We focus on three beauty problems that can be solved with an anti-ageing approach.

Beauty products that are aimed at the mature market should not be something you rule out even if you’re in your twenties or early thirties. As much as it is awful to imagine using products that are meant for problems that come later in age, premature ageing is very real and can happen to any of us especially with our stressful lifestyle and lack of care in our youth.

If these three beauty problems speak to you, here are targeted skin and hair care products that will help you repair and prevent the damage.

WEAKENED HAIR AND INCREASED HAIR LOSS

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If there’s one beauty problem that can really rob a woman of her confidence – it’s hair loss. We don’t call our tresses our crowning glory for nothing. Voluminous, flowing, silky hair is a sign of health and also youthfulness. While there are ways to make thinning hair look less sparse such as chopping them off or strategic hairstyling, why not get to the root of the problem (pun not intended).

The Plantur 39 range of haircare products from Germany, which includes the Phyto-Caffeine Shampoo, Phyto-Caffeine Conditioner and Phyto-Caffeine Tonic, are marketed to mature ladies aged 40 and above. The Plantur 39 Phyto-Caffeine range targets the possible consequences that follow the changes in bodily constitution of women from hormonal changes upon hitting the big 4-0. This includes thinning  and increasingly brittle hair, premature hair loss and, gasp, receding hairline or visible scalp. The active ingredient, phyto-caffeine, penetrates the scalp through hair follicles upon application, preventing premature exhaustion of hair growth and stimulating it instead.

Prices range from $12.90 to $19.90. Plantur 39 is available at selected Watsons, Guardian, Unity, NHG and independent pharmacies, NTUC Fairprice, Cold Storage and Giant Supermarkets.

DECREASED SKIN ELASTICITY,
INCREASED FINE LINES AND WRINKLES

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It’s no secret ladies, your skin begins the ageing process from your 20s onwards. (Damn, being an adult.) Instead of being devastated or worse – in denial about this inconvenient truth, its much better to be ready for this natural process! Take heart, all you have to do is invest in some anti-ageing skincare.

Check out the Nutriderm range from Korean skincare brand, DCS. Touted as an affordable luxury, the Nutriderm range helps energise and strengthen skin making it more resilient against external environmental stress using ingredients like fermented ginseng fruit extract and filtrate of ferulae mushroom mycelium. It also contains the famed Jeju sea water which is purified as it flows through basalt and contains a myriad of rich minerals.

Prices range from $33.50 to $53. DCS Nutriderm is available at selected Watsons.

CHEST AND BACK ACNE
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While we often take care of our face, hands and even neck, but we may sometimes forget about another area that deserves some attention – the back and décolletage area. Prevent or rid your chest and back free from annoying “bacne” and “chestne” with the right blemish care that will regulate sebum production.

The CNP Laboratory TV Zone Care Finisher acts as an exfoliant of sorts, removing dead skin cells creating even and smooth skin.

The CNP Laboratory TV Zone Care Finisher retails at $34.49 and is available exclusively at Guardian outlets.