Hold Back The Years With The Best Anti-Ageing Ingredients
HOLD BACK THE YEARS WITH THE BEST ANTI-AGEING ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
We all dream of smooth skin, a glowing complexion, a plumped-up face and well-defined contours. Get the skinny on active anti-ageing ingredients that will do the trick with minimum fuss.
HYALURONIC ACID BOOSTS SUPPLENESS
Hyaluronic acid acts as a sponge, thanks to its amazing ability to retain moisture. The acid is already present in your skin and it holds 1,000 times its own weight in water, which is stored to plump up your face and add softness, firmness and elasticity. It's the star molecule when it comes to the fight against skin-ageing, whether you get it from an injection, cosmetic treatments or a skincare capsule.
RETINOL COUNTERACTS DEEP WRINKLES
Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A and is also found naturally in your skin. It boosts cell renewal and slows down the ageing of new cells, plus it can help rebuild collagen, resulting in plumper-looking skin. Retinol works deep in the basal layer of your skin, rather than merely sitting on the surface, which is how it activates the production of collagen.
VITAMIN C COMBATS FREE RADICALS
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, and is highly effective at neutralising free radicals that cause premature skin ageing. It also plays a vital role in boosting collagen production, which we all know is the way to giving skin a denser, firmer appearance. The ascorbic acid in vitamin C also helps the surface of the skin fight off external stress and exposure to the elements we face in everyday life.
PRO-XYLANE FIGHTS SIGNS OF AGEING
Pro-Xylane is a sugar protein whose molecules are responsible for defending the skin against water loss. It restructures the skin, layer by layer, by stimulating growth proteins in skin cells, and therefore helps combat wrinkles and sagging skin. It adds density, evens out skin tone and brightens the complexion.
RESVERATROL FIRMS THE FACE
Like all antioxidants, resveratrol – a plant compound found in the skin of red grapes – helps to fight the signs of skin ageing. It is an anti-inflammatory, boosts collagen and elastin production, and firms the skin on the chin and neck. This molecule is the queen of antioxidants.
KEEP YOUR YOUTHFUL, PLUMP COMPLEXION WITH ANTI-AGEING ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
As the years pass, our faces lose their firmness. This may result in saggy skin and hollow features. But no need to go under the surgeon's knife to plump up your face: anti-ageing active ingredients work a treat! Our aim? To keep our youthful complexions and fresh-faced look.
It's usually our cheekbones and facial contour that are first to head south. As our skin begins to sag, we can plump up our faces with two ingredients that provide a natural lift: collagen and elastin. The first is a fibrous protein that strengthens skin, whilst the second is a protein that keeps our connective tissues strong and flexible. Over the years, we produce less of both and their quality decreases. So how do I plump up my face? Anti-ageing active ingredients to the rescue!
POWERFUL ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
Opt for restorative anti-ageing treatments, designed to restructure the face. Their formulae include active ingredients that boost cell regeneration and give cell renewal a kick start: hyaluronic acid to plump up the face, Pro-Xylane > to improve elasticity and skin tone, Elasti-Flex to rebuild elastin fibres, alongside retinol to stimulate collagen production and reduce visible signs of ageing. In other words, treatments that will maintain our youthful glow!
The active ingredients in these treatments send messages to our skin cells, instructing them to multiply. Their aim? To accelerate collagen and elastin production and increase our skin's density. You'll need a bit of patience - 28 days minimum, based on the time it takes for skin to renew itself. Your skin will tone up, becoming plumper and smoother.
Article supplied & written by Marie Claire, part of Hearst Communications, Inc.