We recently highlighted 5 Innovative Anti-aging Ingredients being used in some of today’s most advanced creams and serums. Scientists, researchers, and manufacturers of skincare products are continually seeking new, non-invasive, ways to prevent and reverse the signs of aging. With a greater understanding of how these ingredients work with, and affect, the skin, we now have a plethora of exciting new products to help us look our best. Here are five more innovative ingredients and technologies that are helping create a new breed of skincare products.
Lipo-Hydroxy Acid – This is a relative of the salicylic acid molecule and is most effective on acne-prone and blemished skin by thoroughly cleaning out the pores. The lipophilic molecule is an acid that gently lifts away trapped debris and dead skin, providing an exfoliating mechanism that helps break up blackheads. Lipo-Hydroxy Acid is six times more powerful than salicylic acid for faster exfoliation, resulting in less clogged pores, less dullness and pigmentation.
Chia – This is a rich Omega-3 oil derived from the Chia seed (a species of flowering plant in the mint family). Chia seeds help hydrate and repair the skin’s barrier to reduce irritation and skin sensitivity. The seed oil feeds the skin with loads of minerals, vitamins, proteins and antioxidants to maintain better moisture, leaving the skin hydrated, soft and healthy.
Mitostime – This is a brown algae extract that energizes skin cells deep in the epidermis and assists in the skin’s natural production of collagen. Mitostime also works to keep skin hydrated by retaining water in the cells, leaving the skin rejuvenated and tone.
Roxisomes – This is a purified repair enzyme extracted from a small flowering plant native to Europe and Asia. Roxisomes repair cellular damage to skin cells and limit the amount of stress on skin cells – especially the kind of inflammatory stress that causes wrinkles. This ingredients is ideal in creams and treatments used to treat and repair sun damaged skin.
Look for these groundbreaking ingredients in your next skincare product, however, the skin is a sensitive organ, test all new products for reaction first and avoid overloading your skin with too many ingredients at once.
Resource: NewBeauty: Summer 2012