When it comes to anti-aging skincare, people are under the impression that the answer is in some miraculous ingredient that has been synthesized in a lab. Peptides? Hyaluronic acid? Vitamin C? Retinols? I remember in the 90s, it was all about the AHAs. We just keep moving on to the next thing, hoping the claims are true. Are they ever true? Not that I've witnessed.
We need to look at our skin, the same way that we look at our bodies. We know that eating whole ingredients rich in vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and fatty acids will keep us healthy in the long run and the same principle can be applied to your skin. Keep applying those whole ingredients - shea butter, coconut oil, lavender essential oil and the like - and you will have healthy youthful skin for the long term. It's not about the quick fix synthetic patented ingredients (but I'm sure you can figure out why conglomerates prefer them), it's about feeding your skin all the nutrients and fats that it craves and is 100% responsive to.