Wednesday, March 25, 2009

How To Choose An Anti-aging Skin Care Product

How To Choose An Anti-aging Skin Care Product

If you are like me, you probably get bewildered by the wide variety of choices out there when it comes to choosing an anti aging skin care product. The market is flooded with products offering to turn back the clock for you. How does one go about looking for what really works? Let's find out.

You need to do a little research about the product you may be thinking of buying. Now don't let that scare you. Just open up Google and type in the name of the product, and you can find out the ingredients inside it. Since all these products are chemical substances, the law requires them to have a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). The MSDS will list out all the ingredients the anti aging skin care product contains.

Many of the anti aging skin care products list Collagen as an ingredient, apart from other substances. Collagen is a protein and is the main component of our skin. It makes our skin firm and gives it an elastic nature. So when you pull your skin a bit and release it, it gains its original shape. This is what makes our skin look smooth and beautiful.

As our bodies get older the amount of collagen in our skin tends to decrease, and it begins to sag in places. This is what the anti aging skin care products target by including Collagen as an ingredient.

The truth however, is, applying Collagen topically through a cream is not going to give you any benefit whatsoever. This is because the size of the Collagen molecules is too big to penetrate the skin and get absorbed. What you need is a product that stimulates the production of Collagen inside the body.

What Does Work

Antioxidants help fight against free radicals in the body and help in reducing the signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin E is a powerful natural antioxidant.

Another important antioxidant found in natural products is Nanobelle coenzymeQ10, or CoQ10. CoQ10 is used in a wide variety of treatments and in many different forms. For skin care its naturally derived nano lipid form is the most useful. In this form, it can be absorbed by the skin easily.

Keratin, another protein found in our body, is also used in anti aging products to stimulate Collagen regeneration. You need to check the product to make sure it contains such useful, effective ingredients.

Now that you are armed with this information, you can make an informed decision on which anti aging skin care product to buy and regain your youthful, soft, supple skin.

By: Frank Langella
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