If you clicked on this article, one of your primary skin concerns is most likely anti aging.
I totally get it — you want to look as young as you feel, and you’re most certainly not alone.
There’s a reason the anti aging category is so massive.
With so many anti aging products on the market that promise different results, though, things can get overwhelming pretty fast.
And I can guarantee that there will be even more innovative and exciting options to choose from in the future.
But that’s where I come in to help!
I’m narrowing down the BEST anti aging products 2019 in this post.
I’ll also share some anti aging skincare tips and explain the importance of an anti aging skincare routine.
Say hello to youthful skin!
How to Establish Your Anti Aging Skincare Routine
Whether you’re starting from scratch or updating your current routine, here are my recommended tips to get things in order!
Step 1: Address your #1 anti aging skincare concern.
Most of us wish we could change at least one thing about our skin when we look in the mirror.
I’ve spoken about my experience with melasma.
You might wish that your hyperpigmentation would just go away, or that you could erase your crow’s feet.
Take the time to evaluate your skin and create goals.
What do you want to target?
How do you want your skin to look?
Keeping these in mind when building your anti aging skincare routine and picking products are crucial to getting the results you want.
Step 2: Know your skin type.
“One size fits all” doesn’t apply to skincare!
Using products formulated for a different skin type could leave you with results you DON’T want, like increased dryness or excess oiliness.
Anti aging skincare products formulated for your skin type will help you reach your skincare goals.
If you’re unsure of your skin type, use this blog to help!
Step 3: Take your age into consideration.
Simply getting older can cause some big changes to your skin.
It’s true that as early as our 30s, noticeable shifts start to happen.
Skin typically becomes more dry and dull due to the slowing growth of new cell production.
That’s why many of my friends and family are frantically searching for the best anti aging cream for 30s!
I also want to remind you about everything our fabulous bodies go through, too: pregnancy, menopause, stress, medication changes, and more.
As I like to say, “With life changes come skin changes.”
If you’re in your 40s, 50s, 60s, or beyond, you’ll have specific anti aging concerns that you can read more about here.
As I mentioned in step 1, you’ll want to address these problems in your routine.
Step 4: Set a budget.
Don’t worry, friends!
You don’t have to spend a fortune to get the results you want.
You can use a mix of drugstore brands and spa brands in your anti aging routine.
I like to spend most of my budget on targeted treatments that address my concerns.
For example, I use a drugstore cleanser to remove dirt and makeup, and I splurged on a spa brand nighttime serum that targets pigmentation.
The lesson here is that it’s definitely not necessary for each anti aging product to be from a luxury or spa brand.
Top Anti Aging Picks
In this section, I’m outlining each step you should take in your anti aging routine, and recommending the BEST anti aging products!
I’m a huge sunscreen advocate as you can see from my many articles about it.
If you remember just one thing from my blog, let it be this: SPF is THE #1 anti aging product.
This is because sun damage and UV exposure are responsible for 80% to 90% of premature aging!
You may not see the damage now, but trust me, it’ll show up later.
“But Alana, my skin already shows plenty of aging signs, so what’s the point?”
Daily sunscreen use protects your skin against further damage and even worse: skin cancer.
Unfortunately, I know too many people who don’t take skin cancer prevention seriously enough.
It’s caused when we’re exposed to the sun’s radiation and our skin changes on a cellular level.
DNA damage even occurs.
Beauties, there are SO many sunscreen options available on the market.
Please, I urge you — just use something!
I love gentle, physical sunscreen ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
Keep La Bella Donna Women Translucent Sun Protection SPF 50 in your purse for grab-and-go application! This easy-to-use brush delivers an all-natural, pure mineral translucent powder that provides protection from UVA/UVB rays. It also gets bonus points for not clogging pores or irritating the skin. No more excuses for skipping sunscreen!
You can apply this sunscreen after your makeup or moisturizer.
With other formulas, you’ll apply your sunscreen underneath your makeup or moisturizer.
Later in this article, we’re going to tackle the damage that’s already been done as a result of sun exposure.
WASH YOUR FACE BEFORE BED!!!
Did I catch your attention? 🙂
You need to wash your face every morning and every evening before going to sleep.
If you find that you only need to wash your face in the evenings, that’s okay too!
A routine is pointless without cleansing your skin.
Leaving makeup on your skin can clog your pores, cause acne, and lead to accelerated aging — and who wants that?
Aging skin is more thin and dry, so a cream cleanser could be a great option.
The Alana Mitchell Daily OC Cream Cleanser is a gentle, soap-free formula that removes makeup and impurities without stripping your skin’s moisture. Coconut oil, chamomile extract, and aloe deliver moisture while soothing and nourishing your complexion.
If you’re not exfoliating your skin, you definitely need to be!
It’s a quick and easy way to remove built-up dead skin cells, reduce clogged pores, make your skin smoother, and create a glow!
There is no set standard on how often you should exfoliate.
It really depends on your skin.
In terms of when to exfoliate, do so after using your cleanser, but before using your toner.
You can use a physical exfoliant, such as a formula with grains or a spin brush, or a chemical exfoliant, such as pumpkin and papaya enzymes.
Reveal your most rejuvenated and youthful skin instantly with the Alana Mitchell Brightening & Exfoliating Pumpkin Anti-Aging Masque! The invigorating properties of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and pumpkin and papaya enzymes revive dull skin, declutter pores, and diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
Toners have come a long way since the blue, stinging formula that I used in the 80s!
They should be used post-cleansing to prep for the rest of your skincare routine and help to rebalance the skin’s pH.
And, good news: there are toners available for every skin type!
You may particularly want to consider acid toners if you are struggling with any anti aging skin conditions that can be improved by exfoliation — uneven skin tone, dark spots, or rough patches.
They also get bonus points for being hydrating!
The Rhonda Allison Beta Green Tea Lotion contains potent antioxidants that prevent future aging signs, such as fine lines and wrinkles. All-natural ingredients nourish your skin with moisture while balancing oil content.
Serums are designed with a high concentration of powerful, active ingredients to target specific skin concerns, such as reducing dark spots and increase plumping.
Your skin easily absorbs serums and they provide a nice boost of lightweight moisture.
Overall, it’s important to look for the best anti aging serum for smoother, firmer, and younger-looking skin.
Many of my clients have also told me that their acne, pore size, and scars have noticeably improved after incorporating a serum into their routine.
The Alana Mitchell Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum is the best anti aging serum! It works to instantly plump fine lines and wrinkles by promoting TEN TIMES hydration. 20% hyaluronic acid binds moisture to your skin, giving you a more soft and supple appearance.
Moisturizer is crucial for anti aging as it plumps your skin, keeps it soft and smooth, and prevents further fine lines and wrinkles.
Think about everything your skin goes through between varying weather conditions year-round and cleansing your face daily.
Your complexion can become dehydrated so easily.
In fact, you can have dry skin right now and not even know it!
This is where moisturizer comes in to save the day.
To find the best anti aging cream for 30s and beyond, read the product label to make sure it will work for your skin type.
There are thick, rich creams, or lightweight, gel-based moisturizers, and plenty in between.
I can guarantee you’ll find something that’s right for you.
The Alana Mitchell Daily Vitamin C Moisturizer delivers hydrating, soothing, and rejuvenating results! It brightens skin and encourages collagen production with 20% vitamin C for anti aging benefits.
The skin surrounding your eyes is the most fragile skin on your face.
This means it’s prone to dryness, noticeable fatigue, and – you guessed it – signs of aging.
Many factors can cause the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
Squinting, straining, constant movement, and even fluids can cause puffiness and dark circles.
Eye creams are formulated specifically for the delicate eye area and can help correct some of these issues!
They tend to be thicker than your normal moisturizer and contain active ingredients that target your problem areas.
The Image Skincare ILUMA Intense Brightening Eye Creme illuminates your eye area by delivering intense hydration, reducing dark circles, and diminishing puffiness. Your skin will be protected against future damage while elasticity increases, resulting in a brighter, healthier look.
Oil is no longer a no-no in skincare.
There are so many different kinds of facial oils available on the market today.
They’re great for aging skin due to its moisturizing and balancing abilities.
And, yes, oily skin types can definitely use facial oil.
Many formulas will also correct problem areas, like dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and rough texture with targeted ingredients.
Apply it before your serum or moisturizer, and voila!
Wake up to beautifully glowing skin with the Alana Mitchell Night R1 Retinol Facial Oil! Made with retinol and coQ10, this all-natural and lightweight formula targets dark spots, wrinkles, and fine lines while you’re asleep. No flaking, redness, or peeling like traditional retinol products, but with all the benefits!
My Favorite Anti Aging Ingredients
Here are some ingredients you may want to use that specifically target anti aging.
Collagen has water-binding and retention properties, helping to hydrate the skin and reduce loss of moisture.
This decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
It also leaves the skin smooth and soft.
The Alana Mitchell Clear Collagen Peel-Off Masque uses the power of hydrolyzed collagen to strengthen collagen synthesis, resulting in instantly reduced wrinkles and firmed and smoothed skin. This one-and-done masque is the perfect skin perk-me-up for treating yourself, traveling, or a night out on the town. You can expect more youthful, revitalized skin after just 20 minutes!
Peptides are small amino acid chains that can be natural or synthetic.
They have a variety of benefits due to their ability to link different numbers of amino acids.
Peptides help revitalize skin by retaining firmness, increasing elasticity and smoothness, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Say goodbye to signs of aging with the Alana Mitchell Anti-Aging Peptide Eye Cream! The lightweight, revolutionary formula is intended for morning and evening use to nourish your skin. You’ll see reduced crow’s feet, fine lines, and dullness.
Full spectrum hemp comes from — you guessed it — the hemp plant.
It is an up-and-coming ingredient you might have heard about.
I truly believe that full spectrum hemp will become the top trending skincare ingredient within the next 5 years because it has so many benefits.
Full spectrum hemp is super moisturizing and all-natural, so it will plump your fine lines and wrinkles without clogging pores or causing acne
It also contains brightening abilities to eliminate dark spots, hyperpigmentation, even out your skin tone, and promote a glow.
I recommend full spectrum hemp for sensitive skin, too, as it removes redness.
But it doesn’t stop there.
Full spectrum hemp is anti-inflammatory and has analgesic properties, which means not only can it help your skin heal, it’ll also combat any pain or discomfort you may currently be feeling.
Transform your complexion with the Alana Mitchell Full Spectrum Hemp Facial Rejuvenation Oil! This all-natural, moisturizing facial oil reduces the appearance of pores and wrinkles while visibly improving premature aging signs, including fine lines, uneven texture, dark pigmentation, dryness, and dullness.
The caffeine in green tea can help tighten and firm the skin, and the polyphenols can also help to fight free radicals, which weaken skin’s elasticity.
You’ve probably seen green tea in eye creams before, and that’s because the caffeine also fights under-eye puffiness, swelling, and dark circles.
You could even pop a couple of green tea bags in the fridge and then place them over your eyes!
The Skin Script Vitamin C/Green Tea Serum is a powerful anti aging serum that firms, tones, and brightens the skin so you look radiant and youthful. Packed with protective antioxidants, it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, and loose skin.
I firmly believe that no matter your skin type or the condition that it’s in, you are beautiful.
But there’s nothing wrong with targeting your anti aging skincare concerns!
I hope this post shed some light on what products you’ll need.
As an esthetician, I can assure you that you’ll see results from my recommendations.
But I want to make things even easier for you!
Kick-start your anti aging skincare routine with the Alana Mitchell Deluxe Anti-Aging Set contains the best anti aging products 2019 with products from my own line.
Thank you so much for reading!
Beauties, do you have any anti aging product recommendations for your fellow readers? Or, do you have any anti aging routine questions for me? Leave a comment below!