25 Ingredients with Anti-Aging Properties

The skin’s again process is a result of both genetic and external factors. While genetic factors are pretty much out of your control, external factors are something that we do have some control over. External factors that can age the skin include: UV and solar rays exposure, pollution, or lifestyle (smoking, bad diet, alcohol, lack of hydration, skincare, etc). A proper anti-aging skincare routine should take into account all the external factors and try to minimize them as much as possible.

So when it comes to creating an effective anti-aging skincare routine, these are the ingredients that you should look for:

1 – Alpha-Lipoic Acid
This acid helps to improve improves cellular energy production and reduces inflammation. It also provides the skin with antioxidant protection. This all improves the skin over time.

2 – B Vitamins
These vitamins are essential for healthy firm skin since B vitamins help to convert food into energy so that the body can function properly.  B Vitamins is also be very powerful within moisturizers, healing damaged cells and help them regenerate more rapidly.

3 – Biotin
Biotin helps cells reach their full growth cycle. It also promotes stronger hair, skin and nails.

4 – Caffeine
Caffeine has strong antioxidant properties, protects against UV radiation and slows down the process of photoaging in the skin.”

5 – Ceramides
Ceramides is natural produced by the body, it helps the skin to maintain its moisture levels, and prevents dry or irritated skin. Ceramides decline as we age, by using ceramide skin care product it can help maintain moisture in the skin.

6 – Coenzyme Q10
Coenzyme Q10 provides powerful antioxidant protections and collagen-boosting capabilities. A deficiency in coenzyme Q10 can result in an inability to properly produce collagen and elastin.

7 – Glycolic Acid
Glycolic acid is known to boost the production of collagen and elastin, reducing the look of fine lines and aging.

8 – Grape seed extract
Grape seed extract has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it also  promotes wound healing.

9 – Green Tea
The anti-aging benefits of green tea are attributed to polyphenols, which are thought to influence biochemical pathways that lead to cell regeneration. Green tea can reduce sun damage, protect skin from cancer and decrease collagen breakdown.

10 – Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is a strong moisturizer, it keeps the skin hydrated and supple.

11 – Hydroquinone
Hydroquinone can be used to lighten tough age spots and discoloration on the skin.

12 – Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is rich in vitamin E, zinc and B-complex vitamins that helps the skin fight signs of aging, lighten dark circles and puffiness under the eyes.

13 – Kojic Acid
Kojic acid lightens pigmented skin and is also an antioxidant that helps with the premature damage or malfunction of skin cells.

14 – Lactic Acid
Lactic acid can increase firmness and thickness of skin and reduces the signs of aging. It also helps bring moisture to dry or dehydrated skin.

15 – Malic Acid
Malic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid naturally produced in the body. It can boost the immune system and balance pH levels in the body. Malic acid also improves the appearance of fine lines, large pores and overall texture of skin.

16 – Niacinamide
Niacinamide lightens areas of dark spots that occur on mature skin.

17 – Peptides
Peptides signal the skin to create collagen, which is essential for firm, healthy skin.

18 – Plant Stem Cells
Plant stem cells replace, instead of repairing, damaged cells in the skin.

19 – Resveratrol
Resveratrol is an antioxidant essential to neutralizing free radicals, improving the appearance of skin and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

20 – Retinol
Retinol is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals and reduces the signs of aging and helps to improve skin texture, fine lines and brown spots.

21 – Sunscreens
Sunscreen protects the skin from the damaging effects of UV exposure, which cause premature again. Both chemical and physical sunscreen ingredients have shown to be effective. Chemical solar filters include: avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene,  octinoxate and oxybenzone. Mineral sunscreens include: utilize zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.

22 – Tea extracts
Green, black and oolong teas contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

23 – Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects the skin from environmental pollutants, which include UV exposure. Vitamin C increases skin’s collagen, which makes the skin appear to be plumper while reducing signs of wrinkles and fine lines.

24 – Vitamin E
Vitamin E helps in the fight against wrinkles and fine lines caused by pollution.It helps  to maintain healthy and youthful skin.

25 – Vitamin K
Vitamin K helps to reverse the appearance of aging in skin.

Published by Saphie Renee

I’m Saphie Reneé, an American living in the Netherlands.

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