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Skincare Ingredients: Do's and Don'ts

As we age, our skin undergoes various changes, and finding products that address these concerns becomes increasingly important.

In this guide, I’ll explore the top 5 ingredients you should look for in your anti-ageing skincare regimen and another 5 ingredients you should definitely consider putting on your skin.

So let’s get started.

Vitamin C:

Vitamin C is a versatile skincare ingredient known for its brightening and protective properties:

It's a potent antioxidant, effectively neutralising free radicals that can cause premature ageing. This helps reduce  hyperpigmentation, and promoting a more even skin tone. 

Vitamin C also stimulates collagen production, which leads to firmer, more youthful-looking skin.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3):

Niacinamide is a multi-tasking ingredient that addresses several common skin concerns:

Skin barrier support: Niacinamide strengthens the skin's protective barrier, preventing moisture loss and environmental damage. This makes it particularly beneficial for those with sensitive or compromised skin.

Pore minimizer: It helps regulate oil production, reducing the appearance of enlarged pores and creating a smoother complexion.

Uneven skin tone correction: Niacinamide can fade dark spots and redness, promoting a more even skin tone. This is especially valuable for mature skin that may have accumulated sun damage over the years.

You can find Niacinamide in our 100% Rose water based Hydrating Cleanser.

Bakuchiol (the natural retinol alternative):

Bakuchiol is the scientifically-backed natural alternative to retinol. 

Derived from the babchi plant, this ingredient offers a gentler yet effective solution for ageing skin.

Collagen Booster: Bakuchiol encourages the production of collagen, which is what keeps our skin firm and youthful. With regular use, it can help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Skin Renewal: This powerful ingredient accelerates skin cell turnover, revealing fresh, rejuvenated skin. It helps fade age spots and evens out skin tone.

Reduced Sensitivity: Unlike retinol, Bakuchiol is less likely to cause redness or peeling, making it suitable for those with sensitive skin.

Bakuchiol is the hero ingredient in the Rose Youth Elixir. 


Peptides are short chains of amino acids that play a crucial role in collagen production and overall skin health:

Collagen booster: Peptides signal the skin to produce more collagen, which is vital for maintaining skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Regular use can result in firmer and plumper skin.

Fine line reduction: Peptides can target specific skin concerns, such as crow's feet or expression lines, making them less noticeable over time.

Rose oil

Rose oil, extracted from rose petals, is another secret to age-defying skincare. It's revered for its soothing, hydrating, and rejuvenating properties.

Intense Hydration: Rose oil is a natural humectant, meaning it helps skin retain moisture. This not only prevents dryness but also plumps up the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines.

Calming Sensitivity: Its anti-inflammatory properties soothe irritated skin, making it an excellent choice for those with redness or rosacea.

Antioxidant Power: Rose oil is rich in antioxidants, which combat free radicals and environmental damage, helping to slow down the ageing process.

Rose oil is a hero ingredient in the Prebiotische vochtinbrengende crème and Rose Youth Elixir.

Now let’s see what ingredients you really would want to avoid.


Hormone Disruption: Parabens can interfere with hormones, which can be concerning for women going through menopause.

Skin Irritation: Parabens may cause skin irritation and allergies, especially for sensitive or mature skin.


Oil Stripping: Sulfates can remove too much natural oil, making dryness worse for mature skin.

Potential Irritation: Sulfates can irritate and worsen conditions like rosacea or eczema.

Synthetic Fragrances:

Skin Sensitization: Synthetic fragrances may contain allergens that lead to skin sensitization and redness.

Mineral Oil:

Pore-Clogging: Mineral oil can clog pores, potentially causing acne, which is problematic for those with already reduced oil production.

Lack of Nourishment: It offers short-term hydration but lacks the nourishing benefits of other oils.


Drying Effect: High alcohol concentrations can dry out the skin, especially harmful for already dry mature skin.

Skin Barrier Disruption: Alcohol can weaken the skin's protective barrier, making it more vulnerable to damage and moisture loss.

In conclusion, making informed choices about the ingredients in your skincare products is pivotal in achieving radiant and youthful skin as you embrace the beauty of ageing gracefully.

Your journey to ageless beauty is a journey to self-care, self-love, and embracing the confidence that comes with it. 


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