From lines to folds, ridges and creases, wrinkles are just a normal part of ageing that everyone experiences as they get older. Those lines around your eyes and foreheads are totally natural and can appear as early as your mid-20s.
Whether you’re looking to get a jump start on the whole prevention game or just need a little bit of guidance on what ingredients are good for smoothing wrinkles, we’ve got you covered.
Below, skin expert and founder of Skin Virtue, Nina Gajic, gives us a breakdown on all the different kinds of wrinkles and some powerhouse ingredients that can be used to treat them.
Are there different types of wrinkles?
Before looking at treating your wrinkles, you’ll want to firstly focus on wrinkle formation.
And according to Gajic, there are two main kinds of wrinkles.
“There are many different types of wrinkles, and they form for various reasons,” she said. “Facial expressions tend to be the leading cause of first wrinkles.”
Yep – facial expressions!
Each time you use your facial muscle to create an expression such a smiling, squinting or frowning, a groove basically starts to form in the dermis.
“These wrinkles are called dynamic rhytides. They are wrinkles that are formed due to repeated muscle movements (think crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines),” explains Gajic.
Along with dynamic rhytdies, one of the other main types of wrinkles is called static rhytides.
Static rhytides are formed from the effects of gravity (such as jowls and nasolabial folds).
“When we are young, the skin’s connective tissues - collagen and elastin fibres, which lie in the dermis - are intact, and the skin is able to bounce back,” explains Gajic.
“As we get older, our skin loses collagen, and our elastic fibres become weaker and less flexible resulting in a loss of structural support. Crepey skin and fine wrinkles are formed due to the loss of elasticity.”
The good news is that it is possible to improve the appearance of wrinkles over time – you just need to incorporate the right kind of ingredients into your skincare routine.
Let’s look at the different treatment options for dynamic rhytides first, shall we?
According to Gajic, one of the star ingredients when it comes to plumping facial expression lines and wrinkles is Hyaluronic Filling Spheres™.
“Hyaluronic Filling Spheres™ provide an exclusive technology based on the use of hygroscopic material to make a sphere. These spheres are dehydrated at first, and fill up with water within the skin,” explains Gajic.
“This hydration process causes a change in volume proportional to the spheres moisture-retaining capacity. This physical change in volume allows for rapid filling results, which produce a noticeable smoothing of deep wrinkles which, with continued use, are just as effective as the components used in injections.”
These Hyaluronic Filling Spheres™ are basically the skincare version of anti-wrinkle injections.
How cool is that?!
If you’re looking for where to find this breakthrough ingredient, look no further than our Future Advanced Line Filler.
“Formulated with Hyaluronic Filling Spheres™, it provides hydration and an instant filling effect to wrinkles, helping to improve the look of fine lines, crow’s feet and nasolabial folds,” said Gajic.
“It also helps to support our skin in order to reduce the formation of permanent grooves which lead to deep wrinkle formation.”
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Another powerful ingredient that’ll help tackle dynamic wrinkles is Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 Argireline.
It sounds 100% science-y, but this innovative ingredient is used in our eye creams (in clinically-tested concentrations) because it helps reduce the occurrence of facial expressions, therefore reducing wrinkle formation.
“Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 Argireline is a unique anti-wrinkle peptide that is a topical alternative to anti-wrinkle injections. Best results are achieved with continued use, as this peptide works by inhibiting muscle contraction, preventing the formation of lines and wrinkles, which effectively reduce the appearance of expression wrinkles.”
When it comes to static rhytides (the wrinkles that are formed as a result of gravity), there are a few different ways you can treat them.
Found in our Future Advanced Vitality Cream, Adipofill’in™ in ionosomes has a lipofilling-like action, lifting and plumping the skin.
“It’s a powerful anti-ageing cream with molecular lifting technology. It provides a lipofilling-like effect, promoting elasticity and a lifting and firming action that revitalises the look of tired and sagging skin,” adds Gajic.
This powerful anti-ageing ingredient can also be found in our Future Advanced Radiance Serum - a potent, concentrated product with a triple action hydrating, firming, and plumping effect.
“It helps to plump up skin tissue, restore elasticity and combat the deterioration of collagen and elastin fibres while stimulating collagen production and improving cell communication,” said Gajic.
Other hardworking peptides that can tackle the appearance of static wrinkles?
Namely Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 and Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 complex. Both are skin restoring, firming peptides that boast excellent anti-ageing benefits, and can be found in our Future Advanced Firming Mask.
“A highly active, concentrated, skin-replenishing, lifting and firming mask that targets the visible signs of skin ageing and crepey-looking skin,” explains Gajic.
“It provides instant and long-lasting hydrating, lifting, and firming effects that help to reduce the appearance of skin thinning and loss of elasticity. It’s a great multitasker, that can be used as a leave on overnight mask, a hand cream and a décolleté treatment.”
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By Gary Williams, Bio