There is a seemingly endless selection of anti-aging products available on the skin care market today, each promising to help users look younger, reduce wrinkles, and prevent the signs of aging.
With the popularity of anti-aging skin care, it’s no surprise that beauty brands and skin care companies want to include them in their product lines. But before expanding your product line or starting a new anti-aging skin care brand, it’s important to learn the science behind these products—and whether they actually work.
How Do Anti-Aging Skin Care Products Work?
As we age, our skin naturally changes. Collagen and elastin, which are substances that help the skin maintain its plump, smooth, youthful appearance, start to break down as we get older, making the skin more prone to wrinkles and sagging. Factors like exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays and lifestyle habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol escalate the breakdown of collagen even further. We also start to lose vitamin A as we get older, which creates wrinkles.
Anti-aging skin care products work using certain active ingredients that help prevent or, in some cases, reverse the signs of aging. Some ingredients boost collagen production or accelerate cell turnover, while others help smooth wrinkles or seal in moisture.
With the consistent use of the right anti-aging ingredients over time, you can see significant results, slow the signs of aging, and improve the appearance of your skin.
7 Anti-Aging Skin Care Ingredients
Whether a skin care product successfully prevents the signs of aging is based on its active ingredients.
There are only a few skin care ingredients that have clinically proven anti-aging, wrinkle-reducing effects, and they all require time and consistent use before their benefits are visible in the skin.
Retinoids, a vitamin A derivative, have a wide range of anti-aging benefits, from boosting the production of collagen and increasing skin cell turnover to improving discoloration and evening out skin tone. Within the larger category of retinoids are several specific anti-aging skin care ingredients, from prescription-strength versions like tretinoin or over-the-counter types like retinol.
Retinol is a key anti-aging ingredient. It has been proven to actively reverse the signs of aging by replenishing the body with vitamin A. Anti-aging products containing retinol treat wrinkles and lead to smoother, firmer, and brighter skin. A more natural alternative to retinol is bakuchiol. This derivative not only boosts collagen production and increases cell turnover but also strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier.
Antioxidants help prevent the signs of aging by protecting the skin from UV damage, pollution, or free radicals. Additionally, antioxidants slow down the degradation of protein structures, specifically UV-related loss of collagen.
There are many different antioxidants used in anti-aging skin care, such as vitamin E, green tea extract, and resveratrol. However, the most popular anti-aging skin care antioxidant is vitamin C. Vitamin C is extremely potent and works in combination with sunscreen to protect the skin from UV damage. It also helps stimulate the production of collagen, reduces hyperpigmentation, and helps maintain the skin’s firm, youthful appearance.
3. Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid and other moisturizers keep skin looking plump, hydrated, and youthful. Since our skin loses moisture and water as we age, these moisturizers help restore the lost hydration.
Hyaluronic acid molecules can hold up to 1,000 times their weight in water, so hyaluronic acid serums and moisturizers are extremely hydrating for the skin. Hyaluronic acid also supports the construction of collagen and new cells, and it provides an immediate plumping effect.
While hyaluronic or other hydrating moisturizers work on the surface only, they are critically important to an anti-aging skin care routine. They provide quick results while supporting the long-term anti-aging benefits of other ingredients.
Sunscreen is an essential anti-aging skin care ingredient. Exposure to UV light damages the skin and increases signs of aging, but sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher protects the skin’s DNA from this damage.
Wearing sunscreen also supports the other products in your anti-aging skin care routine. Without protection from the damage caused by UV exposure, the benefits of anti-aging skin ingredients are counteracted. Sunscreen helps prevent this damage.
Peptides are the building blocks of protein and help with the production of collagen, making them effective when it comes to anti-aging. In other words, these small proteins help skin cells heal and support skin cell turnover. Peptides can also improve the skin’s moisture barrier.
Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, stops extra pigment formation in the skin by preventing the transfer of melanin between skin cells. It can not only reduce sunspots and improve acne but also reduce skin redness and prevent sallowness, which is the natural yellowing of the skin that comes with age.
Additionally, niacinamide supports the production of keratin, a type of protein that helps keep skin firm, elastic, and healthy.
7. Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)
Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) are derived naturally from fruits and milk sugars. Several acids, such as citric, glycolic, and lactic acids, are part of this category.
AHAs are commonly used as part of an anti-aging skin care routine as an exfoliant, increasing the rate of cell turnover, brightening the skin, and addressing skin conditions related to aging such as wrinkles, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation.
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