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At What Age Should You Start Using Anti-Aging Products?

Let's set the record straight.

“It’s never too early to start taking care of your skin,” they always say. But at what exact age should we actually start an anti-aging skincare routine? We asked Dr. Kaycee Reyes M.D., D.C.D, M.S.c, of Luminisce to set the record straight.

"Aging starts on the skin, especially on your face, in your 20s," she said. So she recommends using products that contain peptides and ceramides. According to, peptides are “tiny protein fragments that promote collagen growth and help repair skin.” Ceramides, on the other hand, are “naturally occurring in sebum (skin's oil). [And] these fats hold together the cells of the epidermis to reinforce the skin's protective barrier.” 

Use these products alongside your skincare staples: facial wash, toner, moisturizer, eye cream, and most importantly, sunblock. Layer them in the a.m. and night to get better results.

“In your 30s, incorporate products that contain retinyl palmitate,” she added. Retinyl Palmitate is popularly known to be an antioxidant. “Add products that contain hyaluronic acid once you hit 40,” she said. Hyaluronic acid, on the other hand, is a key ingredient in moisturizers, creams, and serums, because it helps prevent the loss of hydration in the skin.

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Remember that to get better skin, you need to be dedicated and very masipag. There are no shortcuts to great-looking skin, so you better get to work while you still have time.

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