Think you’re too young for mature skincare products?
We’re about to bust the myth that mature = old and share our top tips and favourite products for youthful, glowing skin at any age
If you’ve ever heard the words ‘mature skin’ and automatically pictured your Nanna, you’re not alone. Because mature is just a polite way to say old, right?
Well sure, if you’re talking about cheese and wine. But when it comes to skin, mature doesn’t refer to age. In fact, it’s more about the condition of your skin, rather than it’s vintage.
Whether you’re in your 30s, 50s or beyond, if you’re starting to notice those tell-tale signs like loss of skin elasticity, dullness, or fine lines and wrinkles, then products designed for mature skin could be the best choice for you.
At ivadore, our skincare products for mature skin are super popular – in fact, they’re our best-sellers. So, if you’ve been putting off using mature skincare products because you’re not ‘old enough’, you could be missing out on some amazing benefits that will help you look younger for longer.
Can skincare products stop the ageing process?
Who wouldn’t love to turn back time (Cher we are thinking of you baby when we say that) to when their skin felt smooth and didn't retain the pillow mark when you got up in the morning? Although nothing can actually stop your skin from ageing, the right skincare products can firm your skin, reduce visible wrinkles and make you appear younger. Who doesn’t want that?
But before we start talking products, we need to take a minute to chat about prevention. Why does one woman’s skin age faster than another? And can you prevent it from happening?
It’s one-part genetics (some ladies are just lucky, ya know?) mixed with a whole host of lifestyle and environmental factors. That can be smoking, diet and even your sleeping position. Seriously, if you sleep on your tummy and smoosh your face into your pillow every night, it can create wrinkles over time.
But the biggest culprit? Sun exposure. Too much sun speeds up the ageing process, especially on your face, neck and the backs of your hands. You can’t undo the damage that’s already been done, but you can prevent it from getting worse by wearing sunscreen, hat and sunglasses if you are going to be in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time.
Boost your skin with nourishing goodness
Regardless of your skin type or age, everyone can benefit from a boost of nourishing goodness. Our products use only the purest natural ingredients because we truly care about what you put on your face (and what we put on ours).
We believe it’s important to avoid nasty chemicals and unnecessary fillers and anything that can quickly irritate your skin and do more damage than good, but it’s equally important that the products give you great results, especially as you go through life and your skin starts to show signs of ageing and changes as your body changes. Our skin naturally sheds dead skin cells and replaces them with new ones, when we’re younger this happens about once a month, but the older we get, the slower our skin cells turn over. So, our natural exfoliating process slows down. This can leave our skin looking dull and tired if it doesn’t get a helping hand. Our skin also becomes thinner (bet you are thinking I wish everything else would too), but thinning skin becomes less elastic and because our natural oils aren't in full swing like they used to we end up with dry skin that is fragile.
Where to start with mature skincare
All ivadore products can actually be used on mature skin, but if you’re looking for a simple, effective routine with the added benefit of antioxidant rich ingredients and booster ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and Retinol, you can’t go past our Ageless Skin System which has been developed for mature, dry, dull or tired skin types.
Each product in our skin system set has been created to treat your skin gently and effectively against signs of ageing like wrinkles, dehydration and loss of collagen.
The system includes our Exfoliating Polish, Antioxidant Serum and Skin Thirst Hydrate Oil, all packed full of nutrients and active ingredients to help remove dead skin cells, target fine lines and wrinkles, and restore moisture. You can also use these independently to treat individual skin concerns or you can try our 3 step routine using each of them together.
Your ageless routine is a 7 day skincare plan, check out how it works;
DAY 1 & Day 4 - Exfoliate
Cleanse first to remove any makeup, sweat or dirt that will prohibit the exfoliant from working its magic. Massage a thin layer of Exfoliating Polish over your face. Make sure you avoid your eye area. You can leave this on for up to 10 minutes, we usually leave it on for around 5 minutes. It’s quite common to experience a mild tingling sensation while the active ingredients work their exfoliating magic. This is not present on everyone, but if you do have sensitive skin you might feel this.
To remove, rinse with warm water and massage as you remove all traces, follow up with the serum and oil.
It’s important to avoid direct sunlight for a minimum of 6 hours after using the polish just in case its a sunny day and the risk of sunburn is higher due to the ingredients used. We usually apply at night to avoid this all together.
Please note: While all of Ivadore’s ingredients are natural some ingredients in our Pearl Polish such as Vitamin A and White Willow Bark (Salicylic Acid) may not be suitable for pregnant women.
DAY 1-7 - Protect & Moisturise
Every morning and evening after cleansing, start by applying the Antioxidant Serum massaging over your face and down your neck. Let that settle into your skin and when it feels dry enough apply the Skin Thirst Hydrate Oil for a luxurious hydration treatment.
If you wear a lot of makeup, make sure you leave enough time for the oil to settle before covering with foundation or powder.
And there you have it! Our 3 step Ageless Skin Care routine for skin that is showing signs of ageing, otherwise referred to as mature darlings!