Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Anti-aging ingredient basics!

There are a myriad of factors responsible for causing lines and wrinkles: facial expressions, environmental damage, UV rays and cigarette smoking. Additionally, skin naturally loses collagen and moisture as we age, making it appear drier and more fragile.

This is where a great anti-aging product comes in. Look for the following ingredients to combat fine lines and wrinkles:

*Alpha hydroxy acids exfoliate dead skin cells and encourage new skin cells to grow.

*Ceramides protect and shield skin from environmental damage.

*Peptides are proteins that relax facial muscles to prevent new wrinkles from forming and fill in creases.

*Retinol is a type of vitamin A that helps replace damaged cells and encourages collagen growth.

*Antioxidants, including vitamin C, grape seed extract and green tea, defend the skin from free radical damage.

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