Firming Skin Serum: Why You Should Use One

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Firming Skin Serum: Why You Should Use One

There are some optimal firming skin serum ingredients you'll want to include in your skin care routine. Below we'll highlight each one. The great news? They're all plant derived and medically proven to help firm and tone up your skin, and they're safe for everyone.

There are many signs of aging, but when skin becomes less firm and droopier, it's surely a tell tale sign of someone's age. It may even be an indication of a rough lifestyle. We'll go over the causes of skin losing it's firmness, as well as explain the ingredients to help you regain firmer skin.

Our Firming & Lifting Anti Aging Serum is the one product on the market that contains all of these ingredients and many more to help you step up your anti aging and firming goals.

6 Reasons Skin Loses Firmness

The skin on your face is extremely dynamic. In one day, it goes through several cycles of regeneration and repair while also responding to environmental stressors like UV rays, humidity, heat, and cold. If you’re anything like most people with skin (read: almost everyone), the appearance, texture and feel of your complexion can be a source of stress - especially during certain seasons when the humidity and heat are at their peak. Fortunately, there are a variety of tricks that can help keep your skin looking young, fresh and firm.

Here are 6 reasons why skin loses its firmness and how you can deal with it.

1. UV Damage

As we get older, our skin’s ability to heal and repair itself decreases as we experience natural aging. However, another important reason why the skin’s firmness is lost is due to overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. One of the biggest threats to the healthy appearance of your skin is the sun. UV rays penetrate your skin, causing cellular damage and inducing premature aging. While UV damage is a concern for everyone, certain groups are at an even higher risk. People with naturally darker skin tones may experience less visible damage than those with paler complexions. At any age, your risk for sun damage is determined by how long you’re exposed to UV rays, your skin type, and the strength of the rays at any given time. A sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher is recommended to protect your skin from the sun.

2. Hormonal Imbalance

Hormonal changes that happen as you age can cause the skin to become drier and less elastic as you get older. This can result in less firmness to the skin on your face. Aging is a natural process that impacts every person differently. While your skin may look and feel younger than it did when you were in your 20’s, the cells are still aging. One of the first signs of aging is the loss of firmness of the skin. Decreased hydration, less collagen and elastin, and environmental damage can all contribute to a loss of firmness in the skin. If you notice your skin isn’t as firm as it used to be in your 30’s, 40’s, or even sooner, don’t freak out. This is a normal part of aging and something that everyone experiences.

3. Aging

As we get older, our bodies produce less collagen, which results in less firmness in the skin that’s already been damaged by external factors like UV rays. This is why many people notice a change in firmness in their 30’s, 40’s, and beyond. The good news is there are some things you can do to keep your skin looking youthful and firm, like drinking plenty of water, wearing sunscreen daily, and eating a healthy diet. While lifestyle factors play a role in the loss of firmness, there are also genetic factors that are beyond our control.

4. Environmental Factors

Aside from damage caused by UV rays, environmental factors like extreme temperatures can cause skin to lose its firmness. When the weather is extremely hot or cold, your skin loses some of its firmness. When it’s cold outside, the skin’s natural process of regeneration and repair is slowed. When it’s hot and humid, the skin produces more lipids (oil) to try to retain as much moisture as possible. That said, there are things you can do to help prevent your skin from losing its firmness in the cold or hot weather. For example, you can use a hydrating mist or facial spray to keep your skin hydrated in the winter or summer months. You can also use a good face moisturizer and consider using a face primer to help keep the oil at bay.

5. Genetics

While we don’t have any control over the natural aging process, we do have some control over how our skin ages. While genetics play a role in how your skin ages, the environment you expose your skin to also has a big impact on how quickly it ages. If you want to slow down the signs of aging, there are a few things you can do. Drink plenty of water, protect your skin with sunscreen daily, eat a healthy diet, and take care of your skin. When it comes to genetics and the loss of firmness, there’s not much you can do to slow down this process. However, there are things you can do to protect your skin and keep it looking healthy and firm.

Our Firming & Lifting Anti Aging Serum is the one product on the market that contains all of these ingredients and many more to help you step up your anti aging and firming goals.

6. Bad Skin Care Habits

Bad skin care habits like not cleansing your face regularly, not wearing sunscreen daily, smoking, and not eating a healthy diet can all contribute to the loss of firmness in your skin. Bad skin care habits can cause your skin to look unhealthy and less firm. If your skin is damaged, it won’t look as fresh, young, and firm as it could. The good news is that these habits are changes that you can make to help improve the health of your skin. As long as you’re willing to put in the work, you can help keep your skin fresh, firm, and healthy-looking.

Top 10 Plant Derived Firming Ingredients You'll Need

Argireline (Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 EcoCert / Naturally Derived): Argireline helps reduce the muscle contractions in your face, like Botox, and therefore can release wrinkles and firm skin.

Centella Asiatica Extract: Centella asiatica, also known as gotu kola, can help repair skin and therefore strengthen the skin's barrier, which ultimately leads to firmer skin.

Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE): Is naturally derived and an analog of vitamin B. It's been proven to help firm sagging skin. Not only are it’s effects immediate – but also cumulative, and it’s benefits accrue over time.

Hibiscus Extract: The flowers of the hibiscus plant have anti-oxidant properties and inhibit elastin degradation, helping to maintain the skin's elasticity and offer firming qualities.

Hyaluronic Acid: Using hyaluronic acid will help fill the skin with moisture and help it retain water, which in turn firms and tightens the skin.

Hydrolyzed Protein: Hydrolyzed protein is a new generation tightening and firming ingredient is naturally derived. Clinical studies show that it will help firm skin, tighten, an smooth. as well as assist in contouring as a wonderful anti aging ingredient.

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate / Vitamin C: One of the most important skin ingredients available, it is an antioxidant and transforms into vitamin c when applied topically. It is known for wound healing, collagen production, corrects pigmentation issues, and improves elasticity.

Matrixyl 3000 (Palmitoyl Oligopeptide (and) Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 EcoCert / Naturally Derived): Matrixyl will help stimulate the growth of new collagen and elastin, which is conducive to help skin regain and maintain it's firmness and minimize the signs of aging.

Seacode (Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract EcoCert / Naturally Derived), Extract: Seacode is a marine plant derivative that does not include any harvesting or extracting in a way that is harmful to the environment. It's extremely good at collagen synthesis and as a result, is very good at combating wrinkles and firming the skin.

SkinTight (Nannochloropsis Occulata Extract (and) Pullulan EcoCert / Naturally Derived): This is a natural plant derived ingredient from microalgae and a fungus, which simultaneously increases collagen productions and creates a firming effect on the skin when applied.

Our Firming & Lifting Anti Aging Serum is the one product on the market that contains all of these ingredients and many more to help you step up your anti aging and firming goals:


It can be very discouraging when our skin loses it's firmness. It's a telltale sign of aging and one that we want to find ways to combat. Thankfully there are some amazing, clinically proven ingredients and tips in this article to help you with your skin care goals.

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