In the expanding and fascinating sea of anti-aging products, it’s absolutely an overwhelming task to know which ingredients are right for us. When to use them? How? In what order? …and forget about reading that lengthy ingredients list with tiny ophthalmologist-test size print!  Besides, who walks around with a magnifying glass trying to decipher super long words we don’t even know what they are or what they do?  It can be completely confusing.  And what do you do?  You end up doing what we all always do.  We go back to same basics for a possible cure-all and when they don’t work, the cycle starts again.  We might as well go blindfolded looking for skin care. 

 

There are some “All-Star” ingredients that you should be looking for in your skin care if you want to see some amazing results.  Below we break it down so you can become your very own ingredient detective.

 

 

Argireline

Argireline has seriously taken the beauty world by storm in the fight against wrinkles!  This peptide works on the skin by avoiding muscle contraction to prevent the formation of lines or soften existing ones.  It is one of the latest generations in the skin care technology used in products specifically for the eyes or forehead.  You must be consistent and apply it daily to see the results you’re looking for, since besides relaxing the nerves around the area you’re treating, it’s also an excellent skin moisturizer.  Argireline has many advantages, such as being hypo allergenic, non-aggressive, low toxicity level, and can be used on any area of the skin.  Available in our Moisture Intensiv Restorative Crème.

                   

 

Sphingolipids

These are long chain lipids that act as skin-repairing ingredients for deep, long-lasting moisturization and defense.  Basically they are a group of beneficial fatty acid components particularly arranged in a way that makes them constructive to the skin. They are wonderful at epidermal regeneration and restoration.  Unfortunately, substantial skin changes happen in our complexion that cause a decline in its protective and renewal capacity.   These lipids are great at communicating between the cells of a particular skin layer and also capable of cross communication between different layers.  This means they can improve the look and condition of multiple layers at the same time. Available in our Oxygen Moisturizing Serum.

                

 

Alpha Lipoic Acids

These are some of the most powerful antioxidants in the area of anti-aging and anti-inflammatory ingredients.  Alpha Lipoic Acids (ALA’s) are compounds that occur naturally in the body and that neutralize any injury caused by free radicals.  ALA is also soluble in both water and lipids (fats) which makes it ideal for being absorbed easily through the different skin layers as well as fighting free radicals in and out of cell membranes.  ALA’s are 400 times stronger than vitamins E and C when it comes to antioxidant strength.  Available in our Moisture Activ Gel-Crème.

                               

 

DMAE

DMAE or dimethylaminoethanol is a primary alcohol and its role in skin care has gained much popularity due to its powerful anti-inflammatory benefits.  DMAE is an ancestor to acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that makes muscles tighten under the skin.  Thus, it can assist in keeping muscle tone as we age while preventing wrinkles.  Also, it can help maintain skin firmness as we age, helping to avoid both skin dropping and flaccidity.  Studies have found that what makes us look aged is not just wrinkles but mostly the loss in the anatomical position and the underlying face muscles.  DMAE improves skin elasticity, luminosity, and tone.  It also contributes to making face muscles elongated and relaxed for increased firmness.  Available in our Moisture Activ Gel-Crème.

 

 

Hyaluronic Acid

This is one hot and popular skincare ingredient designed to plump and hydrate aging skin.  Hyaluronic acid became very popular through the great results achieved via injectables in the form of fillers.  But it has also gained widespread fame applied topically on the skin using advanced anti-aging treatments and products.  Many people prefer to use Hyaluronic Acid in topical form because it’s less aggressive than injections, don’t require down time, and have a more natural look on the skin.  The acid also has an added benefit for long term results because as you continue to apply it, it stimulates de production of elastin and collagen within the skin.  The more you use, the more your body produces this by itself.  The better your skin looks, the better you feel.  ASAP, where do we sign up?    Available in our Hydra-Gel Masques.

 

There you go ladies!  No more using products with the same old ingredients with no effects.  Become diligent about looking for products with these babies and your skin care routine will pack a serious punch when it comes to results.  In the meantime, we’ll be on the lookout… with our magnifying glass… for the next revolutionary ingredients that you should know about in the future.  

 

Be smart. Stay informed. Live beautiful.

 

WS