Anti-Aging Skin Care

Signs of aging skin include fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, dry skin, sagging skin and a dull and rough complexion. Many skin care products help reduce the signs of aging. Identify your problems and choose skin care products that contain the right ingredients.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of antioxidants that help fight free radicals. Free radicals damage skin tissues, protein bonds, and cells, causing wrinkles, sagging skin, and a dull complexion.

Vitamin C also helps produce collagen, an essential skin protein. It is effective in controlling wrinkles and fine lines. In addition, vitamin C can lighten your skin and fade dark spots such as age spots by inhibiting melanin production.

Retinoids / Retinols

Dermatologists agree that retinoids are the best age erasers. Retinoids are sold in prescriptions creams – Retin-A, Renova, Differin, etc. It can smooth fine lines, wrinkles, and wrinkles under eyes; fade dark spots such as sun spots and freckles; make enlarged pores look smaller; and fight against acne.

Retinols are over-the-counter cream. It is slowly converted to retinoic acid, the active ingredient in prescription creams. Although retinol is gentler and less expensive, it is less effective than Retinoids. It may take up to 12 weeks to notice the improvement in your skin if you apply retinol but you can see the difference in your skin within 4 to 8 weeks if you use a prescription.

If you have sensitive skin or are trying retinoids for the first time, you may start out with retinol. If you don’t notice the improvement in your skin after 3 months, consider trying retinoids. By then, your skin will acclimate to the prescription formula.

Alpha-hydroxy acids & Beta-hydroxy acids

AHAs and BHAs help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, irregular pigmentation and age spots, and the size of enlarged pores. AHAs such as citric, glycolic, lactic, and tartaric acids are derived from fruits and milk sugars. Glycolic acid is the main ingredient in exfoliating peels. The peels can smooth the texture of the facial skin; fade acne scars, uneven pigmentation, and dark spots; and reduce wrinkles by removing its damaged outer layers.

BHA or salicylic acid works as an exfoliant. It removes dead skin cells on the top layer of the skin. The acid helps reduce wrinkles and roughness. You can notice the difference after 6 months of daily application.


Peptides are one of the newest ingredient groups in anti-aging skin care products. Peptides are made of amino acids, an important component of all cells. They keep skin cells looking youthful. Peptides can penetrate the skin and activate their target. They stimulate collagen production and help prevent the breakdown of collagen in the skin.

Functional Keratin, Coenzyme Q10, and Phytessence Wakame

While a collagen cream is believed to add collagen derived from animals to human skin, Functional Keratin, CoQ10, and Phytessence Wakame help your body stimulate the collagen production.

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