As women we are constantly bombarded by information and messages about anti-aging and beauty products.  Whether it’s over the counter lines from major manufacturers or mall sales associates trying to throw various lotions and creams at you everywhere you go.  Well, being in the medical cosmetic industry we know that a lot of research has been done into physician grade skincare and what really works to stimulate collagen, elastyn, and actually anti-aging the skin.

Here are what we think to be the top 3 skincare products every woman should use over the age of 30:

#1 Retinol-Out of all the ingredients and skincare products most dermatologists and plastic surgeons agree Retinol is a game-changer for anti-aging.  It is important to use only medical grade or prescription strength to actually see a result.  Medical grade Retinols can be found at medical spas or physician offices and tends to be less irritating than a lot of prescription strengths. Retinols have many benefits: they are powerful exfoliators, meaning that they help slough off the dead skins cells on skin’s surface, they decrease oil & can tighten pores.  They also stimulate new collagen of about 6% per year-since you lose 20% every year, it’s nice to get 1/4 of it back from one product!

We love Skinmedica Tri-Retinol complex for medical grade.

#2 Hyaluronic Acids: this ingredient is naturally found in the body, hyaluronic acid secures moisture and creates fullness—youthful skin naturally abounds with hyaluronic acid. In skin care, you can find hyaluronic acid in serums, creams, and dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Belotero Balance.  So if you do get injectables, products containing hyaluronic acid can make your treatments last longer, if you don’t hyaluronic acid products can help lock in your natural moisture giving your skin a plumper, firmer look.

#3 Moisturizer with SPF 30 or Higher: Even if you think you don’t “get sun” you do! Even when you are driving or walking to your car-you are getting sun, so unless you live in a cave you should be wearing a sunscreen in your moisturizer everyday. The important thing is that it is a physical sunscreen minimum spf 30 with full broad spectrum UVA/UVB.

We love Skinmedica Daily Physical Defense Sunscreen SPF 30.

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