5 Skin Care Ingredients u should look for in ur Products
Vitamin C (Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate) - One of the most powerful age-fighting ingredients on the market today is Vitamin C proven to act as a body guard for your skins collagen to prevent free radicals from increasing skin aging. However, not all Vitamin C is equal. Most Vitamin C products use the acid forms of Vitamin C (like Ascorbic Acid or Alpha Lipoic Acid) which is why u can feel a stinging sensation on the skin. If ur Vitamin C product starts to turn brown half way through the bottle, that's a sign that it is oxidizing and is losing its effectiveness. (Think of an apple that turns brown 20 minutes after taking a bite.) Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, which is believed to be one of the most beneficial types of Vitamin C is the one that it doesn't cause skin irritation and won't lose its ability to fight free radicals.
Peptides - A fairly new ingredient (and there are many types of peptides) but generally speaking, they are used in anti-aging products and have been shown to outperform Retinol (pro-Retinoic Acid) to smooth wrinkles and reduce the visual effects of aging without causing skin irritation. This ingredient is meant to be used long-term as the results will show with continued use. It's also ideal when used on the neck, since this is certainly an area in need of anti-aging.
Beta Glucans - It's one of the most multi-tasking ingredients used in skin care products today. Also known as a Biological Response Modifier (BRM); they help support the body's natural ability to correct itself. When applied to the skin, they have been shown to correct a variety of skin problems, including the lessening of acne breakouts, sallow skin due to smoking, and skin cells adversely affected by sun damage (lines and wrinkles). When used after laser or chemical peel procedures, it also gives a noticeably faster recovery period because of its anti-inflammatory properties.