Anti-Aging Skin Care:
Anti-Aging Skin Care Ingredients
After many years of research into anti-aging skin care, scientists, dermatologists and plastic surgeons have discovered that a variety of natural ingredients and vitamin extracts significantly help slow down and reverse the aging process on the skin. These ingredients are now found in many physician developed and physician recommended anti-aging skin care products.
Vitamin A (Retinol)
Topical Vitamin A has been suggested to help build collagen fibers within the skin in addition to its more superficial exfoliating property. This is the basis for its use in anti-aging skin care products, minimizing the appearance of fine wrinkle lines. Vitamin A or Retinol is the main ingredient found in TYK Young Again, M.D. Forte, DDF and SkinScience products.
Vitamin C or ascorbic acid acts as an antioxidant and is considered vital in wound healing because it aids in stabilizing collagen. When applied topically, vitamin C can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and may lessen the severity of sunburns. This healing ingredient is found in SkinCeuticals, Cellex C and Obagi anti-aging skin care products
Vitamin E is another antioxidant that shows to have anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. When applied topically, vitamin E has been shown to improve moisturization, softness and smoothness and also provides modest photo protection. Vitamin E is found in Cellex C, Exuviance and MD Forte products.
Glycolic Acid is the most active and beneficial of the Alpha-Hydroxy-Acids (AHA) in skin care and is made from sugar canes. Once inside the cell, it will trigger new formation of collagen to plump cells and the ground substances in the skin to reduce wrinkles on the skin’s surface. Glycolic Acid has been proven to be very effective in the treatment of acne as well as in cosmetic uses. Glycolic Acid is found in Gly Derm, MD Forte and Super Skin products.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)
AHAs are designed to smooth fine lines and surface wrinkles, to improve skin texture and tone, to unblock and cleanse pores, to improve oily skin or acne, and to improve skin condition in general. AHAs are the main ingredients found in MD Forte, TYK Young Again, Super Skin and SkinScience products.
Copper Peptides are the latest scientific breakthrough in skin rejuvenation and anti-aging skin care. Copper has been found to naturally firm the skin, enhance elasticity, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Copper is the main ingredient in products by Neova and Osmotics.
Green Tea Extract
Green tea’s anti-inflammatory and anti-growth qualities are found in many anti-aging skin care products designed to reduce the appearance of puffiness, wrinkles, fine lines and large pores. Green Tea is found in the Dr. Brandt skin care line, Z. Bigatti and Gly Derm products.
N-6 furfuryladenine (kinetin)
The nature-identical plant growth factor furfuryladenine retards the aging of plant cells as well as in vitro human skin fibroblasts. This natural, anti-aging skin care ingredient has been proven to reduce wrinkles and fine lines and is exclusively found in Kinerase creams and lotions. This is a proven alternative for those people with sensitive skin or people who are sensitive to products containing retinol or vitamin C.
Pal-KTTKS is an extremely effective ingredient in anti-aging skin care for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It’s found to promote a smoother, younger complexion quickly, without with out expensive and painful chemical peels, surgery or injections. This patented peptide solution is found in StriVectin-SD and Revelation by TYK.