7 Great Anti-aging Skincare Ingredients

The beauty market abounds with lotions and creams of all kinds that claim to restore to your skin refreshing youthfulness; however, the choice you make can be mind-boggling. When you walk down the beauty aisle for anti-aging skincare products, you should specifically look for certain ingredients to your utmost advantage.

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The seven ingredients we focus on here are the ones that would make a huge difference to your skin, giving you a good cover against premature aging.

1 Retinol

Retinol, an active form of vitamin A molecule, finds its place among nighttime products and has long been reckoned a miracle product for skin care. As a powerful exfoliant, it helps your skin shed dead layers, turning it young and vibrant. It increases as well the production of hyaluronic acid, naturally found in your body. It regulates cell renewal and enhances the softness and smoothness of your skin. That makes an amazing solution for dehydrated skin.

There are other benefits too. Retinol-based products firm up your skin, reverse signs of sun damage as well as environmental damage, take care of acne and lessen hyper pigmentation. Dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed away through regular application of retinol-based creams. A word of warning: products having retinol cannot be used for long, once opened. It is best to use them within two months after opening.

2 Vitamin C

Adding vitamin C to your everyday skincare gives you a range of benefits. You can rely on this key vitamin to improve your skin tone, and hydrate and shield it from the harmful effects of pollution. Another bonus is that it can effectively brighten your skin tone.
Buy vitamin C-enhanced products in opaque, airtight packs. Do not expose them to light and air that may render them inactive.

3 Vitamin E

Vitamin E is another wonder skincare ingredient commonly found in products that maintain the oil balance of your skin. It heals parched and dry skin. It lightens dark spots/scars, and fine lines around the eyes; treats sunburns and reverses premature aging of skin. Its powerful antioxidant properties help neutralize free radicals caused by ultraviolet radiation, nourishing your skin from within.

4 Niacinamide

Niacinamide, also called vitamin B3 and nicotinic acid, is one ingredient that offers multiple benefits to your skin. It improves visibly the appearance of enlarged pores, fine lines and uneven skin tone.

5 Resveratrol

Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant that boosts sun protection, when used along with sunscreen. It neutralizes free radicals and hence plays an important role in anti-aging skin care. It has antimicrobial properties too. However, pregnant women should avoid using it.

6 Ceramides

Ceramides in skincare products help to replenish the natural lipids that you lose from aging and exposure to harsh environmental factors. They fortify the natural barrier of the skin, holding its cells tight and keeping it moist.

7 Curcuminoids

Curcuminoids are the key active components of turmeric. They fight against excess melanin production when exposed to sunlight, and have a calming effect on your open pores and acne scars. Their valuable antioxidant, antibacterial and anti fungal properties help treat skin disorders such as acne and rashes.

If you feel you have not achieved the desired results from over-the-counter skincare products, it is time you looked for professional solutions from an experienced aesthetic skincare expert.