Anti-aging and/or skincare supplements remind me of a song “18 till I die”. Indeed, anti-aging skincare products are very popular today; and why not, who wouldn’t want to look forever young?
Speaking of anti-aging skin care products, the first thing that comes to mind is vitamin C based anti-aging skin care products. These products work by enabling the synthesis of collagen . This category of anti-aging skin care products is related to antioxidants. However, anti-aging skin care products based on vitamin C run the risk of becoming oxidized themselves (because they come into contact with air during use). Therefore, some anti-aging skin care products are based on the derivatives of vitamin C, which are more stable and cheaper. However, the effectiveness of such anti-aging skin care products is not as great as that of vitamin C-based anti-aging skin care products.
In addition to vitamin C, vitamin E and lipoic acid are also antioxidants. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant found in human blood and helps build resistance to infection. Vitamin E is also known to inhibit cancer. Lipoic acid is known to fight the signs of aging very effectively by reversing the skin damage caused by the aging process.
Phytochemicals are the other category of anti-aging skin care products. Phytochemicals are special chemicals extracted from plants. There are several phytochemicals in use today. Phytochemicals prevent certain cancers from occurring; these include prostate cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer. Hence, they find their place in anti-aging skincare products.
Some B vitamins such as B5, B6 and B12 are also used in anti-aging skin care products.
The field of anti-aging skin care products is vast and requires a lot of research. While the products currently available are effective, they still have challenges to combat. Hopefully these challenges will be resolved in time and will help us get better and cheaper anti-aging skin care products.
However, anti-aging skin care products should only be used in addition to natural skin and body care methods. Drinking plenty of water, sleeping well, exercising regularly, maintaining healthy eating habits and keeping stress at bay are essential means of slowing down the aging process. No anti-aging skincare product can really replace them.