When it comes to skincare, a lot of anti-aging ingredients come and go. We’ve seen plenty making a buzz and then losing the limelight but then, there are also many that are tried-and-tested and due to their effectiveness have stayed back. All of the ingredients have their role to play and each comes with its unique set of features. So, to make your life easier, we have compiled a list of the 5 best anti-aging ingredients that are going to do wonders on your skin, and of course, you could send in french-fries as a thank you gift!
Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in our skin. It’s like a building block that keeps our skin firm. However, as we age, the natural collagen production in our body starts to break down, and hence, you see visible fine lines and wrinkles. Of course, it’s just not the age that affects the production but there are also several external factors (such as, sun exposure, lifestyle, eating habits) that can be the cause of the collagen breakdown. Not only collagen benefits the skin, but it’s super good for your hair and nails as well.
There are plenty of foods that you can incorporate into your diet to boost collagen production and also, you could even rely on collagen-building powders that will help amp up the process of building collagen in your skin.
This is one of the most popular ingredients known to hydrate your skin. This acid moisturizes your skin and makes it look plump while filling in fine lines. This ingredient is quite popular in serums, moisturizers, and night cream. So, if you notice this ingredient being present in any of your skincare products, do not think twice and buy it. It works best if you have dry skin but if that is not the case with you, we strongly recommend you add this magic ingredient to your skincare routine to keep your skin hydrated all day long.
A powerful anti-aging ingredient that helps your skin to boost the production of both collagen and elastin. It increases the skin cells turnover rate and works on softening fine lines and creasing out wrinkles. Just in case if your skin is damaged by the sun rays (which could also be the cause of aging), it would even work on that and slows down the aging of new cells. This ingredient is not something that just sits on the upper layer of the skin but it goes deep down to heal and work.
A type of AHA, Lactic acid is usually derived from milk and one of the best anti-aging ingredients that you’ll find in peels or your other skincare products. This ingredient is gentle and can make your skin as radiant as ever. The best part about this ingredient is that it doesn’t dry out your skin and keeps it moisturized. Although, it is to be noted that whenever you see any product that has lactic acid present, always cover up with the help of sunscreen as it might make your skin a little sensitive to the sun.
Vitamin C is one of the ingredients that isn’t something new – we all know about it and of course, also about its miraculous benefits. It is a powerful antioxidant that helps in neutralizing free skin radicals that can cause premature skin aging. It also makes sure that your skin fights off stress and exposure to sun rays regularly. Not just this, but this ingredient (as we have tried-and-tested) is also great to fade spots and discoloration. There are plenty of fruits that you incorporate into your diet to meet the requirements of vitamin C or rely on a number of face serums that will do the job for you.