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Choosing Anti Aging Moisturizer, Ingredients To Look For

Updated on July 11, 2013
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Alison is a freelance writer on health, nutrition, skincare, and pets, especially cats and dogs.


In this Hub, we are going to help you in choosing an anti aging moisturizer for your skin by explaining the key ingredients you should be looking for, what works and how it works.

Next time you are at the cosmetics counter poring over two different products, you will be able to make an informed decision and not be swayed by the fancy packaging or just end up buying the one 'on sale'!

If you want to keep your skin looking great, whatever your age, you need to be using an anti aging moisturizer. Many people do not realise that as soon as the skin is cleansed or washed, vital moisture evaporates from the skin’s surface. For this reason it is very important to use a moisturizer straight after cleansing.

These products not only help with lines and wrinkles but help to keep your skin properly hydrated and help it to retain the suppleness we take for granted in our skin when we are younger. Another benefit is that the texture of the skin improves and skin tone becomes more even.

Anti Aging Moisturizer Ingredients

Moisturizers do far more than their name suggests. Below is a brief explanation of the different components that go to make up an anti aging moisturizer and what they do to help our skin.

Humectants For Locking In Moisture All Day!

Humectants are the ingredients which help skin to stay moisturized. The work by attracting water from the atmosphere into the skin. You probably will not see the word ‘humectant’ on the labelling though, look for the commonest humectants which are:-

  • Glycerin
  • Salt
  • Hyaluronic Acid

All three of these can be found in a wide range of products, from the very cheapest, to the most expensive.

Retinol For Lines and Wrinkles

Retinol is probably best known for its ability to:-

  • Rreduce lines and wrinkles.
  • Fade the brown pigmentation commonly referred to as age spots.

Please see the video below for an advertisement of my favorite product, Roc Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream!

Emollients for Restoring Suppleness and Elasticity

Emollients are the ingredients that help to restore a more youthful suppleness and elasticity to mature or aging skin. This is especially beneficial if your skin is very dry. Look for:-

  • Grape Seed Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Jojoba

Grape seed oil has the added benefit of providing antioxidants for the skin. These naturally derived ingredients are particularly useful if your skin is very sentitive and tends to react to skin care products.

Find Out More About Shea Butter

Vitamin E For Healing and Moisturizing Skin

This ingredient has a wonderful healing and restorative action on the skin as well as its moisturizing benefits.

Vitamin B Complex For Uneven Skin Tone

This is an ingredient often found in anti aging moisturizers in combination with Vitamin E- you need it if:-

  • Your skin is mature and your want to restore a more youthful texture.
  • You have uneven skin tone or age spots as it is particularly good at evening out irregularities in skin tone that are often a problem as we grow older.

Some anti aging moisturizers are able to increase the production of collagen within the skin. This has the effect of making the skin look plumper, with fewer lines and wrinkles and generally promotes a more youthful skin, less prone to sagging and with a better appearance and texture.

New Developments in Anti Aging Skin Care

There are lots of exciting new developments in anti aging skin care. Manufacturers are producing new products all the time which contain exciting new ingredients that promise to bring even greater benefits.

It is very important that you not only choose the right type moisturizer for your skin age and type, but that you also use it regularly. Every day use over a prolonged period will provide the greatest benefits, rather than using lots of product right before an occasion where you want to look your best! If you need help with choosing the best anti aging moisturizer for your skin you will find a useful article by following the link provided.

It is certainly true that by taking the time and being disciplined in regular application of a really good product, you will have done a great deal to help reduce those lines, wrinkles and signs of aging that make us appear older on the outside than we feel on the inside!

To learn more about ingredients in anti aging products, to read product reviews and find out about other ways to improve your skin - through diet, for example, please visit my new website Anti Aging Solutions - I would love to hear your feedback and comments about developing the site further.

Meanwhile, if you have found this hub on anti aging moisturizer helpful, please use the like and share buttons to help me publicise the article and leave me your comment below, thank you!


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  • Alison Graham profile imageAUTHOR

    Alison Graham 

    7 years ago from UK

    Hi @brakel2, thank you so much fo your kind comment, you are right, there are so many different products on the market - I am glad you found the article helpful, Alison

  • brakel2 profile image

    Audrey Selig 

    7 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Hi Alison - This is an excellent hub to help keep skin young looking. You explained the different ingredients in simple language. I need to write them down, so I can remember the important ones. The market is overflowing with such products, so I really appreciate knowing about the different ingredients and how they work on the skin. Thanks for the knowledge, and take care.


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