What Age Should We Start Using Anti-Ageing Skincare?


What Age Should We Start Using Anti-Ageing Skincare?

It’s a question that has plagued many of us: when should we begin incorporating anti-ageing skincare products into our regime? The truth is it’s difficult to put it down to a number.

This is because we each have different genetics, skincare habits, and environmental and lifestyle factors to consider¹.

However, as a general skincare rule, taking steps to help slow down the signs of ageing is a better option than trying to correct or improve existing signs of ageing, so it’s important to begin using anti-ageing products before the hallmarks of ageing, including pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles appear. This usually starts to occur in our late 20s or early 30s. In fact, one study, which looked at the skin texture of more than 1500 people aged 20–55 years, living in Queensland, found that 72 per cent of men and 47 per cent of women under the age of 30 had moderate to severe photodamage².

Although some people associate anti-ageing skincare with mature skin and harsh ingredients that can have adverse effects, this isn’t the case. There are effective skincare ingredients, which are gentle enough to use everyday – whether you’re in your 20s or 50s – and can help you preserve a youthful glow for as long as possible. The key is to start with simple anti-ageing measures when we’re younger and continue those as we mature. Applying sunscreen daily is one of the most important steps, as is keeping the skin hydrated throughout the day and at night with a moisturiser formulated with antioxidants such as vitamins B3, E and C which can help penetrate the skin³. 

When we consider that about 80 per cent of visible skin ageing of the face is said to be caused by UV exposure⁴, the importance of sunscreen and the role it plays in our anti-ageing skincare regime cannot be overstated. Help protect your skin from the harsh Australian sun and combat the signs of ageing, with the Elucent Anti Ageing Day Moisturiser SPF 30. It also has alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles⁵. At night, keep the skin rejuvenation and renewal process going as you sleep with Elucent’s Anti Ageing Night Moisturiser – a luxurious cream with AHAs and vitamins, B3, E and C – to help deeply moisturise, visibly improve texture and tone and help replenish tired skin.

Give your skin an extra boost with the Elucent Anti Ageing Serum – a highly concentrated anti-ageing formula – featuring 16 per cent AHAs, vitamins E and B3, and Pro-vitamin B5 to help keep skin soft and hydrated. Finally, for all-over glowing skin, use the Elucent Anti Ageing Body Moisturiser, which can help gently remove dead skin cells from top to toe, while vitamins B3 and E will improve the skin’s texture and tone. These products are easy to incorporate into your everyday routine. After all, it’s never too early to start caring for your skin.


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2. Green AC. Premature ageing of the skin in a Queensland population. Med J Aust. 1991. [Internet] [cited 31 May 2021]. Available from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1921818/

3. Ganceviciene R, Liakou AI, Theodoridis A, Makrantonaki E, Zouboulis CC. Skin anti-aging strategies. Dermatoendocrinol. 2012. [Internet] [cited 15 April 2021] Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3583892/

4. Flament F, Bazin R, Laquieze S, Rubert V, Simonpietri E, Piot B. Effect of the sun on visible clinical signs of aging in Caucasian skin. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2013. [Internet] [cited 31 May 2021] Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3790843/

5. Moghimipour E. Hydroxy Acids, the Most Widely Used Anti-aging Agents. Jundishapur J Nat Pharm Prod. 2012. [Internet] [cited 15 April 2021] Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3941867