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Natural Living

Anti-Aging Skin Secrets

Turn to Mother Nature for help fighting Father Time.

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Technological advances in anti-aging skin care have produced potent serums, lotions, and creams that contain natural ingredients engineered to boost your skin’s collagen production while fighting free-radical damage. They also have the ability to repair damage caused by the sun.

Cosmetic science is to thank for the use of peptides and growth factors, which play a role in collagen production, in products promising firmer, younger-looking skin. Another breakthrough ingredient is inositol, a relative of vitamin B. According to Alex Khadavi, MD, FAAD, of the University of Southern California, “Inositol has been associated with improvement of hair growth, as well as improvement of skin.”

Myo-inositol, the most prominent natural form of inositol, has been shown to strengthen hair cells, helping them retain moisture. It also helps stimulate hair growth, while low levels can lead to hair loss, skin dryness, and even eczema.

1.Reduce the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet, and premature aging with John MastersOrganics Vitamin C Anti-Aging Face Serum. Vitamin C, in its natural amino-acid polypeptide form, easily penetrates dry, mature skin. Extracts of algae and rose hydrate skin, antioxidants aid in collagen production, and superoxide dismutase (SOD) and vitamin C-rich acerola help fight the effects of ultraviolet rays.

2.Firm and lift your skin while you sleep with Avalon OrganicsEssential Lift Restructuring Night Crème. More than 70 micro-milled minerals attract moisture trapped beneath skin’s surface to plump and firm dehydrated skin. Intensive antioxidants help fight free radicals that cause lines and wrinkles.

3.Re-texturize, tighten, and tone your skin with Derma E DMAE-Alpha Lipoic-C-Ester Crème. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory DMAE increases the strength of your skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Alpha lipoic acid, known as the “Universal Antioxidant,” and C-ester help protect skin cells from environmental damage and support healthy collagen production.

4.Firm and regenerate mature skin with Dr. HauschkaSkin Care Regenerating Serum. Hydrating quince seed extract, revitalizing kalanchoe extract, antioxidant-rich red clover, and clover blossom honey (packed with minerals and enzymes) smooth wrinkles, regulate moisture balance, and soothe sensitive skin.

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