Anti-Aging Ingredients: How They Help In Combatting Signs of Aging?

When you search for a particular anti-aging product in the market, almost all of them will claim and brand themselves as the best anti-aging product that can surely deliver good results. Without you knowing the different ingredients that are known and proven to be really effective to reduce the signs of aging, you might end up wasting your money.

So just before you give in to any of the marketing pitch of these products, it helps if you are at least familiar with the different ingredients that comprise a good anti-aging product. What are these ingredients and how can they help you in combatting signs of aging?

Combatting Signs of Aging


One of the visible signs of aging is that you start to notice that there are now dark spots forming on your face. These dark spots can be brought about by several factors. If you are suffering from acne, you can have dark spots. But usually, dark spots occur to those who suffer from sun damage and it also comes with old age. To lighten these dark spots that make you look old, there is one active ingredient proven to be truly effective when it comes to lessening the appearance of dark spots- Niacinamide. It is a vitamin B3 derivative. Basically, it works by preventing pigmentation from occurring. In addition, this particular ingredient also improves the skin’s production of collagen. Niacinamide also makes your skin more moisturized. That is why this ingredient is widely used among various anti-aging products. It is known to reduce inflammation.


stop-agingAnother great anti-aging ingredient that you should always look for in a product is the retinol. It is a vitamin A derivative which is considered to be a milder version of retinoids which are used to shrink wrinkles. When you take a product that contains this specific ingredient, you may have to wait for weeks in order to see the results. After weeks of waiting, you can say that it is one of the most effective ingredients that you can ever find in any anti-aging product. For one, retinol can help you prevent wrinkles. If you already have wrinkles on your face, this ingredient is proven to be effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles. In addition, retinol can also unclog pores and lighten dark spots. With this being an active ingredient in a particular anti-aging product, you can further improve the texture of your skin which can definitely make you look younger. However, in using the product, you might experience some skin irritation. As such, dermatologists highly recommend that you apply products that contain retinol at night. This is to avoid sensitivity. When you are going out, you need to apply a moisturizer that has SPF to protect your skin when in direct contact with the sun.

Hyaluronic Acid

Just because there is the word acid, it does not mean that this particular ingredient can already be dangerous and harm for the skin. Contrary to what some would think, hyaluronic acid is a good anti-aging ingredient. It works opposite as it is a humectant. This only means that it adds moisture to your skin and boost collagen production. As we age, collagen production starts to diminish. And in using anti-aging products that contain hyaluronic acid, we can increase collagen production which makes our skin look tighter and more elastic.

Choosing the Best Anti-Aging Product

These are just some of the best anti-aging ingredients that you can look out for whenever you purchase any over the counter anti-aging product. But you cannot just rely on finding any of these ingredients on the product label. It is still strongly recommended that you get to know the brand and the product as well before you finally buy. Read anti-aging product reviews and ratings from customers and experts who have already tried the product.


Author: Brooke Chaplan

"Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking and gardening. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan."

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