Retinol is a weaker, over the counter version of tretinoin, a prescription vitamin A derivative that is highly effective in reversing sun damage and signs of ageing. Retinol decreases fine lines, evens skin colour, improves texture, tightens pores, and stimulates blood flow and collagen production. We have dedicated a page to give you more information on Retinol please click onto the menu option above.
Hyaluronic acid isn't harsh or skin-stripping at all. In fact, it's the exact opposite – a powerful humectant (aka moisture-binding ingredient) that keeps skin plump and hydrated and, yes, young-looking.Hyaluronic acid is well known for its skin benefits, especially alleviating dry skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and speeding up wound healing.
Peptides are chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins in the skin. ... When they are in a short chain of amino acids, they are able to penetrate the top layer of our skin and send signals to our cells to let them know how to function. One important protein in our skin is collagen.
Collagen is a structural protein that holds cells together, strengthens skin, and gives it elasticity—all of which are important for a healthy, toned complexion. By boosting our skin's ability to make collagen, a Vitamin C serum helps soften existing fine lines and wrinkles—while preventing new ones from forming.
Matrixyl 3000 is an anti-ageing peptide comprised of two proteins. It is used to target a wide range of ageing signs which helps your skin look and act more youthful. To diminish the signs of ageing, it promotes the production of collagen and elastin in the under-layers of skin. ... Peptides help our cells communicate.
Argireline is made up of peptides, which are chains of amino acids that can affect how cells in the body work. When Argireline is applied to the skin, it is absorbed into the body and the cream's chemical composition causes the facial muscles to contract with less force.
The glycolic acid in snail mucin is said to help your cells produce collagen and elastin, which even out skin tone and smooth its surface. Mucin can help with hydration of the skin, but to claim that it treats wrinkles, acne scars, and other skin conditions is quite bogus.
Green tea contains a powerful antioxidant called EGCG that fights DNA damage from UV rays to prevent skin cancer. That means it's also a potent anti-ageing ingredient that combats signs of ageing when ingested or applied topically. The catechins in green tea reduce irritation, redness, and swelling.