Today I talk about the 3 ingredients and skincare to care for the skin when you are in your 30s. If you are wondering which cream to use from thirty, beyond brands, you should look at the ingredients and active ingredients of the products. Stick with the names of the basic ingredients that the skin needs at this age and then you will know what creams you should look for. You can choose the ones that suit you best depending on price, availability or taste. And don’t worry, I also leave you my favourite products for each ingredient in case you don’t feel like researching 😉
- Ingredients to care for the skin at 30:
- Creams to care for the skin from the age of 30:
- The best cosmetics with Vitamin C
- The best cosmetics with alpha-hydroacids
- The best cosmetics with retinol
- Other ingredients and formulas to care for skin at 30:
- What wrinkles do you usually get in your 30s?
And, darlings, I have already reached this decade of the 30s. And while I’ve always been interested in learning about skin aging and how to combat it, I now have enough experience to say what works and what doesn’t.
This list is not exhaustive, it is just a summary of the 3 essential ingredients that best suit the skin from the age of 30 and develop a little in the functions they fulfill against skin aging.
The ingredients to use at this age are not specific for 30, but they are the most recommended for the specific needs of this skin, which is neither too young nor too mature. Aging has already begun (in fact, it begins at age 25), but in your thirties when those signs of aging begin to be visible. It is important to know what cosmetics to use at each age and when we should start anti-wrinkle care.
Ingredients to care for the skin at 30:
1. Vitamin C.
It is also known as absorbic acid. Read the specific blog post on Vitamin C for the face if you want to know more. However, in summary, I will tell you that vitamin C has four main benefits:
- It acts as an antioxidant.
- Contributes to the natural formation of collagen and elastin.
- Reduces stains.
- When used it enhances the effect of other cosmetics, specifically those that contain vitamin A, E and F.
2. Alpha-hydroacids (AHA).
Within this group is salicylic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid and citric acid, among others.
What do they have in common? Well, in short, they are exfoliants. What they do is help the skin to renew itself more often. As you know, the skin has a superficial layer, which is called the stratum corneum, where the dead cells produced by the skin through desquamation are located.
Alpha-hydroacids act on this layer, causing the skin to renew itself more often.
When we are young this layer is completely renewed in a 30-day cycle. From the age of 30, this rate decreases. This causes effects such as loss of luminosity, loss of firmness and loss of hydration.
Retinol (Vitamin A) serves to combat the loss of collagen in the skin. That is, like Vitamin C, but at the top. It also enhances the formation of hyaluronic acid.
Retinol is a very potent ingredient and can cause irritation. Unlike vitamin C, for example, retinol acts on the deeper layers of the skin. Specifically the dermis, which is the intermediate layer.
How exactly does retinol work? Well, retinol neutralizes free radicals and enhances the production of collagen and elastin. What this does is that the skin looks more revitalized, and refines wrinkles.
Secondarily, it helps minimize pores and has an exfoliating effect. That is, great if your skin is oily or combination.
To minimize irritation retinol is recommended to use at night to avoid sun damage.
These three ingredients are effective, but at the same time we must know how to use them correctly. In addition, they can become aggressive on the skin, so it is advisable not to start using them at the same time.
Below, I’ve rounded up the most popular and most sought-after products for each of the three ingredients above. Some of them I have already tried and you have the complete review in the corresponding link.
Creams to care for the skin from the age of 30:
The best cosmetics with Vitamin C
La Roche Posay Vitamin C Serum
Read my full review of La Roche Posay’s Vitamin C Serum.
Sesderma Vit C Serum
Check out my take on this vitamin C serum from Sesderma. I tell you my experience after months of use.
The best cosmetics with alpha-hydroacids
OLEHENRIKSEN Night cream with bakuchiol and AHA
The best cosmetics with retinol
L’Oréal Paris REVITALIFT LASER PURE RETINOL Night Serum
Other ingredients and formulas to care for skin at 30:
- Hyaluronic acid: serves to retain the level of hydration of the skin. It is recommended for skin of all ages, not only for the 30s.
- Ceramides: it is a powerful anti-aging that, although we can use at 30, is more suitable for more mature skin. It is a series of lipids (fats) that help maintain hydration.
What wrinkles do you usually get in your 30s?
As you can see in the photo, my skin, which is mixed, has some loss of firmness, expression wrinkles on the sides of the mouth and loss of luminosity.
Oily skin tends to lose firmness. However, dry skin, such as mine around the lips, tends more to the formation of wrinkles.
My anti-aging advice
I personally think that, although it is important to focus on taking care of the skin of the face, we must not forget that we also show other parts of the body that can reveal our age. More specifically: neck and hands. That’s why what I like to do is apply the leftover treatment that I am using on hands, neck and décolleté. In this way you can also take advantage of the effects of the creams I am using.
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