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Top 10 anti-aging and anti-wrinkle ingredients that really work

Updated on June 19, 2013

Natural skin care ingredients in anti-aging or anti-wrinkle creams must have a high concentration of good quality vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants. These are essential if you wish a beautiful and wrinkle free skin. Skin products make your skin soft, supple, firm and reduce the amount of fine lines and wrinkles. Most of the time people underestimate the power of natural ingredient, but usually the most effective ingredients in skin care are the most natural and safest you can wish for.

If you are unsure of the natural anti-aging ingredients that are effective for you skin, then here is a list of which are the most active skin care ingredients that nature has to offer.

Maybe you already know them all but lets make a list anyway.

1. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a very effective ingredient for skin care products, and has many benefits for the skin. It thickens the skin by improving collagen synthesis, and it works as an antioxidant in order to help reduce skin damage that can be caused by free radicals. Vitamin C effectively reduces the sensitivity of our skin against the sun, and also for the harmful UV radiation that comes with it. When you put vitamin C on the skin your gets a slightly lighter equal shade, and it reduces discolorations and age spots. Acai oil, Aloe Vera and Kelp (seaweed) are all rich in vitamin C in a good stable form.

2. Vitamin E

Vitamin E improves the natural moisturing capacity of the skin. It protects the skin from the buildup of scar tissue and age spots. Vitamin E is an essential part for the healthy skin, it protects your skin against free radicals , UV radiation, and pollution. Acai oil, Aloe Vera kelp contain vitamin C and also the importent vitamin E.

3. Vitamin A

Vitamin A stimulates the production of new collagen, to create a thicker skin layer. It allows the pores to decrease in size and reduces scares. The application of vitamin A makes your skin bright and smooth. Beeswax and Kelp are a rich source of vitamin A.

4. AHA or Alpha hydroxy acid

AHA or Alpha hydroxy acid promotes the exfoliation process and removes the old and damaged epidermis evenly, to make room for new fresh skin. Please notice that Ahas increases sensitivity when you are in the sun so its best to use it in comination with UV protective ingredients such as sun cream lotion. A rich source of Alpha Hydroxy acids are apples.


A good source for AHA
A good source for AHA


5. Omega fatty acids

These active ingredients improve our general health, appearance and hydration of the skin. A dry skin that has tear or crack can be re-hydrated with omega 6 fatty acids. Argan oil and acai oil have a high content of Omega 6. Pomegranate oil is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which fight free radicals and reduce skin aging. Meat and milk from cows that eat grass have more Omega 3 the cows that eat grain. Also eat a lot of cold water fish like mackerel, herring, salmon and anchovies.


6. Green Tea Extract

Green tea extract is rich in flavonoids and possesses powerful anti oxidants. It reduces the harmful effect caused by exposure to solar radiation, and also reduces inflammation.

7. Soy

Isoflavones have antioxidant properties present in soy. Soy protects from sunburn, dry skin and elasticity in the skin. The antioxidant properties protect even against free radical damage on isoflavones in our DNA. And they effectively reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and improve the exfolitatie of the skin.

8. Sea Buckthorn

Sea Buckthorn is a popular ingredient that is applied to all over the world to fight symptoms of rosacea and aging. It is rich in nutrients, and vitamins and is so well equipped for the fight with wrinkles and dryness of the skin.

9. moisturisers

Moisturizers are an important part of a skin care rituel. They help the skin to stay soft, smooth, and healthy. Moisturizers moisturize the skin and protect it from drying out. Always check your natural anti wrinkle or anti-aging syrups for good sources of natural moisturizers such as: Cocoa butter, Cupuacu butter, Shea butter or Murmuru butter.

10. Oil

Natural oils have a high percentage of healthy fatty acids and are a popular anti-aging ingredient in almost every natural anti aging cream or skin care product. They have proven to be an effective addition for thousands of years and help among other things at a dry or damaged skin. Which of the most powerful natural oil's in addition to a natural anti-aging or anti-wrinkle cream are: Jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, Marula oil, Coconoot oil, sunflower oil, Castor oil, olive oil, and sesame oil.


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      Nancy Owens 

      5 years ago from USA

      Thank you for providing such useful information. I like that you presented this information in such an easy-to -understand way, and that it is so well organized.


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