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Which anti-aging ingredients are most effective?

Extensive research supported by scientific data is the most important factor when choosing the most effective anti-aging ingredients. Generally, ingredients that have been available for a while and have significant research backing their benefits, are the ones you should look for in your anti-aging products.

So which ingredients have been scientifically proven to be most effective in the fight against aging skin?

Retinoids – These include all derivatives of Vitamin A, most commonly retinoic acid and retinol. Studies have shown that retinoids stimulate the production of collagen and elastin and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They also encourage cell turnover leading to a smoother, more even toned skin.

Vitamin C – The only true, bioavailable form of Vitamin C is L-ascorbic acid. When applied topically, L-ascorbic acid helps encourage the production of collagen. It is also an anti-inflammatory and protects the skin against UV damage.

Antioxidants – L-ascorbic acid, Vitamin E, resveratrol, tea polyphenols are the best known antioxidants that help prevent and reverse free radical damage caused by UV exposure. Free radicals act as scavengers attacking components of the skin, such as collagen and elastin, leading to pre-mature aging of the skin. Antioxidants protect the cells against this type of damage. These antioxidants are also known as preventative ingredients.

Peptides – These are chains of amino acids. The most common ones used in skin care products are: palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, palmitoyl oligopeptide and acetyl hexapeptide. When applied topically, these peptides are able to trigger specific functions within the skin. They can stimulate collagen production, and some can inhibit repetitive movements that lead to dynamic wrinkling, such as frown lines, smile lines, crow’s feet. Peptides have been proven to be very effective in the fight against aging.

Here are our top products with proven anti-aging ingredients:

iS Clinical Super Serum Advance+ DermaQuest Peptide Mobilizer ZO Skin Health Ossential Radical Night Repair Plus
iS Clinical Super Serum Advance+
Vitamin C, Antioxidants
DermaQuest Peptide Mobilizer
ZO Skin Health Ossential Radical Night Repair Plus

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