reason i go for this is it’s a mid-strength retinol with the added benefit of bakucho which mimics the um results that you’ll see from retinol but without the side effects so you’re getting like double the power with only minimal side effects such as dryness redness and irritation i love love love this product and it really i used to use the one percent clinical retinol from um paula’s choice all the time it worked beautifully but you’ve got so much irritation redness and peeling from it it kind of made it feel you weren’t you didn’t enjoy using the product because you knew what was coming so by having this which does away with i’d say about 80 of the irritation the redness and the peeling but delivers very similar results to the one percent clinical as a result of having that boku chol in there to boost it up i think it’s a game-changing product and it’s the only restaurant i’d actually bother buying from paula’s choice it’s sensational and i absolutely love the texture what it does to my skin and is a holy holy grail and it can be quite difficult to get hold of i think it’s available on paula’s choices website i will leave a link to all of these products below if you do want to explore them more but it can be hard to get hold of so if you do find it buy a couple because you will love it and your skin will love you for applying it finally spf and moisturizer there is literally no point doing any of the stuff we’ve talked about if you don’t use an spf you know spf protects us from sun damage which is the most aging of all the things you can throw at your skin sun damage gives away what creates hyperpigmentation and dark spots which just make us look older make our give us uneven skin tone and also give us those fine lines and wrinkles and dehydrates the skin it’s the nemesis so you need a good spf in your life and i would go for the resist anti-aging skin restoring moisturizer with spf 50.
that is a mouthful to say which is why i had to have it written down but it’s a beautiful beautiful formula it’s a very hydrating and nourishing um moisturizer with factor 50. i always say the minimum spf you need to go for is a 30 but if we’re looking at anti-aging it never harms to go up to a 50.
the nourishing formula in this moisturizer is going to lock all the fantastic work skincare wise we’ve just done but also it’s going to stop the trans-epidermal water loss which is where water rises through the skin and is evaporated and and that causes dehydration so by putting a film on an occlusive layer it prevents that from happening whilst hydrating at the same time i love this product i think it’s absolutely gorgeous and will protect the skin and hydrate it absolutely fantastic it isn’t too badly priced it’s 30 pounds here in the uk 34.
so it’s a reasonable price considering getting a two in one moisturizer and spf absolutely love it there you have it guys you have a reasonable i think we’ve got like one two three four five step paula’s choice anti-aging skincare routine if you if you buy all these products and do this routine not only will you see a reduction in the fine lines and wrinkles it’ll also prevent the additional fine lines and wrinkles from appearing you can’t stop aging in its tracks i’ll say this to people you don’t want to look i don’t know why people want to look 20 when they’re 50.
it’s creepy it looks weird we want to age gracefully we want to look the best we can at the age that we are and we want people to gasp and say your skin looks flawless what do you use that’s the sort of response we want we don’t want to look paralyzed like you certain celebrities do not a great look and i think by employing these products you’re going to get a really great robust skincare anti-aging skincare routine and none of them break the bank prices and i don’t think i think the benefit of paula’s choice is you get a lot of two in one so yes each individual product may cost a little more but because i’ve got so many benefits thrown in you actually you end up using less products overall so there is some savings to be made overall guys i’d love to know are you gonna buy any of these products do you use any of these products what are your go-to anti-aging holy grails leave me a comment below because i’d love to hear it wherever you are in the world guys stay safe stay well and i’ll see you in the next video take care bye