Skin Matters

The Best Anti-Aging Ingredients

When it comes to your skin, it’s all about quality.


There are lots of skincare products with fancy anti-aging ingredients, but it’s best to look for the ones that work. Here are the seven that really matter.


1. Retinol

Dermatologists and beauty experts turn to this wonder anti-aging ingredient to fix almost everything, including fine lines, sagging skin, and age spots. It stimulates the renewal of skin cells and increases the production of collagen, the protein that’s responsible for keeping your skin firm and smooth.


2. AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids)

AHAs speed up the natural cell turnover process by dissolving dead cells that dull the top layer of skin to reveal fresh, younger skin beneath. It’s the ultimate skin-rejuvenating ingredient!


3. CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)

This strengthens skin’s barrier to help it retain moisture, keeping it dewy, and stimulates skin cells to promote faster renewal. Look for a water-based product with 20 times more concentrated CLA to visibly reduce wrinkles faster. Some products can actually do this in just seven days!


4. Glycerin

This ingredient is a known moisturizer, drawing water from the air to hydrate your skin. Products with this ingredient work best if you apply them immediately after you shower because it also locks in moisture. Tip: Its silky texture also allows it to work well as a makeup base!


5. 12HSA (Hydroxystearic Acid)

Worried about sagging and lackluster skin? This revolutionary anti-aging ingredient penetrates deeply into skin to renew skin cells to help plump them up and give your complexion a healthy-looking glow.


6. Intelligent Pro-Cell Complex

If remembering all these complicated ingredient names is too hard for you, just scan the label for Intelligent Pro-Cell Complex. This combines retinol, CLA, glycerin, 12HSA, and AHA for a more potent anti-aging fix that stimulates your skin from within and boosts its renewal power.


7. Sun protection agents

Prevention is always better than cure, and your first line of defense against skin aging is sun protection. Look for broad-spectrum formulations that provide superior, long-lasting protection from both UVA and UVB rays, making sure the SPF is anywhere between 15 to 50.

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