Active ingredients for mature skin
How to deal with pigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, and dullness? With active ingredients, which boost the production of elastin and collagen! The best ingredients for mature skin are:
- Biotin. Moisturizes soothes, stimulates the regeneration of skin cells, and fights free radicals damage
- Ceramides. Contribute to skin glow, reduce dullness, and strengthen the skin’s barrier. They act as artificial lipids, which fill in the gaps that are formed by damaged or dead skin cells. As a result, the skin becomes more resistant to free radicals damage: UV rays, pollution, radiation, oxidative stress, etc.
- Coenzyme Q10. It detoxifies the skin from free radical damage and boosts the production of collagen and elastin in the dermis. Therefore, it improves the skin’s elasticity, suppleness and healthy look.
- Glycolic, hyaluronic, lactic acid. On mature skin, those acids act as brightening agents. They exfoliate the top skin layer, thus they even out the pigmentation, get rid of dull and thick skin, and make it firm and vibrant.
- Retinol. It boosts collagen production, masks wrinkles, and fine lines, yet you have to be careful when using it because it may dry the skin and cause irritation.
- Vitamin C. It penetrates deep into the skin to neutralize free radicals damage, prevent inflammation, even out the pigmentation and moisturize.
- Caffeine. Makes the skin look more energized, firm, and healthy.
Ingredients which can potentially dry the skin should be avoided because the mature skin cannot afford to become dry or dehydrated. If it does, the wrinkles will become even more visible. So, to keep the skin young-looking for longer, the following ingredients must be avoided:
- Parabens. Those preservatives negatively impact the hormone function and may cause red spots, rash, swelling, and blemishes.
- Sulfates. Strip the natural oils from the skin and cause dryness and irritation.
- Alcohols. They help the penetration of other cosmetic ingredients in the skin, but they dry the skin out and destroy its natural barrier, thus, reduce its resistance to free radicals damage.
- Perfumes. Often contain alcohols, which can be drying and irritating.
- Silicones. Block the pores and trap dirt and toxic particles inside. This way they cause uneven skin texture and visible bumps.
- Mineral oil. Extracts all moisture from the skin, leaving it flaky and cracking and irritated.