Navigating through the skincare aisle figuring out what kind of anti aging cream to use is intimidating, to say the least. With a plethora of products on the market, how do you go about figuring out the best anti aging cream? The answer is in the ingredients. Here are the top 5 ingredients you should look out for when choosing a anti aging serum.
Retinol is made from Vitamin A and boosts the collagen production to nourish and plump skin. It also reduces fine lines and wrinkles alongside evening skin tone and reducing any patchy areas. Tretinoin is the stronger version of retinol and has been known to clear up acne, slow the aging process of the skin and reduce any other skin irregularities. Something to keep in mind is that retinol has the capacity to make your skin dry and even flake. As such, it is recommended that you use it at night and apply moisturizer and sunscreen the morning after.
Hyaluronic acid, or short for HA, is a powerful moisturiser and most often found in skincare nz for dry to normal skin. It’s a very common ingredient in moisture-promising creams as it is a powerful moisturizer in an of itself and helps keep skin supple and hydrated. In fact, it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water and is found throhout our entire body. However, as we age, our HA production declines and require creams and serums with HA. Dry skin is a sign of aging and using a product with HA is advised.
If you’ve ever experienced acne, be that hormonal or otherwise, you would have noticed salicylic acid is an active and key ingredient in some of the best skin care products. Salicylic acid penetrates through the skin’s layers and reduces blackheads and whiteheads. It also exfoliates the skin, which aids in reducing the skin’s aging process.
However, it is important to keep note that you should avoid salicylic acid if you’re allergic to products with salicylates. Consult your doctor prior to using it to avoid any serious reactions.
Although we mentioned the value of retinol, Vitamin C deserves a shout, as well. Similar to retinol, vitamin C boosts the production of collagen and elastin. These two components keep your skin strong, flexible and resilient which help you reduce fine lines, scarring and wrinkles, as well.
Trigger Factor Complex, TFC-8
This ingredient isn’t something you’d find in very many products. In fact, this is exclusive to a range of skincare from Augustinus Bader. TFC-8 contains over 40 ingredients of which the contents include vitamins, synthesized molecules and amino acids. These ingredients already exist within our bodies and the cream simply activates the body’s natural regenerative process to boost skin health for younger-looking skin. Augustinus Bader is one of the best skin care brands out there and although the price is relatively steep, Hollywood royalties have sworn by it.
Anti aging creams, serums, moisturizers, masks, you name it – there’s plenty of them. The next time you’re choosing an anti aging serum, make sure you check the ingredients of the product to ensure you’re purchasing a product that has anti aging properties.