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By: Diane Fields
Everywhere you look there is an age-defying cream claiming to take away the years. The question is, which products really work? We all want to look younger but the challenge is to find a product that does what it says it will do. It is important to understand the ingredients and how they work before we can determine what age-defying creams will work for us. Here are some key ingredients to look for when choosing an effective age-defying cream.

1. Peptides- Chances are that you’ve heard about these powerful anti-aging ingredients but aren’t quite sure what they actually do. Simply put, peptides boost collagen production in the skin, which helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Peptides have been shown to be as, or more effective than prescription anti wrinkle treatments in several studies. It is best to use an age-defying treatment that contains at least 8% peptide inclusion. Look for treatments that contain multiple types of peptides as well. This greatly increases the chances that your skin will respond to the treatment.

2. BV-OSC- We have all heard of Vitamin C and how it works in preventing and reversing free radical damage and brightening our complexion. What is not well known is that vitamin C, once it comes in contact with oxygen, loses all it’s potency, rendering 100% of the creams that contain it completely ineffective. A better ingredient is BV-OSC. It is a more stable form of Vitamin C that is oxygen stable and is up to 50 times more powerful than normal Vitamin C. Unfortunately due to this ingredients high production cost, it is found in only the higher quality age defying creams.

3. Hyaluronic Acid-Also known as nature’s best skin moisturizer. Hyaluronic Acid keeps collagen hydrated and healthy while reversing environmental damage. A nice side effect of this ingredient is an immediate “plumpness” of the skin after application.

4. Black Tea Ferment- This ingredient increases luster, color and brightness of the skin immediately after application. If your goal is to achieve improved radiance and a natural glow, then this is an important ingredient to look for in an age-defying cream.

5. Green tea- We all have heard that drinking green tea can benefit our skin and our overall health, so why wouldn’t it be beneficial in our age-defying creams. Green tea applied topically has been shown to help eliminate harmful free radicals, which happen to be one of our skin’s biggest enemies regarding aging. Green tea is a potent antioxidant and also increases the effectiveness of sunscreens.

In conclusion, not all age-defying creams are created equal. The right active ingredients are key to any particular treatments effectiveness.

Skincubed age defying creams provide only the highest quality and efficacy to our clients. We bring together traditional natural ingredients and combine them with the most effective newly discovered pentapeptides.

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