Monday, 11 August 2014

Love the skin you're in…..

Here are some of the ingredients to look for in skincare, remembering that many of the really good ingredients have several functions
Vitamin A, C and E: are powerful antioxidants which shield your skin from oxidative damage. ( a major cause of skin aging)
Retinols: are excellent at repairing fine lines and wrinkles, improving orderly metabolism and cell communication and stimulating new collagen and elastin. However they can be irritating so you need the right ones.
Alpha and Beta Hydroxy acids (AHA, BHA): these include ascorbic acids, Salicylic acid lactic acid, glycolic acids etc great for exfoliating the skin, improving pigmentation, promoting smoothness, stimulating blood flow and improving collagen content.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3):  is a superstar newcomer which is excellent at improving pigmentation by preventing melanin uptake into skin cells. It produces both skin clarity and translucency. It is also a powerful antioxidant and improves cell to cell communication, so is very versatile. 
Co-Enzyme Q10, fantastic for cell health and metabolism but, we are still awaiting really good scientific proof that it is valuable when applied to the skin.
Growth factors: Scientifically, the biggest buzz at the moment surround’s fibroblast activating growth factors. The proper forms of these products, directly stimulate the skin to produce new collagen and elastin creating tighter, firmer skin and improving wrinkles.

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