We asked some of Australia’s top dermatology pros for their top anti-ageing tips.
Dr Philippa McCaffery, Cosmetic Physician, Clearskincare Clinics
Unfortunately, the majority of anti-ageing products currently on the market do not contain ingredients that can change the appearance of the skin or if they do, the concentration is often too low to make a difference.
When choosing products, make sure you look out for key ingredients – vitamin A is number one, Vitamin C is number two, followed by AHAs like glycolic and lactic acid and copper peptide serums.
The number-one must-have anti-ageing product is vitamin A, either in its cosmetic form (retinol) or in prescription form (tretinoin). I also recommend regular skin peels. Our skin does not exfoliate as efficiently as we age, leading to a dull complexion. A low-strength skin peel is a quick and easy pick-me-up.