Alpha Lipoic Acid
When applied as a topical cream, Alpha Lipoic Acid significantly decreases circles and puffiness under the eye. Due its anti-inflammatory properties, the use of this antioxidant has resulted in reduction of facial swelling and puffiness when used regularly. 400 times more powerful than vitamins E and C combined, which are known for their antioxidant properties, Alpha Lipoic Acid is a must have ingredient when searching for a reliable beauty products.
DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) is a compound which acts as anti-inflammatory. When used as a topical lotion, the effects are astoundingly nearly instantaneous. The skin appears smoother, firmer, lifted and lines are reduced. Effects have been known to show results in in as little as 20 minutes when used on the face. The ingredient can also be used on other parts of the body such as the thighs and arms to tighten up dimpled skin.
Vitamin C Ester
Numerous skincare products on the market these days tout the inclusion of antioxidants. However, when it is added as vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid, it can often be an irritant. What the average consumer is not aware of is that there are two types of vitamin C – water-soluble and fat-soluble – both with distinctly different properties.
Water-soluble vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
As an ascorbic acid, this type of vitamin C can be found in most commonly in vitamin supplements. While there’s no harm with ingesting vitamin C, when used topically it is known to cause irritation and sensitivity to sunlight.
Fat-soluble vitamin C ester
Unlike its ascorbic acid counterpart, fat-soluble vitamin C ester realizes this essential nutrient’s full potential as an anti-aging property. Compared with ascorbic acid, vitamin C ester delivers 8 times higher levels of vitamin C activity. It helps in regenerating the depleted vitamin E by continually fighting free radicals and stimulates the growth of cells which produce collagen and elastin. Vitamin C ester is best used in topical products as it still is able to uphold its potency.
You now know what to look out for when you make your next beauty purchase and can be confident that your skin will benefit greatly from these highly recommended ingredients.