As we get older nearly everyone wants to look younger and there are a wide variety of anti aging creams with a number of different ingredients available that promise to help you achieve this.
Nearly every skin care company these days is promoting their own fountain of youth but not all of them produce effective results. Whether a cream will get the results you’re looking for to help get back and maintain your useful skin is dependent upon what’s actually in the cream itself. In this article we’ll take a look at some of the most effective key ingredients to look for when you purchase anti aging creams and products.
Antioxidants: Vitamin C contains excellent anti oxidants for your skin and stimulates collagen production. Many of the signs of aging are caused by damage to collagen and slower collagen production when we get older. It also helps reverse and reduce sun damage to the skin. Vitamin E is also another excellent choice for fighting against the signs of aging and also helps to stabilize the vitamin C in products. Our Vitamin C “Super Map” Serum combines both of these powerful anti-oxidants along with Ferulic acid. Ferulic acid is found in many plant cells and is also an extremely helpful antioxidant. Regular use of a Vitamin C serum can help you get back and keep your skin bright and younger looking and reduce or keep the wrinkles away.
Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid is one of the most important substances that your body produces naturally for our skin. HA is a naturaly occurring lubricant and moisturizer. It holds up to one thousand times its weight in water. As our skin ages the bodies ability to produce the amount of hyaluronic acid our body needs decreases and the result is aged looking skin. A vitamin C serum along with regular use of a product containing HA is an excellent choice to start fighting and lessening the signs of aged skin.
Retin A: Retin A also known as Retinoid and Retinol is a synthetic form of vitamin A that many cosmetic surgeons and doctors rave about because it works. Retin A works from underneath the skin to promote collagen production and firm it on a micro-cellular level from below and also helps with exfoliation. It has long been one of the big secrets of celebrities and Hollywood stars to maintain their flawless skin. Some cosmetic surgeons say that if you’re going to use one single skin care product on your face make it Retin A.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids: Alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid and lactic acid promote exfoliation and cellular renewal. As we are our skin sheds its old cells less quickly resulting in duller more aged looking skin. A glycolic or mild TCA peel once in awhile or a regular Retin A regimen can help you shed those old skin cells a lot faster for more youthful looking skin.
Peptides: Peptides also promote collagen production and we put them to good use in our Better Complexions Peptide Complex Eye Gel along with the anti oxidation powers of Vitamin C to help get rid of those under the eye bags and wrinkles.
All of these ingredients are recommended and used by dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons to fight the signs of aging skin in their patients and you can now make use of them yourself at home. The key is to developing a safe regimen that works best for you and your type of skin.