Are you looking for anti-aging products but don't know what ingredients they should contain? Read on to find out the best ingredients and products to prevent and treat the signs of aging.
One of the most common anti-aging ingredients in Korean cosmetics is vitamin B3 (niacinamide). Niacinamides are beneficial to the skin due to their ability to strengthen the skin's protective barrier, which keeps the skin hydrated, avoiding dehydration.
Niacinamides also even out and brighten the complexion, and like retinol (which isn't usually found in Korean products because it can irritate the skin), increases the skin's collagen production.
Another very common ingredient in Korean anti-aging cosmetics, peptides are proteins made up of amino acids. They are very important because as we age, collagen (an important protein in the body) begins to break down and as a result, the skin becomes thinner and loses its elasticity. Peptides, when applied, repair the skin and increase the production of collagen and elastin.
Skin is made up of three main ingredients: water, proteins and lipids. Ceramides belong to the ultimate category and have the role of creating a protective layer on the skin, designed to prevent water loss from the body, giving a younger appearance.
4. Snail Mucin / Snail secretion
Snail secretion is rich in glycolic acid, allantoin, collagen, elastin and vitamins A, C and E. In addition to the anti-aging effect (increases skin elasticity, prevents premature aging, makes the skin more elastic), snail secretion regenerates tissues and heals wounds in a very short time.
5. Green Tea
Green tea fights the visible signs of aging thanks to its high level of antioxidants, healing the skin while protecting it from external factors such as UV rays, dust, etc., which can damage cells and clog pores. It is also a known anti-inflammatory, soothing irritated skin.
Many eye products contain green tea due to its high caffeine content which eliminates dark circles and bags under the eyes.
6. C vitamin
Vitamin C is a commonly used ingredient in skin care products around the world. Vitamin C protects the epidermis against free radicals and UV radiation, preventing premature aging. Vitamin C also brightens and evens out the complexion, giving it a younger appearance.
7. Licorice Root Extract / Sweet Wood Extract
Another ingredient known for its skin lightening properties is licorice extract. This natural ingredient treats hyperpigmentation, age spots, acne spots and UV marks. Like green tea, licorice has antioxidant properties to repair and protect the skin from free radicals.
8. AHA acids
Alpha-hydroxy acids work as chemical exfoliants, being the most effective method of exfoliation, as well as the healthiest. The AHA family includes glycolic, lactic and malic acids. AHAs restore a youthful appearance and radiance to the skin, preventing hyperpigmentation.
Ginseng is an ingredient rich in vitamins B1, B2 and B12 and minerals to nourish the skin. Ginseng has anti-aging properties, restoring elasticity to the skin to eliminate wrinkles. Ginseng is also found in eye products as an ingredient that treats bags and dark circles.