Anti-Aging Skincare Essentials and Preventative Tips | bluemercury

In It for the Long Haul: Anti-Aging Skincare For Your Future Face


Planning for the future is always a good idea, but it’s not just our financials, family and career that we need to account for. Thanks to the various anti-aging revolutions in the beauty world over the past few decades, we can add our skin to the list. Planning for a youthful future face doesn't need to be complicated and can actually be fun! Take a look at the anti-aging skincare you should be using now to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and spots down the road.

Eye Treatments

The skin around your eyes is the thinnest on your entire body. It needs more protection to prevent fine lines from forming as you age. Look for serums, day creams and night treatments that pamper your delicate eyes for extra preventative protection.

Best Day Eye Cream: M-61 PowerGlow® Eye Cream

Favorite Eye Serum: Chantecaille Gold Energizing Eye Serum

Top Night Eye Cream: Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Advanced Repair Retinol Eye Cream

Line + Wrinkle Fighters

Our skin begins losing collagen and elasticity as early as our twenties. Ever wonder how that affects your face? To put it simply, collagen gives your skin its structural integrity and elastin keeps it firm and springy. You can give your complexion a helping hand starting now by applying anti-aging serums.

Serums are skincare treatments with smaller molecules that absorb better into your skin than say a face cream or oil. They also tend to have higher concentrations of results-driven ingredients that your skin needs to fight the aging process. You especially want to look for ones loaded with hyaluronic acid and peptides that will help improve the appearance of plumper, smoother skin.

Favorite Plumping Serum: SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier

Best for Collagen & Elastin Repair: La Mer The Regenerating Serum

Top Anti-Aging Neck Treatment: M-61 Hydraboost Line Reducer

 UV Protectors

There’s no better way to keep dark spots and wrinkles at bay than being vigilant with your SPF. When your skin is exposed to UVA and UVB rays it triggers free radicals, which damage your skin and accelerate its aging process. Try to find an everyday moisturizer with SPF 30 and remember to reapply as the day goes on.

Favorite for Sensitive Skin: RéVive Sensitif Day Cream SPF 30

Top Hydrating Protection: Kiehl’s Since 1851 Ultra Facial Cream Sunscreen SPF 30

Best Mineral SPF for Reapplication: Supergoop! Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45

 Anti-Pollution Essentials

Free radicals aren’t just generated by UV rays. Pollution is also a top offender. City dwellers especially need anti-pollution treatments with free-radical blockers to protect their skin for the future. Look for cleansers that deep clean your pores to remove the ultra-fine pollution particles and find moisturizers with added antioxidant protection to prevent environmental aggressors from acting on your skin.

Top Anti-Pollution Cleanser: Darphin Intral Air Mousse Cleanser with Chamomile

Best Free Radical Exfoliator: Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant

Favorite Antioxidant Face Cream: REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream