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Preemptive Skincare for Anti Aging Part 2 Ingredient Cheat Sheet

Preemptive Skincare for Anti-Aging Part 2: Ingredient Cheat Sheet

Preemptive Skincare for Anti Aging Part 2 Ingredient Cheat Sheet
In our ongoing quest for radiant, flawless, and youthful skin, a certain knowledge of anti-aging ingredients becomes not only helpful, but crucial. Here’s a handy cheat sheet, with all the basic ingredients you could ever want or need in a health-boosting, anti-aging skincare product. Vitamin A, a.k.a Retinol A powerful chemical exfoliant and antioxidant, Vitamin A has been suggested to help promote the production of skin strengthening collagen fibers. These plump the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is also believed that retinol reduces the appearance of hyper-pigmentation (mottled colored spots on the skin). Vitamin C Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant, crucial in the fight against skin-aging environmental free radicals, and essential for the formation of collagen in the skin. One thing to keep in mind is that Vitamin C is not very stable in skincare products, and it isn’t effective in small doses in topical skincare. While the jury concludes that Vitamin C is crucial in the fight against aging, it’s better when ingested in your favorite orange fruit. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) Alpha Hydroxy Acids, or AHAs are a group of natural acids that act as powerful chemical exfoliants. These remove dead skin cells, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and deep cleanse the pores.

Glycolic, lactic, citric, and tartaric acids are all AHAs, with lactic acids being the most gentle, and most prevalent. AHAs penetrate the epidermal (skin) cells to trigger the formation of new collagen, while reducing the appearance of surface wrinkles.

Peptides

Peptides are small chains of amino acids, and the building blocks of proteins, which make up skin cells. Due to their small molecular size, peptide proteins have the ability to deeply penetrate the layers of the skin to stimulate the skin cell healing process, and to trigger skin repair. In essence, peptides activate the skincare repair and renewal process on the molecular level.

The plethora of anti-aging skincare options need not be confusing. With a basic knowledge of ingredients, youthful skin is a stone’s throw away.

-Adina Zilberman, Guest Beauty Blogger

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Hmm, then just look for those ingredients on the products? I think I'm only going to remember Vitamin A. If it says "anti-aging" on the box, should I assume it has these ingredients? This comment has been removed.
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What a great article -- thanks for sharing the insider info on skincare. Off to research some of these ingredients.... This comment has been removed.
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also remember how many natural ingredients are so good for your skin: avocado masks, coconut milk, tea tree oil. but taking good care of skin early on is smart. another great article! This comment has been removed.
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@smoothiequeen it really depends upon the person. Acids should be introduced to the skin in very small doses. This includes o-t-c products because they are typically smaller on the % scale. Everyone reacts differently to various aha/exfoliation treatments, and it depends on your personal skin issues. I would recommend paying a visit to your local esthetician or ask some ?s on your next wax visit :) This comment has been removed.
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wow thanks for breaking down all the important skin care ingredients! I'm trying to read up on these as much as I can. Do you know if there are specific ingredients that are more appropriate for certain ages? This comment has been removed.
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