Not everyone will notice it at first, but somehow your skin just knows that you’ve hit your thirties: stress can easily show on your face, and it only takes one sleepless night to make your skin sag in places you never thought it could.
This is why it’s been said again and again that skincare regimens are best started when you’re young, as prevention is your best defense against your skin’s loss of collagen and elasticity. Of course, it’s not too late to start now, so if you want to keep looking bright and fresh, here are a few products you may want to invest in:
Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
P3,675 at Kiehl’s branches in Megamall and Greenbelt
Experts from the Oregon State University note that vitamin C plays a huge role in collagen synthesis and in protecting your skin from UV photo-damage, while a Harvard Medical School feature says that hyaluronic acid helps retain moisture. Put these two key ingredients together and you get this hardworking product that helps lessen lines and wrinkles.
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream
P3,236 at Sephora.ph
This non-greasy face cream not only relaxes you with its low-key fresh scent, it’s also versatile enough to use in the morning and in the evening. It contains extracts from lotus flowers, blue-green algae, hibiscus fruits, and fig fruits to give keep your skin hydrated the whole day.
Esfolio Black Pearl Hydrogel Eye Patch
Tired eyes can really make you look haggard. Keep those bags at bay with these hydrogel eye patches that contain hydrolyzed collagen to keep your peepers always feeling well-rested.
Collagen by Watson’s Intensive Nourishing & Firming Facial Mask
Available at Watson’s
The best thing about facial masks is that you can carry them anywhere. Plump your skin up after that drying commute to the office while smoothening out fine lines.
Clarins Double Serum Hydic-Lipidic System
Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source
A few drops of this serum can go a long way in keeping your skin soft and dewy, and it smells really nice, probably because of its natural anti-aging ingredients such as callicarpa (also known as “beautyberry”) and turmeric. It's a a great ender for a long, tiring day.