While we are powerless to stop aging, we can certainly take good care of our skin from early on. Beauty experts used to say that signs of aging appear after that 30, but due to hectic lifestyles, poor eating habits, pollution, and a host of other factors, women have started displaying lines and wrinkles even in their mid 20s. Using the right beauty and skincare products is necessary to prevent early onset of aging. So what if you had a magic serum with the right ingredients? We have compiled a list of ingredients that are the go-to for aging problems!
These are the ingredients that should be a part of your skincare routine:
It is one of the most sought after ingredients in the anti-aging world. It is a derivative of vitamin A that chemically exfoliates skin by boosting cell turnover. Dead skin cells and buildup in pores are thoroughly removed – so your dull and lifeless complexion becomes pure and glowing. Retinol is an essential ingredient for achieving a dewy, fresh-faced look, since it can smooth texture and gradually face dark spots from scarring or sun exposure. You can apply retinol serums or creams at night for best results.
This is a must-have ingredient in any natural anti-aging skincare routine. It increases the production of ceramides, which improve immunity of the skin. Ceramides are crucial for the skin’s lipid barrier – it seals in moisture and protects skin from environmental pollutants. If the skin is exposed to sunlight, it can harm the barrier, so using ceramide-producing topicals in your beauty regimen, is an excellent way to maintain younger looking skin. It not only strengthens damaged skin, but prevents moisture loss and reduces redness and blotchiness, at the same time.
Hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain signs of youthfulness like collagen, elasticity, and moisture. But with age, the body’s hyaluronic acid levels begin to dip, which makes it tougher for the skin to seal in moisture. That is why signs of aging manifest in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, and dry patches. When you factor in free radical damage from environmental aggressors, the skin really needs a helping hand. Hyaluronic acid in skincare products can help to restore natural radiance and healthy skin. It keeps skin hydrated and aids in tissue repair too.
Vitamin C is always being touted as the magic ingredient that can not only tackle aging problems but resolve other skin issues as well. This ingredient brightens skin tone, boosts hydration, and increases firmness. It is also a potent antioxidant that reverses damage due to free radicals. Topical application is great for reducing and fading discoloration from prior sun damage as well.
And of course we can't forget!
Collagen is prevalent through the entire body and is found within skin, muscles, ligaments, and blood vessels. It is responsible for keeping the skin firm and maintaining a youthful appearance. Since we lose collagen with each passing year while aging, it is imperative to use skincare products with collagen as its active ingredients. Marine collagen is currently quite popular as it is a Type 1 collagen, which is derived from fish collagen peptides. It has the highest, most bioavailable source of collagen available on the market. So if your skin is inundated with wrinkles and fine lines, marine collagen will smooth the skin and cause them to gradually fade. It restores firmness of skin and repairs and renews cells for flawless turnover. Want to get an extra shot of marine collagen in your diet? Try our Original or Matcha Crushes!
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