When it comes to the world of skincare, ingredients come and go at a rate of knots. What's here today is gone tomorrow. That being said, some of the more revolutionary ingredients tend to stick around. The ones that really pack a punch often stand the test of time. These are big names in the skincare business. Think hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, glycerin...we could go on. But if you're formulating a new anti-aging skincare range, you might be wondering which of these innovative ingredients are best suited to youthful skin. Let's find out.
• Peptides: The cellular architects, peptides have emerged as one of the most revolutionary ingredients in the fight against aging. These small protein fragments work as messengers, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, both of which are for maintaining skin's youthful elasticity. But that's not all. Not only do peptides help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, they also aid in the repair of damaged skin.
• Retinoids: Retinoids is an umbrella term encompasses many specific ingredients, including retinol and retinoic acid. Retinoids have long been the gold standard in anti-aging skincare. Derivatives of vitamin A, and retinoids achieve a number of anti-aging goals. They increase cell turnover and promote collagen production, all whilst reducing the appearance of dark spots. As a result, skin is more even-toned and smoother. Some people find that retinol can be too harsh, so the formulation of the product is key. This is especially pertinent with anti-aging skincare, as older skin tends to be thinner, and thus more fragile.
• Hyaluronic acid: A hydration powerhouse, hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin that plays a crucial role in maintaining moisture levels. Unfortunately, as we get older, our skin becomes less able to retain moisture. This diminishing ability is one of the leading causes of the formation of wrinkles. However, innovative skincare products now incorporate hyaluronic acid to provide intense hydration, helping to plump the skin and keep the appearance of wrinkles at bay.
• Anti-oxidants: Environmental factors, such as UV radiation and pollution, cause oxidative stress that can accelerate skin aging. To help combat this, environmental shields, known as anti-oxidants, protect the skin against free radicals, all whilst helping to promote that sought-after youthful glow.
Here at Adonis, we help top global brands formulate skincare ingredients that enable them to stand out from the crowd. If you’re looking to launch your own anti-aging range, then get in touch, and we can discuss how we can help.