As we age, our skin changes in a variety of ways. Our bodies produce a smaller amount of natural oils, skin elasticity decreases, and years of damaging sun exposure add up. While the aging process is normal, taking care of one’s body is always important.
Over time, as we mature, wrinkles and fine lines develop – often around the eyes, mouth, and forehead. These can be especially pronounced if your skin regularly incurs unprotected UV exposure, cigarette smoke, and environmental damage.
But what can you do about these wrinkles and fine lines? How can you better protect your skin?
It is possible to visually improve skin’s appearance, diminish the look of fine lines, and increase skin’s hydration with a topical product, thanks to some powerful ingredients.
Retinoids and Peptides
Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that boosts collagen production and increases skin cell turnover. While it’s become a popular retinoid for helping improve skin’s tone and texture, its potency can come with harsh side-effects, including redness, dryness, and skin irritation.
There are, however, other retinoid forms that offer similar benefits to retinol, without the side-effects. Myristoyl Tripeptide-31 is a retinoic acid-like peptide. It works to defend against UV irradiation and helps increase luminosity, leaving skin looking brighter.
In a study of women ages 35 to 60, 85% saw an improvement after 4 weeks of using twice daily. (Source: DermaPep)
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 is made of amino acids, and helps improve the health of skin cells. This can boost skin’s healthy-looking appearance.
Antioxidants help protect the skin from free radicals — particles that cause damage to the skin. While Vitamin C is popular in many products, grape seed antioxidants can be even more powerful.
While skin loses elasticity over time, keeping skin cells hydrated can improve skin’s overall look and keep away dryness and irritation. Ingredients like Glycerin and Shea Butter provide moisturization and help skin feel smooth.
Where can you find a product with these ingredients? We’re pleased to announce the introduction of Merlot Skin Care’s Advanced Repair Fine Lines Cream.
It utilizes this unique combination of peptides and antioxidants for a gentle cream designed to improve and protect skin.