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The 3 ingredients every anti-ageing cream MUST have!

February 1, 2017

When it comes to ageing, free-radical damage plays a huge role. Antioxidants are one of the major ways to slow the impact of free-radical damage that harms cells and hinders normal cell function. In fact, antioxidants are so important to our health and well-being, they are being studied by thousands of scientists all over the world.

When it comes to ageing of the skin, free-radical damage causes collagen and other vital skin functions to break down resulting in wrinkles and volume loss. A great skincare product, whether it comes in a liquid, gel, serum, lotion or cream, should contain a potent combination of stable antioxidants to prevent free-radical damage and keep it from harming your skin.

The main antioxidants to look out for are:

Vitamin A

This vitamin is considered the most effective anti-ageing antioxidant used in skincare and is proven to be highly effective in sufficient doses:

  • The most effective activity of vitamin A is that it normalises the skin
  • High doses of vitamin A reduces the activity of the sebaceous glands
  • Promotes the production of healthy collagen and elastin
  • Improves the natural moisturising factors of the skin
  • Increases the growth of the basal layer of the skin, thereby thickening the epidermis while compacting the horny layer
  • Influences melanin production resulting in more even distribution of melanin and less pigment formation.
  • Rejuvenates the skin

Vitamin B (Niacinamide)

An anti-ageing moisturiser is not complete without an effective dose of Vitamin B, it is one of the most gentle ingredients and has many rejuvenating effects on the skin:

  • Increases hydration and improves skin texture
  • Results in a more hydrated ‘dewy’ complexion
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines
  • Reduces pigmentation problems
  • Suppresses oil production in acne sufferers
  • Strengthens outer skin layer to hold in moisture and resist environmental stresses
  • Ideal for all skin types (also for irritated skin, dermatitis, rosacea and post treatment)

Vitamin C

There are many forms of vitamin C and all have potent antioxidant benefits that help intercept free-radical damage:

  • Helps protect against the harmful effects of ultraviolet light and improves the effectiveness of sunscreens, preventing sunburn and skin damage.
  • It is essential for the production of collagen which is responsible for skin firmness and smoothness
  • It reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Brightens the skin
  • Aids wound healing
  • Acts as an anti-inflammatory

For a variety of products that contain these ingredients, click here

For more information on skincare products, or to book in a skin analysis with one of our clinicians call 1300 88 99 35

2 Comments

  • Hi Robyne,
    Our SkinFit ABC Restore Skin Repair Serum features a potent combination of vitamins A, B, C and anti-inflammatories to combat ageing. You can find this product here: ABC Restore Skin Repair Serum. We do however recommend you come in for a proper skin analysis with one of our clinicians to asses your individual skin’s needs.

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