Over the years, our skin naturally loses its firmness and starts to sag and wrinkle. Even though this happens to everyone, some people experience these changes earlier while others find them to be more pronounced. Confused by all the tricks, supplements, and procedures out there designed to revive aging skin? Your best bet for firmer, more youthful-looking skin is to take care of it. The sooner you start, the slower the transformation will be. In this guide, we’ll explain what causes the loss of firmness in skin and how you can smooth out the appearance of wrinkles with a great skincare regimen.
What Causes a Loss of Firmness in Skin?
As we age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin. These proteins give your skin the ability to stretch and snap back into place. Without a steady supply of both, skin wrinkles and droops. The loss of fat deposits due to aging can also contribute to sagging. Other causes that affect skin elasticity include:
- Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays
- Poor diet
- Lack of sleep
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Poor skincare
How Can a Consistent Skincare Routine Help?
An effective skincare routine can slow down time and help you retain skin firmness. It all starts with the products you use. Ingredients like vitamin C, retinoids, glycolic acid, and hyaluronic acid stimulate collagen and elastin production, allowing your skin to stay plump and elastic.
Vitamin C is a natural and essential part of collagen production. Applying topical vitamin C can help slow signs of aging (like wrinkles and sunspots), combat free radicals that damage skin, and improve the overall appearance and texture of your skin¹.
Retinol is a fan favorite among skincare enthusiasts. Beloved for its anti-aging and acne-fighting properties, it’s a must for every skincare routine. High concentrations of retinoids, like retinol, promote collagen renewal, increase skin cell production, unclog pores, and exfoliate the skin².
Hyaluronic acid is another skincare superhero. What may surprise you is that your body produces some on its own. Hyaluronic acid is great at retaining moisture, so applying it to your skin keeps it hydrated and healthy. It also helps skin stay stretchy and flexible, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and increases collagen and elastin production³.
With these powerhouse skincare ingredients in your routine, you can achieve smoother, tighter skin for years to come.
A Skincare Routine for Firmer-Looking Skin
Start With a Cleanser
Before you make a work of art, you need to start with a clean canvas. Apply our nourishing Ocean Cleansing Milk to melt away dirt, debris, makeup, and everything in between. This soothing formula will leave your face feeling clean and silky smooth.
Soothing, gentle cleanser
Apply an Anti-Aging Serum
A good serum supports your skin’s moisture barrier to promote all-day hydration and smooths out the appearance of wrinkles. Start with the water-based Hyaluronic Sea Serum, a fast-absorbing serum powered by hyaluronic acid, snow mushroom, and seaweed. Let that sink in, then top it off with our high-performance Anti-Aging Sea Serum. Vitamin C, seaweed, niacinamide, natural peptides, and ceramides combine to combat signs of aging and make your complexion look brighter.
The clinical results for these skincare superstars speak for themselves—after 4 weeks of using the Hyaluronic Sea Serum, 97% agreed that it minimized the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and 90% agreed it made emerging lines less visible. At 4 weeks of use for the Anti-Aging Sea Serum, 88% felt that their skin looked firmer and that the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines was improved⁴.
Gently Add an Eye Cream
The skin under your eyes is thinner, more delicate, and more prone to signs of aging. Keep those fine lines and under-eye wrinkles at bay with our Advanced Repair Eye Cream. Formulated with nourishing botanicals and amino acids that actively firm, smooth, and illuminate skin’s appearance, this eye cream provides the hydration and anti-aging agents you need to tackle stubborn eye bags and crow's feet. After 2 weeks, 94% of consumers agreed that the skin around their eyes looked firmer, more radiant, and more awake. 88% said that fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles were less visible⁵.
Targeted age repair
Massage in a Nourishing Cream
Last but not least, moisturize with our ultra-hydrating Advanced Protection Cream. This product is enriched with an anti-aging, vegan retinol-like extract that reduces fine lines and wrinkles while promoting a radiant, even complexion. Other key ingredients include Undaria seaweed, which replenishes your moisture barrier, and DPHP, an amino acid that visibly firms up your skin for a tight look and feel. After 4 weeks, 100% said their skin felt smoother and nourished, and 85% said it looked and felt firmer⁶. Massage the cream into clean, dry skin and let it soak in for a rejuvenated, youthful look.
Top anti-aging hydration
Everyone’s skin shows signs of aging differently, but OSEA has your back when it comes to reducing the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Treat your skin to nourishing ingredients and a relaxing routine–we’re confident you’ll love what you see in the mirror.
1. Nathan, N. and Patel, P. (10 November 2021). Why is topical vitamin C important for skin health? Harvard Health Publishing. Retrieved on May 17, 2023, from https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/why-is-topical-vitamin-c-important-for-skin-health-202111102635
2. Retinol. Cleveland Clinic. Retrieved on May 17, 2023, from https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/23293-retinol
3. Benisek, A. (22 April 2021). Health Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid. WebMD. Retrieved on May 17, 2023, from https://www.webmd.com/beauty/benefits-hyaluronic-acid
4. Based on a third-party consumer perception study conducted over 4 weeks on 32 women ages 37-65.
5. Based on a third-party consumer perception study conducted over 2 weeks on 32 women ages 35-65.
6. Based on a third-party consumer perception study conducted over 4 weeks on 33 women ages 40-65 with twice daily application.