• Anti–aging ingredients: check list

    anti aging ingredients Whatever your age, there should be two guiding principles in your daily skincare: increase the moisture content and protect skin’s barrier function. As long as cells are hydrated and fit tightly together, the barrier function is assured. Genetic aging inevitably happens and its visible signs call for supplementary care and special anti-aging ingredients. Whatever anti-aging cream you buy, make sure you know what specific aging issues you’re trying to combat and learn about the most effective ingredients “for the job”.
    But keep in mind: that this way you are addressing only the consequences rather than the real cause of aging.Here’s a generic guide of what you need for specific skin aging problems:  

    Dull skin: brightening agents, antioxidants, vitamins, fatty acids, gentle exfoliators
    Age spots, pigmentation: lightening agents, exfoliators
    Large pores & breakouts: toning and astringent ingredients, anti-inflammatories, antoxidants, hydrators
    Fine lines & wrinkles: exfoliators, hydrators, collagen, coenzyme Q-10
    Deep creases: intense hydrators, ceramides, nourishing oils, deep exfoliators, various lipids that seal in moisture and restore elasticity.
    Sensitivity, dryness: nourishing oils, hydrators, antioxidants, lipids, anti-inflammatories
    No matter what type of skin you have the common and everyday ingredient you should be looking for in your cream is SUNSCREEN. Make sure it’s a minimum SPF15 for your day cream. You don’t need SPF in your night cream.

    You need a youthful boost for your skin but you don’t know which ingredients can help? Here’s a few of the most common:

    Lightening agents – Hydroquinone, Lactic acid, Salicylic acid, Retinol
    Antioxidants – Vitamin C, Vitamin A, vitamin E, Co-Q10, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Grapeseed extract, Green tea
    Nourishing Oils – avocado, olive, nut, almond, sunflower, jojoba, Shea butter, coconut butter
    Intense moisturizers – Fatty Acids , oils, Petroleum jelly, Glycerine , Lanolin, Sodium PCA
    Toners – Witch Hazel, Grapefruit Extract, Bitter Orange extract, Lavender, Tea Tree Oil
    Exfoliators – AHAs and BHAs (various), fruit enzymes, abrasive micro-beads, clay
    Elasticity boosters – soybean extract, Hyaluronic acid, oat flour, algae extracts, Retinol
    Protectors – Lecithin, sunscreens, Vitamin C, Lanolin
    Cell regenerators – Glycolic acid, lactic acid, retinol
    Anti-inflammatory – Vitamin B, Azelaic Acid, various plant extracts (licorice, tea tree, peppermint etc) antioxidants, Benzoyl Peroxide




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