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It is important to known exactly what is going into your skin, particularly in a modern era of toxins and chemicals. There are a number of active ingredients which have been proven to work in clinical trials, delivering fresh, healthy looking skin. Five of these ingredients are listed below.
Get Sensational Skin with These 5 Active Ingredients
1 – Retinol
Retinol is long known to be one of the most effective over the counter treatments. Retinol is derived from Vitamin A and is prescription only. It is quite potent and can irritate the skin, and it also takes a few weeks to see results. Retinol is a natural product, a Vitamin found in food and is tolerated very well in high doses.
Retinol is the only form of Vitamin A that should be looked for in skincare products. Pro-retinols are not the same as retinols; they are far weaker. Retinol does not work by exfoliation like other ingredients, but on a deeper level by affecting gene expression and by assisting in the production of collagen, a key factor to healthy, glowing skin. Dietary sources include meat, fish, and dairy.
2 – Niacinamide
Niacinamide is another Vitamin found in food, derived from the Vitamin B family. There are little side effects to the use of this Vitamin. Niacinamide is of benefit from people suffering from acne, as it works as an anti-inflammatory agent. There is also evidence that it may reduce the risk of skin cancer. Niacinamide is a derivative of Vitamin B3 and works by preventing pigmentation from rising to the surface. It is also known to increase moisture levels in the skin while also assisting in collagen production. It is found in yeast, meat, milk and green vegetables.
3 – Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
A key ingredient to look out for in any skin product. Like the other ingredients listed, it works by assisting in the production of collagen as well as helping the skin to absorb and retain more moisture. It can also assist with joint pain. HA is a lubricating, clear substance that is produced naturally by the body itself. It is one of the best skin care ingredients but is also quite expensive. It reduces wrinkles, treats wounds and sunburns, controls inflammation and helps to bring nutrients to damaged tissues.
4 – Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)
Antioxidants are good for pretty much everything, and skin care is no exception. ALA is an antioxidant found in every cell of the human body. It has the capability to exfoliate dead skin cells to reveal the fresher skin cells below. Also, it can help in the restoration of other vital skin care agents, such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
Event better, it aids in moisture retention and leaves skin looking youthful and supple. It is one of the most powerful anti-oxidants known. It is a potent anti-aging remedy due to the way it breaks down carbohydrates to metabolize energy. And it is also an anti-inflammatory.
It has every quality essential to a good skin care ingredient.
5 – Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ-10)
This enzyme is a relative newcomer to the skin care market. There is great interest in the ability of this enzyme. So, this is another natural substance similar to a Vitamin. The reason this is so popular is because of its role in ATP energy metabolism in cells, meaning there could be a link between this enzyme and true anti-aging. It is found in foods such as organ meats, fish, mackerel and some nuts. CoQ-10 is an anti-oxidant, and one of the most powerful.
The Body Ages
The body ages due to a decline in the levels of CoQ-10, which means cell regeneration declines. CoQ-10 levels are the primary marker for aging. CoQ-10 depleted skin is more prone to damage, as well as having less collagen. Long-term use has been proven to work to reduce wrinkles around the eyes. It is probably the most effective defense against skin degeneration as opposed to the best substance at for improving skin. You will be younger and more radiant from the inside out if this ingredient is taken regularly.
Essential Oil Reviews
To get truly healthy skin, essential oils are pretty essential. They are highly concentrated extracts of natural products which are proven to work and work very well. Below are essential oil reviews of three of the best essential oils
Frankincense – If you are treating aging skin, have issues with elasticity, or just need to regenerate skin cells, frankincense could be the oil for you. It can also help with pigmentation, as well as tighten and tone the skin itself.
Cypress — This oil can help repair capillary vein damage often found around the nose region. It also assists in shrinking swollen blood vessels. As an astringent, this essential oil works perfectly.
Clary Sage Oil – This is an oil with numerous benefits to skin health. Not only does it fight the signs of aging and reduces puffiness, but it also regulates the production of oil for both dry and oily skin.
Hope you enjoyed our essential oil reviews. Look out for the active ingredients listed and choose an essential oil to complement your perfect skin care protocol.
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1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? In addition, what are you still working on accepting?
I’ve accepted that I need to make the most of what I’ve been given and thank my blessings every day. I’m still learning to accept that you cannot change people unless they WANT to change.
2. What have you learn to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? What are you still working on to appreciate?
I’ve learned to appreciate the importance of being surrounded by people you can count on.
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Finding a balance between work, family and other interests has been one of my most rewarding achievements. My goals are to travel and see more of the world.
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I clean the house when I’m stressed out. My husband jokes that a messy work area usually means I’m in a good mood.
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I love my ability to find happiness in the small joys of life.