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The Most Effective Anti-Aging Ingredients and How to Find Them

Here are the 3 must-have anti-aging ingredients.

Hydroxy Acids – For Rejuvenating Dull Skin

All hydroxy acids such as alpha hydroxy, beta hydroxy, glycolic, lactic acid can help you get rid of dead cells of your skin and make it live and fresh. These acids can also help in removing dark spots from your skin.

How to find them:

Hydroxy acids can be found in facial toners, peels and face washers.

How to use them:

Since acids can be very irritating for the skin, it is recommended to use these products one or twice a week.

Vitamin C – For Uneven Skin and Blemishes

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, which can help you lighten up your skin, fade dark spots and even out your skin tone. It can also help combat wrinkles, since it fights against free radicals.

How to find it:

Vitamin C can be found in serums.

How to use it:

It’s best to use it in the morning before exposing your skin to the UV light, car exhaust, and pollution. Apply the serum under your daily sunscreen or moisturizer to protect your skin.

Retinoids and Retinol – For Wrinkles

Retinol, also known as vitamin A1, and retinoids, which are vitamin A derivatives can help unclog pores, boost collagen to reduce fine lines, and speed cell turnover to even out skin discoloration. They can also smooth out fine wrinkles and clear up acne by reducing oil production.

How to find them:

Retinols and retinoids can be found in night creams or products, since UV light can make them less effective. They’re often mixed with hydrating and soothing ingredients like hyaluronic acid to neutralize any irritation.

How to use them:

Retinoids are typically prescribed by dermatologist for use. Both substances are irritating, that’s why it’s important to use them in moderation.