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Choosing an anti-aging cream, what should I look for?

Wrinkles, saggy skin and puffiness are just some the effects that anti-aging products can target. The first step to choosing an effective anti-aging skin care product is to think about the things you’d like to improve. Everyone has something they’d like to alter and identifying the biggest problems may help you choose a product that will target and help get rid of those issues.
 
Some creams may work on one part of the body and not on others. For example a face cream may not be as effective on the neck and an eye cream may only work on the eyes. So, it’s important to choose the cream that’s specifically for the area you want to work on.
 
Here are some ingredients you should look for to address specific skin issues:
 
AHAs
Alpha Hydroxy Acids exfoliate the epidermis and get rid of dead skin cells. Working on fine lines, blemishes and age spots, this treatment may help the skin glow and also help reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.
 
Collagen
Collagen or collagen-boosting ingredients can help target saggy skin. It is believed that copper peptides are often used in anti-aging creams as they encourage collagen production in the skin.
 
Retinoids
Anti-aging creams that contain retinoids are effective against wrinkles when used over extended periods of time.
 
Moisturisers
A key factor in treating the signs of aging are the use of moisturising ingredients, such as shea butter and jojoba oil. Keeping the skin hydrated may help prevent wrinkles from forming.
 
Finding a cream that targets the specific area you’d like to work on is a great way to start. However, if you’re still not sure how to choose an anti-aging cream, consult with a beautician or dermatologist. 
 

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