Wouldn’t it be nice if anti-aging cream could magically stop the clock on aging, and maybe even turn it back? While we all wish we could be a little more youthful, there’s no magic that can stop or reverse aging—but a little science can help you trick the mirror and feel more confident. Look for these ingredients in anti aging cream:
A vitamin A compound, this antioxidant neutralizes free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can break down skin cells, resulting in wrinkles. An anti-aging cream with this ingredient will help prevent future wrinkles.
Vitamin C is also an antioxidant. This ingredient will help protect your skin from sun damage, but make sure the cream containing vitamin C is sealed tight and protected from air and sunlight.
Hydroxy acids can come in the form of alpha-hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, or polyhydroxy acids. They are exfoliants, removing the top layer of older, dead skin and encouraging smoother, evenly colored skin to grow.
Another exfoliant, glycolic acid removes dead skin cells, reducing the effects of aging by smoothing the skin and reducing fine lines. It can also promote the production of collagen and elastin in the skin.
Green tea is an antioxidant and works against inflammation. It has been shown to reduce damage from the sun, promote healthy collagen levels, and even fight skin cancer. Anti-aging creams with green tea in the ingredients may also boost skin cell regeneration.
Peptides have been used to treat wounds and stretch marks, and they work with wrinkles as well.
An antioxidant connected to vitamin B-3, this anti-aging cream ingredient may boost skin elasticity while reducing water loss.
While you can’t fight aging forever, if you take good care of your skin it will be healthy and look great for years to come. In addition to choosing an anti-aging cream with the right ingredients, make sure to clean, moisturize, and protect your skin from the sun.