The anti-aging ingredients
glossary on the active agents found in facial rejuvenation treatments
provides you with the guidance you need
to select the most effective
combination of skin rejuvenation products.
the clinically proven
active anti-aging ingredients
into your own skin care regimen will help you to achieve the greatest
success and produce the best results.
Use what works!
When you review the facial rejuvenation
treatment fact sheet, focus
first and foremost on the anti-aging ingredients that have been clinically
proven to be effective.
Look for these ingredients to ensure that what you are buying
will produce results.
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is clinically proven to be effective and found as a common
ingredient in many skin rejuvenation products. Its major
benefits are found to be healing properties, skin repair, regeneration
of skin cells, anti-inflammatory characteristics, and the ability to
smooth the surface of the skin.
Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHA):
Acids (AHA) are among the few anti-aging treatments that have
been repeatedly clinically proven highly effective.
The AHA's include glycolic
acid found in products like Abkit's
AHA/BHA 12% Glycolic Treatment, lactic
acid, and citric
AHA's are primarily exfoliants, but they also
stimulate skin repair, increase collagen production, increase skin
thickness, improve elasticity, are an effective acne treatment, improve
skin texture, improve skin tone and decrease enlarged pores.
Alpha Lipoic Acid:
Preliminary anti-aging treatment studies on alpha
lipoic acid indicate a great deal of promise as an
effective antioxidant which can repair sun damaged skin,
provide protection to the skin, diminish fine lines and wrinkles,
improve skin tone, and decrease large pores. Included as an active
ingredient in many combination moisturizing products.
Beta Hydroxy Acids
Proven clinically as effective as the AHA's, beta
hydroxy salicylic acid or BHA is an exfoliant that also
improves skin texture, tone and acne. It is generally considered to be
an alternative to AHA, and particularly beneficial for oily
skin types. For an effective product, look for concentrations
1 % to 2 % like Reviva
Labs Beta-Hydroxy Acid 2%.
Promising preliminary research indicates Co-Q10
is an effective antioxidant that repairs sun
damaged skin, energizes new cell growth, possess firming properties,
and smooths skin. CoQ-10 is extremely reasonably priced, like Avalon's
Co-Q10 Wrinkle Defense Cream or Serum and products from the
Nivea line which are readily available at most larger retail
Promising preliminary research on collagen
indicates increased skin hydration, firming and
plumping properties while improving fine lines and wrinkles. A word of
caution, formulations need to be very specific in order to allow for
adequate absorption into the skin.
Promising preliminary research demonstrates
qualities that include firming properties, enhances the skin's
protective ability, an antioxidant, healing properties, stimulates
collagen formation, improves the skin's elasticity, and promotes
elastin production. The Neova
line is a particular favorite, and Neutrogena has
also begun to produce a line of Copper Peptide products.
Be careful not to layer with Vitamin C anti-aging
you will neutralize the effects of both treatments. Schedule each skin
rejuvenation treatment at different times of the day.
Not clinically proven effective as a topical cream although it is
believed to improve skin texture. This is a growth hormone
which is typically taken as a nutritional supplement.
anti-aging treatment studies on DMAE
have not been extensive,
the results demonstrate positive rejuvenating effects
in skin firming properties, the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles,
improving moisture content, and in improving sagging skin.