The ultimate skincare routine for anti-ageing

Have you been looking for a simple anti-ageing routine that truly works?


Instead of pushing you into a doing a 10-step skincare routine with 20 active ingredients, we advocate for you to follow a simple skincare routine.  


We centralise our products around the core ingredients  of vitamin C and A. Vitamin A (second to sunscreen) is the anti-ageing powerhouse and according to whereas Vitamin C which is the most abundant antioxidant in human skin.


If your skincare routine is based around nothing but using Vitamin A (retinol) in the evening and Vitamin C in the morning then you will have glowing, youthful skin (don't forget the application of sunscreen throughout the day). 
Before diving into our recommended skincare routine, we have gone into detail about Vitamin C for anti-ageing and Vitamin A for anti-ageing!




We put on Vitamin C in the morning because it neutralizes free radicals from the sun. This is no replacement for sunscreen but does its job by reducing the oxidative stress from free radicals that leads to premature ageing.

Vitamin C is also critical to collagen production in our skin and can help us stop the sun damaging our collagen production processes by fighting the free radicals.

We apply vitamin C to our skin topically because even if we have a healthy diet rich in Vitamin C - not very much of this Vitamin C ends up helping our skin because our body tends to get rid of excess Vitamin C. 



What is the most well-researched ingredient proven to slow down the ageing process? Vitamin A! Vitamin A will stimulate collagen production, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also hinders the breakdown of collagen and thickens the deeper layers of the skin. This can significantly improve the clinical appearance of facial wrinkles. 

Histological studies have shown that application of this to the skin increases: the amount of collagen types I and III within photo-aged dermis.



Here is our recommended routine for anti-ageing in the morning and evening!
  1. Apply the Youth Elixr Vitamin C 20% Serum
  2. Apply the Youth Elixr Eternal Supercharged Eye cream
  3. Apply the Youth Elixr Micro-sculpting Moisturiser
  4. Apply your favourite sunscreen. Make sure you apply this throughout the day. 
  1. Double Cleanse
  2. Apply the Youth Elixr Vitamin A Ageless Jelly
  3. Apply the Youth Elixr Eternal Supercharged Eye cream
  4. Apply the Youth Elixr Micro-sculpting Moisturiser

Believe it or not, you don't need a two moisturisers (seperate for day and night) and two eye creams (seperate for day and night) as well as a night eye cream. Using our moisturiser and eye cream twice a day will help you achieve your anti-ageing goals without buying too many useless products you do not actually need!


Sunscreen is the most important step in your anti-ageing skincare routine. Honestly, if you go sun-baking then don't even bother with spending your money on our products because you need to stay out of the sun in order to achieve your anti-ageing goals. 

Because we do not manufacture sunscreen at this stage, we often get asked, 'what sunscreen do you recommend?' We recommend any of the La Roche Posay sunscreens because it has sky-high ratings for broad-spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection and is cosmetically elegant, meaning it is a very pleasant product to wear on a daily basis. 

However, the best sunscreen is the sunscreen you enjoy wearing everyday! Because in order to slow down the anti-ageing clock, you need to be having extremely vigilant sun protection.

Be careful when buying sunscreen online because some online companies claim to be SPF 30, however, they are completely unregulated. Make sure you are purchasing a reputable sunscreen approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia or the US Food and Drug Administration if you are from the United States. 

Thank you so much for reading about our post about the ideal anti-ageing routine! If you have any suggestions for anti-ageing then please drop a comment below. 

Love the Patara Skin Team x

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