Ageing is a natural process that cannot be stopped or reversed. Externally, this can already become apparent at the age of 25, as our skin begins to lose its elasticity, showing initial fine lines and wrinkles. To counteract these changes, a tailored skincare routine is essential. In this article, we will explore the characteristics of ageing skin, optimal skincare products, effective ingredients, and general tips for embracing well-ageing.

 

Characteristics of ageing skin

Skin ageing is a natural process influenced by various factors. Genetic predisposition and environmental factors, particularly UV radiation from the sun, are primarily responsible for skin ageing. These factors lead to the destruction of elastic skin fibres, and impair the formation of connective tissue cells, resulting in thinner and more susceptible skin prone to wrinkles.

Effective skincare and protection against UV radiation are therefore essential to slow down skin ageing and maintain skin health.

In addition to photo-ageing, lifestyle habits also play a crucial role:

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Poor diet
  • Overuse or poor quality of cosmetics
  • Lack of sleep    

The skin begins to show visible signs of ageing as early as middle age, with the intensity and pace varying greatly on an individual basis.
Lack of sleep

Especially from the age of 60 onwards, the effects of skin ageing become significantly visible. Regular moisturizers often become insufficient as the skin loses moisture, elasticity, and fat. Wrinkles deepen, the skin becomes drier, and youthful firmness diminishes. Common consequences include feelings of tightness or even noticeable irritations.

 

Best skincare for ageing skin

For ageing skin, preserving moisture and supplementing fat is crucial to strengthen the skin's natural protective barrier and counteract dryness and wrinkle formation. High-quality fats and oils such as shea butter, avocado oil, or almond oil are indispensable for this purpose. They form a fine moisture film that protects and keeps the skin supple.

Certain ingredients in facial creams are essential for optimal care of mature skin. A hydrator is the most important component to provide the skin with sufficient moisture. The most effective hydrating substances include:

  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Glycerin
  • Urea
  • Aloe Vera

Almost as important as hydrators are antioxidants like Vitamin A and Vitamin E. They combat aggressive oxygen compounds that arise from stress and contribute to skin aging. 

High-quality fats and oils, in turn, help strengthen the skin's hydrolipid mantle and retain moisture for long periods.

 

Active ingredients for ageing skin

Vitamin C, Retinol, and Co. – what really works

Choosing the right active ingredients is crucial for caring for ageing skin. Vitamin C and retinol are often at the forefront as they have been proven to improve skin texture. Vitamin C is known for its brightening effect and its ability to reduce sunspots, while retinol promotes cell renewal and reduces fine lines. 

However, the effectiveness of these ingredients may vary depending on the concentration and formulation of the product. It is important to start with a low concentration and gradually increase it based on skin tolerance.

 

The role of antioxidants in skincare

Antioxidants also play a crucial role in skincare, especially for ageing skin. They combat free radicals generated by environmental factors such as UV radiation and pollution, which can lead to premature skin ageing. By neutralizing these harmful molecules, antioxidants help protect the skin and maintain its youthful appearance for longer. Some of the most important antioxidants in skincare include Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Beta-Carotene. These substances not only protect the skin but can also improve its appearance by reducing hyperpigmentation and strengthening the skin structure.

  • Vitamin C: helps brighten a dull complexion and eliminate sunspots.
  • Vitamin E: supports the skin in repair and regeneration.
  • Beta-Carotene: converted to Vitamin A in the skin, promoting cell renewal.


Resveratrol as an alternative to Retinol

In the world of skincare, retinol is often celebrated as the ultimate anti-ageing ingredient. However, more and more studies show that resveratrol is a much better alternative. This powerful antioxidant, often referred to as the gold standard alongside Vitamin C, provides triple-effective skin tightening without the potential side effects of retinol. While retinol is known to cause some intolerances such as dryness and redness, resveratrol is pregnancy-safe and also suitable for sensitive skin. 

Resveratrol, a polyphenol, acts directly in the mitochondria of skin cells, where it neutralizes reactive oxygen species and can even stimulate the body's own antioxidant enzyme systems. Studies show that resveratrol not only protects against UV damage but also inhibits collagen breakdown and significantly improves skin firmness. Therefore, in combination with other ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, OPC, and stem cells, resveratrol guarantees outstanding anti-ageing results and makes it a promising option for effective care of ageing skin.

 

OPC – 20x more power than Vitamin C

Small seed - big impact. OPC, derived from grapes and one of the main active ingredients in our VINOBLE COSMETICS products, is a powerful antioxidant with numerous benefits for the skin. It protects against free radicals that can lead to premature skin ageing while promoting the regeneration of skin cells. In addition, OPC has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, which is particularly beneficial for sensitive or irritated skin. Its moisturizing properties ensure a smooth skin feel and a radiant complexion.

 

Grape Seed Oil

The light green oil is easily absorbed and, thanks to its high linoleic acid content, has a strong regenerative effect. Polyphenols and tocopherols also provide strong antioxidant and protective properties.

 

Grape Stem Cells

80% of skin ageing is caused by UV radiation. Grape stem cells offer protection against the effects of UV stress and increase the skin's UV tolerance. Thus, grape stem cells counteract premature skin ageing and contribute to an even and vital complexion.

Rose Stem Cells

The stem cells of the Damask rose are an effective ingredient, particularly suitable for caring for sensitive, dry skin showing signs of ageing. They activate the skin, thereby extending the lifespan of individual cells. The result is smoother, firmer skin that looks younger. In addition, the density of the skin layer is increased, and the defense mechanisms are strengthened. 

Equally effective for ageing skin are the stem cells of the Pale Rose, which prevent the uppermost skin layer from drying out, and improve protection against external influences. They also help restore the moisture content of the skin by stimulating cell renewal.

 

General tips for positive ageing

Positive ageing, also known as age positivity or well-ageing, emphasizes the importance of viewing ageing as a natural and enriching part of life. It is about accepting the changes in one's body and skin with dignity and pride and maximizing the quality of life as one ages. 

Important points for a more fulfilling and happier aging include:

  • Promoting self-acceptance
  • Prioritizing health and well-being
  • Preserving joy and vitality
  • Maintaining positive relationships with peers
  • Finding activities that bring joy and boost self-confidence

A positive attitude towards ageing can not only impact our own well-being but also the way we care for our skin. By learning to appreciate the signs of time, we can develop a skincare routine that not only addresses the needs of ageing skin but also boosts our self-esteem.

Age positivity encourages loving oneself and one's body regardless of age, thus focusing on a healthy and self-determined life in later years.

Healthy and happy ageing is not just a matter of proper skincare but also of lifestyle. Sufficient exercise and a balanced diet play a crucial role. 


Here are some simple yet effective tips that can help you make the most out of your golden years:

  • Pay attention to a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals. Certain foods such as green leafy vegetables, berries, nuts and seeds, avocados, etc., can positively influence skin ageing and contribute to a radiant complexion.
  • Incorporate regular physical activity into your daily routine.
  • Ensure adequate and restful sleep to promote the health and well-being of body and mind. During sleep, the skin undergoes important regeneration processes that contribute to the recovery from daily damage and can slow down skin ageing.
  • Avoid excessive stress through relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga.
  • Face yoga and targeted facial or body massages can significantly improve skin blood circulation, thus contributing to firmer, more youthful-looking skin. Regular application can reduce visible effects of skin ageing.
  • Be happy – whatever makes you happy, do it. Because, good mood and a strong psyche also have positive effects on your skin complexion.

The key to a long and healthy life is the balance between body and mind.