I’m one of those people who used to sleep in her makeup. Oof, I know, it’s cringey. But that was years ago, and I’ve since R&D’d a skincare routine that has become so engrained in my day-to-day that I’ve come to truly enjoy the ritual. But most notably, along with my skincare discovery journey came a greater understanding, and thus, appreciation of, anti-aging products.
To sum up what I’ve learned: They’re absolutely not meant only for the already-aged. In fact, the earlier you start using products with anti-aging ingredients, the better—a super important yet little regarded fact. Prevention > cure, people.
Why exactly? Well, because as early as your 20s, your skin begins to slow down collagen production. Collagen is a protein in your body that keeps skin soft, smooth and firm. When those levels lower, combined with external factors like sun damage, signs of aging start to appear. We’re talking wrinkles, fine lines and discoloration. But there are ingredients that boost collagen and keep skin looking youthful, like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and everyone’s favorite—vitamin C.
But here’s the thing you really need to know: There are more ways than one to incorporate these ingredients into your routine. Through serums and moisturizers, sure, but you should also be using makeup products that are infused with skincare to reap the benefits from all angles. It’s the exact reason I use COVERGIRL Simply Ageless 3-In-1 Liquid Foundation, even though I’m only 30. That, and did you know that COVERGIRL products are officially Leaping Bunny-certified by Cruelty Free International?