Anti-ageing skincare: Lancôme creams and serums
The skin is the largest of our organs and of course, the most visible! It has plenty of work to do, protecting our delicate interior from damage. As we age, the surface of the skin starts to change, and become less elastic, looser, and more wrinkled. These natural changes occur as our internal collagen production slows down. Collagen is a natural protein that helps to keep our skin smooth, plump, and firm. Environmental factors, such as pollution and the sun’s rays are another major cause of skin ageing and are often responsible for uneven pigmentation and dark spots. We also naturally produce less skin oil as we age, leading to dryer skin and textural issues. Although ageing is inevitable, taking care of your skin with anti-ageing creams will help to keep it looking and feeling supple, strong, and healthy.
Ingredients to look for in anti-ageing creams
It can be hard to work out what’s right for your skin with so many different anti wrinkle creams out there, not to mention eye wrinkle creams, treatments, and regimes. Here at Lancôme, we recommend a regular morning and evening routine that incorporates powerful ingredients. Look for:
There are thousands of peptides which work to help the skin in a multitude of ways. Part of the complex building blocks of protein, peptides can send signals which encourage the skin to rebuild collagen and improve natural moisturisation.
Hyaluronic acid is a very popular skincare ingredient, for good reason. It is gentle on all skin types but works to pull water into the skin and improve dehydration. The result of this is that skin looks plumper and the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines is improved.
Well known as a skincare ingredient, vitamin C helps to reduce the visible signs of sun damage, such as pigmentation marks and dark spots. An antioxidant, it also helps to protect the skin from environmental damage, which makes it a great daytime ingredient.
AKA vitamin B3, this unsung hero ingredient helps to improve the health of the skin barrier and strengthen the skin. It helps even sensitive skin to recover from damage and helps to visibly improve the look of fine lines and uneven skin tone. You can find out more with our deep dive into niacinamide.
A powerful antioxidant that works well with vitamin C, ferulic acid works to neutralise free radicals. Free radicals can be anything from UV light to pollution particles and they destroy our natural collagen production. Daily protection from antioxidants helps to preserve the skin.
UV light damages the skin at the lowest levels, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and dry, leathery skin. The sun’s rays also cause premature ageing, so a daily SPF is key to help protect the skin.
What are the best anti-wrinkle creams?
We recommend choosing a cream that combines several of the anti-ageing active ingredients mentioned above. If you have dryer skin ensure you choose an anti ageing cream that contains hyaluronic acid and has a rich creamy texture, such as Rénergie H.P.N. 300-peptide cream. This unique formula contains hyaluronic acid, over 300 types of peptides and niacinamide and works to plump and firm skin, while targeting the appearance of dark spots.
For built-in SPF protection, we recommend Rénergie SPF 20 Cream which contains hyaluronic acid, biotech peptides from linseed extract and the all important SPF 20 protection. The unique formula works to give skin a firmer appearance, a visible filling of wrinkles and targeting of dark spots for a more even skin tone.
Looking for an indulgent daily treatment with a luxurious texture? Meet our Absolue Soft Cream, which helps promote skin surface cell renewal and leaves skin feeling softer, more supple and comfortable.
Apply your anti wrinkle cream every morning to a clean face, if you use a serum, wait a couple of minutes before applying your cream.
Do you need an eye wrinkle cream?
The skin around the eye area is the thinnest on the entire body, it’s also the first area to show signs of ageing. We recommend a daily eye cream specially formulated to support this most delicate of areas. An eye cream for dark circles and wrinkles will help to protect against environmental damage and work to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles.
For those over 60, we recommend our specially formulated eye wrinkle cream, Rénergie Yeux Multi-Glow Cream. This rich, creamy eye cream is enriched with Schizandra red berry extract and linseed extract and works to replenish the delicate skin around the eye and deeply moisturise. It helps to replenish mature skin, relieve tired eyes and revives the look of the eye contour over time.
If you’re looking for an eye cream with active ingredients to help brighten, smooth and protect, then we recommend Advanced Génifique Eye Cream. This protective formula includes vitamin CG, a stable form of vitamin C that stays potent and helps skin to look more radiant. Hyaluronic acid helps to plump the skin, while our patented pre- & probiotic complex works to strengthen the skin barrier.
Can eye creams target dark circles?
There are myriad reasons for dark circles including genetics, poor circulation, and sleep issues. Though we can’t change our genes, regular use of an eye cream can help the area to look brighter. Look for vitamin C infused formulas which work to brighten, provide antioxidant protection and work to minimise fine lines.
Try our Advanced Génifique Eye Cream which includes vitamin CG, a stable form of vitamin C that protects its potency, meaning your skin gets all the radiant, brightening benefits.
To help brighten the appearance of dark circles, Rénergie Eye Cream is a good choice thanks to its clinically proven improvement on visibility of dark circles.* The refreshing light formula is ideal under makeup and contains a our unique concentration of peptides and hyaluronic acid.
*Clinical results, 43 women.
Lifting and firming creams
As we grow older our skin naturally becomes laxer and looser, as our collagen production slows down and the effects of gravity become more pronounced. The neck and jawline are often the first areas that show signs of this. While no one can stop gravity, a good skincare routine that includes products targeted to boost collagen production, and anti wrinkle creams that work to preserve existing collagen will help.
Choose a daily moisturiser like Rénergie Multi-Lift Day Cream SPF15 which contains gluco-peptides from linseed extract to help compensate for the natural loss of collagen. The luxurious formula helps skin to stay moisturised throughout the day and contains SPF 15 to help protect the skin.
In the evening, apply Rénergie Multi-Lift Night Cream to cleansed skin. When used every night, you’ll see significant results on skin firmness and wrinkles. Proven clinical results on 5 types of wrinkles including forehead, crow's feet, undereye and horizontal neck lines**
**Clinical measure, 49 women.