How to choose anti-aging skin care: See a skin care expert
The easiest way to choose the right anti-aging skin care for your skin is to consult an expert. Developing a relationship with a trusted esthetician can help you see major improvements in your skin and also prevent future damage.
We asked our skin care experts to weigh in on how they choose the proper treatments and take home skin care for you:
“Research has shown that people in their 20’s want to look better in
selfies and pictures and want to see instant results. Fines lines will be high on their list of concerns. Since the damage isn’t usually as deep with this age group, I focus on making sure they follow the proper daily routine with one anti-aging product in the mix if they need it, along with regular Custom Blend Facials,” says – Alina Houtz, Licensed Esthetician, Jordan Thomas Salon & Spa
“It’s crucial to start a daily routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing twice daily, but most importantly applying a broad spectrum sunscreen every morning! If they still suffer from fine lines or other aging concerns, I usually recommend adding Age Activist Clinical Youth Serum or Plump Start to give them an extra boost and added preventative care.
People in their 40’s and up typically want to see improvement on fine lines, deep wrinkles, age spots, loss of firmness, etc. They may also be interested in slowing the aging process. Be strategic when developing a treatment plan with your client. Start with the concern that bothers him/her the most and progress from there with a combination of professional treatments and at-home care.
Quick Refiner for Eyes, Plump Start, Skin Editor and LightPlex GigaWatt Dark Spot Corrector are just a few great choices that I tend to gravitate towards for this age group and these concerns. Gentle chemical peels are also a great treatment for treating some deeper damage.
Ages 60 and up typically want to see improvement in the overall health of their skin. This group will be looking for your professional recommendations for a complete at-home skin care regimen and treatment schedule. Skin Editor is above and beyond my favorite for this age group!”
How to choose anti-aging product: Make it work with your lifestyle
“There are a plethora of wonderful anti-aging products from Bioelements, but no one expects you to use every single one in your routine – it all depends on your lifestyle and your skin concerns. Are you a skin care junkie? Add several anti-aging products into your daily
routine. Don’t have the time or patience for a lengthy routine? Opt for an all-in-one anti-ager like Skin Editor or Age Activist Clinical Youth Serum. That being said, anti-aging prevention in the form of a daily broad spectrum sunscreen should start at a very young age, regardless of lifestyle, skin type, etc.” –Nina Holt, Esthetician, Westwood Studio and Spa
“The first thing you should evaluate is your skin type and the products you are currently using. Then follow with asking yourself what are the areas on your face that truly concern you. I recommend focusing on your top 1-3 concerns instead of trying every product under the sun. ” –Tina Martinez, Licensed Esthetician, Flawless Beauty By Tina
How to choose anti-aging product: Identify your biggest skin goals
“When you start looking for anti-aging products, always ask yourself what your specific skin care goals are first. ‘Anti-aging’ can be a broad term and may mean something different to you versus someone else. When you look in the mirror what is the first thing you notice? Fine lines under your eyes? Try an eye creme like Sleepwear for Eyes. Dull, lackluster skin? Opt for Radiance Rescue to rev skin up for instant glow. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution.
However, I do always recommending starting with the appropriate cleanser, toner, and SPF. When the skin is balanced, it is able to get the full benefits from any anti-aging skin care that you use.” –Tricia Koch, Licensed Esthetician, Solei Day Spa
The right anti-aging products for you
These are the most common anti-aging skin concerns and the top products to treat them. Click on each individual product to read reviews, see what skin types it is suited for, and to learn more about the formula. How many products you incorporate into your routine depends entirely on your lifestyle, severity of your concerns, and your preferences:
Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Both natural aging and everyday actions cause fine lines and deep wrinkles to form. Prevent them by wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen daily and tackle them with these products if they have already formed:
Skin Editor is an imperfection-editing leave on AHA peel creme that works to erase long-term damage to dramatically reduce the look of lines
Age Activist Clinical Youth Serum is an all-in-one serum that uses clinical-strength retinol, peptides, CoQ10 and fermented pumpkin to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Plump Start delivers intelligent hydration to visually improve the look of skin’s wrinkle valleys and crevices and scavenges skin-aging free radicals for long-term improvement
Radiance Rescue wakes up skin’s microcirculation so you emerge glowing and less lined
Collagen Rehab helps lines look filled so wrinkle appearance improves and skin looks instantly renewed and dewy
Sleepwear and Oil Control Sleepwear both work overnight to smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles as it dramatically improves moisture and tone
Sagging & Loss of Volume
Forget the needles and lasers. Today there are effective skin care solutions to firm and tighten the appearance of sagging skin:
Plump Start uses an intensive plumping concentrate to deliver instant youthful fullness
Collagen Rehab uses amino acids to help support collagen and elastin performance – so lines appear filled, skin looks firmer, and acts years younger.
Age Activist Clinical Youth Serum creates a smoother complexion (both on the face and neck + chest)
Multi-Task Eye Creme eases the lines brought on by sagging and helps skin feel firmer
Sleepwear and Oil Control Sleepwear’s dream team formula works overnight to reclaim firmness
Crows Feet & Dark Under Eye Circles
The skin around the eyes is the thinnest on your body – It’s the area of the face that most often shows the first signs of aging, and is prone to dark circles and fine lines. Protect delicate skin with these targeted under eye treatments:
Radiance Rescue helps increase skin’s elasticity and moisturization to reduce the look of lines and puffiness around the eyes
Sleepwear for Eyes works while you sleep to moisturize and nourish this thin fragile skin to target crows feet, smooth surface lines and improve wrinkle length and depth
Multi-Task Eye Creme is a light and non-greasy daytime eye creme designed to brighten, target puffiness and ease fine lines
Calmitude Delicate Skin Eye Gel is a gentle formula for delicate skin smoothes texture, minimizes puff, brightens circles and helps defend against irritants
Over time, UV damage can lead to the production of solar lentigines (also known as “age spots” or “liver spots”). Wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen will help prevent further dark spots and protect the results you’ve gotten from treatments, but to truly tackle age spots use the following:
Skin Editor edits skin imperfections and helps brighten dark damage
LightPlex MegaWatt Skin Brightener is an antioxidant skin brightening cream that brightens and evens all over for luminous, hydrated skin
LightPlex GigaWatt Dark Spot Corrector pinpoints and obliterates stubborn, isolated age spots, discoloration, UV damage, and signs of past acne with this lightning-fast formula