One common mistake many women commit is blindly picking up their skincare products. Of course, the label helps determining what the effects of that particular anti-aging cream would be, but it’s not the entire story of it. We can’t simply rely on labels alone, particularly when it comes to anti-aging products. This is why a complete understanding of the product’s active ingredients is quite significant.
Just because the label of that cream has “anti-aging” on it, doesn’t entirely mean that it will suit your skin’s needs. Anti-aging products come in so many forms and each feature different sets of active ingredients.
For instance, an anti-aging cream may list Kojic Acid as its key ingredient – this means it targets people experiencing skin pigmentation issues. So what should you know about the Active Ingredients in Your Anti-aging Skincare?
Understanding How Active Ingredients Should Affect Your Skin
First and foremost, you need to properly address your skin’s main concerns. Do you have problems with dark circles, wrinkles or hyperpigmentation? To understand the needs of your skin is to effectively find the best ingredients to treat them.
In addition to this, not all types of anti-aging ingredients are compatible for your skin type which is why you really need to take this in consideration. Here are two simple things to know about your anti-aging cream’s active ingredients.
- Not all ingredients work effectively by themselves. Some would require other ingredient compounds for it to fully work. For instance, peptides feature amazing anti-aging benefits. However, it’s not a miracle ingredient that works alone and treats every skin problem alone – it needs supporting ingredients as well as an advanced technology to back it up.
- Active Ingredients may be the same for many products but the technology behind it greatly varies.
Do Proper Research
Research is very important when it comes to choosing your anti-aging cream. You don’t need to have a medical degree for you to fully understand the Anti-Aging Skincare you’re buying. At this point, you already know what your skin needs; now, it’s time to look for the active ingredients meant to correct these skin issues.
One effective way of researching is looking for credible reviews. Like what we have mentioned earlier, you don’t have to be very technical with regards to the complexities of the active ingredients you’re researching about. Most of the time, knowing the experiences that other people had is very helpful.
Another factor to consider when doing your research is the company background. Dr. Farid Mostamand, Founder of Ageless Derma says, “Before you buy Anti-Aging Skincare, check the company's clinical evidence. Find out if the research was done by the company's own laboratory (which is often the case) or if the research was actually done by a scientifically or academically reputable testing institution.” Unfortunately, there are many companies who mislead people through advertisements so you need to be extra vigilant.
Expensive Anti-aging Skincare Does Not Always Guarantee Effectiveness
True enough, the product’s price tag does not determine its effectiveness. Just because an anti-aging cream is encased in a crystal-encrusted jar with a whopping $500 price tag, doesn’t mean it can miraculously transform your skin overnight.
Of course, some anti-aging creams come in hefty prices due to its luxurious and difficult-to-acquire ingredients list. On the other hand, there are brands that are expensive because of its name and the middlemen involved in it.
There are many great brands in the market that are not as well-known as the others but in the same way, use premium ingredients and top-notch technology. Some of these brands create their products and sell them directly, hence cutting the middleman in the process. This results to a more affordable price tag while still maintaining its amazing quality.