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How to prevent wrinkles?

The formation of wrinkles is a natural process that it is impossible to avoid completely. However, it is possible to mitigate it by following this procedure:

  1. Block attacks free radicals that damage the elastin and collagen
  2. Moisturize the skin to increase its elasticity
  3. Force the cells to produce more collagen and elastin
  4. To penetrate the skin of substances which repair cellular damage (vitamins, enzymes, etc.) 
 

Which antioxidants can be applied on the skin to fight free radicals?

Vitamins A, E, C, Selenium, Beta-Carotene and Co-Enzyme Q10 are all powerful antioxidants and their positive usefulness in cosmetic products has been demonstrated.

New natural (powerful) antioxidants are constantly discovered (e.g. polyphenols) but most of them haven't been extensively studied so it is too early at this stage to recommend their use in cosmetic products.

To maintain a youthful skin long, it is recommended to apply vitamin/antioxidant creams  

Why is it important to moisturize the skin?

Pollution, cold or dry weather, fat food, and stressful lifestyles can all dehydrate the skin. Moisturizing on a regular helps improving the way the skin looks by increasing its elasticity and softness. There are two main types of moisturizing agents: Humectants help the skin to absorb and contain more water. Emollients fill in spaces between skin cells.

What are ingredients that have an effect on the hydration of the skin?

There are at least 50 different active ingredients that can hydrate the skin in an efficient manner. We consider the hyaluronic acid and the oil of argan as the best ingredients to moisturize the skin.

Cosmetics containing hyaluronic acid are they effective?

When applied on the skin hyaluronic acid works as an excellent moisturizer.

The best cosmetic creams contain micronized (broken into small fragments) hyaluronic acid which penetrates through the epidermal barrier and is kept by the dermis.

What is the difference between injectable and topical hyaluronic acid ?

Creams with hyaluronic acid have a moisturizing function while hyaluronic acid is injected as a wrinkle filler.

Whic ingredients can stimulate the production of collagen?

Some molecules have a sound scientific basis showing their stimulating effect on collagen: vitamin A, E and C, retinoids, acids Α lipoicα-hydroxy acids and growth factors (EGF) can stimulate cells to produce more collagen.

Collagen cosmetic creams are - useful in the fight against wrinkles?

Collagen molecules are too large to penetrate into the drmis through a cosmetic cream and are therefore ineffective as a dermis thickener.

What are retinoids?

Retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A that stimulate the production of collagen. Unfortunately, they cause many side effects such as redness and increased sunlight sensitivity.