Aging gracefully is the thing we all wish for ourselves. But the reasons we age are a complex mix of things we can and cannot control. Finding the right (and effective) anti aging cream can be like navigating a labyrinth with your eyes closed. With so much to choose from we are often left chopping and changing our routines looking for that one magic skincare item.

Today we’ll take a look into the facts about aging, introduce you to the concept of telemedicine in Australia, and the a quick roundup of our favourite anti aging creams. 

Why Do We Age?

The three main factors that cause aging are UV rays, genetics, and stress. Wrinkles form when collagen fibres break down and can be exacerbated by sun exposure, smoking, climate changes, poor diet and other factors. 

Aging is broken down into two main causes: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic refers to the natural aging of our body and cells over time. As you age, the turnover of your cells slows down (the time it takes to renew completely) and your skin becomes less elastic, thinner, and drier. 

For women, around menopause their levels of oestrogen decline rapidly. This has an effect on all the cells that make collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid (as they contain oestrogen receptors), resulting in a decrease in the production of these components that give our skin its youthful volume and firmness.

Extrinsic aging is a result of factors like time spent in the sun, stress, environmental impacts, pollution, and things like diet, smoking, and quantity of alcohol consumed.  

Anti Aging Treatments In Australia

Telemedicine Providers

You will find that the best anti aging creams include a prescription retinoid. Retinoids are the only anti aging ingredient with scientific evidence that it reduces visible fine lines and wrinkles, heals sun damage, increases skin cell turnover, and increases collagen production. 

Now, while you can visit a doctor or dermatologist at a clinic, why not make use of the convenience of getting a doctor’s consultation digitally? With telemedicine providers moving away from conducting their business solely over the phone, you can now have a video consultation with your doctor from your home!

Telemedicine providers, like the Brisbane-based Qr8 MediSkin, custom blend prescription-only anti aging creams and serums that fight more than one sign of aging. With the Australian sun being what it is, many of patients see premature signs of aging as a direct result of photodamage from the sun’s harsh UV rays. 

Qr8 MediSkin’s doctors take an indepth look at your anti aging requirements, noting your skin’s tolerance and sensitivity level. The idea that there is one anti aging cream that suits everyone is totally counterintuitive! These personally tailored anti aging creams can be made to address multiple aging concerns all at once, including fading unwanted pigmentation and scarring to smoothen your skin tone. 

Their cream or serum is designed to fit right into your current skincare routine, and the product should last three months. Your anti aging cream is then delivered right to your door with express delivery, and your treatment is managed by their Skincare Support Team who are there to guide you, answer any questions you may have, and give you skincare tips along the way.

Australia’s Best Anti Aging Creams

What makes an anti aging cream worth your while? Well, there are a few things that matter. It should be effective, affordable, and have minimal side effects. There are numerous anti aging creams that you can purchase. Some of them contain ingredients that are not suitable for certain skin types. It is important to know which one would be most effective for your skin type before making a purchase.

Which Ingredients Are Best for The Skin?

The most common ingredients in anti aging creams are vitamin A, vitamin C, collagen, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants. Anti aging creams are usually designed for dry or mature skin with wrinkles. There are different kinds of anti aging creams for different purposes: there are anti wrinkle creams, eye creams, face creams, and sunscreens (your best, and most overlooked defense). 

OLE HENRIKSEN – Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturizer

A daily moisturiser that doubles hydration, boosts elasticity and improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles, while also reinforcing the skin’s moisture barrier all day. What it does:This skin-strengthening moisturiser firms over time, deeply hydrates and helps skin hold onto moisture all day. With powerful ingredients—peptides, amino acids, ceramides, collagen and hyaluronic acids—it brings bounce and resiliency back to all skin types.

ULTRA VIOLETTE – Queen Screen Luminising Sun Serum SPF 50+

This sunscreen in serum formula can be applied directly to your face as the first step in your makeup routine or the final step of your skincare, right before your foundation and right after your moisturiser/serum. Don’t be afraid to use a lot of it, because more is better when it comes to sunscreen. 

FIRST AID BEAUTY – Ultra Repair Firming Collagen Cream

This is a luxurious, skin-plumping collagen moisturiser that hydrates and helps visibly firm skin. This moisturiser, packed with collagen, peptides and niacinamide, helps sculpt and smooth skin making it look bouncy, healthy and youthful with fewer visible fine lines and wrinkles and a soft, supple texture.

Alpha-H Liquid Gold 24HR Moisture Repair Cream

This cream contains a deeply nourishing super-charged formula to refresh and revitalise the skin. Hero ingredient Matrixyl 6, a powerful peptide, reduces wrinkle depth and fine line formation. This ingredient works with Argan Stem Cells to protect and strengthen the skin during skin-cell renewal. Use only at night-time and remember to follow with a sunscreen the next day to protect skin from heightened UV damage. This particular night cream is perfectly formulated for mature and aged skin.

Dermalogica – MultiVitamin Power Firm

This eye cream is packed with nourishing Vitamins A, C, and E, and offers all the essential anti-aging benefits while maintaining the skin’s strength and firmness. Formulated with Organic Silicones, the treatment protects the eye area against irritation and dryness, leaving the skin smooth, youthful, and lifted. For optimum results, use morning and night around the eyes (and even the mouth!) after cleansing.