6 Top Anti-Aging Ingredients You Must Look For

Wouldn’t you love to get out in front of the natural process of skin aging – reversing skin discolorations, restoring firmness, reducing redness and smoothing fine lines? You can, with these six powerful anti-aging ingredients:

1. Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Beta Hydroxy Acids

AHA’s are your go-to ingredients for gently exfoliating surface layers to expose glowing, younger skin underneath. BHAs are better at gently unclogging pores if you have acne or oily skin. Both of these friendly acids can also minimize fine wrinkles and age spots. Higher concentrations may leave your skin extremely sensitive to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, causing sun burns and skin damage. Stick to concentrations around 8% or lower.

2. Hyaluronic Acid

This amazing ingredient actually draws moisture to the skin, hydrating a deeper layer called the dermis. It may even nourish collagen, part of the matrix deep in skin that keeps it firm.

3. L-ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 

This form of vitamin C nourishes collagen, the matrix deep in your skin that keeps it firm. It also supports skin’s youthful, elastic properties and soothes inflammation. The bottom line: l-ascorbic acid helps skin look fresher and act younger.

4. Niacinamide

This vitamin B3 derivative lightens discolorations, such as noticeable spots caused by acne blemishes, aging or sun exposure. Niacinamide may also help skin retain moisture and support healthy collagen.

5. Peptides

These molecules promote the production of collagen, bolstering the matrix that keeps skin looking firm and youthful. Amazing bonus: Your skin will keep doing this even after you stop using a product containing peptides, prolonging the benefits.

6. Retinol

One of the best non-prescription ingredients for refining skin texture. Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, reduces wrinkles, evens skin color and even unclogs pores. It can cause irritation; when using a product containing retinol don’t skip your moisturizer. Be sure your moisturizer or foundation protects against sun exposure, too.

About Kristals Cosmetics

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Since ancient times, precious and semi-precious stones have been used to promote healing and well-being. Kristals Cosmetics has built on these age-old traditions with leading-edge skincare research.