Aging is NORMAL but a process that almost every person dreads.

Aging is synonymous to growth but most likely associated to degeneration which happens after an individual reach full maturity or when one reaches the age of 20 or just after puberty.

Everyone ages, it’s normal but one can age gracefully more than others through basic knowledge and of course some hard work and dedication.

Changes in the skin inevitably happen as years pass. Gravity causes skin to droop downwards due to its continuous pull on our bodies and facial skin. Also, exposure to UV light or Ultraviolet radiation, breaks down our skin’s connective tissue which speeds the natural aging process and becomes the primary cause of early wrinkling.

Here are some visible signs of ageing of the skin:

  1. Dryness
  2. Lines and wrinkles
  3. Thinning of the skin
  4. Sagging
  5. Appearance of age spots

Knowing all these signs, we can somehow delay the process of aging by taking special care of our skin.

There are 8 ways to reduce premature skin aging:

  1. Eat a healthy and well-balanced diet
  2. Protect your skin from the sun
  3. Drink less alcohol
  4. Exercise often
  5. Good skin care
  6. Plenty of sleep
  7. Avoid high amounts of stress
  8. Avoid smoking

Let it also be known that collagen plays an important role in maintaining a youthful skin. These are normally present in abundance together with elastin when we are young, but start to diminish as we reach the age of 35. Collagen and elastin becomes disconnected resulting in the sagging of skin.

Top 10 anti-aging ingredients:

  1. Caffeine – a central nervous system stimulant of the methylxanthine class. It is the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive drug. Unlike many other psychoactive substances, it is legal and unregulated in nearly all parts of the world.
  2. Glycolic Acid – the smallest α-hydroxy acid with a chemical formula of C₂H₄O₃. This colorless, odorless, and hygroscopic crystalline solid is highly soluble in water. It is used in various skin care products. Glycolic acid is found in some sugar crops.
  3. Green Tea – a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas.
  4. Hyaluronic Acid – also called hyaluronan, is an anionic, nonsulfated glycosaminoglycan distributed widely throughout connective, epithelial, and neural tissues.
  5. Hydroquinone – also known as benzene-1, 4-diol or quinol, is an aromatic organic compound that is a type of phenol, a derivative of benzene, having the chemical formula C₆H₄ (OH) ₂. It has two hydroxyl groups bonded to a benzene ring in a para position.
  6. Kojic Acid – a chelation agent produced by several species of fungi, especially Aspergillus oryzae, which has the Japanese common name koji.
  7. Lactic Acid – an organic compound with the formula CH₃CHCOOH. In its solid state, it is white and water-soluble. In its liquid state, it is colorless. It is produced both naturally and synthetically.
  8. Plant Stem Cells – innately undifferentiated cells located in the meristems of plants; serve as the origin of plant vitality, as they maintain themselves while providing a steady supply of precursor cells to form differentiated tissues and organs in plants.
  9. Retinol – also known as Vitamin A₁, is a vitamin found in food and used as a dietary supplement. As a supplement, it is used to treat and prevent vitamin A deficiency, especially that which results in xerophthalmia.
  10. Vitamin C – also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, is a vitamin found in food and used as a dietary supplement. The disease scurvy is prevented and treated with vitamin C-containing foods or dietary supplements.

Diana Stalder Anti-Aging Kit

Diana Stalder, one of the leading skin care clinic in the Philippines, presented last Friday their answer to premature aging.

The dS Anti-Aging Kit composed of the following skin care products specially formulated to reduce the signs of aging and keeps the skin hydrated to maintain its suppleness to delay wrinkle formation:



DAY: Gently wash the face with collagen soap. Rinse well and pat dry with a soft towel. Apply dual action toner sparingly all over the face with cotton wool using uniform upward strokes. Apply ample amount of bb cream as make up foundation before going outdoors.

Night: Gently wash the face with collagen soap. Rinse well and pat dry with a soft towel. Apply dual action toner sparingly all over the face with cotton wool using uniform upward strokes. Apply a thin coat of skin revitalizer all over the face and leave it overnight

The dS Anti Aging Kit are available at the following Diana Stalder outlets:


Gateway Mall, Basement 2, Araneta Center Cubao

(02)351.0299 | +63 917 6218468


SM Megamall, 5/F Bldg A, Mandaluyong City

(02)984.8188 | +63 917 6265362


SM Calamba, 3/F, Calamba Laguna

(049)306.0602 | +63 917 6276523


SM Bacolod, 3/F North Wing, Bacolod City

(034)431.4376 | +63 929 553 8478

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