We are seeing a shift in the world of skin care.

One that is dramatically changing how we view the skin.

In the form of new technologically and advanced skin care, referred to as cosmeceuticals.

With ingredients that demonstrate a remarkable reversal of a number of skin conditions.

So if you have sun damaged, dull, sallow or pigmented skin, or the first signs of premature ageing, then this article is for you.

INGREDIENTS IN COSMECEUTICALS

Retinol
This is a derivative of Vitamin A, that performs on the skin as an antioxidant.

It is commonly used in anti ageing formulas, helping to treat fine lines and wrinkles.

Tretinoin is the most potent concentration and is available only by prescription.

However it is important to note, if you suffer from a sensitive skin this is one ingredient to be aware of, as retinol can be quite irritating to a sensitive skin, even in small amounts.

Alpha Hydroxy Acid

Naturally occurring and synthetic versions of this fruit acid, can be found in many anti ageing skin care formulations,

They are often used professionally in chemical peel preparations.

Coenzyme Q10
This is a very potent antioxidant.

A study carried out by Harvard University, has found that Coenzyme Q10 can help to prevent many of the detrimental effects of photo ageing, due to UV exposure.

Glycosaminoglycans (Gags)
These are found naturally in our skin.

Hyaluronic acid is a great example of a type of a GaG, which is associated with collagen repair and hydration.

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