7 Anti-Ageing Ingredients for Timeless Beauty

7 Anti-Ageing Ingredients for Timeless Beauty


Anti-aging ingredients are the buzz word in the skin and cosmetic industry. Aging and its signs have been the decade's talk with innovations, new treatment discoveries, and cosmetic formulations. It seems like Anti-ageing ingredients are the flavor of the season.

Studies have shown that the aging process starts at 25 years of age as the production of Growth Hormone reduces. The visible signs of aging, on the other hand, start at 35 years of age. Studies by leading skincare companies like SK II have shown 33 days post your 35th birthday when signs of aging are visible on your face. The use of natural anti-aging ingredients has been proven to reduce the signs of aging.

The visible signs of aging are:

  • Dull skin
  • Dry skin
  • Uneven skin tone / Blotchy skin
  • Fine lines
  • Open pores
  • Thinning of Skin / Sagging of skin/li>
  • Loss of skin smoothness
  • Increased visibility of Scars

The visible signs of aging can be delayed in onset or reduced post appearance by using the best anti-aging ingredients. There has been a storm of anti-aging ingredients based products in the skincare industry. So the common question is, What are the best anti-aging ingredients that work in maintaining our skin?


1) Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid is from a group of Alpha Hydroxy acids. Glycolic Acid is naturally found in Sugarcane and belongs to natural anti-aging ingredients. Glycolic Acid dissolves dead skin cells on the skin surface, making the skin smoother. It improves skin texture and tone, increases cell turnover, hence improves the appearance of skin blemishes and open pores. This makes it one of the essential anti-aging ingredients used in most anti-aging skincare. Glycolic Acid has been used in body creams for its exfoliating properties. Studies show that regular use of Glycolic Acid can stimulate collagen production.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3583892/

Tip: Use an exfoliator with Glycolic Acid 10% once a week on your skin for 10 minutes rather than a daily cream, as using Glycolic Acid daily can make skin photosensitive.

2) Retinol

Retinol has been around for ages and is one of the most well known anti-aging ingredients. It is a Vitamin A derivative that increases cell turnover. It specifically helps to reduce dullness of skin, the appearance of open pores, and fine lines. Retinol is an active anti-aging ingredient that can penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. Hence it can also be irritating to the skin surface. Sensitive skin can get red with constant use. Tretinoin is the more potent version of Retinol and must be prescribed by a dermatologist for use.

Tip: Use Retinol at night on alternate days and ease your skin into the routine. Do not use Retinol in the day as it is photosensitive

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/wrinkles/in-depth/wrinkle-creams/art-20047463

3) Ceramides

Ceramides are natural anti-aging ingredients. They are part of the skin's natural barrier defense in the hydro-lipid membrane. Ceramides are lipids (fatty substance). Hence, they act as a sealant by keeping the skin protected by preventing the entry of harmful irritants and maintaining the skin's hydration. It is one of the best anti-aging ingredients for dry skin, eczema-prone skin, and flaky skin. Ceramides are used in creams/lotions due to its moisture sealing capability.

Tip: Use a moisturizer with Ceramide to restore the skin barrier. This can be used daily for all skin types.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12553851/

4) Peptides

Peptides are the latest discovery in anti-aging ingredients. Active agents trigger cells or signal cells for specific functions like collagen-building, anti-inflammatory, etc. Peptides are present in every cell of our body and are essential for the cells' smooth functioning. Peptides are of various types like carrier peptides, signaling peptides, hormone peptides, and various functions based on the type they have.

The most common function of peptides in skincare is for boosting collagen production. It is commonly prescribed by dermatologists to prevent collagen degeneration. Peptides are potent natural anti-aging ingredients with anti-wrinkle properties. The pure peptides cost a lot more, and hence anti-aging creams with real peptides are more expensive than others.

Tip: Peptide creams are best for sensitive skin for anti-aging. They are touted to be alternatives for Retinoids in sensitive skin.

https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/peptides-for-skin/

5) Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid is one of the most popular natural anti-aging ingredients. Any serum or gel that deals with hydration contains Hyaluronic Acid. It is a natural product in the body that depletes with aging. It is a product that is hydrophilic, which means it can attract water. Hyaluronic Acid can attract up to 1000 times its weight in water and retain moisture within the cells. It forms part of the skin's natural barrier, the hydro-lipid membrane, and is vital for maintaining the skin's health. Hyaluronic Acid hydrates the skin, plumps up the skin cells making the cell look hydrated and healthy. It helps reduce the appearance of dehydrated lines and dullness. Hyaluronic Acid is critical for skin healing, making Hyaluronic Acid one of the vital anti-aging ingredients.

Tip: For dehydrated skin, use Hyaluronic Acid in a gel form to boost skin hydration. It can also be used on closed wounds/burns to help skin heal.

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/skin-care/a25573129/hyaluronic-acid-for-skin-benefits-uses/

6) Niacinamide

Niacinamide is now the flavor of the moment amongst the anti-aging ingredients. It is a form of Vitamin B3 and is anti-inflammatory. Niacinamide calms and soothes irritated skin. It reduces skin redness, hyperpigmentation, and skin blemishes. It is one of the natural anti-aging ingredients being used in skin brightening creams these days. Niacinamide helps reduce the skin's water loss. Due to its anti-inflammatory property, Niacinamide is used in anti-aging cream, anti-acne, and rosacea creams.

Tip: Niacinamide is a safe ingredient used for pigmented and young skin for acne as a gel or a serum.

https://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/anti-aging-ingredients-skincare

7) Antioxidants

Antioxidants are free-radical fighters. This key group of anti-aging ingredients works by protecting the skin against free radical damage by external factors like pollutants, smoking, sun damage, etc. Antioxidants play a vital role in skin repair post free radical damage. Antioxidants are used in topical and as oral supplements for their protective function. Commonly Antioxidants in skincare are Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Lycopene, Glutathione, Curcumin, Grape Seed extract, Bio flavinoids, Soy extracts.

Tip: Vitamin C is one of the most recognized photoprotective and best anti-aging ingredients. When used daily in the day time, it reduces the skin damage caused by UV radiation of the Sun and boosts sunscreen activity of the surface skin. Vitamin C helps boost collagen production.

Vitamin E: It is one of the best moisturizing natural anti-aging ingredients that acts as a skin surface protective barrier and aids in skin repair functions. It is also photoprotective. Vitamin E is typically helpful for dry flaky and dull sensitive skin due to its non-irritant nature.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5605218/

Anti-aging creams are effective and proven to reduce signs of visible aging and prevent them too. The key is to start using them at the right time. There are numerous exaggerated promises of overnight effect, permanent results, and reducing many years off your face. It is essential to understand that the anti-aging ingredients help the skin by delaying the signs, but on their own can't be corrected instantly or immediately. The choice of anti-aging ingredients is many. It is unnecessary to use all at the same time but to smartly pick the critical elements required for your skin type and age. The correct application technique of the products is essential to get the best results from using the best anti-aging ingredients.

Anti-aging creams are effective and proven to reduce signs of visible aging and prevent them too. The key is to start using them at the right time. There are numerous exaggerated promises of overnight effect, permanent results, and reducing many years off your face. It is essential to understand that the anti-aging ingredients help the skin by delaying the signs, but on their own can't be corrected instantly or immediately. The choice of anti-aging ingredients is many. It is unnecessary to use all at the same time but to smartly pick the critical elements required for your skin type and age. The correct application technique of the products is essential to get the best results from using the best anti-aging ingredients.

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