Add these 5 ingredients to your anti aging treatments, and you can easily and safely start to create younger skin, and take up to ten years off your appearance. Here are 5 things to look for in your active skincare, but remember, you want to find them near the top of the ingredient list. (Listed after fragrance and preservatives, and the concentrations will be so small, they won’t make a difference to your skin.)
Peptides work by stimulating the skin’s structure to produce collagen. In the case of Argireline, limits the ability of neurotransmitters to produce movement, reducing dynamic lines (topical botox). Other peptides are powerful healing agents. Togethor they produce a powerful anti aging benefit for skin of any age. Bothered by “pitted” acne scarring? peptides are wonderful for softening and reducing the appearance of these types of scars.
Alpha hydroxy acids may sound scary, but they do everything from smoothe wrinkles, control breakouts, even out skin tone and gently encourage cellular turnover for a glowing complexion. Today gentle formulations exist that are suitable for most skin types. Great for exfoliating everything from one’s face, to arms and back.
- Encapsulated Retinol
Derived from vitamin A, this powerful anti aging ingredient encourages cellular turnover for a fresh young appearance. Over time, it evens out skin tone, reducing sun damage. The retinal molecule is small enough to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate collagen for a plumping effect. We suggestencapsulated retinol, as this process helps maintain the potency of the retinol, while slowly releasing it over time, to avoid irritating the skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid
Think thousands of tiny sponges. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in our skin (and bodies) but diminishes with age. Each molecule of Hyaluronic acid, is capable of holding 1000 times its mass in moisture. When introduced to the skin, hyaluronic pulls moisture from the air, as well as from the deeper layers of the skin, plumping out fine lines and wrinkles. A great way to instantly take a few years off one’s appearance.
By protecting the skin from free radical damage associated with sun exposure (UV damage), pollution and stress, antioxidants keep the skin younger longer. This reduces the formation of lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and loss of collagen. A must for those that want to be preventative in their anti aging program.
I know we said 5 secret ingredients, but this list wouldn’t be complete without listing the number one preventative anti-aging skin care product……
A physical barrier of titanium and zinc, protects skin from the damaging effects of UV rays. Even on cloudy days, UV damage degrades our skin’s collagen, and creates unsightly pigmentation changes. The result? We look older than we are. Always wear a physical sunblock if you want to age well. If you use a chemical sunscreen (on it’s own or in your moisturizer) keep in mind you should give it 30 minutes prior to going out so the product can become effective.
Visit our office at 587 Johnson st in Victoria Canada to find out more about active and results oriented skin care options, for your best skin ever!