Saturday, March 31, 2012

12 Anti-Aging Skin Care Ingredients

Why do we take care of our skin?Well,we want to look radiant at every age.We want to hold the fountain of youth forever and look good throughout our lives.So,a single fine line on our smooth face gives us nightmare and we seek for anti-ageing products.Although it is not possible for any anti-ageing product to give a baby-skin,we should look for certain extremely important ingredients before chosing any product.

AHAs or Alpha-Hydroxyacids are good for normal-to-dry or sun-damaged skin because they help bind moisture and improve healthy collagen production and smooth an uneven skin texture. BHA or Beta-Hydroxyacid is best for normal-to-oily or breakout-prone skin while also being excellent for reducing redness from rosacea.Both are known for their smoothening properties.

Retinol helps create better, healthier skin cells while increasing the amount of skin-support substances and has been shown to increase the skin's collagen production and glycosaminoglycans content, resulting in firmer skin with an improved texture and enhanced barrier function.

3.Vitamin C
Vitamin C helps to increase collagen production,including dermal collagen, which is significant for wrinkle reduction, reduce the appearance of skin discolorations, strengthen skin's barrier response, enhance skin's repair process, reduce inflammation and help skin better withstand exposure to sunlight.

4.Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a multifunctional element that helps to protect cell membranes from oxidative damage and preventing collagen from being destroyed. It can work wonder with Vitamin C.

Niacinamide or Vitamin B3 helps to increase Ceramides or free fatty acid levels of skin.It helps in water-retention of the skin and helps to improve skin discolouration and fight acne.

6.Green Tea
Green tea has igh levels of anti-oxidant components that reduce inflammation of skin.It prevents our skin from sun damage and build collagen.

Resveratrol is an antioxidant that protects against sun damage, improves collagen synthesis and reduces cell damage. It is a stable, potent antioxidant worth finding in a skin care product.

8.Grape Seed
Grapeseed has antioxidant properties that reduces free radical damage and if combined with other antioxidant can work as wonder cure in protecting the skin.It is one of the best properties known to fight wrinkels.

Curcuminoids can be found in turmeric.Full of inflammatory properties,it helps in suppressing excessive melanin production and prevent the skin from sundamage.

10.Soy Isoflavones Extract
Soy help in fighting environmental damage,reduce irritation, improve skin texture, build collagen and fight sun damage.

Ceramides are the substances that hold the skin cells together.It protects the skin elasticity thus making skin tight and toned.

12.Linoleic/ Linolenic acids/ Phospholipids
These are the key ingredients in determining the ageing process of the skin.they can be well described as a communicator to the cells that instructs how the cell has to work.It preserves the appearance of the skin and hwlps fighting inflammation.

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