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With all the different skin care products at your fingertips, it can be confusing when shopping for an anti-aging moisturizer. Instead of randomly trusting magazine advertisements or television commercials that promise you’ll radiate that perfect glow just like one of their beautiful, airbrushed models, I have a more informative way to make that choice.
Read the Label Instead of Trusting Company Claims
The most helpful thing that you can do for you face is through reading the label for specific ingredients. For example, antioxidants are proven to reduce the influence of free radicals that come from exposure to the sun. Some hardworking antioxidants that you might want to look for are ingredients such as grape seed, vitamin E ( tocopherol), vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), niacinamide (vitamin B3), lycopene, green tea, pomegranate, acai, resveratrol, genistein, and coenzyme Q10. Besides protecting your skin, they can also help reduce inflammation, improve the texture to rebuilding collagen.
Look for Specific Ingredients That Seal in Skin’s Natural Moisture and Target Repair
What else that you should look for is ingredients to allow the skin to retain water to keep it moist. After all, our complexions dry out just from the sun, products, too much cleansing, illness, skin disorders to the heating or cooling in our homes. Ingredients such as ceramide, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, sodium PCA or lecithin are ones that work in much the same way as your own skin does to seal in that natural moisture.
Last, but not least are cell-communicating ingredients that specifically target the damage and kick in to repair with fresh, healthier cells. Ingredients such as retinol and peptides definitely are ones to look for.
Ingredients Are Listed in Order of Importance
Also, keep in mind that ingredients are listed as to the amount each has in the formula. Therefore, if you see an important ingredient nearly at the bottom of the list, then you’re not going to benefit much. You might want to investigate another brand that lists that ingredients higher on the list.
Another suggestion that you may not think about is checking for any expiration date. Some brands fail to stamp one on while others clearly state that for our reference. As a rule, I avoid anti-aging brands that don’t share that expiration date with me.
The Container Can Give You a Clue As to How Much Light or Air Could Enter That Could Corrupt the Formula
To keep your anti-aging product as potent as possible, you also might want to check out what the jar, tube or bottle is like before buying. A dark container keeps light out better than a clear one. In the same thought, the size of the product’s opening should be considered since the wider the opening, the more air that can get into the product to compromise the formula.