When it seems like every skincare product is promising miracles and magic, how do you separate the useful from the useless? What actually are the best anti-ageing ingredients? 

If you’ve ever found yourself late-night scrolling for ‘best lotions for older skin’ or ‘skincare for mature skin’—I’ve got you. Here’s my skincare ingredient cheat sheet AKA what ingredients to actually look for to get age-defying skin. 

1. Niacinamide 

Get your ID ready, because this future-proofer turns back the clock on dull, stressed skin. This powerhouse ingredient aids in reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation by boosting the skin’s natural barrier. Niac.

Find it in my: 
Niacinamide Body Scrub

2. Superfood berry extracts

I’m talking acai, goji, bilberry (yes, that’s a real thing.) These berries are more than just Instagram-worthy smoothie bowl toppers. Their extracts are rich in amino acids, boosting hydration and collagen production for firm, glowy skin.    

Find it in my:
Niacinamide Correcting Body Serum 

3. Green tea

Packed with antioxidants for that rested “of course I had 8 hours of sleep” look. It fights age-accelerating free radicals, and has calming properties to keep redness and puffiness at bay.

Find it in my: 
Niacinamide Era Kit

4. Vitamin C

A skincare fave for a reason, Vitamin C is an essential for its brightening prowess and for combating hyperpigmentation. It’ll brighten up your day (and face) faster than you can say “I woke up like this”. It even helps defend against harmful UV radiation by protecting against the UV-induced damage caused by free radicals. 

Find it in my:
Brightening Vitamin C Mask

5. Ferulic acid

Vitamin C’s wingman, ferulic acid is an antioxidant that fortifies and stabilises the vitamin, doubling the defence against free radicals and environmental aggressors. It helps reduce visible signs of ageing, like fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. 

Find it in my:
Collagen Boost Serum

7. Hyaluronic acid

For plump skin that’s ready to party, hyaluronic acid is the ultimate invite. A hydration magnet, hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. It plumps up the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Find it in my:
Hyaluronic Acid Body Serum

8. Ceramides

A moisture barrier bodyguard, ceramides lock in hydration to maintain firm, glowy, bouncy skin. Dryness and irritation? Don’t know her. 

Find it in my:
Super Ceramide Night Cream

9. Retinol

The comeback queen. Smoothing, rejuvenating, and super powerful, retinol is a derivative of vitamin A. It boosts collagen production and accelerates cell turnover so wrinkles and fine lines don’t stand a chance. 

Find it in my:
Rewind Retinol Serum

10. Sunscreen

Prevention is the name of the game, and when it comes to UV rays causing premature ageing, sunscreen is the best daily defence. 

Find it in my:
SPF50+ Hydrating Body Sunscreen

Remember, none of these ingredients are instant miracle workers (as much as we all wish they were after a long workday or wild night). Skincare is like a good wine or a fancy cheese—it gets better with time. Routine is the not-so-secret-secret that ensures your skincare makes an impact. Stay consistent, and these ingredients will truly rise to the anti-ageing challenge.