Revealed: The Best Age to Start Using These 5 Skincare Ingredients

Ever wondered when you should start using certain anti-ageing ingredients? You know the ones: retinol, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, among others. While it’s unlikely that using a product too early will have negative long-term consequences for your skin, there’s no point paying out good money on anything your complexion doesn’t really need yet. Not when there is new spring makeup to be bought.

Instead, you need a game plan—a strategy for when you’re going to introduce certain ingredients into your morning and nighttime routines—plus you need to make sure you’re using optimal versions and concentrations of each to get the best results. We called on integrative cosmetic skin expert Dr Terry Loong to share her knowledge on this topic. Keep scrolling for the anti-ageing ingredients you need to start using, and when.