8 Best Anti Aging Ingredients For Sensitive Skin

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Anti aging skin care

If you have sensitive skin and are very hesitant to try out anti aging skin care products in fear of getting irritation or reaction to some of those drastic anti aging ingredients, it is good to know that there are anti aging ingredients that are good for sensitive skin, highly effective and gentle.

Of course, when you buy anti aging products for sensitive skin, you should always check the full list of ingredients because there may always be other ingredients like preservatives or fillers that your sensitive skin maybe reactive to.

The best anti aging skin care products for sensitive skin are the ones that are gentle yet effective and contain natural and organic ingredients in their majority. They are also free of irritating harsh chemicals and are suitable for sensitive skin.

In your effort to find those anti aging products for sensitive skin, you may need to try out some different ones but always do give time for a product to show its full potentials.

Also, try to control yourself trying out many different samples of skin care products if you have a sensitive skin because that is a quick way to imbalance your skin and actually trigger some skin reactions.

Always do a bit of research on the company of the products you want to buy as well as have a look at some users´ reviews. It is not always easy to understand, from those people´s reviews, whether a product will be truly effective and gentle towards sensitive skin, so if you have a sensitive skin, it is always better to trust companies who specialize on making products for sensitive skin.

So now, let´s have a look at those anti aging ingredients that are good for sensitive skin. In some cases, like vitamin C and Retinol, you may need to start with lower percentage skin care formulas although over the counter formulas of retinol for example are not as strong as the retinoids that your dermatologist would prescribe.

In addition, vitamin C may feel a bit drying in the beginning but with careful use and a good moisturizer afterwards, it will be fine.

Here´s our 8 best anti-aging ingredients for sensitive skin:

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant that gets rid of free radicals which is the main reason of premature skin aging. It also deals with skin discoloration as well as age spots and sun spots, and boosts collagen and elastin natural production.

You can use vitamin C effectively in the form of vitamin C serums, creams and moisturizers. Vitamin C serums are more effective in terms of anti aging results as well as other skin care benefits. 

Vitamin E

Vitamin E together with vitamin C make a strong antioxidant couple but vitamin E is not only well known for its anti aging benefits. It also has rich moisturizing properties which makes it particularly beneficial for dry types of skin and of course it is great for sensitive skin as well.

You can fully benefit from vitamin E´s anti aging and moisturizing power by using a good quality vitamin E oil and a vitamin E cream. Some people also like using vitamin e capsules. I have tried them in the past but their content is too thick and does not provide great application and absorption into the skin.

Hyaluronic Acid

One of my favourite moisturizing ingredients for my prone to blemishes skin is hyaluronic acid. This is a valuable skin care ingredient with many beneficial for the skin properties including strong anti aging.

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that naturally exists in our bodies. It regulates the levels of moisture in our skin and is able to retain moisture. Depending on whether it has a low or high molecular weight, it can either penetrate deeper into the skin and deal with wrinkles and fine lines or stay on the surface of the skin and provide rich moisturizing effects.

If you are interested in a more concentrated form of hyaluronic acid, hyaluronic acid serums are the best, while hyaluronic acid creams are also very beneficial. 

Copper peptides 

Copper Peptides have a strong healing, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory function. Since inflammation has been recognized as one of the main reasons of premature skin aging, we can easily understand how important copper peptides are in terms of protecting our skin from aging.

In addition, copper peptides are able to energize the stem cells in order to accelerate the cellular metabolism and rebuild the tissues, which leads to a more youthful and healthy skin appearance.

To take advantage of this anti aging ingredient that is also good for sensitive skin, you can try out serums with copper peptides.

Lactic Acid

Lactic acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid and is well known for its gentle exfoliating properties. Therefore, it is recommended for sensitive types of skin since, due to its high molecular weight, it cannot go deeper into the skin but stays on the surface.

At the same time, it has emollient and moisturizing properties and is good at boosting cellular metabolism and drastically smoothing out fine lines.


Retinol may trigger photosensitivity and that is why it is always recommended to use it during the night. When you first start using retinol, it is always better to start with a lower percentage product so you see how your skin reacts to it and then go for a higher percentage if you find it necessary to.

During the first days of use, if you experience some negative effects such as redness or a burning sensation do not be alarmed since retinol can sometimes trigger those symptoms. If the symptoms do not subside or become more intense, then you should go for a lower percentage of retinol and use the product less times a week.

You also do not need to use a retinol product like a retinol serum or a retinol cream every day. Depending on your age and the particular needs of your skin, you can judge how often you should use your retinol products.

For sensitive skin types, it is always better to choose retinol products that contain anti-inflammatory and skin soothing ingredients.

Natural SPF Ingredients 

Natural sunscreen ingredients such as Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide stay on the surface of the skin and their molecules do not get absorbed into the skin, and that is one of the reasons that these natural SPF ingredients are considered safe for sensitive skin without triggering skin reactions.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha lipoic acid is an ingredient that has strong antioxidant and therefore anti-aging properties. It is an enzyme that is water and oil soluble, and therefore it can penetrate and reach deeper levels of the skin.

It also protects against skin damage and repairs photo-aging signs.

In conclusion, there are anti-aging skin care ingredients for sensitive skin that are not only effective but gentle to your skin as well. You just need to choose these products carefully and do not overdo it with trying out many different products.

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