Ageing is a natural and beautiful process, however there’s no denying that there can be some changes we experience as we get older that we may not be best pleased about.
As we age, so too does our skin. Changes occur in the connective tissue, called collagen, which supports and strengthens our skin, leading to it losing its elasticity and becoming less firm as we get older. Due to this, our skin may start to droop, and wrinkles tend to form.
Other signs of ageing are ageing spots, which are dark patches on the skin which can vary in shape and size. Our skin tone can also become more uneven, and it is common for skin to become drier as we get older.
If you spend a lot of time outdoors and in the sun unprotected, then you might find you start to experience these ageing symptoms earlier than others, as UV light enhances the breakdown of the connective tissue in the skin.
If you’re worried about how your skin might change as you get older and are looking for a way to slow down the signs of ageing, then you’ve come to the right place. Below is information on a fantastic formula that will help you to keep your skin looking youthful and healthy for longer!
Glow Serum is a powerful anti-ageing formula, that has the ideal ingredients needed to help you ward off signs of ageing, and have smooth, youthful, and glowing skin.
It contains a combination of natural fruit extracts and aloe vera gel, which have properties that will nourish your skin and enhance collagen. It will not only stop the connective tissue from breaking down but will also actively promote the production of it.
Glow Serum comes in the form of an opaque gel in a bottle with a pipette, making it easy to apply to the skin and incorporate into your daily skincare routine.
#1 Apple Extract
One of the ingredients in Glow Serum is apple extract. We all know how great fruit is for our body, and how important it is to eat plenty of fruit each day. However, did you know that fruit can have amazing benefits on our external body as well as internal?
Apple extract can slow down the effects of ageing on skin in a variety of ways. It is acidic and therefore has great antioxidant properties, which means that it can prevent our skin from being victim to free radical damage. Free radical damage is a process that occurs more frequently as we get older, and leads to the damage of cells, including those all-important cells in our connective tissues. So, when the cells in collagen get damaged, the connective tissue loses strength, leading to drooping and the formation of wrinkles. Therefore, the fact that apple extract can prevent this process, means that your collagen cells won’t be destroyed and will remain strong for longer. This will therefore also help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots, as well as preventing them from forming.
Apple extract also contains essential fatty acids. These have the role of hydrating our skin to help make it smooth and plump. This property will help to combat the increased dryness that occurs with age.
#2 Rice Bran Oil
Another ingredient that the Glow Serum contains is rice bran oil. This is a by-product of rice and, similarly to apple extract, it contains antioxidants. This means it can help to prevent free radical damage, as mentioned above, and therefore enable your skin to keep its elasticity, preventing wrinkles and ageing spots from forming.
It’s an ingredient that is commonly used in many skincare products due to the amazing effects it has in reducing the signs of ageing. Part of the reason for its popularity is because it contains high amounts of vitamin B and E. These nutrients are great for hydrating the skin, making it feel smooth and supple, giving that stunning youthful glow.
Not only this, but rice bran oil also contains an oil that is naturally produced by the skin (known as a sebum) called squalene. This sebum hydrates our skin and helps with the maintenance of the important protective barrier covering our skin. However, as we get older, the levels of squalene naturally decline. Therefore, using rice bran oil enables us to replenish levels of the oil so our protective barrier can continue to be supported, and our skin can stay hydrated.
The brilliant benefits that rice bran oil bring to our skin doesn’t stop there, as it also contains fatty acids and a variety of nutrients which help to protect our skin from UV light which, as mentioned earlier, can be very damaging to our skin.
#3 Hibiscus Flower Extract
Hibiscus flower extract is another fantastic ingredient found in Glow Serum. It is so effective at reducing the signs of ageing, that the hibiscus flower has become known as the ‘Botox Plant’.
Elastase is an enzyme responsible for breaking down the elastin in collagen, which leads to the reduction in the elasticity and firmness of skin. The reason why hibiscus flower extract is so popular for anti-ageing skincare is because it inhibits the synthesis of elastase. Therefore, it will slow down the damage of elastin, and allow you to have youthful, firm skin for longer!
Hibiscus also contains a lot of vitamin C, which is a nutrient that has a key role in the production of collagen. So, by ensuring your vitamin C levels are kept at a healthy, high level, will allow collagen synthesis to be promoted and maintained.
Furthermore, the extract works a bit like a moisturiser, and hydrates your skin to keep it feeling nice and smooth.
#4 Aloe Leaf
Aloe vera is extremely popular for use on the skin as it has many extremely beneficial properties. It is a plant that has even been used in medicine to treat a variety of skin issues. Aloe leaf, which comes from an aloe vera plant, is an ingredient found in Glow Serum for very good reasons.
It has been found that aloe vera can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines that form with age. For example, in one study it was found that women who used a form of aloe vera for 8 weeks experienced a significant improvement in the wrinkles on their face compared to the placebo group, who didn’t use aloe vera. This proves the great benefits that the plant can have.
It’s important to note that aloe vera won’t magically remove wrinkles from your face, it will instead reduce their appearance by smoothing out the texture of your skin.
Another thing that makes aloe vera great for anti-ageing is that it contains certain molecules called sterols. These promote synthesis of a different molecule called hyaluronic acid, which helps keep the skin hydrated and moisturised. Sterols also increase the production of collagen, which we are now very aware is perhaps one of the most important things for keeping skin firm and young.
#5 Prune Extract
One of the ingredients that Glow Serum contains is prune extract. For those who aren’t sure what prunes are, they are dried plums, and they have been found to prevent pre-mature ageing. How great does that sound?!
Prunes have been found to have more antioxidants than any other fruit, which makes them excellent for preventing free radical damage and therefore protecting and preserving collagen in your skin.
The prune extract in the Glow Serum will help to prevent wrinkles from forming and will work to smooth out your skin.
#6 Vitamin E
The Glow Serum also contains vitamin E which, as briefly mentioned previously, is a nutrient that is great for helping to keep you looking younger for longer.
The reason why it is so good is because it helps to hydrate your skin to counteract the increased dryness that happens with age, keeping your skin looking and feeling supple.
The major benefit of vitamin E is that it provides you with extra protection from UV light, preventing it from damaging your skin and causing early ageing sings such as formation of fine lines and wrinkles. This added protection can also protect you from other skin issues including skin cancer. So, by using Glow Serum you can have fun in the sun knowing your skin is staying safe!
Vitamin E also has antioxidant properties which, as mentioned already, provides that all-important protection against free radical damage. The free radicals that cause the damage to your cells can be produced by your body as a by-product of other reactions, or it can come from things in the environment around you, such as from pollution. With the current climate concern across the world and pollution increasing, this means you are likely to be taking in more free radicals than you would want. Therefore, the added protection brought about by vitamin E and other ingredients in the Glow Serum is extremely valuable.
#7 Grapeseed Oil
Grapeseed oil is another ingredient of Glow Serum. Firstly, it is great for anti-ageing since it contains vitamin E which, as explained above, has great antioxidant properties that help to protect your skin from the oxidative damage that comes with ageing.
Its antioxidant properties are also thought to make grapeseed oil great for promoting production of collagen and elastin, which will help your skin to keep its flexibility and ability to ‘bounce back’.
Grapeseed oil also helps to smooth out the texture of your skin, which can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Furthermore, Grapeseed oil is a natural toner as it contains something called astringent, and therefore helps to minimise the appearance of pores and make your skin look generally smoother and tighter, giving it a natural glow.
#8 Gotu Kola Extract
Gotu Kola is a plant native to India, and the extract of this plant is used in Glow Serum.
Gotu Kola is famous for being able to decrease the signs of ageing due to the fantastic combination of compounds it contains. It contains a large amount of amino acids, which give Gotu Kola it’s antioxidant properties and allow it to fight off free radical damage. These amino acids also help to promote the production of collagen and elastin, which are key to keeping the skin strong, firm, and youthful.
Another reason for Gotu Kola having such good antioxidant properties is because it contains beta carotene. This compound helps to provide protection against UV light and radiation to prevent the epidermis layer of your skin from being damaged, and therefore prevent signs of ageing. It won’t only help keep your skin looking healthy, but also feeling healthy.
This plant also contains phytochemicals. These add extra UV light protection by absorbing UV rays as they hit your skin. They also help to reduce levels of reactive oxidative species (free radicals are a type of these) to prevent damage to cells and tissues in your skin.
Gotu Kola is also great for helping to maintain the water balance in your skin, keeping it hydrated.
#9 Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is another ingredient in Glow Serum and has some great anti-ageing effects which were mentioned briefly earlier.
50% of the hyaluronic acid found in our body resides within the skin, and factors such as UV exposure and ageing can reduce its levels and lead to wrinkles forming. Therefore, using Glow Serum means you can help to ensure the levels of hyaluronic are kept within healthy levels.
The main benefit it brings to the skin is that it is very hydrating and moisturising, which keeps the skin looking youthful and gives it a natural glowing look. It can smooth skin texture which, as mentioned a few times, is great for reducing appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Another great property of hyaluronic acid is that it improves the healing process, so that if your skin does encounter any injury or damage, it is better able to repair itself and regenerate. This is an ability that naturally declines with age, and so the fact hyaluronic acid promotes this is great for counter-acting the effects of ageing.
Hyaluronic acid increases the firmness and elasticity of skin, and one study showed that it can lead to a 40% decrease in the depth of wrinkles. How amazing is that?!
So, if you’re wanting to defeat the effects of ageing and keep youthful-looking skin for longer through an entirely natural method, then Glow Serum is what you need!