Thank goodness we live in an age where scientists have identified the top skin care ingredients that can slow down the aging process. At the spa, we refer to them as “game-changers”, which means that you have the ability to change the skin you’ve created.
One day when you are over 20, your reflection in the mirror will send you on a Google search for aging skin care or treatment skin care or how do I get rid of these fine lines?. As you age, your skin creates less oil and the outer layer becomes rough and dry. Two proteins, collagen and elastin, gradually diminish. The result is a gradual drying, wrinkling and sagging of the skin. The skin pigment becomes irregular, resulting in blotchy skin. Sounds just awful doesn’t it? But we can fix that through nutrition, vitamins, peptides, acids and that is a really good thing.
Top Skin Care Ingredients
The key vitamins, peptides, and acids that play a role in changing the actual structure of the skin and reversing the aging process are:
- Vitamin A, B3, B12, C, & E
- Pro-Vitamin B5
- Argireline® (Peptide that is known to soften muscle contraction)
- Matrixyl® 3000 (Peptide that stimulates the formation of healthy collagen and elastin)
- Dermaxyl® (Peptide that helps with the re-hydration of the skin)
- Leuphasyl® (Peptide that helps to soften the appearance of lines & wrinkles)
- Vialox® (Peptide that helps to soften muscle contractions, minimizing the appearance of fine lines)
- Lactic, Glycolic, or Salicylic Acids
- Copper, DMAE, Alpha Lipoic Acid, retinols
In order to effectively change the structure and texture of the skin, the vitamins above must be applied topically. Even though you are changing the top layer of the skin, you still have to know that the skin cells start from within. That is why nutrition is of utmost importance when discussing great skin. The peptides are used with the vitamins on a daily basis to repair pigmentation issues, sun damage, and aging. When shopping for anti-aging and treatment skin care, you must know your products and who you are purchasing from. Quality of vitamin products vary greatly. The combination of antioxidants and vitamins jump start your cells into producing more collagen. This actually changes the skin at the DNA level. The cells constantly need to be nourished and supported.
Within a short period of time, the skin’s appearance (texture) will be firmer, smoother and more resilient. Skin tone will even out appearing noticeably healthier. The skin will not change overnight, but will gradually over a period of six months to one year start to change. You can make these changes with home care products, but it will take longer than with treatments in a spa. For example, at Bella Reina Spa, we have ultrasound technology that can penetrate ingredients 10,000 times more than if you had just applied it with your hands. With the advances in technology, no longer do you have to settle for aging skin. Remember that aging skin can be stopped with internal and external vitamins, peptides, retinol, copper, DMAE just to name a few of the top skin care ingredients.