Today's beauty products have long lists of anti-aging cosmetic ingredients which sounds like a bunch of pseudo-scientific terminology. But what does it all mean?
Which cosmetic ingredients are really helpful for aging skin and which ones are just used to hype up expensive anti-aging creams?
Well, maybe we can help you understand what they are and how they work.
If you're looking for anti-aging cosmetic products to help your skin look better but don't know which ones to choose, you're not alone!
First ask yourself what do you hope to accomplish? Do you wish to:
Ok, once you know what you want out of a cosmetic product, how do you choose the right one?
Check the ingredients!
For the best results, you want to choose a product that has the right amount in order for it to be effective.
What's the purpose of anti-aging ingredients? Basically they should do two things:
While there are hundreds of anti-aging ingredients that can help your skin look better, there are only a handful that have been clinically proven to be effective.
Check out the list below and compare against what you're currently using……..............
|Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA)||exfoliates, improves skin texture and tone.|
|Argireline||helps inhibit facial muscle tightening and contract collagen.|
|Copper Peptide||anti-inflammatory, wound healing, repairing.|
|Hyaluronic Acid||super hydrator/moisturizer, skin firmer, anti-wrinkle.|
|L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C)||skin lightener, anti-wrinkle agent, stimulates collagen synthesis.|
|Matrixyl||anti-wrinkle, lifting effect.|
|Retinol (Vitamin A)||exfoliates, moisturizes, anti-wrinkle.|
So, before you go shopping for an anti-aging cosmetic:
Remember, just because certain cosmetic ingredients are clinically proven to help reduce the signs of aging - that does not guarantee that you'll see the results you're expecting.
For example: Many skin care experts recommend glycolic acids to improve skin tone and texture. And for most people glycolic acids work great. But, not everyone tolerates them well. I'm a perfect example. My skin does not do well with glycolic acid, however, it looks firm and healthy after a mild lactic acid peel.
My dermatologist tells me that lactic acid seems to work better on dry skin, which I have. Those with oily skin might suffer from breakouts after using lactic acid based products.
I never would have known this..................
That's why it's important to know your skin type, what you want and to try different products and see which deliver the best results for you.
No matter which anti-aging cosmetic product you choose, keep in mind that it could take 3-6 months to see improvements.......
Such as a softer, smoother. or more hydrated appearance.
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