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Anti-Aging and Rejuvenating Skin Care Ingredients

Frustration can come when trying to determine which products are best to protect and rejuvenate your skin. Have you ever wondered how the featured ingredients work and where they come from?

To day we will discuss a few of these ingredients and attempt to clarify their origin and skin care purpose.

1. Albumin – Forms a film that lifts wrinkles to the level of surrounding skin. Found in egg whites. As albumin, found in egg whites, dries, it shrinks and contracts the skin.

2. Birch Sap – Derived from the core of the Birch Tree, antiseptic birch sap is known for its astringent and soothing properties.

3. Ceramides – Effectively help skin retain natural moisture balance.

4. Folic Acid – A member of the vitamin B Complex which is used as a nutrient and emollient. Aids in cell formation. Found in some PH collagen lotions.

5. Gingko Biloba – Protective agent mainly used as a nutrient to guard against free radicals. Found in some moisture balance nutri-cremes.

6. Honey – A natural skin emollient which helps to soften and protect.

7. Jasmine – Naturally derived skin softening agent.

8. Lactic Acid – Extremely gentle yet effective skin freshener.

9. Marine Minerals – Assorted minerals and trace elements derived from sea that stimulate the skin and quicken metabolism. Help free trapped wastes and make skin smoother. Found in some marine masques.

10. Oatmeal – Absorbs excess oils without dehydrating the skin.

11. Pansy Extracts – Protect against Ultra Violet radiation. Found in some moisture balance nutri-cremes.

12. Retinyl Palmitate – A deep penetrating Vitamin A derivative that softens skin as it moisturizes.

13. Salflower – Extremely effective skin softener.

14. Theophyllinealginate – An Anti-cellulite agent.

15. B-Complex Vitamins – A nutrient emollient which aids in cell formation.

16. Vitamin C – Deep penetrating neutralizes free radicals. Found in some deep pore cleansing lotions.

17. Vitamin E – Protective antioxidant that guards against environmental stress. Works synergistically with Vitamin C.

18. Vitasome – All natural Liposome of Lecithin and Vitamin E. Time released Vitamin E continuously protects the natural properties of the skin. Found in some revitalizing and anti-aging cremes.

19. Witch Hazel – A natural astringent made from the leaves of Hamameies Virginiana. This extract is gently antiseptic and acts as a non-drying astringent. Mildly tightens and tones. Found in some skin toners.

20. Yarrow – Skin soother with anti-irritant characteristics.

These are only a few of the ingredients used in today’s rejuvenating and anti-aging skin care products. Ultimate skin care helps preserve natural beauty as well as bringing out natural skin qualities. We will discuss more active skin care ingredients in our next health and beauty article.