Ingredients to Look for in Anti-Aging Products

With so many anti-aging products promising and claiming to have found the secret to eternal youth, it can be a lot confusing when it comes to deciding which one to pick.

The sad fact is not all of these anti-aging products actually work and many have fallen victim to the numerous ineffective but excellently marketed anti-aging products. If you don’t want to fall victim and avoid wasting money on useless products you should start looking at the ingredients of products and learn which ones actually effectively fight aging.

Here are the key players in fighting skin aging.

Retinol – This is a derivative of vitamin A or in other words a milder version of the prescription-only wrinkle remover, retinoids. When it comes to smoothing wrinkles, lightening superficial brown spots, unclogging pores and improving the texture of skin, retinol is among the most effective over-the-counter ingredient in fighting skin aging. This is according to Amy Wechsler, a dermatologist in New York City. Although it may take a few weeks for results to be visible, so when you are using a product with retinol in its ingredients, have a little patience.

Just a Precaution

Retinol is potent so skin irritation is a possibility especially when skin is exposed in direct sunlight. It is best to apply any product that is retinol-based at night on dry skin to avoid any sensitivity issue. Remember to apply a moisturizer with Sun Protection Factor or SPF every morning when you’re using any retinol-based product on your skin.

Niacinamide – Acne can cause dark scars and so can sun damage and old age. When it comes to lightening these dark scars, niacinamade is what you need. Niacinamade is a derivative of vitamin B3. It prevents melanin or pigmentation from coming up to the surface. This ingredient may also help in improving the skin’s moisture barrier as well as the production of collagen which aids in reversing the appearance of sun damage on the skin. Niacinamide is also known to bring down inflammation and even reduce acne.

Antioxidants – Antioxidants play a crucial role in fighting skin aging. Free-radical damage is the main culprit of skin aging and antioxidants neutralize free radicals before they start creating havoc in your body. Antioxidants like Vitamin E and Vitamin C play a crucial role in preventing and repairing damage to body tissues as they promote cell growth. So if what you want is a very effective anti-aging product look for antioxidants in its ingredients.

Argan Oil

Argan oil is packed with antioxidants like Vitamin E, Ferulic acid, Carotenoids and Sterols making it a very potent anti-aging product available in the market. The oil has been called many names (one of them is “miracle oil”) because of its potent prowess in beautifying the skin and effectively fighting skin aging. The oil is also known to help protect, beautify and care for the hair and nails.

These are just a few of the most effective anti-aging ingredients you should be looking for in anti-aging products.

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