Wrinkles & elasticity loss

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All people, if they are privileged to live long enough, experience a so called “intrinsic” skin aging. It shows in lines and wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, less firm facial contours. As of now, it cannot be stopped and is a natural consequence of living a long life.

At the same time, some factors can cause the signs of aging to show on your skin earlier than the “biological clock” would dictate. The most destructive and aging out of these skin villains, beyond a doubt, is sunlight. Not only does it make lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness happen earlier, it also can lead to uneven skin tone (aka age spots also known as liver spots or sun spots) and rough, leathery texture.

The skin villains accelerate the aging process in many different ways. The most impactful of them is through allowing free radicals damage the DNA of our skin cells (and sunlight does most of the harm here). As you can imagine, this causes all kinds of disruptions in skin functioning (for example, a decrease collagen production) and can lead to skin cancer.

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Malinalina
5 days ago

I have no clue what to use because there is so many to choose from!! Please help

I really want to add the best products, I really am not informed on anything facial please help me reform a routine!

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Dead Sea Minerals & Vitamin C Complex Toning Skin Serum Dead Sea Minerals & Vitamin C Complex Toning Skin Serum
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Dead Sea Minerals & Vitamin C Complex Toning Skin Serum Dead Sea Minerals & Vitamin C Complex Toning Skin Serum
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Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm
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Malinalina
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I need new routine fast.

Please help!! I'm 27 and need a better skin care routine. Best products for dry skin and dark spots I have been tanning for years.

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Dot
2 weeks ago

I use prescription retinol but how to you add. Use for 3 nights then use the lactic acid

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All About Clean™ Foaming Facial Soap All About Clean™ Foaming Facial Soap
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Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres
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Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
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Ceramide Lift and Firm Day Cream SPF30 Ceramide Lift and Firm Day Cream SPF30
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Age-Repair Eye Cream: Tetra-Peptide, Centella Age-Repair Eye Cream: Tetra-Peptide, Centella
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All About Clean™ Foaming Facial Soap All About Clean™ Foaming Facial Soap
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Age-Repair Eye Cream: Tetra-Peptide, Centella Age-Repair Eye Cream: Tetra-Peptide, Centella
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Lactic Acid 10% + HA Lactic Acid 10% + HA
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PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion for Nighttime Use Ultra Lightweight Night Cream PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion for Nighttime Use Ultra Lightweight Night Cream
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2 months ago

Am I getting the best anti ageing?

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C-Rush™ Brightening Gel Crème C-Rush™ Brightening Gel Crème
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Australian Emu Apple Dreamy Glow Drops Australian Emu Apple Dreamy Glow Drops
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Extreme SPF50+ by Ultrasun Extreme SPF50+ by Ultrasun
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Tasmanian Water Splash Serum Tasmanian Water Splash Serum
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Tasmanian Spring Water - Hydration Boost Cream Tasmanian Spring Water - Hydration Boost Cream
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Micellar Water Facial Cleanser and Makeup Remover for Sensitive Skin Micellar Water Facial Cleanser and Makeup Remover for Sensitive Skin
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Instant Boost Skin Tonic Bottle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Bottle
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Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask Deluxe Travel-Size Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask Deluxe Travel-Size
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Best ingredients for anti aging

NIACINAMIDE


Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Reduces irritation
  • Reduces redness
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibacterial
Irritancy risk
LOW

Appears on 3 avoid lists
Included in 1002 skincare routines

Summary

Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture

GLYCOLIC ACID


Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
Irritancy risk
HIGH

Appears on 3 avoid lists
Included in 389 skincare routines

Summary

An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid

ASCORBIC ACID

Other name: Vitamin C

Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
Irritancy risk
HIGH

Appears on 3 avoid lists
Included in 366 skincare routines

Summary

The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging

RETINOL

Other name: Retinoid, derivative of vitamin A

Works for
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • Mattifying
  • Sun protection
Irritancy risk
HIGH

Appears on 5 avoid lists
Included in 321 skincare routines

Summary

Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating

GLUCONOLACTONE


Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-blemish
Irritancy risk
MEDIUM

Appears on 0 avoid lists
Included in 224 skincare routines

Summary

A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals

TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE


Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
Irritancy risk
MEDIUM

Appears on 0 avoid lists
Included in 212 skincare routines

Summary

Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.

PALMITOYL HEXAPEPTIDE-12


Works for
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
Irritancy risk
LOW

Appears on 0 avoid lists
Included in 99 skincare routines

Summary

A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles

BAKUCHIOL


Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
Irritancy risk
MEDIUM

Appears on 2 avoid lists
Included in 96 skincare routines

Summary

A plant extract that is, though different in chemical structure, acts similar to retinoids. First studies show that it can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone, reduce clogged pores and blemishes, and reduce inflammation. There is no conclusive evidence that bakuchiol is as effective as retinol however. The study that directly compared retinol with bakuchiol used bakuchiol applied twice daily compared to once per day for the retinol. According to this study, bakuchiol is less irritating than retinol. Bakuchiol is extracted from seeds of Babchi plant. Other parts of the plant contain coumarins that could cause allergic and irritant reactions. These compounds should be removed in the extraction process when bakuchiol is produced, but it is a good idea to be cautious and stay away from products that include the Babchi plant extracts other than purified bakuchiol to avoid irritation

ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE


Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Exfoliation
Irritancy risk
LOW

Appears on 0 avoid lists
Included in 96 skincare routines

Summary

An effective moisturizing ingredient that also has been shown to be effective in evening out the skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help somewhat reduce wrinkles in skin

HYDROXYPINACOLONE RETINOATE


Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Exfoliation
Irritancy risk
HIGH

Appears on 1 avoid lists
Included in 92 skincare routines

Summary

A derivative of the most potent form of vitamin A, retinoic acid. The ingredient can be sold under name Granactive Retinoid. Note that if a skincare brand discloses the concentration of Granactive Retinoid in a product, the concentration refers to a diluted form of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate: 1% of Granactive Retinoid corresponds to 0.1% of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate. Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR) is a unique derivative of retinoic acid because it can directly work in the skin and does not require additional conversion steps. According to studies done by the manufacturer on models of human skin (not real people), this derivative is more effective than other cosmetic versions of retinoids (such as retinol, retinaldehyde, and retinyl palmitate), and, at the same time, causes less irritation. It has been also demonstrated to be more stable than retinol which makes formulating with easier and increases the chances that a product with it will maintain its effectiveness after opening. The packaging should still ideally be air-tight. HPR is available over the counter in the EU, UK, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, but is only with a prescription in Canada.

Best products for anti aging

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
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KEY INGREDIENTS
  • azelaic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • bakuchiol
  • niacinamide
  • azelaic acid
  • bakuchiol
  • hydroxypinacolone retinoate
  • allantoin
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • glycerin
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  • squalane
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • allantoin
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • glycerin
  • kaolin
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • gluconolactone
  • gluconolactone
  • lactic acid
  • caprooyl phytosphingosine
  • caprooyl sphingosine
  • ceramide ap
  • ceramide eop
  • ceramide eos
  • ceramide np
  • ceramide ns
  • arginine
  • beta-glucan
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cholesterol
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • lactobacillus ferment
  • pullulan
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • silica
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • +20 more
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • lactic acid
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • algae extract
  • arginine
  • bisabolol
  • caffeine
  • cetyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • gelidiella acerosa extract
  • hypnea musciformis extract
  • kaolin
  • laminaria saccharina extract
  • molasses extract
  • peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone
  • phospholipids
  • polysilicone-11
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • sea whip extract
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • sucrose
  • trehalose
  • triticum vulgare germ extract
  • zinc pca
  • +25 more
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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • panthenol
  • centella asiatica extract
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • +2 more
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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • benzophenone-4
  • glycerin
  • hamamelis virginiana extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • trehalose
  • +3 more
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • lactic acid
  • panthenol
  • glycerin
  • sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer
  • tartaric acid
  • +4 more
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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • glycerin
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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl palmitate
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • kaolin
  • lactobacillus ferment
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • +4 more
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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • panthenol
  • carnosine
  • glycerin
  • hydrated silica
  • +2 more
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