Your skin changes a lot throughout your life. It progressively loses its elasticity, it gets thinner, drier, and you’ll start to see signs of ageing. However, there are skincare solutions to reduce the appearance of and/or prevent fine lines and wrinkles and counteract sagging skin.
What is mature skin?
Over time and with hormonal changes, your skin has a tendency to become thinner, drier, to more easily scar, and to lose firmness, density and elasticity. Mature skin is generally a way of saying that skin is showing signs of ageing. As we get older, our skin cells renew themselves less and less, which can lead to a buildup of dead skin cells. The number and effectiveness of our fibroblasts is reduced, slowing the production of collagen and elastin, which are responsible for the skin’s firmness and elasticity. Over time, this causes skin to sag and more and deeper wrinkles to appear. Hyaluronic acid production also drops, causing dryness and dehydration as well as thinning of the skin (loss of volume).
Using botanical oils to tackle signs of ageing
To prevent and fight the signs of ageing you need to take care of your skin every day with botanical oils that have a firming, nourishing and regenerating effect.
Organic prickly bear botanical oil
Our organic prickly pear botanical oil is packed with vitamin E, Omega-6 and sterols. Its high levels of vitamin E and sterols give it anti oxidising properties, and mean it slows down signs of ageing by protecting your skin from free radicals. Prickly pear is well known for its firming properties and its ability to restore your skin’s elasticity. It promotes skin renewal and, as a natural emollient, it protects against dehydration.
Please note: you’ll find our organic prickly pear botanical oil in our firming night serum with nopal. This night serum helps to firm your skin thanks to the tightening and regenerative properties of its 7 botanical extracts, including immortelle essential oil.
Organic rosehip botanical oil
Our organic rosehip botanical oil is perfect for preventing wrinkles and counteracting sagging skin. The oil is cold-pressed, so is especially rich in unsaturated fatty acids like Omega-3 & 6, which help with skin cell renewal, improve skin elasticity and prevent the appearance of wrinkles. Our organic rosehip botanical oil contains provitamin A (retinol), which boosts the production of collagen and elastin to firm your skin. Its high level of antioxidants help to slow premature signs of ageing, especially those caused by UV rays, but also help to reduce age spots caused by sun exposure.
Hemp botanical oil
Our hemp botanical oil is also great at fighting the signs of ageing. It’s rich in Omega-3 & 6, so has a composition similar to your skin’s own lipids. It’s a highly penetrative oil which doesn’t leave an oily film on your skin. It’s packed with essential fatty acids and vitamin E, and is known for its revitalising, regenerating, firming and hydrating properties. Our hemp botanical oil helps to fight oxidation and helps to renew and strengthen your skin cells. It softens and tones the skin to boost its elasticity and radiance. Plus, it’s a natural emollient, so calms irritations and protects the skin from dehydration, Unlike Cannabis indica, Cannabis sativa used in skincare doesn’t contain any psychotropic substances.