Anti-aging serum key ingredients: Tip of the Day 5-4-22
Get yourself a good anti-aging serum now. Thank yourself in 10 years.
Dermatologist Debra Jaliman is the author of the book "Skin Rules: Trade Secrets From a Top New York Dermatologist." Dr. Jaliman says, "Anti-aging serums help turn back the hands of time and slow down the aging process by delivering essential anti-aging ingredients to combat fine lines and wrinkles". If you didn’t start your anti-aging skincare in your twenties (🙋🏽♀️), these products can still noticeably help your skin.
Skin experts say anti-aging serums are great for all skin types, but recommended starting retinol products at a low dose (.25%), especially if you have dry skin. Once you know that your skin can tolerate a low dose retinol, experts suggest gradually increasing the retinol percentage.
Harvard Medical School recommends using a serum to reduce skin concerns related to aging rather than a moisturizer or cream.
Key anti-aging ingredients:
Hyaluronic acid: Occurs naturally in the body and provides moisture.
Vitamin C: Can help protect against sun-related damage.
Retinol: Vitamin A derivative that can help reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and neck wrinkles.
Caffeine: Antioxidant known to protect skin from damage caused by free radicals — molecules that break down your collagen and cause fine lines, wrinkles and saggy skin.
Green tea: Antioxidant that fights DNA damage from UV rays and combats signs of aging.
Resveratrol: Potent antioxidant that fights against free radical damage.
Niacinamide: Potent antioxidant, related to vitamin B-3 (niacin). Helps reduce water loss in the skin and may improve skin elasticity.
Kojic acid: Derived from mushrooms. Works by inhibiting melanin production. Helps reduce discoloration and even skin tone.