7 Popular Anti Aging Ingredients of the Season!
Posted On: - 2009-10-29 05:05:47
The skin care market abounds with anti-aging skin care products. With the advancements in technology, researchers are keying in on specialized ingredients that help deal with the aging process and help the skin retain a healthy and youthful appearance. Even though aging is an irreversible process, these ingredients make it possible to reverse the signs of aging! They can actually reverse the damage as well as delay the appearance of the inevitable aging signs.
Here are some of the most popular and effective ingredients that rule the anti aging skin care products market this season:
They are small chains of amino acids found in proteins. Peptides act as messengers that carry information between the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin and the dermis, the inner layer. It activates the healing process within the skin cells and thus helps to rebuild damaged skin. Peptides are of two types – Metixyl and Argireline. Both these forms of peptides have different functions and help against a variety of aging signs such as dark under-eye circles, appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, sagging skin, depleting levels of collagen and elastin fibers and so on.
iS Clinical Youth Complex
This is a unique anti-wrinkle formulation that provides immediate wrinkle reduction and long term improvement in the overall quality of the skin with collagen and elastin.
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that occurs naturally in most animals and plants but not humans. That is why we need to rely on external sources. Vitamin C neutralizes the free radicals and eliminates the damage caused by them. In addition, it stimulates the production of collagen within the skin cells and also protects the skin against damage by the UV rays of the sun. topical application of Vitamin C can provide a range of anti-aging benefits for the skin like making it firmer and smoother along with reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It also helps to improve the hyperpigmentation.
It is an anti-aging cream that improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increases the skin's capacity to retain moisture. Kinerase cream contains Kinetin, a plant based agent that helps the skin retain moisture.
A derivative of Vitamin A, Retinol is a powerful anti-aging ingredient that acts on DNA and promotes the growth of healthy keratinocytes that comprise the epidermis layer of the skin. Retinol delivers benefits at the molecular level of the skin and thus is extremely effective against anti-aging woes. It is used extensively in specialized anti-aging products and helps to promote collagen production, improve the skin tone and elasticity, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve hyperpigmentation.
iS Clinical Firming Complex
It contains natural fruit acids, antioxidants, and bio-nutrients to increase skin firmness to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. At the same time, it encourages skin regeneration at the cellular level and controls acne.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)
Found in plants and milk, alpha hydroxy acids either occur naturally or are produced synthetically. Some of the most popular AHAs are glycolic acid, lactic acid and polyhydroxy fruit acids. They help to exfoliate the skin to remove the layer of dead skin cells from the surface and accelerate the skin renewal process.
iS Clinical Active Serum
It is a highly concentrated serum that effectively improves both skin texture and pigmentation. Active Serum is anti-acneic and is ideal for patients dealing with both aging skin and oily acneic skin.
Olive Leaf Extract
Also known as OLE, it is an powerful antioxidant derived from the leaves of the olive tree. It is a powerful anti bacterial anti aging ingredient that has anti-inflammatory as well as antihistaminic (or anti-itching) properties. It can even heal rosacea as well as cystic acne.
iS Clinical Pro-Heal Serum Advance
It is a powerful serum that restores damaged and stressed skin and is ideal for patients dealing with rosacea.
Sunscreens are special formulations that helps to protect the skin against the harmful UV rays of the sun. Since excessive unprotected sun exposure is the primary cause of aging skin, sunscreens prove to be an effective anti-aging mechanism. The UV rays of the sun deplete the amount of antioxidants within the skin, promote free radicals and decrease collagen and elastin production. As a result, the skin becomes thinner, weaker and more rigid, with more wrinkles and brown spots. Sunscreens shield against UVB rays that are responsible for causing sunburns and skin cancer, and UVA rays that cause that development of wrinkles and fine lines.
Kinerase Daily Defense Lotion with SPF 30
It is a powerful sun protecting product that helps prevent further sun damage to the skin. It contains Kinetin which helps to improve the texture and tone of the skin along with improving fine line and wrinkles.
La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid
It is an oil free, grease free formula that is sheer and light. It is enriched with LRP's CELL-OX Shield complete with antioxidants and extreme sun filters and water resistant.
By Marilynn Syrett