Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Five Anti-Aging Skin Care Ingredients Worth Knowing About

Many skin care products are reported to prevent, or improve the appearance of aging skin, but not all live up to their claims. With so many products on the market how do you know you are buying something that will actually work? An understanding of skin care ingredients doesn't go astray. Let's check out five ingredients with proven anti-aging potential.

1. Peptides
Collage acts as a support system for the skin, keeping it smooth and firm. As people age, collagen production diminishes and this can cause wrinkles and saggy skin. Peptides are one of the skin care ingredients that promote increased collagen growth. They basically trick the skin into producing more collagen than it was naturally, giving aging skin a boost.

2. Retinol
Retinol is an over-the-counter version of Vitamin A. There is good evidence that this product can help increase cell turnover of the skin and therefore increase the production of collage. Many dermatologists recommend retinol, or the full strength prescription Retin-A for wrinkle prevention and to even out the skin. This product is typically designed to be used at night and washed off before exposing your skin to the sun during the day. Always wear sunscreen during the day when using retinol based products. Sally Beauty has a good range of retinol creams and serums at a good price and they often have extra promotions or offers running that can save you extra money.

3. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can help prevent and improve signs of aging by helping to protect the skin from free radicals. It is commonly used in many skin care products designed to fade pigmentation because it has a brightening effect on the skin. It can also be used to help heal marks from recent acne and is another ingredient that helps increase the production of collage. Ulta has a good range of Vitamin C products including the accliamed Vitamin C Ester by Dr. Perricone, as shown below.

4. Hyaluronic Acid
Hydrated skin looks younger than dehydrated skin because skin that is plumped up by moisture helps to conceal lines and wrinkles. Skin care ingredients that attract moisture to the skin can therefore by very beneficial to againg skin. Hyaluronic acid is one of the best moisture attracting ingredients available today. It can hold moisture at up to 1000 times its own weight. Hyaluronic acid is often combined with other ingredients on this list.

5. Ceramides
Ceramides are made from lipids and fatty molecules that are naturally produced by the body. There is some evidence that suggests that applying ceramides topically can help keep the skin hydrated and firm. They are also reported to help strengthen the walls of veins, reducing the appearance of spider veins. Many skin care products designed for women 45+ contain ceramides.

Ideally, look for products that include one or more of the ingredients listed above, in the top half of the ingredients list. This means the product contains a high percentage of that ingredient. Some products are labeled as having an ingredient but could be mostly made up of filler and an ineffective level of the active ingredient.

The SkinStore beauty website offers concise ingredients lists for the products they sell. They have a great range of anti-aging skincare, such as the Elizabeth Arden ceramide capsules, as shown above. You will often finds coupons available for this store at BluePromoCode!

By Allison Preston. Allison is an avid sports fan and an experienced writer with a passion for deals and coupons and for saving her readers money. She currently writes for leading coupon and online promo code site bluepromocode.com based in Santa Monica, California. 


  1. with my increasing age, i guess, i should take all these into consideration.

  2. Great rundown of the various skin care product ingredients. I appreciate it!


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