Anti Aging Creams in Today’s Market

Posted on Nov 23, 2014 in Health & Wellbeing

There are so many creams and salves on the market that claim to have anti-aging properties that the consumer spend days trying to figure out the benefits of one over the other. However, there are some essential elements that an effective anti-aging cream should contain to be considered a quality product:

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Retinol

Retinol is from the vitamin A family. Its cousin, retinoid, as a well-known prescription-only wrinkle fighter. Retinol is one of the most effective over-the-counter anti-aging ingredient s for smoothing wrinkles, unclogging pores, lightening the skin’s brown spots, and improving the skin’s texture; however, it typically takes several weeks to work. Obviously, such a potent skin agent comes with risks. It can frequently irritate the skin, especially when exposed to direct sunlight. To avoid sun sensitivity, the user should apply retinol products at night. Also, make sure to apply moisturizer with SPF every morning if using retinol.

Niacinamide

Dark spots on the skin can result from acne scars, sun damage, or old age. To address these blemishes, use products with niacinamide, a derivative of vitamin-B3 that prevents melanin, or pigmentation, from rising to the skin’s surface. Researchers think that niacinamide may help retain the skin’s moisture, and also promote collagen production. These both reverse the appearance of sun damage, reduce inflammation, and improve acne problems.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a chemical classified as a humectant. This means it draws out water from the air and dermis. This promotes hydration of the skin surface, improving its appearance and may even promote collagen growth.

These are just a few of the known substances available in over the counter products that can help the skin to appear younger and more vibrant. Look for these ingredients when purchasing an anti-aging cream and you know you are purchasing a quality product.