Anti-Aging Skincare Ingredients and Our Fave Brand To Find Them in

Anti-Aging Skincare Ingredients and Our Fave Brand To Find Them in

You know Modern Aging is all about aging as well and as naturally as possible. And that especially goes for our skincare regimen. We prefer going au natural as much as possible. But sometimes we need a lil boost and believe that science can provide it. When it comes to skincare, science doesn’t mean harsh chemicals and doesn’t make it unnatural. It makes it factual. And one of the things we love the most is combining nature with science to get the best benefits from both. 

That is where Bees Naturals comes in. It’s a wonderful skincare line with naturally derived ingredients, all backed by science. There is no choosing between science and nature with Bees Naturals. Instead, they take a scientific approach to back up their all-natural products. 

Additionally, they are Leaping Bunny certified, meaning they don’t test on animals.

And we are here for them.

Top Skincare Ingredients For Anti-Aging/Skin Over 40 

Hyaluronic acid (HA)

You’ve probably heard a lot about hyaluronic acid lately. It seems to be a buzz-worthy term. And it’s certainly a trendy ingredient you can find splashed all over skincare blogs.

And there’s a good reason for that.

Water binds to hyaluronic acid. So, once you put it on your skin, all the subsequent moisturizers will be sucked into your skin and trapped like a sponge. And since hyaluronic acid holds up to 1000 times its weight in water, it not only moisturizes but also plumps up and fills any fine lines you have. Win-win.

Pro tip: Most people don’t know it works best when you apply it to slightly damp skin and then layer a moisturizer over it.

Where to find it in Bees Naturals?

Queen Bee Hyaluronic Serum

This serum is a twofer with hyaluronic acid and ceramides (more on those below). It’s lovely and light and has no scent.

Hyaluronic Serum $28.48

Ultra AA Serum

This is the bee’s knees (I had to do it) of multi-powered serums. It has hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, ferulic acid, and vitamin C.

Ultra AA Serum $39.98-$69.98


Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 and is very mild on the skin. But that doesn’t mean it’s weak. On the contrary, it’s a skin superstar, partly because it has no side effects. However, if you have very sensitive skin, start slowly, as with all new ingredients you are trying for the first time. 

What does it do?

It boosts hydration and fortifies your skin barrier.

It helps fade dark spots from UV damage. 

It can boost elasticity while reducing the appearance of fine lines.

Not bad for a top anti-aging ingredient. 

If you don’t have sensitive skin, try a 5% formula for maximum efficacy. But start applying it twice a week and increase it if your skin loves it as much as it loves your skin.

Where to find it in Bees Naturals?

Ultimate Facial Serum

Ultra Illuminating Facial Serum $79.98


Retinoids are the holy grail for anti-aging skin care. That’s a big statement. 

But there is some confusion about the various forms. To put it simply, retinoids are the umbrella term that over-the-counter retinols and prescription retinoids fall under. Both are vitamin A derivatives, but retinoids are more potent.

Both boost collagen production and rev up cell turnover, which in turn, softens fine lines. It tightens the skin while squeezing out dead skin cells that make your skin look uneven and rough. 

Retinols are not an overnight success story. They need time. And if you are sensitive, start with retinol and use it once a week at night. Then you can up the ante every week. 

If your skin gets red and flaky, hold up and lessen the frequency of your use. Take it slowly. It’s doing its job, but your skin needs to be wooed a little before going right in for the booty call. 

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Where to find it in Bees Naturals?

Restore Skin Care System

This 3-step system is all about making skincare easy while using potent products for results. 

Step one is to cleanse with an incredibly silky and hydrating cleansing cream. 

Step two is a ceramide-enriched serum to boost hydration. 

Step three is the retinol serum, an oil-based serum that delivers the cell renewal effects of retinol while keeping your skin dewy and moisturized.

Bio-Phyto Nutrient Oil

They call this a facial cocktail because of all the ingredients in one little bottle. Think retinol, vitamins c, e and f, plus rosehip oil. It’s super absorbable and ideal for dry skin and mature skin.

Bio-Phyto Nutrient Oil $36.98


Ceramides are naturally occurring lipids (fats) in the skin’s outer barrier layer.

It has one primary role—to keep all the irritants out while keeping the good stuff, like hydration, in. When the barrier works properly, it protects the skin from moisture loss and damage.    

When it comes to anti-aging, the more hydrated your skin is, the younger it will appear.

And since ceramides occur naturally in the skin, they help boost and plump the barrier, which reduces the look of fine lines.

By repairing your skin barrier with lipid-loaded ceramides, your skin will be plump and juicy like the pudgy thigh of an 8-month-old. 

Where to find it in Bees Naturals?

Restore Skin Care System (see above)

Queen Bee Hyaluronic Serum (see above)


Peptides are like turbochargers for other anti-aging ingredients. They are amino acids that stimulate the growth of collagen, which keeps that plump skin nice and tight. 

But they are the youngster on this list and a bit of an underdog. There haven’t been many studies proving their worth versus ingredients like vitamin c or niacinamide. 

And usually, they are a relatively expensive ingredient. So, if you can find it in a moisturizer or serum, go for it. 

Where to find it in Bees Naturals?

Queen Bee Ultimate Eye Serum

Ultimate Eye Serum $18.98 – $36.98

This serum diminishes dark eye circles while toning the delicate under-eye area.

Vitamin C

In all its forms, vitamin C is another superstar ingredient in anti-aging skincare. 

It boosts collagen to combat sagging skin.

It helps protect against UV damage, which is why it’s best to use in your morning skincare routine.

It decreases signs of hyperpigmentation (age spots/dark spots)

Finding vitamin C combined with ferulic acid is a double boost because ferulic acid stabilizes vitamin C. It is also a potent antioxidant on its own. So, vitamin C + ferulic acid for the win.

Pro tip: Vitamin C is found in a lot of serums and moisturizers. But it’s not the most stable ingredient. So, look for the most stable formulas and something in an opaque or dark-colored bottle to prevent it from oxidizing and degrading.

Where to find it in Bees Naturals?

Ultra AA Serum (see above)

Ultra Illuminating Facial Serum (see above)

One-stop serum with vitamin c and niacinamide, amongst others.

Wrap It Up

Here is the scoop.

We all want to look and feel our best. And knowing we can take easy steps to keep our money-makers looking glowy and youthful is a game changer. No surgery or chemicals involved. We are all in. 

But I’ve got to run. It’s time to go shopping for some additional skincare ingredients for my maturing skin.


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