Truthfully the rate at which your skin shows age depends on many different factors, including your genetics and your environment as well as your skin-care habits. This is also the area in the beauty industry that is always evolving. Here we will cover just a few key anti-aging ingredients that have stood the test of time. If you’re looking for something to help manage signs of aging, these are the ingredients you should look out for in skin-care products.

  1. Retinol

Retinol is the first step on this path, researchers also think retinol can help increase collagen production, which reduces signs of aging. Retinoids like retinol are the skin-care ingredients that have the best actual evidence for anti-aging benefits. All retinoids are forms of vitamin A that occur naturally.

  1. Vitamin C

Most common active ingredient use in many products today. It is rich in antioxidants which protect against free radical damage. It can also be used to effectively brighten dark spots over time.

  1. Niacinamide

This increasingly popular skin-care ingredient is a form of vitamin B3, it definitely deserves more attention. It has shown promise in fighting free radical damage, brightening dark spots, and managing acne.

  1. Glycolic Acid

One of two major alpha-hydroxy-acids (AHAs), glycolic acid a chemical exfoliant that’s regularly used in products like peels and exfoliating toners, pads, cleansers, and creams. It works by dissolving the bond between skin cells, so when you wipe or wash your face you wash that away as well, revealing glowing skin. Glycolic acid is especially helpful for reducing signs of aging, like hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles.

  1. Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is one of the most common humectant ingredients out there today, meaning that it has the power to draw water molecules into the skin. It is great to use to keep your skin plump and hydrated.

  1. Sunscreen

Well this one should really be number ONE, using sunscreen is the most effective thing you can do to slow down aging. Sun damage will accelerate skin aging, may cause premature aging, fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots and will decrease collagen production. If you’re going to do one thing for your skin, sunscreen should be it!


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