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Ingredients for Healthy Aging

Ingredients for Healthy Aging

It's no secret that aging leads to changes in your skin, but it's nothing to be afraid of! We've learned that being proactive with your regimen and treatments will lead to graceful aging in skincare. 

Ingredients for Healthy Aging

It's no secret that aging leads to changes in your skin, but it's nothing to be afraid of! We've learned that being proactive with your regimen and treatments will lead to graceful aging in skincare.

With GlyMed's powerful and regenerative skincare, you can create an effective regimen that prevents and heals signs of aging. Here is everything you need to know about ingredients that preserve the skin for a youthful appearance that lasts.

How and Why Do We Age?

There are two types of aging–intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic aging is our body's biological way of aging as our cells get older. Findings show that intrinsic aging accounts for about 10% of the aging process. On the other hand, extrinsic aging is all about external factors like sun exposure, smoking, pollution, free radicals, diet, and stress, to name a few. It's responsible for the other 90% of how and why our bodies age.

As our bodies get older, whether from external or internal elements, so will our skin. Aged skin often displays dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. While it is normal to develop such signs, skincare aims to keep skin looking healthy, which is best achieved through regenerative ingredients.

Regenerative Ingredients in Skincare

Our skin is incredible. Did you know that our skin naturally regenerates new skin cells in less than a month when we’re younger? At about age 30, skin regeneration naturally slows down due to intrinsic aging. Supporting this regeneration process through skincare is essential to your skin health and keeping your youthful glow well into your older years. And while we can't turn back the biological clock, regenerative products are a staple in your routine to repair damage sustained from some of those extrinsic factors.

Some of the best regenerative ingredients that help heal and protect against signs of aging are peptides, stem cells, antioxidants, retinol, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid. Let's look at each of these ingredients and how you can incorporate one or more of them into your skincare practices.


Peptides are chains of amino acids found naturally in the body. These amino acids are essential building blocks for our skin cells as they turn into proteins necessary for healthy cell function. When applied to the skin, peptides behave as messengers, triggering skin cells to perform specific functions like collagen and elastin production, tissue repair, or even relaxing muscle contractions.

Since peptides are naturally found within the skin, you'll notice that your skin responds rather than reacts, making them a gentle yet effective age-management solution. Peptides come in many different forms, from cleansers to serums to moisturizers; this potent ingredient is easy to add to any skincare routine.
Here are a few of the most popular peptide products GlyMed has to offer:

  • Step 1: Cleanse Peptide Cleanser with PC10

  • Step 2: Treat Intense Peptide Skin Recovery Complex

  • Step 2: Treat Peptide Serum

  • Step 2: Treat Bio Renewal Serum

  • Step 3: Balance Age Delay Cream

  • Step 3: Balance Atraxi Peptide

  • Step 3: CBD Regenerative Eye Cream

Stem Cells

Plant stem cells are a key ingredient for nourishing your skin cells while promoting cell turnover and increasing collagen production. The result of stem cell use in skincare is fewer fine lines and wrinkles and improved skin texture, creating younger-looking and acting skin. Stem cells are gentle enough to be used both morning and night without causing sensitivity. GlyMed offers stem cell products that can be incorporated into your routine as part of your treatment or balance steps.

  • Step 2: Treat Wrinkle Remedy with Drone Technology

  • Step 2: Treat Stem Cell Power Serum

  • Step 3: Balance DNA Reset Face & Neck Cream


Throughout the day, your skin is exposed to free radicals, which cause damage that will speed up the aging process. Antioxidants are substances that neutralize free radicals and proactively protect your skin from free radical damage, keeping your skin healthy and nourished. You can find antioxidants in many skincare products, and GlyMed is no exception. We are big believers in antioxidants' healing and protective power, so you'll find them in many of our products, from cleansers to sunscreens. Here are just a few of our favorite antioxidant-packed formulations:

  • Step 1: Cleanse Vitamin C Cleanser

  • Step 1: Cleanse CBD-B3 Facial Mist

  • Step 2: Treat Skin Restoring Fulvic Elixir

  • Step 2: Treat Living Cell Clarifier

  • Step 3: Balance Daily Repair Mega Moisture Cream

  • Step 3: Balance Vitamin E Sensual Cell Cream

  • Step 4: Protect Photo-Age Environmental Protection Gel 15 and 30

  • Step 4: Protect Oil-Free Protective Moisturizer SPF 15


Retinol is one of the most potent anti-aging skincare ingredients that also protects and maintains healthy collagen and elastin within the skin while stimulating fibroblasts, the cell that produces collagen and elastin. You will notice plumped skin with fewer wrinkles and fine lines with proper retinol use. Retinol is a highly active ingredient that may require skin conditioning before regular use. We suggest using it two to three times per week at night, adding in more uses as your skin normalizes. You can add retinol to most skincare regimens, but use caution when pairing with vitamin C, benzoyl peroxide, AHAs, or BHAs, so check your labels! GlyMed's retinol products include:

  • Step 2: Treat Retinol Restart Rejuvenation Serum

  • Step 2: Treat Retinol Restart Rejuvenation Cream

Hyaluronic Acid Hyaluronic acid plays a critical role in creating and supporting healthy skin by regulating skin activities like water content, sebum production, elasticity, and the distribution of nutrients to the cells. It's a healing and hydrating staple ingredient for every homecare routine. Since hyaluronic acid is a staple in most skincare routines, you'll find it in many GlyMed products. However, it's important to note that while hyaluronic acid is a gentle ingredient, it's often paired with more active ingredients in our formulations. Make sure to check in with your esthetician and follow their instructions. Here are some of our best hyaluronic acid-infused products:

  • Step 2: Treat Treatment Cream

  • Step 2: Treat Daily Lift Serum

  • Step 2: Treat Comfort Cream

  • Step 3: Balance Vitamin C Cream

  • Step 3: Balance Skin Recovery Mist

  • Step 3: Balance Ultra Hydro Gel

Preventing Premature Aging with SPF

We all know that the most significant factor in premature aging is your sun exposure. As UV rays interact with our skin, proteins begin breaking down, leading to the development of wrinkles and fine lines. Age spots are also caused by the sun, as the melanocytes incur damage and begin to overproduce melanin.

Using SPF every day is the best way to shield your skin from the sun and keep your skin youthful over time. Being mindful of your sunscreen habits will prevent early aging, sunburn, and skin cancer. So, apply daily and often throughout the day to ensure you're getting the right amount of protection!

Healthy Aging with GlyMed

GlyMed believes that aging is a privilege. We are proud to offer restorative and regenerative products that will help repair and support skin health for years to come. If you're ready to add a few of the above age management solutions to your regimen, reach out to support@glymedplusaustralia.com.au


Written by The Institute of Skin Science