However, let's simplify it with some important tips and important things to know before we begin. There are some essential ingredients to look for in legal anti-aging creams. Retinol (or vitamin A) speeds up cell turnover, increases collagen production and is the ultimate ingredient against aging. However, it can be very hard on the skin, but only use a few days to start with and always use SPF with it, as it can make your skin more sensitive to rays.
Antioxidants like vitamins C and E help fight free radicals – molecules that can damage your skin cells. Peptides help repair skin damage. Glycolic acid is an AHA that increases cell turnover to reveal smoother skin. Ceramides and other hydrators such as hyaluronic acid and shea butter all include moisture and form a protective layer for your skin. And of course, SPF, which is the biggest preventative ingredient against aging.
One of these ingredients can help anti-aging, but the more you can find in one product, the better. It is also important to know your skin. If you know it's oily in nature, don't overdo it with rich ice cream, stick to lighter lotions, but if you're struggling with drier skin, these are the moisturizing products you can choose from.