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Top Anti-Aging Skin Care Ingredients for 2015 – Vine Vera Reviews

Youth, and the importance of it, is an everyday all-day presence in our lives. From glossy magazine ads to the impossibly wrinkle-free skin of actors and actresses, we are constantly bombarded with images of perfect, glowing, youthful skin. And of course, much of the time the message is heard loud and clear and we seek out our own potions, pills and powders that promise us eternal youth. While we all know that we can’t turn back time and there isn’t a fountain of youth for us to bathe in, there are skin care ingredients that can dramatically help aging skin look, and feel more youthful. Vine Vera has rounded up the top anti-aging skin care ingredients for 2015 for you to check out.

Woman taking a bath with milk in a spa.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)
AHAs are a common ingredient among cosmetic products and there is a good reason for this. AHAs work best for people with normal to dry skin and these chemical compounds help to bind moisture, increase collagen production and improve the overall texture of skin. The most frequently used AHAs for cosmetic purposes are:

AHAs are also used in cosmetic or dermatology offices for chemical peels. When used in proper concentrations, there are often very few side effects. However, it is important to note that a chemical peel, administered by a dermatologist, that has the desired level of alpha hydroxy acids will result in severe side effects such as blisters, burning or discoloration. The good news is that these side effects are temporary and typically disappear within 24 to 48 hours.

Woman shocked to see acne on her cheeks in the mirror.

Beta hydroxy acids (BHAs)
Beta hydroxy acid is an organic compound that is best suited for those with combination to oily skin types. This compound is closely related to alpha hydroxy acids:  they are separated  by one carbon atom. Beta hydroxy acids for cosmetic purposes refer to salicylic acid, which is most commonly used to treat acne.

Woman scratching her arm because of eczema.

Fulvic Acid
Fulvic acid not only helps hydrate the skin (skin becomes less able to hold moisture the older we get) but it also is an anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. This skin care ingredient already has a great reputation in Australia and is used to treat skin conditions such as skin dryness, redness and inflammation, psoriasis and eczema. One of the most exciting properties of fulvic acid is that it is an incredibly potent free-radical destroyer, which can help with signs of aging.

Diagram of a Vitamin A molecule

Stabilized Retinoids
Retinoids have been used for their anti-aging benefits for years. There are decades of clinical research that document their effectiveness as an anti-aging powerhouse. Retinoids help increase cell turnover to help fight wrinkles and smooth the appearance of the skin, fade sun spots or discoloration and build collagen. The stabiliztion of ingredients in skincare is important because it helps the ingredients to last significantly longer. Thus, stabilized retinoids last longer in their particular skin care formulation meaning that you receive the benefits for a longer period of time.

These skin care ingredients are being touted by experts for their ability to help reduce the visible signs of aging as well as other skin imperfections. Other things that you can do to help the appearance of your skin include adopting a healthier diet, exercise regularly and drink more water. Skin care continues to advance and provide better results in the way of anti-aging and at a faster rate. Make use of the skin care ingredients that benefit your skin type to begin seeing younger, more supple looking skin.

The Lowdown on Anti-Aging Ingredients – Vine Vera Reviews

Woman posing with popular anti-aging fruits for the skin. Anti-aging products such as creams and lotions line the shelves in most drug stores and many beauty stores alike. They’ve become somewhat of a craze, with people taking stock in their beauty and skin care regimes now more than ever before. With so many products which lay claim to the fountain of youth, there is really not enough evidence to state for absolute certain that the products actually work. While some products fare better than others in scientific testing, others don’t uphold their claims so well. Many of the essential ingredients found within these products, however, are used in different dilutions, which could in part play a large role in the overall outcome of a product and its outcome. Anti-Aging products have become a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide. It’s apparent that people everywhere want to regain their youthful appearance, and that looking their very best is extremely important to them. Vine Vera wants to take a look at the various components that make up anti-aging, what they do, and how and why they are utilized within anti-aging products. Ingredients Typically Found in Anti-Aging Products Although there are many different ingredients which are used in anti-aging skin care lines, there are a select few that stand out more than others. Some of those ingredients include:

  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids or AHA’s Alpha Hydroxy Acids, more commonly known as AHA’s, are generally derived from various fruits and also sugars found in milk, and are are all natural. You can normally find these ingredients in products meant for exfoliation purposes, such as facial peels, creams, and gels. They help slough off dead skin cells, and allow the second layer – which is the healthiest, freshest, newest layer of skin – to come to the surface, and enable a speeding process in terms of skin cell regeneration. Different AHA’s have different effects, and therefore are used in various ways. This type of ingredient is applied directly to the skin.
  • PeptidesPeptides are miniscule proteins that are said to aid in alleviating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by ‘plumping up’ or ‘plumping out’ the areas in which these lines and wrinkles are located. They work by stimulating skin cell production and acting as a synthetic collagen/elastin complex, which as we age, is not produced near as much to maintain youthful skin. Due to the lack in collagen and elastin, the skin begins to sag and look thinner. Peptides can be found in many moisture creams and serums, and are applied topically to the skin. 
  • Antioxidants Antioxidants are typically a group of vitamins that can be obtained through either eating them in foods, taking supplements, or using creams, serums, or gels infused with the ingredients and applied directly to the skin. Antioxidants work by fighting free radicals, which are harmful molecules which wreak havoc on the skin and body’s immune system causing illness and aging. Antioxidants work as an army of sorts, fighting off the bad guys and keeping things healthy within the body and skin. Some of the vitamins which contain antioxidant properties are vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, beta-carotene, lycopene and selenium. And there are many others as well. Vitamins C & E are the most widely used vitamins in the antioxidant properties list, due to their ability to work the best and provide the best results.

Woman surrounded by symbols of vitamins beneficial for the skin.

  • Retinol Retinol is one of the most commonly used ingredients in anti-aging products due to its ability to work by targeting the signs of aging within the skin and provide the best outcome for wrinkles, sagging skin, thinness of the skin, and by also boosting the thickness of the skin, leaving behind a more youthful, striking appearance. Retinol is a natural form of vitamin A, and is infused into many creams and serums. Applied topically to the skin, this component is usually applied at bedtime to give it time to work overnight and minimize the stinging or irritation this particular ingredient may cause to some people due to its potency. It is available by prescription only from a doctor’s office, and those who are pregnant should avoid using any form of Vitamin A due to the possibility of birth defects in their unborn child.
  • Resveratrol – Resveratrol is one of the most fantastic of the group of ingredients Vine Vera has discussed thus far today. We love it so much, we have harnessed its power to use in our line of high quality products, and the results speak for themselves. Resveratrol is derived from the skin of wine grapes, usually the darkest types of grapes, and is used in skin care products to fight the signs of aging by fighting pre-mature and established signs of aging such as wrinkles, lines, crow’s feet, and thinning skin. There are various forms in which to obtain the benefits of resveratrol, such as drinking a glass of red wine, taking a supplement, or applying it topically to affected skin, however studies show that applying creams and moisturizers to the skin infused with resveratrol have shown the most benefits. Not only does topical application improve the skin at the targeted area, it also softens the skin, leaving behind silky skin that is revitalized and beautiful – restoring to you your youthful appearance.

These ingredients in which we have spoken about today are just a few of those used in anti-aging skin care lines, however, we believe them to be the best at actually doing what they claim to do. VineVera hopes you will take a moment to check out our product line, which is infused with the best in anti-aging at the greatest quality possible.

Best Ingredients for Smooth Legs

Long smooth legs Don’t fool yourself into thinking that flowy and long dresses are going to stick around for long in the world of fashion. Ultimately, the sexiest thing that you can wear still remains to be those super-short and super-sexy shorts and minis. After all, these daring styles get the guys to cheer up during the long summer months. To pull off a look like that you need silky smooth legs and beautiful skin to be able to wear them properly and successfully stop traffic a mile away. Luckily, there are a number of ingredients that can help you work on your legs to give you the oh-so-sexy-in-a-mini look. Vine Vera offers you a sneak peak into some of the best ones.

Retinoids

There are thousands of studies that have shown exactly how effective Retinoids are when it comes to offering skin benefits. Retinoids can allow your skin to increase its collagen production, unclog your pores to reduce breakouts and speed up your cell turnover in order to give you a smoother complexion. Start using retinoids once in every 3 days for the first fortnight. Then use them once in every 2 days. Wait for about 10 minutes after cleansing your face because the dampness might spur irritation or redness. Don’t expect any improvements before you regularly apply the creams over a 12 week period.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyalyuronic Acid is a natural substance that is found in the human body. It helps to lubricate connective tissues, regulate your cell renewal processes and maintain the elasticity and moisture of your skin. Hyaluronic acid helps in creating a moisture barrier on your skin, which allows you to make your legs look smoother and softer. The ingredient is particularly beneficial for dull and dehydrated skin.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)

One of the best ways to make your legs look smooth and rich is to exfoliate your legs at regular intervals. Exfoliation allows you to get rid of the dry and dead skin cells from your legs and replace them with new skin cells. This makes the skin on your legs look softer, younger and healthier. Some of the best ingredients for exfoliating your skin are AHAs. AHAs are mostly derived from milk sugars or fruit extracts and they help slough off the dead skin cells from your skin. Look for ingredients such as glycolic acid, citric acid, malic acid or lactic acid in your exfoliating products. Ideally, you should use an AHA peel once a week. However, this could vary from person to person, depending on the skin type. Make sure that you ease into using AHAs because they can sometimes cause problems like redness or peeling.

Resveratrol

Resveratrol is a natural compound found in the skin of red grapes and red wines. Although recent studies show that Resveratrol in your food does not offer any beneficial effects, the same cannot be said about Resveratrol in skin care products. These products contain the ingredient in much higher concentrations which allow them to deliver the antioxidant properties of Resveratrol to your skin. Resveratrol helps you to protect your skin from sun damage, reduce your cell damage and improve the collagen synthesis. It is an ideal ingredient for your legs because it reveals younger, smoother and softer looking skin over time.

Antioxidants like Vitamins C or E

Antioxidants help to protect your body from the harmful free radicals that are found in the environment. These free radicals damage the DNA of your healthy cells and lead to problems like skin aging, discoloration and cancer. Some of the best ingredients to watch out for include Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Green Tea and Ferulic Acid. Vitamin C is extremely popular in the world of skin care because it not only helps in fighting free radical damage, but also helps in boosting your collagen production. Choose Vitamin C products that contain L-ascorbic acid, the most stable form of Vitamin C. This helps you to prevent redness or irritation. Experts believe that products containing a healthy mix of antioxidants that tackle free radicals differently offer the best defense for the body. One of the best ways of doing this is to use a serum containing Vitamin C and Vitamin E in the mornings before applying your sunscreen and to apply a serum containing green tea extracts in the evenings after using your retinoid products.