Anti-aging Active Ingredients

Everyone is obsessed with looking young and throughout the past few years, there has been a tremendous amount of money spent on scientific research into finding the best anti-aging ingredients to put into the skincare products that are on the market today.

Below is a list of the most common ingredients and where you might find them.

Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)

Commonly known AHAs include lactic acid, malic acid, glycolic acid, and citric acid. They have been commonly used in skincare products for helping to soften fine lines/wrinkles, and to improve the texture and tone of the skin by acting as a deep exfoliator. AHAs are also used in higher doses at dermatologist’s office for procedures such as chemical peels.

Dermalogica Skin Renewal Booster

Hyaluronic Acid is an ingredient that is actually present in our skin and is found in the connective tissue in our body. It helps our skin to be smooth and plump by helping to retain water in the skin, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.

Avene Eluage Cream

Coenzyme Q10. This is a powerful anti-oxidant that is also present in our skin to help repair damaged skin from free-radicals in the environment. With age, the amount of this Coenzyme Q10 is less, making our skin more susceptible to damage and loss of elasticity.

Nivea Visage Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream

Retinol. A form of Vitamin A, that can be used to help fine lines and wrinkles and improve the look of your skin. It is quite commonly used in many skincare products, helps to combat some of the damage done your skin from UV rays and even helps with acne.

L'Oreal Revitalift Deep-Set Wrinkles and Vichy Lift Activ Retinol HA Night

Vitamin C – Ascorbic Acid. Another powerful anti-oxidant, when used effectively on the skin, it can be used to help reduce wrinkles, improve the look of your complexion and help with collagen production.

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