What are the Best Anti-Aging Ingredients for you?
With the holiday season quickly approaching, we’re sure you’re wanting to look your best for all of your holiday activities. Many people might think it’s best to look for the “quick fix” products, where a particular ingredient becomes the main marketing focus since it has magical, transformative powers. But what if you were to take the time and find products that have multiple anti-aging ingredients that you can continue to use well past the holidays? Lancer Skincare prides itself on developing products using only the highest quality anti-aging ingredients—find out about some of them below:
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Glycolic Acid: Both of these acids can be categorized as keratolytic agents. Keratolytic means to remove something, and in this case, these acids act as exfoliants that remove dead and damaged cells, reduce fine lines, age spots, and acne scars. Exfoliating allows other anti-aging ingredients to penetrate faster, deeper, and more effectively because they break down the bond between the dead cells of the stratum corneum (the outer layer of the skin) and the skin beneath it. AHAs are water-soluble, and improve collagen production so skin becomes firmer. Glycolic acid is the common AHA in many skincare products, and may irritate darker skin tones. We recommend introducing AHAs gradually in order to avoid major irritation.
Vitamin C: Antioxidants save cells from environmental damage by turning free radicals into harmless compounds in order to stop them from destroying collagen, elastin, and DNA. Vitamin C is the workhorse of anti-aging ingredients because it is the most abundant antioxidant in your skin. While neutralizing free radicals, it also contributes to collagen production, resulting in plumper skin and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin E: If you’re concerned about age spots, scarring, and UV rays, Vitamin E is the antioxidant for you! Vitamin E absorbs oxidative stress from UV radiation, and protects collagen and boosts skin’s natural moisture retention.
Retinoids (Retinol, Retinyl Palmitate): Retinol is a Vitamin A derivative that promotes epidermal thickening by stimulating collagen and elastin production and decreases collagenase, the enzyme that eats up collagen. Retinoids also sweep away dull, dead cells while speeding up cell turnover and repair, which is what the Lancer Method focuses on because if skin acts young, it looks young, too.
When it comes to looking your best, look no further than Lancer Skincare. You can find many of these ingredients throughout our Lancer Method and Advanced Skincare treatments, like our Advanced C Radiance Cream with 10% Vitamin C and our Retexturizing Treatment Cream with 10% glycolic acid.
And when people ask you about your holiday glow, you can actually say you’re showing off your healthy skin, which is what the Lancer Glow is all about.