5 Ingredients To Look For In Skin Care Products

Skin ages for both chronological and environmental reasons. Increased age and exposure to the sun's UV rays, pollution, smoking and other environmental factors causes fine lines and wrinkles to become more visible. Major contributing factors to deeper lines and wrinkles include skin that is thinner and less firm, reduced collagen and elastin, and reduced cell renewal resulting in sagging, dull, discolored and damaged skin.

1.  Vitamin A

One great ingredient to look for in a skincare product has to be Vitamin A it stimulates the dermis and increases collagen production which increases blood flow to the surface of your skin helping reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps with many skin conditions such as, acne, reducing rosacea, sunburns, eczema and to heal wounds faster. Vitamin A is a antioxidant that helps protect skin from UV rays.

2. Vitamin C

Using products that deliver powerful antioxidants like vitamin C is one way to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. When applied topically the best vitamin C skin care products will neutralize free radicals, boost the skin’s ability to produce collagen which will boost elasticity and firm up your skin, reduce discoloration and brown spots, and improve skin texture. Vitamin C also protects skin from the sun's UV rays.

3. Vitamin E

Products that contain the antioxidant Vitamin E are used to protect, repair and promote healthy skin by counteracting free radical damage done to skin from the natural progression of aging to environmental damage. Topical application can make skin look younger by reduce the depth of fine lines, wrinkles and the roughness of dry skin. Vitamin E can also help speed up cellular regeneration to heal acne and other scars. Another benefit of Vitamin E is it can help increase skin hydration that can add to a plump, youthful glow.

5 Ingredients to look for in skin care products

4. Alpha-Lipoic Acid

The antioxidant Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a very important to your skin, it's made by the body and is found in every cell of the body. Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a universal antioxidant that helps regenerate vitamins A, C, and E when they loose their ability to act as antioxidants. Products that contain Alpha-Lipoic Acid can attack free radicals and neutralize the damage being done by penetrating the free-radicals cell membrane and destroying them. Other benefits include skin rejuvenation, diminished pore size, reduction in rough skin, fine lines and wrinkles.

5. Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Alpha Hydroxy Acids are a group of 6 natural acids found in foods that work as a chemical exfoliate they are added to skin care products to decrease roughness to make your skin soft and smooth while decreasing the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles to reveal a younger more youthful complexion. It's a important ingredient because as we age it takes longer for older skin cell to slough off and new ones to reach the surface. When you exfoliate with Alpha Hydroxy Acids you remove the dead skin cells to reveal a layer of younger, smoother and rejuvenated skin cells beneath. Below is a list of the 6 different types of Alpha Hydroxy Acids different product contain different acids.
1. Citric Acid (made from oranges & lemons)
2. Glycolic Ccid (made from sugar cane)
3. Lactic Ccid (made from sour milk)
4. Malic Acid (made from apples & pears)
5. Tartaric Acid (made from grapes)
6. Mandelic Ccid (made from a certain type of almond)


Finding a quality anti-aging moisturizer with most of these ingredients will greatly improve the look and feel of your skin. Be sure to treat you neck and chest the same as your face because I'm sure most women would like a uniform look to their age.

Last but not least needs to be the sun block talk it must be worn every day, and it must block UVA and UVB rays because the sun is the primary cause of older looking skin not to mention skin cancer. Products with antioxidants that reduce damage from the sun are important, but nothing can substitute for an effective sun block.  Look for products with zinc oxide, titanium dioxide and antioxidants.

In conclusion, natural skincare products rich in antioxidants and Hydroxy Acids can greatly reduce signs of aging skin such as lines and wrinkles. A powerful sun block is an absolute necessity to protect your skin from primary causes of older-looking skin, UVA and UVB rays.