An Expert Guide to Aging Skin

Posted by: Tracy Workman

We can’t stay young forever, but we can definitely look younger than our age by using a few ingredients that slow down the hands of time. Here are a few of my favorite anti-aging ingredients to look for, and a few products at Cole’s Salon and Spa that you can use to make your skin more youthful over time!

Retinol

Retinol is the holy grail of all anti-aging ingredients. It helps rebuild collagen and elastin which leads to softer, smoother, tighter, more radiant-looking skin. Retinol is a powerful ingredient, so be sure to start slow if you are new to it—1 or 2 times a week is a great way to begin! Keep in mind that it is essential to use SPF when you use retinol. 

Here are a few of my favorite retinol products:

  • IMAGE AGELESS Total Overnight Retinol Masque
  • IMAGE AGELESS Total Repair Crème
  • IMAGE AGELESS Total Retinol A Cème
  • Eminence Bamboo Firming Fluid
  • Eminence Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer
  • Eminence Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream for Face & Neck

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic is a dewy molecule that locks in moisture and helps support the skin’s barrier function. It’s ultra-hydrating and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by plumping up the skin.

Here are a few of my favorite hyaluronic acid products:

  • IMAGE VITAL C Hydrating Water Burst
  • IMAGE AGELESS Total Pure Hyaluronic 6 Filler
  • Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Hydrator
  • Eminence strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum

Niacinamide

Niacinamide reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by boosting elasticity (this is the skin’s ability to stretch and then bounce back). It also helps to fade dark spots (my favorite ingredient for pigmentation) and plumps up the hydration in your skin.

My favorite product containing Niaminicide is IMAGE’s ILUMA Intense Facial Illuminator.

SPF, SPF, SPF!

Lastly, don’t forget to wear SPF every day! We have many great options at Cole’s, but my favorite is the newly reformulated IMAGE PREVENTION+ Daily Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30. Its lightweight texture is perfect for all skin types! For darker skin tones, my clients love the IMAGE PREVENTION+ Daily Matte Moisturizer SPF 30.

Please reach out to any of our estheticians with your anti-aging skin care questions or concerns. We also have many amazing services that can boost your results!


Tracy Workman is an Advanced Esthetician at Cole’s Salon in Apple Valley. 

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