Jennifer Anniston and Christie Brinkley are just two of the many celebrities that seem to have found the Fountain of Youth. While there are definitely genetics involved in their youthful looks, these stars also rely on some key skincare ingredients to achieve their ageless looks. Here are some of the top skincare ingredients that will help keep you looking young:
If you are serious about turning back time, you should know about retinol. Retinol is a form of vitamin A that reduces fine lines and wrinkles, by promoting the production of collagen and helping even out the skin’s pigmentation. While many products claim that you will see results within days, don’t be disappointed if it takes weeks until you see a noticeable difference. Retinol is an impressive anti-aging ingredient, but that doesn’t mean that you will see results overnight. For speedier results, consider investing in a hydrating mask containing diamond powder and vitamin A to get the best anti-aging effects.
Perhaps an unsung hero of anti-aging ingredients includes short chains of amino acids called peptides. Peptides are the building blocks of proteins and help promote the production of collagen, which makes up 75 percent of skin and gives the skin its elasticity. Peptide creams and serums help rebuild lost collagen, and two of the most important peptides for skincare include Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7. Palmitoyl Oligopeptide helps stimulate collagen production in cells, while Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 helps reduce inflammation.
This skincare ingredient helps you turn back time by inhibiting the skin’s production of an enzyme that is responsible for producing melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives your skin its color and many turn to this ingredient to help them eliminate brown discoloration of the skin.
While it has proven to be effective, this skincare ingredient has had its fair share of controversy. However, there is little reason to fear. Most of the negative reactions stem from the fact that users of hydroquinone may develop ochronosis, or a blue discoloration of the skin. Out of the millions of people who use hydroquinone, only a handful of them have developed the disorder. Discoloration can significantly age a person and, if you suffer from skin discoloration, it may be worth talking to your doctor about hydroquinone.