Proven Anti-Aging Ingredients that come in all of Montarbo Skincare Products. Hyaluronic acid: is a substance that is naturally present in the human body. It is found in the highest concentrations in fluids in the eyes and joints. The hyaluronic acid that is used as medicine is extracted from rooster combs or made by bacteria in the laboratory. There is also a lot of interest in using hyaluronic acid to prevent the effects of aging. In fact, hyaluronic acid has been promoted as a "fountain of youth." However, there is no evidence to support the claim that taking it by mouth or applying it to the skin can prevent changes associated with aging.
Retinol: Retinol is made from vitamin A, and it's in many non-prescription skin care products. Retinol's stronger counterpart is tretinoin, which is the active ingredient in Retin-A and Renova, available by prescription only.
If your skin is too sensitive to use Retin-A, retinol is an alternative, although the effects are less impressive. Retinol may improve mottled pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture, and skin tone and color. Warning: Pregnant women cannot use retinol.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps to minimize fine lines, scars, and wrinkles. It's the only antioxidant that is proven to boost production of collagen, which is a key part of skin's structure.
Be choosy when selecting a vitamin C product. Vitamin C in its most commonly found forms is highly unstable when exposed to oxygen, making it useless. Also, many topical vitamin C preparations do not penetrate the skin enough to make a difference and you end up waisting your money. L-asorbic acid is the only I recommend.
Hydroquinone: are often called bleaching creams or lightening agents. These skin care products are used to lighten, such as age spots and dark spots related to pregnancy or hormone therapy (also called melasma). If you are allergic to hydroquinones, you can use products containing kojic acid instead. Pregnant women cannot use hydroquinone.
Beta-Hydroxy Acid (Salicylic Acid): Salicylic acid exfoliates skin and can improve its texture and color. It also helps with acne. Studies have shown that salicylic acid is less irritating than skin care products containing alpha-hydroxy acids and Benzoyl Peroxide but has similar results in improving skin texture and color. Warning: People who are allergic to salycylates (found in aspirin) should not use products containing salicylic acid. Salicylic acid can be absorbed into the bloodstream and may cause an allergic reaction or contact dermatitis. Pregnant or nursing women should not use products containing salicylic acid.
Alpha-Hydroxy Acids Alpha-hydroxy acids include glycolic, lactic, tartaric, and citric acids. Creams and lotions with alpha-hydroxy acids help with fine lines, pigmentation, and age spots. Side effects of alpha-hydroxy acids include mild irritation and sun sensitivity. For that reason, sunscreen should be used every morning. To help avoid skin irritation with alpha-hydroxy acids, it's best to start with a product with low concentrations of AHA. Also, give your skin a chance to get used to the product. Start out by applying AHA skin products every other day, gradually working up to a daily application. Don't use too much; follow the instructions on the package.