Anti-ageing ingredients to look for

Since I was in the university, I have always had to contend with acne and enlarged pores. I was able to minimise the acne and pores (although I still have flare ups) but recently as the 30s are in full swing, I noticed the first fine line on my forehead. I almost collapsed! Prior to now, I have not really been serious about using anti-ageing products because I have been tackling acne. I have had to change my skin care regimen to focus more on anti-ageing. I have therefore decided to start this series to let you know some ingredients to look out for when you want to purchase anti-ageing products.

As far as I am concerned, there is really no miracle product and many products marketed by big companies are not all that effective. Plus, there is no magic ingredient. To get the best from anti-ageing products, it’s a good idea to:

  • use a product that has several effective ingredients;
  • choose a product that has effective ingredients listed in the top 10 (preferably top 5). I always get angry when I see products that have the anti-ageing ingredient at the end of the ingredient list!

This is a list of ingredients I look out for in my anti-ageing products:

  1. Hyaluronic Acid
  2. Vitamin A (In different forms i.e retinol, retinyl palmitate, retinal, etc)
  3. Vitamin C
  4. Green tea
  5. Pomegranate
  6. Alpha hydroxy acids e.g glycolic acid
  7. Vitamin E (tocopherol)
  8. Niacinamide
  9. Resveratrol
  10. Grape seed
  11. Soy isoflavones/ extract
  12. Linoleic/ linolenic acids/ phospholipids
  13. Ceramides
  14. Caffeine
  15. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10 or ubiquinone)
  16. Peptides

ANTI-ageing skin care

About the author
Dr Fomsky

Nigerian-born Dr Fomsky is a God-lover, a wife, a mom of three, a medical doctor by day. Plus she owns a Nigerian-based online hair product store called Sizzelle.
Dr Fomsky is very passionate about hair, skin and weight management. Since she's had her babies, she's been struggling to keep her weight and her tummy down!
At night, she likes to read books, write blog posts and leave comments on other blogs. She lives in Alberta, Canada and is also the author of Solving your relaxed hair breakage book .
LAST RELAXER DAY: December 15th, 2016
BIG CHOP: January 14th, 2017
Natural Hair, Unknown Porosity, Fine Hair strands, Low to Moderate Density

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