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What Does the Term ‘Anti-Aging Skin Products’ Really Mean?


By: Paolo Giacomoni, PhD. Posted: 12/13/2016

‘Anti-aging’ is a term that gets thrown around a lot, with a number of products to be applied on the skin, claiming their capability to erase the signs of time and provide the user with supple, youthful skin. But what do ‘anti-aging skin products’ really refer to? Here are some tips to help you select the best anti-aging creams currently available.

A Quick Explanation

Effective Anti-aging skin products should be designed to prevent and remove the molecular damage that, upon accumulating, provokes the appearance of the visible signs of aging. The damage can originate from causes as diverse as ultraviolet radiation (which provokes photo-aging) and wounds, infections, traction, cigarette smoke, psychological stress, excess alcohol etc.. that trigger an inflammatory response and end up accelerating the appearance of wrinkles, sagging, loss of elasticity, dyspigmentation (brown spots), poor texture, and erythema (redness), among others. Effective Anti-aging skin products should contain ingredients that combat these signs before they appear. The best anti-aging face regimens feature ingredients such as exfoliators, sunscreens, vitamin B3, vitamins E + C and anti-inflammatory products.

Exfoliators are featured in shedding “dead” surface cells that make the face look dull, tired, and uneven. By doing so they polish the surface and make lines and wrinkles less visible.

Products with SPF Broad Spectrum Spectrum Protection protect skin from damaging UVB and UVA rays.

Antioxidants vitamins C and E act as a synergistic couple of free radical-fighting vitamins that heal and protects skin.

Vitamin B3 is also known for its anti-aging benefits, such as stimulating energy production, helping DNA repair and boosting the immune system.

Anti-inflammatory products fight the inflammation, which is the single most effective age-accelerating mechanism.

Anti-Aging Skin Products vs. Everything Else

Other products might moisturize, but they aren’t going to provide skin with the benefits the best anti-wrinkle skin products offer. Look for products containing the right combination of anti-aging ingredients for your skin care needs to combat the signs of aging without using invasive techniques. Do your research to find the perfect anti-aging serum or cream…it is well worth reviewing the ingredients to ensure you get exactly what your skin needs to look clear, firm, and youthful.