Ingredient spotlight for antiaging products
At Algovital Angel, we know that giving your skin the right ingredients is important for maintaining beautiful, healthy and glowing skin.
The beauty industry is filled with so many products made with numerous ingredients that it can be quite daunting and confusing for any consumer to ascertain which product is best for their skin.
When shopping you can look out for these anti-aging ingredients in the ingredients list – some you will probably recognise, the others sound straight from a chemistry class in secondary school!
These are some of the main ingredients that are designed to improve the appearance of wrinkles and firm up your skin.
It is a very popular ingredient in antiaging serums and cream and is best known for its super powers and hydration abilities. It can attract and hold up to 1000x its weight in water which is crucial to having younger-looking, supple skin. At the same time, it invigorates skin’s outer layers, so it appears softer and smoother as well as softening fine lines and wrinkles.
Acetyl Hexa Peptide
Another ingredient designed to combat and reduce the appearance of wrinkles brought on by repeated facial expressions. This ingredient stimulates collagenesis and skin reproduction and have similar effects to Botox, thus commonly known as ‘Botox in a jar’. It can temporarily get rid of wrinkles by intercepting messages from the brain, thereby preventing muscle contractions.
This ingredient may help reduce fine wrinkles around the eyes and protect the skin from sun damage. Your body produces CoQ10 naturally, but its production tends to decrease with age which can make skin cells more vulnerable to damage.
Vitamin C and E
Vitamin C and E are both powerful sources of antioxidants. It protects the skin from environmental pollutants including UV rays. Both can increase skin’s collagen making it appear plump while reducing the signs of wrinkles and fine lines.
EGF stands for epidermal growth factor. EGF is a type of naturally occurring protein found in skin cells that contributes to growth, development and healing.
In the world of beauty products, EGF is formulated to reverse the signs of aging. It works by supporting natural skin rejuvenation. It also promotes the production of natural collagen which helps the skin keep its firmness and elasticity as well as the capacity to store water and reduce water loss. The result is healthier, denser, more hydrated, younger-looking skin.
Having smooth wrinkle free skin doesn’t just come from the products you use on your skin but also what you eat. The skin is the largest organ in your body and it requires you to eat a healthy balanced diet of raw or boiled vegetables, along with plenty of fruit, nuts, oily fish and drink 8 glasses of water per day as well as maintain a regular exercise regime.