If you buy the average anti aging skin care product, you are likely to walk away with more damage than you started out with. There are some wonderful anti aging skin care products, but most of them are pretty lousy.
The big name brands rely on petrolatum, urea, artificial preservatives, synthetic vitamin E and sun-screening compounds to reduce wrinkles and sagging. None of those ingredients are beneficial, in the least. Here’s why.
Petrolatum vs. Grape Seed Oil
Petrolatum does not penetrate the skin, so it is not an effective moisturizer. To increase firmness, we need to increase the moisture content. Grape seed oil does penetrate and is very similar to human sebum. It also dries to a thin lightweight film that helps to lock in the moisture, while preventing dirt and pollutants from clogging the pores.
So, grape seed oil is the best choice for an anti aging skin care product.
Urea vs. Maracuja
The average anti aging skin care products contains urea, plant and animal waste that is the primary component of urine. They include it, because it has been used for many years to soften the skin on the bottom of the feet. It is relatively non-toxic, but it should not be used on broken skin.
Maracuja, a special Brazilian passion fruit extract, is structurally very similar to human skin. It is rich in essential fatty acids, which leave your skin feeling soft and velvety.
Maracuja is a better choice for anti aging skin care products than urea. It even sounds better.
Artificial Preservatives vs. Natural Antioxidants
I know of more than one anti aging skin care product that claims to contain antioxidants, but the truth is a little different. Artificial preservatives are technically antioxidants, but they are not the antioxidants that are important for the skin’s health. In fact, they are irritating and damaging.
The best anti aging skin care products contain a variety of natural antioxidants including natural vitamin E. The synthetic types are not as effective. Natural vitamin E also works to prevent spoilage of the other ingredients.
If you want the best anti aging skin care product, look for one that contains HEQ10. It is a patented formula that contains nano-particles of coenzyme Q10 and vitamin E. These particles can penetrate deeply repairing and preventing free radical damage.
What you need to know about sunscreens is this. They are included in anti aging skin care products, because sun damage is held responsible for an aged appearance. It is actually free radical damage caused by exposure to UV radiation from the sun and the only way to counter it is with natural antioxidants.
In addition, some of those sun-screening compounds, cause free radical damage. When you expect to be out in the sun for extended periods, use a broad range sun-block.
On a daily basis, if you use an anti aging skin care product that is rich in antioxidants and all the other ingredients we have talked about you will be rewarded with a healthier, younger looking more radiant skin.