Antioxidants, fruit acids, retinol, omega fatty acids. It can all be in your face cream or other creams and lotions, but also in things you eat or drink or in tablet form. What do these substances actually do for your skin? Antioxidants help against the aging that free radicals can bring. Retinol is a form of vitamin A that promotes collagen production as much as it reduces the appearance of pigment spots. And Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are actually good for everything.
Antioxidants are substances that fight free radicals. Free radicals are particles released by the connection of oxygen with your skin. Free radicals aren’t just bad; they are even necessary for certain processes. Only an excess of free radicals means premature aging.
are not only found in artificial additives but also in many types of fruit. Such as strawberries, oranges, blueberries, red raspberries, blackberries, blue grapes, and plums.
Fruit acids break down the substance that holds skin cells together. That may sound negative, but fruit acids actually work as a scrub. The top layer of the skin disappears to reveal the fresh skin underneath.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that can bind moisture. That is why you often find this substance in moisturizing creams. This substance, which is also called hyaluronate, can also make your skin more even.
Nanopigments are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. These are minerals that provide protection against UV radiation.
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are good for many things. The manufacturers of creams and lotions use these fatty acids because they have a protective effect on all parts of the body. That is why these fatty acids are also popular in other forms.
Omega-3 fatty acids are said to be good at preventing cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and depression.
The omega fatty acids are also called fish oil and are also available in capsules in that form. These fatty acids are naturally found mainly in the fattier types of fish such as mackerel, herring, salmon, anchovies, and sardines.
Peptides are small proteins, or proteins, that are the building blocks for several aspects of the skin. Peptides are used in creams to stimulate the production of collagen fibers. Collagen helps with the firmness and elasticity of the skin.
Polyphenols are, in fact, antioxidants and members of the flavonoid family. You can find polyphenols naturally in fruit, especially berries, in vegetables, but also in (green) tea, beer, wine, chocolate, walnuts, and peanuts.
Retinol is a form of vitamin A that helps your skin retain moisture. This substance also helps in the production of collagen and in combating pigment spots. In short, retinol is often found in anti-aging creams.