There are three components which maintain the firmness of the skin. They are: collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. All of them are produced by your skin, but as you age, their production decreases. This causes the skin to lose elasticity and develop lines and wrinkles.
Facial skin firming creams help tighten the slack skin of the face by facilitating the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Thus, they help you achieve a youthful look. A good skin firming face cream should be able to remove the visible signs of aging, like age spots, sagging skin, fine lines, and dry skin. While purchasing such a cream, you should look for the following ingredients:
Cynergy TK is one of the breakthrough ingredients in cosmetics since it increases the elasticity of the skin by 42%. This means that your skin will become a lot more firmer. It stimulates the skin's natural growth of collagen, elastin, and new skin cells as well reduces fine lines and wrinkles on the face. It promotes a radiant and more even skin color, which helps provide you a firmer and younger looking skin.
Functional keratin enhances the production of collagen and elastin. This helps tighten your skin while it provides the necessary nutrients.
Known to the Japanese people as a youth preserving and health promoting ingredient, the phytessence wakame is an extract of the wakame kelp. This extract is helps increase the elasticity of the skin as well as heal dry and irritated skin.
The Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10 is a special 'nano-emulsion' form of coenzyme Q10, which increases the collagen and elastin production of the skin. Thus it gives you a firm and wrinkle free complexion. The coenzyme Q10 can penetrate seven layers of the skin, which provides an anti-wrinkle effect. It also provides your skin with powerful antioxidants, which fight the free radicals responsible for damaging your facial skin cells. It also protects your skin from the harmful Ultraviolet-A rays and keeps your facial skin firm and well toned.
Besides these, you may also look for vitamin enhanced face-firming creams, for e.g., creams which contain Vitamin E. Avoid face firming creams with ingredients like petroleum jelly or strong fragrances. Petroleum jelly tends to close skin pores, whereas fragrances just enhance the appeal of the product. Though, pleasant odors are nice, they are not safe, especially paraben. It is often used to mask the foul-smelling ingredients that are used in the skin-care products. It may cause a great deal of havoc to a person who has allergies like itching, watery eyes, and sneezing. Therefore, try to avoid paraben and fragrances as much as possible.
Disclaimer: This BeautiSecrets article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.