Skin Care Products

By: enj

Nowadays, you can’t open a magazine or turn on the TV without seeing a smooth-faced middle-aged actress or model touting skin care products that can “reverse the clock” on aging skin. “Free radicals,” “antioxidants” and “alpha-lipoic acid” have become buzzwords in the quest for eternally radiant skin.

What are these “miracle” ingredients and how do they work? Can they actually erase wrinkles, repair sun damage, or diminish age spots?

Following some of the latest ingredients being used in skin care products that may benefit your skin. Use this information to sort through the various lotions, creams, and gels on the market. If you’re still unsure which are right for you, ask your dermatologist or consult with a skin esthetician at your local salon or beauty counter.

Antioxidants for Sun Damage and Wrinkles

Antioxidants are natural substances made up of vitamins and minerals. They have the ability to fight “free radicals” — unstable compounds that attack human cells and damage DNA. Damaged skin cells can lead to accelerated aging in the form of wrinkles, dry skin, dark circles under eyes, dull skin, and more.

The antioxidants most shown to repair damage and slow the aging process include:

  • Acai Oil
  • Alpha-Lipoic Acid
  • Caffeine
  • Retinol
  • Vitamin C

Other Popular Ingredients

  • Alpha-hydroxy Acids (AHAs)
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Green Tea Extract

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