Premature Aging: The Skincare Must-Knows

Premature Aging: The Skincare Must-Knows

Aging is a natural process that we can't avoid, and I truly believe in embracing it gracefully.

But there is such thing as premature aging. The main causes of premature aging are sun damage, nutrient -poor diet, alcohol, lack of sleep and stress. 

We do have control over slowing aging that is happening faster than it should be. I noticed this personally when I saw changes in my skin when I was in my early thirties. As a new mother, I wasn't focused on treatments or using professional skincare products, this combined with lack of sleep, likely contributed to the rapid changes I observed.

I noticed dehydration, deeper lines around the eyes, pigmentation and a dull complexion. These are the types of skin conditions that can be improved with the correct homecare and treatments, and that’s exactly what I did.

When it comes to managing your skin and restoring its health, the first step is to address the dehydration.
A dehydrated skin can be rough, flaky, and prone to sensitivity and breakouts. We need to get the right balance of water and oil to have a well-functioning acid mantle, which is the protective film on the outer layer of the skin.

Firstly, look at what you currently use in your skincare routine. Does anything feel stripping on the skin or make your skin feel tight? Your cleanser and exfoliant should leave your skin feeling clean and comfortable, but not squeaky clean and dry. If your skin is dehydrated, stay away from hydroxy acids and over-exfoliating. Strip it back and keep it simple: a gentle cleanser, an enzyme exfoliant (if needed), a hydrator and a physical mineral-based sunblock.

For a dehydrated skin, the next step is to introduce an Omega 3 supplement, preferably a combined EPA & DHA dose of at least 3000mg. Your skin therapist will be able to advise the right one. When taking a supplement, essential fatty acids are delivered to the stem cells by the capillaries, so they can produce healthy, plump skin cells.

Once the dehydration has improved and the acid mantle is restored, it’s time to welcome active ingredients, at their recommended doses. This will stimulate cellular responses to modify cell behaviour and improve skin conditions. Hooray!

Let’s look at some of the main active ingredients used for managing premature aging.

To make sure you get the right active ingredients for your skin and concerns, have a consultation with us!

We'll look at your skin in detail and work out what actives you need and in what order, what form and what strength.

Using ingredients that the skin is not prepared for can result in sensitivity and inflammation.

Hyaluronic Acid

Perfect to treat dehydration or maintain a hydrated skin. Hyaluronic acid binds water within the skin, giving it more volume and density.

Hyaluronic Acid

~ Hyaluronic Acid ~ Hyaluronic
3D Hyaluronic Serum

$95.00 AUD

Rockstar product! A multi-dimensional approach to skin hydration, only possible with Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer Complex (derived from sugar) with an advanced skin delivery for enhanced penetration. Supports instant and long-term skin hydration, skin health and skin youth across all ages and skin concerns.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a key ingredient to combat premature aging. Known as retinyl palmitate, retinol and retinoic ester, vitamin A comes in many forms. Your skin therapist will know what type and strength is right for you.

Vitamin A increases cell turn over, repairs the DNA in damaged cells and stimulates collagen and elastin production. Retinol should be introduced slowly, only be used at night and not be used in pregnancy.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A ~ Vitamin A ~
Retinoic Oil

$137.00 AUD

Direct acting Vitamin A! Powered by next generation Retinol and an advanced delivery system, Retinoic Oil offers all the benefits of Vitamin A without the irritation.

For all skins including those typically sensitive to Vitamin A.

Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Vitamin A ~ Vitamin A ~
Potent Retinol Serum 0.5%

$100.00 AUD

Entry level Vitamin A! Powered by V8 Peptide Complex® and 100% pure, bioactive Retinol in micro-encapsulation technology for superior stability and potency. This extraordinary Vitamin A complex offers visible cosmetic anti-aging benefits to dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promote a firmer more elastic skin texture and even out skin tone. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Vitamin A ~ Vitamin A ~
Retinol Concentrate 1%

$110.00 AUD

Advanced Vitamin A! Powered by V8 Peptide Complex® and 100% pure, bioactive Retinol in micro-encapsulation technology for superior stability and potency. This extraordinary Vitamin A complex offers visible cosmetic anti-aging benefits to dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promote a firmer, more elastic skin texture and even out skin tone.

Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Vitamin B

Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) reduces the amount of pigment that will reach the skin cells, making it an important ingredient in evening out skin tone and preventing pigmentation. It’s also known to boost collagen production, reduce inflammation and regulate sebum production.

Vitamin B

Vitamin B ~ Vitamin B ~
O Biotics B3 Plus Serum

$129.00 AUD

Powered by award-winning actives and high levels of Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) to support the skin’s immune system, maintain fatty acid levels and reduce water loss. Effective on problematic skins, uneven skin tone and skins concerned with aging to encourage youthful, radiant skin. Skin saviour!

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, in the correct form, can be utilized by the skin to slow down melanin production (perfect if you are managing sunspots and pigmentation), stimulate collagen production and strengthen capillaries.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C ~ Vitamin C ~
Vitamin C Hemp Seed Oil

$127.00 AUD

Every skin’s essential oil! Rich in Omega Fatty Acids with intense hydration, nourishing and soothing properties, this liquid gold offers something for every skin condition. Perfect to help support collagen synthesis, lighten pigmentation, even out skin tone, fight free radicals, and increase UV protection, skin radiance and firmness.

New Arrival ~ New Arrival ~
Smart Serum 30ml

$199.00 AUD

Smart in design, sophisticated in formulation. O COSMEDICS Smart Serum is an intelligent, multifaceted anti-aging and rejuvenating serum that evens out skin tone, stimulates optimum cell activity, reduces expression lines, increases skin firming and lifting, rebalances compromised skin and ultimately supports skin health and skin youth.

Smart serum contains both Vitamin C & B3!


Peptides are like a buzz word in the beauty industry, but I can see why. They come in many forms with different purposes, but essentially, they can slow or speed up certain processes that happen in the skin to make it function better.


Peptides ~ Peptides ~
EGF Booster

$137.00 AUD

Natural cell booster! Powered by three biomimetic peptides that imitate and activate the biological conditions in healthy skin. These peptides optimise cellular communication to minimise signs of aging, promote skin repair, even skin tone and restore moisture levels.

Peptides ~ & Hyaluronic ~
Pure Age Defiance

$100.00 AUD

Hero product! Powered by V8 Peptide Complex®, super concentrated doses of pure L-Sodium Hyaluronate, Acetyl Octapeptide-3 and a 100% natural skin-tightener to make this topical skin injection a potent youth accelerator. Fortified with multi-vitamins this serum relaxes the skin and ensures it is super hydrated, radiant and restored.

We're here to help with any skin questions, concerns, and advice.

We include a skin consultation in all our facials to learn more about your skin and what's right for you!

If you can't come to the salon, that's okay, we also offer online skin consultations!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.