What key cosmetic ingredients to look for in anti-aging products
Have you ever noticed that advertisements of skincare products that bill themselves as anti-aging claim to cater to young women but only those aged up to their mid-40s maximum? Why is that?
It seems to imply that women who hit their 50s onwards should either go into hiding or resort to cosmetic surgery.
Still some products target older women. Here are serious skin-firming and wrinkle-repair products, especially for Asian women whose skin sag way before it wrinkles.
Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10 or ubiquinone, may protect the skin from common signs of aging, according to the website Skin Therapy Letter.
Coenzyme Q10 is found naturally in the core of cells where it is thought to improve energy and stimulate the immune system.
Around age 25, women’s natural levels of CoQ10 start declining, which causes skin-firming collagen and elastin fibers to become sluggish, notes the website Smart Skin Care.
A study published in the Biofactors journal in 1999 concluded that CoQ10 may hold off many negative effects of photoaging, or sun damage, which typically include loose or sagging skin and deep wrinkles. Try Nivea CoQ10 Plus anti-wrinkle line (Day Care SPF15, Q10 Plus Night Care; eye cream for puffiness, lines and undereye circles). Treatment is perfect for skin in the tropics as it is formulated for combination to oily skin. It is non-greasy, light, and does not clog pores.
Peptides and Retinol are a combination treatment. The former gives skin that gravity-defying boost to maintain facial contours so face looks smaller and skin tighter. Retinol exfoliates dead skin, nourishes, hydrates and regenerates skin for that youthful, even-toned glow.
Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream has the combination, It firms up the skin’s appearance even in the most sag-prone areas of the jaw line and cheeks. With its high concentration of amino peptide complex, it penetrates deep into the skin. Results have been compared to Proctor & Gamble’s iconic high end skincare line SKII. Skin acquires refined pores, firmer texture, and a bright glow. It also retains its sculpted contours.
Céleteque Restorative line has been tested by subjects aged up to 60 years old. It is designed to be used with the advanced anti-aging line. But it could substitute for the Restorative Night Cream for face and neck.
The star product is the Restorative Ultra-Lifting serum for the neck to be used before the night cream. I also apply it to my jaw line and the back of the hands to keep skin firm plump and young in those areas which give away age.
Double chin and neck cream
Try also the New Peptin Reshaping and Resculpting Care. It is potent but surprisingly reasonably priced.
New Peptin Double Chin and Neck Cream is my favorite. My double chin was restrained and my bubble cheeks seem to have contracted that people assume I lost at least 10 pounds. I simply used it twice a day for a week on my cheeks, chin and neck after cleansing and toning and I looked as if I lost five pounds on day five.
Call 0917-5599064. Visit www.newpeptin.com to check out other products that may interest you, such as eyelash-growth enhancer and lip-volume treatment.
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