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Best Anti-Aging Ingredients To Include In Your Skincare Routine

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According to an International industry research, the anti-aging market is predicted to grow into a $331 billion empire by the year 2021, fuelled by women who wish to reverse the effects of aging on their skin.

Beauty products like serums, creams, and peels have taken over the market with a barrage of advertisements purporting the unique benefits of each. With a mix of ingredients both traditional and bizarre, we have brands both big and small vying for a share of the market with claims that are at times too good to be true. All in all, it appears that the anti aging industry is poised for an explosion like never before.  

So, how do we judge which ingredient works and which doesn’t?

It is easy to pick up a skincare product that claims to benefit our skin from the local supermarket and many of us have been culpable of the fact at one time or the other. What most of us are ignorant about is knowing exactly what our skin needs and what works suits our skin best- and that is not only limited to skincare products but also to the ingredients in them.

The need of the hour is to reclaim control over our skin, understanding what suits it best, than blindly following enticing television campaigns or other people’s opinions.

You have probably heard it said that ‘a product is only as good as the ingredients it is comprised of’ and it holds true still. When it comes to skin, it is therefore important to choose products with ingredients that help diminish aging signs without causing a negative impact on your skin. There are the tried and tested traditional superstars like Aloe that never cease to amaze and then there are the more novel, modern ingredients like Snake Venom that most of us probably wouldn’t even have thought of a decade ago.

So, we have put together a list of anti-aging ingredients that are proven to have an effect on mature skin and are therefore all the rage.

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Bee Venom

What’s this venom that is bee-ing used in skincare?

Now, we’ve heard of different kinds of venom but bee venom? That is relatively unheard of. Bee Venom is a colorless liquid extracted from the stingers of the honey-bee. It is made up of peptides, enzymes and amino acids that incidentally work wonders for skincare and have anti-inflammatory and anti-sceptic properties.

Bee venom or apitoxin has been touted as a substitute to Botox and when used in skincare products like serums or creams, it dupes the skin into believing that it’s been stung.

According to a study, topical application of skincare products that include honeybee venom improved the appearance of wrinkles.

How it works is that the venom gleaned from honey bees ‘stings’ the skin which in reaction causes the body to produce chemicals that relax the muscles and stimulate collagen production which in turn helps tighten the skin.

You can find Honey Bee Venom in a number of products, from creams (Venofye Apitoxin Cream) to masks (Venofye Royal Jelly Bee Eye Rejuvenation Mask) to facial peels (Venofye Queen Bee Facial Peeling). So, lift your skin with a venomous touch.

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Collagen

Collagen is one of the major components of your skin and it plays a key role in strengthening and firming the skin. However, with age, natural collagen production in our skin reduces, leading to fine lines and wrinkles making us look twice our age. Therefore, doesn’t it make sense to add a little topical collagen to our daily skincare regime?

The rate of collagen production in our skin starts declining by about 15% every year from the time we turn 25.

Using collagen topically can help replenish what is lost daily. This is turn helps the skin maintain its youthful appearance. So, add a dash of collagen with OROGOLD 24K Collagen Renewal Serum to your routine and watch your skin transform. 

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Resveratrol

A magic ingredient according to some, resveratrol is a natural antioxidant found in grapes and berries. In skincare, it has the ability to fight signs of aging and protect skin from the dreaded ultraviolet radiation. Resveratrol is a star player when it comes to shielding the skin from damage caused by free radicals and nullifying them to reduce the signs of aging. It also helps counter fine lines and wrinkles (thank you!) and regular application can leave the skin glowing.

What’s more?

Resveratrol includes an organic chemical ‘polyphenol’ that is scientifically proven to activate SIRT1, the longevity gene which triggers the formation of new cells and halts the destruction of old cells consequently delaying the effects of aging.

The brand Vine Vera is known for its Resveratrol Skincare collection which you can find here.

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Snake Venom

What!

Snake Venom!

That one had us flabbergasted too. but turns out when it is applied topically to the skin, it has been found to have anti-aging benefits. Products with snake venom reproduce the effects of Waglerin 1 a peptide that is found in the Temple Viper. Research has found that snake venom temporarily prevents muscle activity thus preventing and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

While a snake bite can give you nightmares, snake venom in skincare is a dream come true for skincare aficionado.

In addition to a Bee Venom line, Venofye also has a line of products using – yes you got that right - Snake Venom. Check them out here.

As we say, indulge in a bit, not a bite!

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 Caviar

Once reserved for royalty, this highly sought-after delicacy is available throughout the world in many forms and varieties. Considered an effective skincare ingredient with its anti-aging and moisturizing properties has only increased its popularity over the last few years.

A blessing in disguise for skin, Caviar is rich in nutrients and has antioxidant properties that fortify the skin and the fatty acids- Omega-3 and Omega-6 work to nurture a glowing complexion. According to a study conducted in 2012, when combined with an antioxidant, caviar can enhance the function of mitochondria and also helps strengthen the texture and structure of the skin. Opt for OROGOLD 24K Kelp Caviar Cream and add it to your stash if you're in need of moisture boost. 

"Caviar is expensive to eat, and expensive to have in your skincare, but there is some data showing that caviar extracts can help slow skin aging. It's loaded with vitamins and amino acids that provide building blocks for skin cells to function optimally."- Manhattan dermatologist Joshua Zeichner on Caviar

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 Dead Sea Minerals

1200 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea area is considered to be one of Earth’s natural wonders and is the focus of various research. The high concentration of minerals present in the Dead Sea have remarkable healing properties, especially for the skin.

The Dead Sea contains approximately 32% salts as compared to 3% in other seas. High in minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, and bromide all of which are essential for skin, the Dead Sea Minerals are now found in myriads of skincare products across brands.

Minerals like Calcium helps the skin shed old cells and regenerate new ones; Potassium provides internal hydration and renews moisture; Bromide has anti-inflammatory properties; Magnesium diminishes fine lines and wrinkles; Iodine targets acne and pimples and Boron leaves skin with a healthy glow. These minerals fortify cell membranes and protect the skin against dehydration and other toxins.

Dead Sea Minerals and Salts have been integral ingredient for Beauty brand Vivo Per Lei since inception and the brand has built an enviable line-up of powerful anti-aging skincare products around the Dead Sea. You can find their Dead Sea Day Cream here.

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 Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has been touted as the cure to everything out there and most of us have heard the phrase many a time probably when we burnt our finger or needed a quick moisture boost. Aloe Vera widely known for its remedial properties is generally used to alleviate inflammation and redness.

The extract is procured from the Aloe plant or Aloe Barbadensis, a succulent that helps skin problems like dryness, fine lines and loss of elasticity. Aloe is made up of essential vitamins and minerals that offer multiple benefits to the skin like treating allergies and reducing dark spots along with working to reverse signs of aging! Plus, its ability to penetrate deep makes aloe an exceptional carrier of other ingredients as well. Many skincare products contain Aloe as an active ingredient to target moisture loss and renew damaged skin cells.

According to Dermascope, it is best to check the quality of Aloe in the skincare product before buying it- the best one to opt for is the pharmaceutical-grade aloe which is the purest form of aloe!

Now that you know of some of the novel ingredients out there and what they are good are you know what to keep an eye out for. However, that definitely does not mean that all of them need to be a part of your everyday routine. We recommend consulting a dermatologist to help you understand what works for your skin and what to avoid.