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Do anti-aging creams work?

anti-aging creams

‘Do anti-aging creams work? It’s a common question for those who are thinking of start using anti-aging creams. If you have also the same, we want to tell you that if you choose a good one, it works. So, it only depends on your selection that your anti-aging cream will be work or not.

Anti-aging creams are formulated with many key active ingredients, there is a list of some ingredients which should be included in your anti-aging or anti-wrinkle cream. They will act on your skin in different ways to give you a more youthful look.

These ingredients are the following:

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are the ability to fight free radicals and promote skin repair and healing. Some antioxidants such as vitamin C helps in improving sun-damaged skin, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), helps in preventing moisture loss and improve skin elasticity. Other major antioxidant ‘Green tea extracts’ have anti-inflammatory properties which prevent your skin form irritation or redness and antioxidants like Vitamin E, Coenzyme, Lycopene, Q10, and grape seed extracts also preventing your skin from aging signs such as wrinkles and fine lines.

Retinoids

Retinoids, A Vitamin Compound reduces the signs of wrinkles, fine lines, and improving skin elasticity. It helps to activate the production of collagen, a key protein that keeps your skin firm and supple. Collagen is very for maintaining a younger-looking skin and when you get older, it starts losing from the skin. Retinoids encourage faster cell turnover so they act more like younger cells.

Peptides

Peptides such as pentapeptides and copper peptides are proteins that encourage the production of collagen and promote healing of the wound and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid helps in maintaining the moisture level of the skin. As you get older, your skin starts to lose moisture and make your skin dry which causes wrinkles and fine lines. Hyaluronic acid has properties for absorbing moisture and make your skin plump and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

Hydroxy Acids

Hydroxy acids, such as glycolic acid, citric acid, and salicylic acid are exfoliants that help in removing dead skin cells to allow for a newer skin layer to surface more quickly. These acids improve skin texture and make your skin brighter and smoother by reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

So, these are some ingredients that should be included in your anti-aging creams or products. If you choose the product including these ingredients, your anti-aging cream will work.

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