The Important Thing about Moisturizers

The Important Thing about Moisturizers
Along with technological advances in the field of beauty and health, now exists as a facial moisturizer one cosmetic product that has a variety of benefits vital to maintain the beauty of the skin. Before a headache has due to the ads that offers facial moisturizer with the lure of extra benefits, understand the active ingredients used in it.


Recommended Concentration: 0.5% - 2%
Which belonged to retinoid or a derivative of vitamin A is retinol, Retinyl Palmitate, and tretinoin (also known as Renova, Retin-A, retinova, and Avita). Use directly on the skin will increase the activity of skin cells, and open the pores of the skin so the sebum can escape easily. It is containing of tretinoin in the skin moisturizer suitable for very oily or blemish-prone skin. When worn regularly in a certain time, tretinoin effectively improves skin texture, overcoming wrinkles, pigmentation problems, and skin color to fade. Tretinoin can protect the skin from the damage of collagen which causes loss of skin elasticity due to exposure to direct sunlight for a long time.

Alpha-lipoic acid

Recommended Concentration: 1%
Alpha-lipoic acid is known as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that can dissolve in water or oil, so it can fight free radicals in every part of the cell and intercellular spaces. This substance is beneficial to increase skin cell metabolism, stimulate energy production in skin cells and repair damaged skin cells. In addition, the active ingredient alpha-lipoic acid also effectively copes with edema, which loosens the skin condition and form a pocket. Therefore, the content is very well used in a special eye cream to treat the problem of eye bags.

Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA)

Recommended Concentration: 5% - 12%
Included in the class of AHAs are glycolic acid (derived from sugar cane), lactic acid (derived from tomato and sour milk), malic acid (derived from apples), tartaric acid (derived from grapes), and citric acid or derivative of the fruit- types of citrus fruits.

The content of the AHA is able to absorb into the outermost layer of the epidermis and soluble binding proteins that become skin cells (which keeps the water in the skin does not evaporate). AHA on moisturizer is widely used to smooth the process of exfoliation (exfoliating) and optimize the process of skin regeneration.

If used regularly, AHA on potent moisturizers improve the texture and color of the skin, reduce dark spots, protect skin from irritation, and maintain moisture and skin elasticity. However, AHAs also can cause irritation, especially on sensitive skin. Therefore, wear sunscreen!

Beta-Hydroxy Acid (BHA)

Recommended Concentration: 0.5% - 2%
Also called by the name of organic carboxylic acid. Like the AHA, BHA is also an active ingredient to accelerate the exfoliation process, which also facilitates the regeneration of skin cells. The most fundamental difference from BHA AHA is lighter and lower risk of causing irritation.

Type most commonly used BHA is salicylic acid. On the use of high concentrations, namely 30%, this substance is effective in reducing hyperpigmentation, smooths skin and smooth wrinkles. Type of the latest formulation of the BHA is beta-lipohydrocy acid (beta-LHAs), which merit increase epidermal thickness and reduce the signs of premature aging of the skin.

BHA contains moisturizer suitable for acne prone skin. BHA may cause irritation, especially on sensitive skin and skin often exposed to sun exposure. Its use must be accompanied by the use of sunscreen.

Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid)

Recommended Concentration: 2% - 20%
Vitamin C is very potent antioxidants, which is vitamin C lotion effectively improve skin's structure, increase collagen production, protect the skin from free radicals, as well as delaying the aging process and overcome the wrinkles. The study found that use of vitamin C topically to the face can reduce the negative effects of sunlight and UVB radiation, as well as boost the immune system cells. Some researchers agree, the use of topical vitamin C helps reduce the risk of skin cancer.

An ingredient of moisturizer vitamin C is not a sunscreen. But, lotion or cream is contain the active ingredient is very well used prior to wearing sunscreen, because it can neutralize free radicals contained in ultraviolet light.

Coenzyme Q-10

Recommended Concentration: 0.5% - 2%
Coenzyme Q-10 is believed as one of the essential ingredients for body and skin cells to maintain employment and metabolism of cells, including skin cells, so as not to be easily damaged by free radicals. With age, skin cells reduced working capacity. Eating foods that contain additional Q-10 and the use of cosmetics or moisturizer containing Q-10, is believed to help improve the condition of the skin cells optimally.

This type of moisturizer is also one very good antioxidant and can dissolve in oil. Because this material is very stable, then the moisturizer contain coenzyme Q-10 nutritious boost the immune system cells, and effective against free radicals, and can reduce fine lines and hyper pigmentation.

Kinerase or Kinetin

Recommended Concentration: 0.1%
Both kinerase and kinetin containing N6-furfuryladenine (growth hormone in plants) that serves to maintain while keeping the plant to remain healthy, moist, and slow the aging process. Therefore, N6-furfuryladenine processed and examined by experts to be used humans to maintain freshness and moisture levels, and overcome the aging of skin cells.

N6-furfuryladenine containing moisturizer beneficial smooth wrinkles and hyper pigmentation, skin that easily overcome dehydration and improving texture of skin cells. Kinerase or Kinetin is a fairly popular antioxidant ingredients, and commonly used in moisturizers as a substitute for vitamin C and retinoids.
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