10 Powerhouse Anti-Aging Ingredients

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The ultimate guide to the best anti-aging ingredients.

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1. COLLAGEN

Collagen is a protein made up of amino acids that plays a crucial role in giving skin its structure and texture.

What It Does:

  • Plumps skin for a softer, smoother, more supple complexion
  • Helps retain natural levels of hydration
  • Protects against moisture loss

We Recommend: Caviar Night Cream, Cellufirm Drops, Collagen Moisturizer SPF 15, Elasto-Collagen Night Cream, Hydrating Moisturizer with Biocare and Hyaluronic Acid, Protein Night Cream, Revitalin Day Cream, Revitalin Night Cream, Super Collagen Mask, Vital with Collagen and Elastin, Vitamin C Serum

2. ELASTIN

Elastin is a connective tissue protein that enables skin to bounce back into its original place. It’s the support fiber found between other elements (like collagen) that helps gives skin shape and structure.

What It Does:

  • Promotes improved elasticity
  • Helps retain natural levels of hydration
  • Protects against moisture loss

We Recommend:Cellufirm Drops, Elasto-Collagen Night Cream, Vital with Collagen and Elastin

3. GREEN TEA

Best known as an antioxidant powerhouse, Green Tea boasts free radical fighting abilities in addition to anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic properties.

What It Does:

  • Neutralizes damaging free radicals
  • Helps slow, prevent, and repair aging UV damage
  • Helps prevent collagen breakdown
  • Reduces redness and inflammation

We Recommend:Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30, Peptide Renewal Serum

4. HYALURONIC ACID

Hyaluronic Acid is said to be one of the most effective humectants, highly touted for its ability to hold water at the cellular level without greasiness or irritation.

What It Does:

  • Helps visibly plump skin
  • Helps retain natural levels of hydration
  • Protects against moisture loss
  • Leaves skin soft, smooth, and supple

We Recommend:Ceramide Complex with NMF and AHA, Cream X, Hyaluronic Day Cream, Hydrating Moisturizer with Biocare and Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin A-D-E Neck Cream, Vitamin C Serum

5. NORI (ALGAE) EXTRACT

Nori Extract is a nutrient-rich marine ingredient packed with essential omega-3 fatty acids.

What It Does:

  • Helps improve overall skin tone and texture
  • Boosts firmness
  • Boosts natural lipid barrier
  • Helps prevent against moisture loss
  • Provides anti-inflammatory and anti-acne benefits

We Recommend:Peptide Renewal Cream

6. PEPTIDES

Said to be one of the most advanced in anti-aging ingredients, peptides are complex structures made of amino acid chains proven to harness the unique ability to communicate with cells. Peptides – specifically Oligopeptide-5 (Dermonectin), Palmitoyl Oligopeptide-7, and Palmitoyl Oligopeptide – penetrate deep into skin to send signals that encourage increased collagen production.

What It Does:

  • Encourages increased collagen production
  • Boosts firmness
  • Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging
  • Helps improve overall skin tone and texture

We Recommend:Corrective Complex Emulsion, Dermonectin Eye Cream, Peptide Renewal Serum, Peptide Renewal Cream

7. VITAMIN A (RETINYL PALMITATE)

Antioxidant Vitamin A is an important cell-communicating ingredient essential to overall cell function.

What It Does:

  • Neutralizes free radicals
  • Encourages collagen production
  • Supports ceramide function
  • Helps improve barrier function
  • Boosts firmness
  • Helps even out skin tone and texture

We Recommend:Caviar Night Cream, Ceramide Complex with NMF and AHA, Chamomile Night Cream, Complex Moisturizer with Vitamin E (SPF 20), Cream X, Elasto-Collagen Night Cream, Hydrating Moisturizer with Biocare and Hyaluronic Acid,, Protein Night Cream, Revitalin Day Cream, Revitalin Night Cream, Vitamin A-D-E Neck Cream

8. VITAMIN C (ASCORBIC ACID)

Vitamin C, or Ascorbic Acid, is a potent antioxidant known to neutralize aging free radicals in addition to helping reverse DNA damage as well.

What It Does:

  • Neutralizes free radicals
  • Encourages collagen production
  • Brightens complexion and combats dullness
  • Helps reduce appearance of discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles

We Recommend:Caviar Night Cream, Chamomile Night Cream, Cream X, Elasto-Collagen Night Cream, Protein Night Cream, Revitalin Day Cream, Revitalin Night Cream, Vitamin A-D-E Neck Cream, Vitamin C Serum

9. VITAMIN D

In addition to fighting against aging free radicals, Vitamin D is an antioxidant shown to help minimize sun damage from UV radiation.

What It Does:

  • Neutralizes free radicals
  • Encourages collagen production
  • Helps reduce appearance of discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles
  • Helps improve elasticity and overall skin tone

We Recommend:Caviar Night Cream, Chamomile Night Cream, Complex Moisturizer with Vitamin E (SPF 20), Cream X, Elasto-Collagen Night Cream, Hydrating Moisturizer with Biocare and Hyaluronic Acid, Protein Night Cream, Revitalin Day Cream, Revitalin Night Cream,Vitamin A-D-E Neck Cream

10. VITAMIN E (TOCOPHEROL)

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant best known for its ability to help encourage smoother, softer complexion.

What It Does:

  • Neutralizes free radicals
  • Encourages collagen production
  • Helps reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps improve elasticity and overall skin tone
  • Leaves skin soft, smooth, and supple

We Recommend:Caviar Night Cream, Ceramide Complex with NMF and AHA, Chamomile Eye Cream, Chamomile Night Cream, Complex Moisturizer with Vitamin E (SPF 20), Cream X, Dermonectin Eye Cream, Elasto-Collagen Night Cream, Protein Night Cream, Revitalin Day Cream, Revitalin Night Cream,Vitamin A-D-E Neck Cream, Vitamin E Night Cream

Author: Kimberly Yang

I hold these truths to be self-evident, that skin care is paramount, green tea is everything, and the Internet rules all (typical Gen-Y philosophy; if it wasn't 'grammed, it never happened). Also pertinent: writer, content creator, national sales director at Mario Badescu. For more about me, visit my Google+ page.

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