Since time unknown, man has invested his (most probably her, I bet my life on it) time to find a solution to aging. In the past, alchemists and village witches pursued it. Today, scientists and researchers are laboring to find better ingredients that would help in preserving the youthful appearances of the people. They are hoping that these skin care products may help you in slowing down the march of the crow's feet across your face.
List of Ingredients
Aging is a complicated process that is controlled by the genes. A time arrives in an individual's life, when he or she starts showing the signs: wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, or sagging skin warns you of what lies in the future for you. A wrinkled face is beautiful in its own way. You will see my point after a decade or two when you have the courage to own up to it.
Although it is a natural and irreversible process, there is no reason for us to stop caring for our skin. With the help of proper skin creams, to be more specific, anti-aging creams that are most suitable for your skin type, you can effectively slow down the onslaught of time.
It is believed that free radicals that are generated during the body metabolism or because of smoking, harsh sunlight, or a bad diet are harmful. They are responsible for mutation and destruction of the skin cells. Antioxidants are derived from natural food items. They neutralize the free radicals and defend our body against their ravages, which seems to lend a hand in speeding up the aging process.
Vitamin A, C, E
The most important antioxidants that you will find in all anti-aging creams ingredient lists are Vitamin C and E. Vitamin C helps in healing and stimulates the growth of new collagen which keeps the skin from sagging. It is found that in concentrations as high as 20%, Vitamin C combined with vitamin E, can help in skin care by reducing wrinkles or fine lines. Make sure that the ingredients list also includes ascorbate tetrapalmitate along with Vitamin C. It helps the Vitamin C in penetrating the surface of the skin more efficiently. Vitamin E is useful in skin repair and in defending it from harmful bacteria. It retains a moisture barrier which prevents the epidermis from drying out completely.
Ingredients like Vitamin A play a supporting role in the fight against the aging process. Vitamin A collaborates with vitamin C and E to enhance the antioxidant action. You may find different types of vitamin A such as pure vitamin A (retinol), retinyl palmitate or provitamin A, retinyl acetate and retinyl linoleate are part of the list. It is believed that retinol is the most effective of these in making the skin stronger and stimulating the growth of new collagen.
Choosing Creams that Arrest Age
While going through the list of ingredients keep an eye out for either alpha hydroxy or beta hydroxy acids. These ingredients help in shedding dead skin cells and may stimulate the production of collagen, elastin fibers, and glycosaminoglycans which are moisture-attracting molecules. This helps in slowing down wrinkles from appearing on the skin. A word of caution, ingredients such as Retinol A, alpha hydroxy acids are known irritants of the skin. Most often while using skin creams containing acids, it is useful to use an effective UV skin protection too.
If your skin is not very touchy and sensitive about what you apply to it, then skin products containing citric acid, glycolic acid and lactic acid may help you in resurfacing it. If you are a man searching for skin care, then try anti-aging wrinkle creams that contain glycolic acid for your rough and tough weathered face.
Boslowox, Peptides, Q10, and sunscreens are a few more ingredients of these creams. Your choice is bound to be influenced by whether you have oily, dry, or normal skin. Most of these skin products are targeted for normal or dry skin care. If you have oily skin, try getting your hands on the ones meant for you, containing salicylic acid. Ingredients such as vitamin B5 are believed to stimulate the growth of new skin cells and may prove helpful in achieving healthy skin complexion.