Fermented extract of the Kombucha mushroom is a new treatment for the face, promising to multiply the production of collagen in skin cells, which in turn will plump up the skin and generally improve its appearance. Â
Vitamin C is essential in both face creams and diet because it is necessary for the formation of collagen, the protein that gives skin its elasticity and strength. As an antioxidant it destroys harmful free radicals in the body, caused by pollution, stress and a poor diet. If unchecked, these attack the skin and lead […] Read more
Retinoids are the synthetic version of vitamin A, the first generation of which are called Retin-A, and retinol. They have been shown to have fantastic results in treating wrinkles and spotty skin, as they increase the turnover of cell growth and regenerate new skin.
As well as vitamins C and E, potassium and magnesium, kiwi fruit contains high concentrations of alpha-linolenic acid which helps retain moisture in the skin and hair. Kiwi seed oil contains more than 60% of ALAs, making it ideal for skin products.
Firming face creams are ideal for skin that has become saggy and lost its natural elasticity because the cream temporarily tightens as well as moisturizes. They usually contain hyaluronic acid to help rebuild collagen and create a firmer foundation.
To counteract potential future damage, top dermatologists recommend you look for the following antioxidants in your daily moisturizer: idebenone, ferulic acid, vitamins C and E, coenzyme Q10 and lycopene.
Long known for their effectiveness in treating damaged skin, peptides are now thought to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. They can help stimulate the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin’s upper layers, which is vital in the support structure of the skin which breaks down as we age.