It seems like every single day, you hear a different cosmetics company claiming that they’ve found yet another "miracle cure." There are thousands of products for fine lines and wrinkles, crows’ feet, and sagging dull skin.
Each product is supposed to be better than the last, and each one is expected to be a virtual Fountain of Youth, but do any of them work? Many products and ingredients have been scientifically proven to fight the effects of aging on your face. But which ones?
How can you tell if you’re purchasing a product that will work to turn back the clock on your appearance? Or are you just falling for some genius marketing (we’ve all fallen victim at some point)?
Fortunately, with just a little bit of knowledge about skincare ingredients and how they work, you can pick out which products are the real deal and which ones to avoid.
Serums With Peptides
According to the experts at WebMD, peptides are “Small proteins that stimulate the production of collagen.” And they “Have been on the cusp of anti-aging skincare for a while.”
Collagen promotion improves your skin’s elasticity and appearance, giving you a naturally younger-looking face and complexion. How can you find serums with peptides?
Look for Matrixyl (scientifically called palmitoyl pentapeptide-3) and other peptides in your daily and nightly moisturizing serums.
A form of vitamin A, retinol, is a potent antioxidant. It’s incredibly useful in the fight against the free radicals you come in contact with every day.
Plus, it can be used in chemical peels as a deep yet gentle exfoliant that helps clear away old, dead skin cells. Exfoliating makes way for newer, younger skin and a brighter, dewier appearance.
Retinol is also a key ingredient in creams and gels used to alleviate acne and eczema breakouts symptoms. With the use of a potent retinol anti-aging cream, you’ll notice smoother, more youthful skin in no time.
As we age, we start to see more problem areas of dimpled, sagging skin. We long for the days of our youth when we had smooth, cellulite-free complexions with legs, arms, and abdomens ready for swimsuit season at any time of the year. Why does your skin lose its elasticity and develop pockets of cellulite?
As your body stops producing as much collagen as it once did, the connective tissue in your skin becomes looser and stops holding together quite as well. At the same time, with age comes new subcutaneous fat deposits.
With collagen-promoting, hydrating ingredients, firming moisturizers pack your skin with moisture and help boost your connective tissue, giving you immediate results and long-term effects, too.
During microcurrent therapy, a device is applied to your face to send weak electrical impulses through the skin that sags or is wrinkled. This effectively shocks your tissue into collagen remodeling, improving elasticity and firmness for a much more youthful appearance.
Your adult, undifferentiated stem cells work to replace older, dead, or dying cells throughout your body. Unfortunately, as you get older, these stem cells may lose their strength and potency.
They may not reproduce cellular tissue of the same quality and elasticity that they once did. However, by introducing younger (plant-derived, non-embryonic) stem cells into your facial tissue, you can effectively get a very similar cell replacement.
Rejuvenation results can be related to someone much younger than you. With these ingredients, products, and procedures, you can significantly enhance your looks.
Stem cells from natural sources and plants can help minimize wrinkles, sagging skin, and cellulite. You can love looking at the face you see in the mirror again.
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