Anti-Aging Ingredients to Look for in Skin Care Products

Due to the high demand for anything that can probably reverse aging, hundreds of anti-aging products have been popping everywhere.  It seems like every beauty and skincare product available in the market is advertised to have anti-aging properties.  Why?  Because companies know that we are all in a desperate search for that fountain of youth. But behind all the gimmicks and celebrity endorsers, do these anti-aging products really work?  Some do… others, not really. Don’t just rely on what the product is advertising or who the celebrity endorser is.  Check the ingredients and do your research first.

To guide you, here’s a list of powerful anti-aging ingredients to look for the next time you visit the beauty aisle.

Retinoid and Retinol

Both Retinoid and Retinol are derivatives of Vitamin A and have the ability to increase the skin’s collagen production, reduce wrinkles, promote blood flow in the skin, fight acne and stimulate cell turn-over.  You know… all the good stuff that we need to keep a radiant and younger looking skin.

Vitamin C Ester

Vitamin C plays a very important role in one’s overall health.  Not just to boost the immune system and fight diseases, but also to keep the skin healthy. Note that Vitamin C Ester is not the same with Ascorbic Acid.  Vitamin C Ester stimulates the production of collagen, reduces the appearance of hyper pigmentation, enhances the skin’s repair process and helps the skin withstand exposure to sunlight.  This is a powerful ingredient for keeping your skin firm and bright.

Vitamin E

This powerhouse ingredient protects the skin from oxidative damage and collagen destruction that can lead to dryness, wrinkles, fine lines and sagging.  It works hand in hand with Vitamin C to strengthen the skin barrier to protect the skin from environmental factors like sun exposure.


Peptides are made up of amino acids that make specific proteins and proteins are the fundamental building blocks of the skin.  That’s why peptides have been a very popular ingredient in skin care and beauty products.  Together with other powerful anti-aging ingredients, peptides can help make your skin soft, hydrated, firm, radiant and younger-looking.

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About Toni Marie

Toni is a contributing author. In addition to writing about the Baby Boomer generation, she also likes to write about relationships and health.
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