How to Choose the best anti-ageing cream

How to Choose the best anti-ageing cream

The internet is filled with anti-ageing creams, each one promising a more youthful appearance than the last. The problem is as soon as a moisturiser adds in the term ‘anti-ageing’ you can expect a steep increase in the price tag. And price doesn’t always equate to quality.

So, how do you know which anti-ageing cream will make your skin baby soft, smooth, and renewed in as little time as possible? It’s all down to ingredients and skin penetration.

What ingredients should I look for in an anti-ageing cream?

There are six main anti-ageing ingredients, these are:

  1. Retinol – removes dead skin cells, lightens pigmentation and increases cell turnover.
  2. Hyaluronic Acid – Hydrate the skin. It’s naturally produced by the skin but reduces as we age.
  3. Niacinamide - a type of vitamin B3 that has demonstrated the potential to prevent free radical damage, lighten dark spots, and treat acne. 
  4. Collagen – replenishes and firms sagging skin as collagen reduces as we age.
  5. Peptides – This helps to keep the outer layer of the skin plump and the skin barrier strong.
  6. Ceramides are a type of lipid present in the outer layer of the skin. Once reduced, they can manifest as sagging skin.

Red Algae and anti-ageing creams

Red Algae is your skin’s powerhouse ingredient. That is because it contains all of those key anti-ageing ingredients, but naturally!

  • Red Algae is a natural humectant, meaning it can lock in moisture.
  • Red Algae contains carotenoids, meaning it is naturally anti-ageing.
  • Red Algae is rich in polysaccharides, peptides, and carotenoids, which are natural antioxidants.
  • Red Algae has anti-melanogenic properties, meaning it can lighten skin tone.
  • Red Algae is also rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and many other nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

Now, let’s dive into some of these benefits of anti-ageing in more detail.

Natural Anti-Ageing 

When exposed to ultraviolet radiation, the skin produces reactive oxygen species (ROS) that damage DNA. This contributes to premature ageing and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Extensive use of photoprotection products can reduce this damage.

Red Algae contains natural anti-ageing substances such as fucoidan and carotenoids. These substances protect your skin against ageing caused by exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun and other sources, effectively reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Natural antioxidant

Free radicals, produced naturally by the body and created through exposure to sunlight, pollution, environmental toxins, tobacco use and stress, cause inflammation that disrupts the skin's regular self-repair cycle. This can cause hyperpigmentation, acne and cell damage, leading to wrinkles.

Antioxidants are sometimes effective in preventing damage because they help combat free radicals.

Red Algae is rich in polysaccharides, peptides, and carotenoids, which contribute to its antioxidant properties. It may help reduce and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, it has been shown to lighten skin pigmentation by helping to maintain collagen production and prevent elastin from breaking down.

Natural moisturiser and hydrating agent

Maintaining moisture in the skin is vital to skincare, and it improves the skin's texture and state. When your skin is adequately hydrated, it becomes more even-toned, healthier-looking, and plumper.

Red Algae is a wonderful ingredient that can keep water in your skin longer, resulting in firmer-looking skin.

But how does it work?

It contains polysaccharides, which are carbohydrate molecules. They have the maximum water-holding capacity and were shown to have greater hydrating and moisturising effects than hyaluronic acid, as a research article described in NCBI.

Due to its moisturising and hydrating properties, Red Algae gel is considered one of the best to combat skin dryness and improve skin elasticity and texture. It helps balance the moisture level of your skin while maintaining the lipid barrier, thus resulting in better hydrated, smoother, softer skin. 

Natural lightening pigmentation

Bioactive compounds of Red Algae have been shown to have anti-melanogenic properties. Melanocytes are the cells that give your skin its colour. The more melanin these cells produce, the darker the skin will appear.

Sun damage or acne marks can cause hyperpigmentation that makes your skin look dark in specific patches. Lightening the skin pigmentation is achieved by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme that promotes melanin production in the skin. By inhibiting excess amounts of melanin, you help lighten your skin's pigmentation.

Red algae-infused skincare products effectively treat fading dark areas. They help lighten dark patches in your skin, restoring it to its natural, healthy glow.

Seacra's Red Algae Recovery & Repair Gel

Seacra's Red Algae Infused Recovery & Repair Gel is a new, natural skincare product that aids in acne, post-acne marks, hyperpigmentation, blemishes, etc. This unique product contains red algae, chamomile, calendula and jojoba oil. It is proven to repair damaged skin cells and reduce inflammation. 

90% of people in our clinical study agreed that their skin looked much smoother after using the product for 28 days. In addition, 100% of volunteers who presented skin prone to rosacea and redness noticed an improvement in redness, including an overall 20.98% decrease in erythema (redness) after 28 days of using the product.

Incorporating Red Algae as a natural anti-ageing cream into your routine

  1. Cleanse with our Red Algae Cleansing Soap Bar. Intensely hydrating while tackling all signs of inflammation, redness and dry skin. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and moisture for a delicate cleanse. It’s rich in coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter and castor seed oil to hydrate skin at every level, helping to tackle anti-ageing.
  2. Apply your moisturiser, actives, and anti-ageing cream in one. Our best-selling Red Algae gel tackles blemishes, redness, pigmentation, dry skin, fine lines, and wrinkles while intensely nourishing and moisturising the skin. It’s made with Chamomile, Calendula, and Jojoba Oil to soothe the skin. It has been proven to reduce redness by 21% in just 28 days.
  3. Finish with a broad-spectrum sunscreen during the day to protect against UV damage and premature ageing.

And that’s it! This is a simple, effective anti-ageing routine that you can use every day to watch your skin improve with radiance, youth, and texture.