Skin Aging (and its causes)
Usually, as people start getting into their 30s and 40s, their skin starts losing its elasticity. Lines may appear on the forehead, or around the eyes and mouth, or anywhere else skin has been damaged over time.
The main cause of aging skin is sun damage. As the years go by and the sun continues to hit our skin, fibers called elastin get damaged. This damage causes the skin to sag and stretch.
While you can’t completely undo sun damage, you can do a few things to help your skin repair itself. Antioxidant care, collagen, and sunscreen can do wonders to restore vitality to aged skin. Let’s see what OxygenCeuticals has in store for an anti-aging skincare routine!
The first step to any skincare routine is cleansing. Age has nothing to do with it! Except what kind of cleansers you use, of course! Strong, harsh cleansers can dry out skin, leaving it feel tight and squeaky. This can actually lead to more visible wrinkles and lines on the face. Since mature skin is thinner, we need a sensitive, gentle, moisturizing cleanser to keep it healthy and clean.
Luckily, OxygenCeuticals has two perfect 1st and 2nd step cleansers that will do just the trick!
This is a wonderful 1st step cleanser for those who want to double cleanse without drying out their skin. It contains Safflower Seed Oil, Kyounin Yu, and Algin. Safflower Seed Oil contains linoleic acid which helps maintain your skin’s protective barrier and prevents flaking. It offers both occlusive and emollient properties that moisturize and nourish the skin. Algin, also known as alginic acid, is a naturally occurring polymer extracted from brown algae. This makes it an emulsifying agent that helps thicken the product’s texture while providing binding moisture to the skin that doesn’t evaporate away.
To use this cleanser:
- Take an appropriate amount and gently rub all over the face.
- Use a tissue, cotton pad, or sponge to remove.
- Follow up with second step of cleansing with the Purifying Foaming Wash. This cleanser can be used as a stand-alone cleanser if you don’t wear heavy makeup.
This natural, plant-based foaming wash helps to minimize pores while removing impurities, makeup and dirt. Dimethyl Sulfone and Botanical extracts create a rich foam to cleanse while simultaneously delivering essential nutrients to the skin. Its Botanical ingredients are made up of Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract, Saururus Chinensis Leaf/Root Extract and Apricot Kernel Extract. These ingredients provide anti-inflammation and antimicrobial effects without stripping the skin.
It’s even been skin irritant patch tested to work perfectly on sensitive skin types, making it a wonderful cleanser for acne as well as dry skin.
To use this cleanser:
- Take an adequate amount and lather with water.
- Apply foam on the skin and gently rub.
- Rinse off with lukewarm water.
- Can be used as a stand-alone foaming cleanser if you don’t wear heavy makeup.
If you don’t like these cleansers! We have others you can try out! For a rich, fluffy foam cleanser, try the Pore Mask! If you prefer oil cleansers to remove makeup, try out the Double Makeup Remover! Both of these cleansers are great for anti-aging too!
You might remember a time when toners would be filled with alcohol, astringents, and other harsh tightening ingredients meant to “clarify” the skin to prevent excess oil production. Sadly, those toners would only cause more harm than good.
Luckily, we’re past the age of those toners. Let us show you exactly what OxygenCeuticals has in store!
One of our bestselling toners, the Nutrient Toner contains Hyaluronic Acid, Allantoin, and Portulaca Oleracea Extract. Hyaluronic Acid, also known as Sodium Hyaluronate, is a humectant. A humectant is a substance that helps the skin hold in moisture. Therefore, this toner will keep water from evaporating from the skin and leave it full and bouncy. Allantoin is an anti-aging ingredient that aids in the process of skin cell turnover. This means it will keep the skin smooth once the dead skin layer is shed off. Dry, dead skin can appear flaky and result in the formation of fine lines.
When using this toner, your skin will feel like it’s drunk its fill of pure moisture and it will continue to feel that way for a long time, as it’s formulated to keep the moisture in.
To use this toner, after cleansing:
- Soak a cotton pad with the toner.
- Wipe the pad across the face to remove impurities and hydrate the skin.
- This toner can also be used to make a DIY mask pack by soaking cotton pads in the toner and leaving them on dry spots on the face for 5-10 minutes. This will allow the toner to properly soak into the skin.
If for some reason, this toner doesn’t suit your tastes, OxygenCeuticals does have a few other options for you to try! If you’re looking for some quick cooling and soothing care, try the Cryogenic Activator or the D:O2 Activator! If you want something light with anti-aging properties, try the Toning Gel!
Every once in a while, you have to exfoliate your skin. Maybe once or twice a week, depending on your skin type and what products you use. Exfoliating is essential for those who want a brighter, healthier glow on their skin. And that’s because exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells by breaking the bonds that glue them together, allowing new skin cells to rise to the surface.
Exfoliating, or peeling, can also be a kind of ‘third-step’ of cleansing. Your exfoliating product can get rid of any of the deeply hidden dirt and debris in your pores that your first two cleansers missed.
Peeling can help get rid of the damaged skin cells that manifest as fine lines or wrinkles on your face. Peel away those cells and replace them with bright, soft, youthful skin!
The Daily Botanicals Enzyme Peel is a gentle, gommage peel. ‘Gommage’ comes from the French word for ‘erasing’. A gommage peel works by applying a cream or paste to the skin, letting it sit for a minute or so, and then rubbing the product into the skin. When rubbed, the product will curl up into little balls that resemble something like pencil shavings, taking your dead skin along with it.
Most gommage peels contain enzymes which act as the exfoliating agents. The Daily Botanicals Enzyme Peel contains Pineapple and Papaya enzymes and extracts to exfoliate dull skin and unclog pores gently.
The inclusion of Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract works to protect the skin with its antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. This helps to make the product suitable for even very sensitive or acne prone skin.
After using it, your skin will feel softer and smoother, and over time, if done consecutively, dark spots and acne scars will begin to fade as dead skin cells are removed and new skin cells are pushed to the surface.
To use the peel:
- After toner, apply adequate amount onto dry face or neck.
- Let sit for about 30 seconds to 1 minute to allow the enzymes to break down dead skin cells.
- Gently rub to exfoliate and then rinse with lukewarm water.
- Use 1-2 times a week depending on skin type
The Double Peel is a chemical exfoliant. Chemical exfoliants work differently from gommage peels or traditional physical peels like scrubs.
A chemical peel is a skin exfoliant with a pH of around 2.0. Chemical Peels typically contain acids called AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) and BHAs (Beta Hydroxy Acids). These are chemical exfoliants that remove dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin.
AHAs work by reducing the concentration of calcium ions in the skin which promotes the shedding of surface-level skin cells (if you’ve heard of Glycolic or Lactic Acid, you’ve heard of AHas).
BHAs do much of the same, but they provide antibacterial benefits. One BHA you are probably already familiar with is Salicylic Acid, commonly used to treat acne.
Chemical Peeling with such acids provide a variety of benefits for our skin. They can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, revive dull skin, remove dark spots, reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, and even improve acne.
This product has an optimum AHA:BHA ratio of 24.5% AHA to 0.5% BHA. It also contains panthenol to soothe, moisturize, and calm inflammation.
To use the Double Peel:
- After toner, apply an adequate amount on the skin (avoid the eye areas)
- Let sit for 1-2 minutes if you have normal skin, 2-3 minutes for oily skin, and 30 secs – 1 min for sensitive skin.
- Use once a week, or according to your skin type.
You might be wondering, “what is the difference between an ampoule and a serum?” or even “why do I need to use an ampoule in the first place?” Well, an ampoule is essentially a super extra potent serum that targets a specific skin concern. You might only use an ampoule on occasions when your skin feels particularly dry and use a serum twice daily.
OxygenCeuticals’ Fluid Line contains six powerful targeted ampoules that aid in every skin concern. We have one ampoule specifically for anti-aging.
This age-defying ampoule is one of six powerful fluids in OxygenCeuticals’ Fluid Line. One drop helps to lift, firm, and provide a long-lasting tensing effect to the skin.
Caviar extract is an emolliant ingredient that boosts hydration and plumps up fine lines. It also has great anti-oxidative effects that reduce inflammation and fight off damage from free radicals and sun exposure. Since Caviar is unfertilized fish eggs, it contains a lot of omega-3, vitamins, and amino acids. All of these nutrients work together to smooth out the skin’s texture, lock in moisture, boost collagen production, and prevent the breakdown of elastin.
The Caviar Extract doesn’t work on its own, however. It’s backed up by Adenosine, an anti-aging active that enhances skin elasticity and revitalizes skin tone. This fluid also contains Niacinamide to brighten the skin tone and reduce hyperpigmentation, while peptides strengthen the skin barrier and promote skin cell turnover to reveal bouncy, fresh skin.
To use the Caviar Protein Fluid:
- Apply 1-2 drops on clean skin before serum/essence.
- Pat gently into the skin until fully absorbed.
If you’re looking for an ampoule that provides anti-aging benefits and skin barrier protection, try the Skin Barrier Fluid instead!
Our next step seems obvious! Serum! A skin serum is a light, easily absorbed liquid that you spread on your skin for extra nutrients, moisture, etc. A serum can even have multiple functions! OxygenCeuticals’ line of serums certainly does.
Here’s some of OxygenCeuticals’ best anti-aging serums!
One of the newest members of the OxygenCeuticals’ family is the ReGenon Serum. Officially marketed as an anti-aging serum, this serum is much more.
Containing 20,000ppm of Idebenone, this serum has serious antioxidative power! Considered to be 4x more powerful than Vitamin C, Idebenone evens out skin tone and improves hyperpigmentation.
Other ingredients like the Superberry Complex, made up of apples, grapes, pomegranates, palm beans, western plums, peaches, and watermelons work to protect the skin from external environmental hazards like fine dust and pollution.
The Oil Complex and Amino Acid 17 Complex supply nutrients to skin cells to maintain moisture and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This serum is not limited to use on mature skin. In fact, the earlier the better. Using antioxidant serums can prevent skin aging while improving the common issues of younger skin, such as acne and pigmentation.
To use the ReGenon Serum:
- Apply an appropriate amount to the skin.
- Gently tap into the skin until fully absorbed.
- Use with ReGenon Cream for enhanced anti-oxidative and hydrating effects.
Another popular vitamin serum, the B5 Gel is a super absorbant, vitamin-rich, anti-aging serum pack with vitamin B5 and other moisturizing factors to keep the skin feeling soft and smooth!
Formulated with Panthenol, a form of vitamin B5, to soothe and smooth the skin. This serum also contains anti-aging agent, Adenosine. Adenosine improves skin elasticity, smooths out wrinkles, and keeps the skin looking youthful. Adenosine works by activating fibroblasts in the skin, which secrete collagen proteins and heal wounds.
Moisture is important in aging skin, too. This serum contains both Hyaluronic Acid and Honeysuckle Extracts to hydrate and maintain moisture content deep within the skin layers for longer.
To use the B5 Gel:
- Apply 1-2 drops of the serum to the skin.
- Pat gently until absorbed.
The essence of skincare is…well, essences. The Age Defying Essence Forte is a powerhouse moisturizing prep-step that packs two benefits into one bottle.
This rich texture essence gives skin a luminous glow, helps fades fine lines, minimizes pores, improves elasticity, smooths its texture, boosts its healthy tone, and hydrates for up to 24 hours. It contains adenosine and allantoin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Research suggests that adenosine can soothe and heal damaged skin by stimulating skin fibroblasts, a type of cel that secretes collagen proteins. Additionally, Panthenol and Hyaluronic Acid both work to not only moisturizes the skin, but retain hydration for up to twenty-four hours.
This essence is a gold mine of anti-aging benefits, but Adenosine is the star of the show.
To use the Age Defying Essence Forte:
- Apply an adequate amount to the skin.
- Pat gently into the skin until fully absorbed.
- Use with a Fluid of choice for enhanced effects.
- Use daily, morning and night, after cleansing and before serums and moisturizers.
6. Facial Masks
What fun would skincare be if we couldn’t just plop a mask on our face, get something to drink, and chill on our couch while the mask does its magic?
Depending on the type of mask, it should come either before or after moisturizers. Sheet Masks should come before creams or moisturizers, while clay masks should come before any ampoule or serums.
Let’s see what kind of masks OxygenCeuticals offers for anti-aging effects!
A premium mask with intensive nourishing and moisturizing effects, the Ceutisome AG Mask softens the skin, lifts skin fatigue, helps improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Made with ultra-soft, cotton linter fabric called Bemliese, this luxury sheet mask fits to the skin without sliding off or causing any irritation. Bemliese absorbs twice the amount of mask essence to deliver rich anti-aging nutrients to the skin.
The mask is infused with caviar extracts from sturgeon that is rich in Amino Acid, Omega-3, Vitamin A etc. Caviar extract has been proven as one of the most hydrating and aging reversal agent available. This mask also contains powerful anti-aging active adenosine for enhanced anti-wrinkle effects. The AG Mask can also tone and brighten the skin with niacinamide. Panthenol hydrates and soothes.
To use the Ceutisome AG Mask:
- Prep skin with toner.
- Apply Ceutisome Mask to the face.
- Let sit for 10-20 minutes.
- Remove the mask and gently pat the remaining essence into the skin until absorbed.
- You can achieve synergistic effects if you use this mask alongside the Caviar Line products.
So now we’ve finally gotten to the moisturizers. Creams are important in skincare because they’re meant to lock in all the good stuff we just put on, as well as provide their own benefits. If you have dry or aging skin, you already know that a good cream is an essential.
The sister of the Caviar Protein Fluid, the Age Defying Caviar Cream is a lightweight silky face cream that regenerates, nourishes and moisturizes your skin. 12% caviar extract enhances skin elasticity and provides nutrients to skin. Niacinamide improves skin tone and enhances skin barriers. Adenosine reduces skin wrinkles by enhancing skin suppleness and vitalize the skin. And finally, peptides enhance damaged skin barriers and promote skin revital cycles.
This premium caviar extract cream makes your skin look flawless while protecting it from aging. This cream can help plump and firm up the skin after volume loss, even out the complexion, fight off free radicals and pollutants with antioxidants, and help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
To use the Caviar Cream:
- Apply an appropriate amount to the skin after toner and serums.
- Massage into the skin until fully absorbed.
The ReGenon Cream is a light-weight dual function cream that absorbs easily into the skin to provide both antioxidant and anti-aging benefits. If your skin is dry and suffering from fine lines and wrinkles, this cream’s main active, Idebenone, will help heal sun damage and reduce their appearance.
This cream has been clinically tested and proven to improve signs of aging. After just four weeks of use, participants reported a 3% improvement in skin elasticity and a 29.5% improvement in skin moisture.
The ReGenon Cream uses a natural polymer to create a moisturizing coating film that protects and smooths the skin much like a primer. This results is a blurred pore effect that leaves the skin looking and feeling much smoother than before.
To use the ReGenon Cream:
- After applying the ReGenon Serum, apply an adequate amount of cream to the skin.
- Massage gently into the skin until absorbed.
- Layer the product according to your skin type. Dry skin types can apply more than one layer of cream for extra moisture.
- Apply TP Sun Cream after use to protect against sun-induced hyperpigmentation.
- For extra smooth skin, exfoliate with Daily Botanicals Enzyme Peel before applying the ReGenon Serum or Cream.
An anti-aging daily cream, the Anti Oxidant cream firms the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. This cream is infused with Adenosine and other skin-loving ingredients like Squalane, Tomato Callus Culture Extracts, Drypoteris Crassirhizoma Extracts to give your skin elasticity, moisture, and to brighten skin tone.
If you have oily skin, this cream can add on moisture without leaving a greasy texture or shine! Dryer skin types can enjoy the intensive hydrating care without any heaviness or dragging.
To use the Anti Oxidant Cream:
- Apply an adequate amount to the skin after toner and serums.
- Massage gently into the skin until fully absorbed.
- Use together with the Skin Barrier Fluid for enhanced elasticity.
7. Sun Care
Exposure to sunlight is the biggest culprit in aging skin. As we get older, UV light damages the skin. Specifically, the sun damages fibers called elastin. Damage to these fibers causes the skin to lose its elasticity, thus more wrinkles.
So, the best anti-aging product? Sunscreen.
Choosing the best sunscreen for your skin is essential to keeping it healthy and youthful! OxygenCeuticals has two great options for suncare. Let’s see what they are!
This super lightweight sun screen protects your skin from UVA and UVB sun rays to prevent sun damage like dark spots, sun spots, premature aging, and even more dangerous conditions.
It’s a unique combination of mineral and chemical sun filters to ensure your skin is protected from all angles. This sunscreen absorbs flawlessly into the skin without any white cast or greasiness. It also smells really good (but maybe that’s only important to me).
Let’s not forget its bonus benefits! Vitamin E in the formula protects the skin’s moisture barrier and keeps nasty environmental hazards from sticking to the skin. Hyaluronic Acid keeps the skin hydrated and Allantoin soothes and calms skin. Sounds like the perfect formula for a summer sunscreen.
To use the TP Sun Cream:
- Apply an adequate amount to the skin. (Try two fingerlengths of cream, or a teaspoon amount)
- Use as the final step in your daily skincare routine.
- Or finish with Intensive Blemish Balm to reveal healthy, glowing skin.
If you need a sunscreen with more ‘oomph’, try the Leport’s Sunblock. This sunscreen can be used on both your face and body, so all bases are covered. This waterproof formula is perfect for anyone who plays sports or lives an active outdoor lifestyle.
Completely invisible after application, it’ll provide moisture to your skin as well keep it safe.
Another combination sunscreen with both mineral and chemical filters, it also contains Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, and Aloe Vera Leaf Juice Powder for soothing benefits.
To use Leport’s Sunblock:
- Apply an adequate amount to the skin (for the face: about two fingerlengths).
- Pat it evenly onto the skin until invisible.
For extra sun protection and some skin evening action, try out OxygenCeuticals Intensive Blemish Balm and O2 Cushion as an everyday makeup combo.
The Intensive Blemish Balm is a multi-functional BB Cream that provides a natural coverage for clear-looking skin. Light-weight, this BB Cream makes a perfect base for anyone looking to avoid heavy, dragging makeup along mature skin.
It’s not just a makeup product though! It also contains peptides and beta-glucan to protect the skin against harmful external factors. Witch Hazel Extracts promotes the skin cell cycle to speed up skin recovery after a procedure and Centella Asiatica Leaf Extracts soothe and calm distressed skin.
To use the Intensive Blemish Balm:
- Apply an adequate amount after TP Sun Cream.
- Spread gently onto the skin and blend.
8. Skincare Kits
Some of our best products come in the form of sets. I mean, doesn’t everyone love to save money on their skincare? OxygenCeuticals offers several ‘kits’ for various skin concerns, containing two or three products in one package to make it easier for you to organize your own skin regimen.
Here are some of OxygenCeuticals’ best Skincare Kits for aging skin!
We love a customized skincare set. Our Ceutisome Trial Kits can be mixed and matched to create the perfect ampoule solution for your specific skin type and skin concern.
The Ceutisome W Trial Kit contains the Ceutisome Wrinkle Effect Ampoule, the W-Booster, and the Ceutisome Stem Formula.
The Ceutisome Wrinkle Effect Ampoule and Booster contain a 7 Peptide Complex which work to retain skin elasticity and increase skin density. This combo keeps the skin from sagging and wrinkles from forming.
Adding the Stem Formula into the mix ensures maximum absorbtion. The Stem Formula, an O2 carrier, purifies the skin by removing carbon dioxide and supplying oxygen. It also accelerates healing and inhibits signs of aging by activating the metabolism of skin cells.
You can also buy another Trial Kit and mix with the W Trial Kit to get customized results. If you have dry and aging skin, try mixing with the H Trial Kit. For blemished and aging skin, mix with the O Trial Kit. Finally, if you want anti-aging benefits alongside brightening, mix with the P Trial Kit
To use the Ceutisome W Trial Kit:
- Combine the Booster and Stem Formula together with the Ceutisome Ampoule (pour the booster and stem formula into the ampoule bottle).
- Shake well and apply 1/3 of the mixure onto the skin.
- For use as an ampoule, pat until fully absorbed.
- Apply and then use the MTS Nano Pen for an ampoule infusion treatment at home.
The Caviar Fluid is an intensive serum that makes skin look younger, smoother, and more radiant. The Caviar Cream is a lightweight silky face cream that regenerates, nourishes and moisturizes your skin.
The Caviar Cream and Serum combination help plump and firm skin’s appreance after subtle facial volume loss. Antioxidants prevent free radical and environmental damage to further the skin’s regeneration.
To use the Age Defying Caviar Kit:
- First, apply the Caviar Protein Fluid.
- After patting the fluid into the skin, apply the Caviar Cream.
- Massage the cream into the skin until fully absorbed.
- Apply the Ceutisome AG Mask after the Fluid to enhance anti-aging effects.
A two-step starter kit to let you test out the ReGenon Serum and Cream! In compact, TSA approved travel sizes, this kit allows you to bring your elasticity building skincare routine anywhere!
The ReGenon Serum is a brightening antioxidant serum that builds firm and toned skin from the ground up. This serum has been clinically tested and proven to show anti-aging and antioxidizing benefits on the skin.
The ReGenon Cream is an anti-aging cream that enhances skin moisture while simultaneously brightening and firming up the skin.
Both products contain 20,000ppm of Idebenone, the most powerful antioxidant on the market! 4x more powerful than Vitamin C or E!
To use the ReGenon Starter Kit:
- After cleansing, prepare the skin texture with toner.
- Apply ReGenon Serum and Cream in order.
- When going out, finish with sunscreen to protect antioxidants.
- Recommended to use the Daily Botanicals Enzyme Peel to gently exfoliate the skin before night use. Peeling the skin allows for better absorption of the active ingredients!
A super portable, easy-to-use 3-step starter kit, the AG Starter Kit will provide your skin with nutrients to improve skin elasticty and improve signs of aging.
This kit contains three travel size units of anti-aging powerhouses.
It contains 30 milliliters of the Nutrient Toner, a high moisture essence type toner, that hydrates and conditions the skin.
It contains 15 milliliters of the Caviar Protein Fluid, an anti-aging ampoule filled with 5% caviar extract for brightening and wrinkle care.
Finally, it contains 30 milliliters of the Age Defying Caviar Cream, a nutrient packed moisturizing cream that brightens, tones, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
To use the AG Starter Kit:
- After cleansing, apply the Nutrient Toner to the skin with soaked cotton pads.
- Apply 1-2 drops of Caviar Protein Fluid before applying serum/essence.
- Massage into the skin and let absorb.
- As the last step, apply an appropriate amount of Caviar Cream to the skin.
- Massage gently and let absorb.
- Mix Caviar Protein Fluid with Moisture Aqua Serum for extra hydration.
Aging isn’t someting to be ashamed of, but there’s also no shame in wanting to look and feel comfortable in our skin. OxygenCeuticals’ anti-aging line of products is designed to heal skin sun damage and revitalize the skin back to its youthful appearance.
Age gracefully with OxygenCeuticals!