When you hit 30, your body generally goes through a lot of changes. Between all the hormones and the onset of wrinkles, neglecting your skin may not be the best idea! When you’re in your 20s, you can totally afford to skip a regular routine and party all night. If you’re about to hit the big 30, we'd say it's time to invest in a handful of quality skincare products and stick to a proper skincare routine. If you’re worried about what beauty ingredients to spend your moolah on, we’ve got you covered. Here are some super ingredients to look out for when buying beauty products for your 30s. Use these anti-ageing heroes in the night and wake up to the skin of your dreams.
If you want a natural anti-ageing fruit, then look no further than pomegranates. These little red rubies are packed with antioxidants that help prevent ageing caused by free radicals in the body. Whether you eat them naturally or use the juice in a face mask, try and find products that have pomegranate in them.
POPxo Recommends: Lakme Blush & Glow Pomegranate Gel Face Wash (Rs 90)
Adult acne is very real and it affects a lot of women even in their 30’s! Salicylic acid is one of those anti-acne ingredients that can be found in most products. It helps to exfoliate pores and reduce the buildup of sebum that causes breakout giving your skin that much needed TLC.
POPxo Recommends: Globus Remedies Glycolic Acid And Salicylic Acid Face Wash (Rs 250)
These tiny gems are super when it comes to preventing acne, inflammation and ageing. They a packed with Vitamin E that helps revitalise the look and feel of skin while also improving your immune system. They are also rich in Omega 3, which gives you healthy looking skin and hair.
POPxo Recommends: The Face Shop Chia Seed Moisture Recharge Serum (Rs 1,690)
It might sound a little daunting but Niacinamide is a type of Vitamin B3, which is a great brightener and moisturiser too. A lot of creams usually contain this ingredient as it helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation to give you an even complexion.
POPxo Recommends: Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Ageing Micro Sculpting Serum (Rs 1,487)
Almond oil is very common in many beauty products and that is because it is high in antioxidants, Vitamin E, calcium, protein and magnesium—all essential properties for great looking skin. Besides that, almonds naturally brighten skin and its oil helps to hydrate even the most stubborn dry skin.
POPxo Recommends: VLCC Almond Under Eye Cream (Rs 149)
This ingredient has been a hot tag on all beauty products of late. What is it, you ask? Retinol is also known as vitamin A1, that helps speed up cell repair and boost collagen. This, in turn, makes the skin look young for longer, which is why it can be found in almost anti-ageing creams by its various names such as retinol, retinaldehyde and retinoic acid.
POPxo recommends: Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair (Rs 7,495)
Whether you like it or not, you must incorporate SPF into your daily routine. The good thing is that most products from your make up to your day cream, all usually contain SPF. We suggest going with an SPF of 30 or 40 so that you get the most amount of protection from sun damage.
POPxo recommends: Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40 (Rs 3,200)
They are another great ingredient to look out for in your beauty products if you want that plump and supple skin back. You may also see lipids listed as ceramides or fatty acids. Essentially, they are the glue that holds skin cells together giving you a tighter and more youthful looking skin.
POPxo recommends: Babor Fluids FP Moist & Lipid Hydra Plus Active Fluid (Rs 2,500)
Which of these would you be adding to your routine?