6 Tips to targeting fine lines and wrinkles, according to a Naturopath

As someone approaching my 30's, I am constantly bombarded with advice on "turning back the clock", "erasing wrinkles" and "how to prevent crow's feet". Believe it or not, I've seen more articles telling me why I "should get botox in my 20's" than I can count on both hands! 

The reality is, we can't avoid getting older. In fact, we shouldn't want to!

Here at Edible Beauty, we approach the ageing process a little differently. We believe that ageing is a privilege, and everyone deserves to feel and look their best no matter what stage of life they are in. 

Rather than “reversing the clock” with botox and fillers, our approach to ageing skin is to provide it with the nutrients it needs to enhance the skin’s natural elasticity, promote collagen synthesis and protect against its breakdown for a plump, bouncy complexion that is bursting with youthful radiance! 

I asked Naturopath and Founder of Edible Beauty, Anna Mitsios, to share her advice to preventing accelerated ageing and tackling fine lines and wrinkles, naturally.

Read on to discover her 6 "inside and out" tips to addressing fine lines and wrinkles. 

6 tips to targeting fine lines and wrinkles, according to a Naturopath

Add Amino Acids

High quality amino acids are the foundation of collagen production and firm skin! Supplement with a complete plant-based protein such as our Complexion Protein+ Powder which contains a complete essential amino acid profile along with Brown Rice Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid and Tremella Mushroom.

Complexion Protein+ Powder

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Don't skimp on Vitamin C & Antioxidants (topically and internally)

Vitamin C + Antioxidants. Vitamin C is an essential building block of collagen production, whilst antioxidants can help to protect our existing collagen from depletion so the two are essential in our pursuit of healthy glowing skin. Consider our Native Collagen Powder which contains 4x the RDI of Vit C, along with an abundance of antioxidant rich botanicals per serve.

Plant-Based Collagen Powder

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Topically, Vitamin C and Antioxidants can further assist in boosting collagen production, protecting the skin from free radical damage and can promote a brighter, more supple complexion!

Opt for plant-based Vit C in your skincare formulations, as unlike synthetic C it does not oxidise, remains active for longer, is more easily absorbed by your skin and does not increase UV sensitivity.

Our formulations contain a clinically proven Vit C, extracted from Australian Kakadu Plum! This plant-based Vit C has been proven to boost collagen production, visibly reduce fine lines and boost skin radiance. You will find this in our No.3 Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum. 

Other wonderful sources of Vit C include Edelweiss, Bilberry and Guava.

No.3 Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum

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Clinically proven retinol alternatives are your new best friend

Retinoids have been shown to be one of the most effective ingredients for slowing the skin ageing process. However, they can also cause irritation, sensitivity and flakiness. Enter Bakuchiol – Specifically our form of Bakuchiol Extract, which is the only Bakuchiol extract scientifically proven to achieve the same results as retinol, without the irritation and side effects!

Clinical studies on our Bakuchiol Extract (Sytenol®A) have shown: ⁠

  • ⁠90% improvement in skin roughness and dryness in 12 weeks⁠
  • 25% improvement in fine lines and wrinkles in 8 weeks⁠
  • 51% improvement in skin radiance in 12 weeks⁠
  • 35% improvement in the appearance of eye area in 12 weeks ⁠
  • 21% greater stimulation of type 1 collagen compared to Retinol ⁠
  • 0 side effects associated with use⁠

You will find this bio-active ingredient in our Beauty Reset Drops and Gold Rush Eye Creme

Beauty Reset Drops – natural retinol alternative

Shop Beauty Reset Drops – Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative here.

Prevent “photoaging” with a daily SPF

While fine lines and a loss of elasticity are inevitable as we age, 90% of visible changes that occur to the skin are actually a direct result of sun damage1! This is called “photoageing”. When UVA rays penetrate the dermis they cause damage to collagen fibers and increase the production of abnormal elastin. This then leads to the production of the enzyme metalloproteinase in an attempt to rebuild the skin, which often malfunctions. Over time, the repeated process of damaged collagen and incorrectly rebuilt skin forms wrinkles.

Wearing an SPF every day (yes, even in winter) is key to preventing photoageing!

Our Basking Beauty Natural Sunscreen SPF50 not only provides physical broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, but it also contains youth-boosting botanicals such as Vitamin E, Kakadu Plum and Rosehip to promote a nourished, firm and radiant complexion.

Basking Beauty Natural Sunscreen

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Soak up topical plant collagen

When applied topically, Type 1 collagen acts as a booster for collagen synthesis and tightens the dermis and epidermis while preventing senescence (the process of deterioration with age).

We use a vegan form of type 1 collagen fragment called Col-Frag™ in our Plant Collagen Plumping Serum. Clinical studies on Col-Frag™ have shown:

  • 85% of respondents felt the sagginess of their skin had improved
  • 80% of respondents felt their skin looked younger
  • Skin appeared visibly brighter by up to 47%
  • Depth of crow's feet reduced by up to 34%
  • Length of crow’s feet reduced by up to 21%
  • Lifts the skin up to 3.16mm

* based on a study of 20 volunteers, applying twice daily for 28 days

Plant Collagen Plumping Serum

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Build the skin barrier

Building the skin barrier improves skin resilience and provides a strong base for firm skin. Reach for a moisturiser containing Ceramides. These help to hold skin together by forming a protective layer that limits moisture loss and protects against pollution and environmental stressors. This not only supports a strong skin barrier, but also assists in strengthening the skin against environmental factors that may exacerbate the visible signs of ageing.

Our Coco Bliss Intensive Repair Creme contains a form of Ceramide (Trisolve–P™) that actually mimics the composition of the acid mantle, repairing it in case of damage. Trisolve–P has been clinically proven to:

  • Improve skin hydration by up to 40%
  • Reduce transepidermal waterloss by up to 15%

* based on a study of 20 volunteers, applying twice daily for 28 days

Coco Bliss Intensive Repair Creme

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1. Skin Cancer Foundation, 2019

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Daisy Thompson

BComm&Media (MktgComm)

Daisy has a Bachelor in Communications and Media (Marketing) and brings a love for all things make-up and beauty to the Edible Beauty team. With qualifications in both Marketing along with Makeup Artistry, Daisy has a strong passion for natural beauty products and has spent many years experimenting with makeup and skincare. She believes that good, healthy skin is the ideal canvas for makeup, and to achieve this you must look after your skin from the inside – and out. Daisy has experimented with natural skin remedies throughout her teen years to improve skin conditions such as eczema and hormonal skin issues and has developed a strong belief in the power of botanical actives. 

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