This is the second blog post in our series that is dedicated to individual types of pain points and what natural ingredients can help solve them. It seems that women (and an ever increasing number of men) hit about 30 years old and realizes it is time to start thinking about their skin. By 40, we begin to start looking closer at the ever deepening laugh lines and crows feet and by 45, most women are doing something to stave off the ever increasing sings of aging. Below you will find a quick run through of the top 5 natural ingredients and how they can help benefit maturing skin. The image below is a picture of youthful skin and it’s dermal layers and how as one begins to mature, naturally things begin to lessen and change. Take a close look, it is all of these things in our skin that we are trying to keep in optimal condition for that healthy youthful glow.
Retinoids are a group of chemical compounds that create Vitamin A or Retinol. Retinoids help your skin make collagen (the basic scaffolding along with elastin for your skin). The also soften wrinkles and reduce fine lines. Retinoids also stimulate new blood vessels, giving your skin that lovely rosy glow.
CBD is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals, the things that constantly attack and age our skin. CBD naturally fights inflammation, and slows the loss of collagen. It is also known to train the sebaceous glands to secrete the proper amount of oil, to keep our skin naturally hydrated.
These are amino acids. The true builders of our skin. Peptides build the proteins that collagen and elastin need to rejuvenate. So basically peptides are precursors to building up firm, toned, and beautiful skin.
This has a scary name but in fact is something that our skin makes on its own. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 500 times it weight in water. It enters into the skin cell and brings water in with it. Inflating the cell that with age has become dehydrated and slack. This plumpness then needs collagen and elastin to come behind and reframe it in. These together recreate the smooth, wrinkle free texture of the skin.
Ceramides are lipids (fats) that are found in the upper most layers of skin. They hold the skin together and create a protective layer to reduce moisture loss and reduce signs of environmental damage. Ceramides keep your skin supple and as we age we loose this layer, which can lead to the sunken look that people sometimes get as they age.