How does anti-aging cream works?

Anti-aging creams are the novel innovative formulas to slow down the speed of your aging skin by repairing and rejuvenating your skin from the deep. If you have crossed your 20s, then it is a time that to give a topmost space to a potent skin-friendly anti-wrinkle cream in your everyday skincare routine.

But, why we need this product exactly? Are these really effective? How does this work? Are these some questions which also revolving in your mind?

Then let's understand the entire concept of anti-aging creams.

# Skin aging

The whole debate and research are initiated from one point and that is skin aging.

"Skin aging is a complicated biological process persuaded by both extrinsic or exogenous and intrinsic or endogenous factors"

The extrinsic factors that contribute to making skin aged are pollution, chemicals, ionizing radiations, toxins, harmful chronic light exposure, and the intrinsic factors are metabolic processes, genetics, hormones, or cellular metabolism.

As a result, you can see physiological and structural alterations at every skin layer as well as changes in aesthetics, especially in the sun-exposed skin areas.

Here, it is very important to understand how your skin reacts against sun rays. This is one of the major reasons behind your anti-aging cream need.

The deteriorating UV rays made your epidermis thick, cause mottled discolored skin, leads to roughness, deep wrinkles, and laxity. This further may also leads to sagging.

As compared to young age, at the progressing and old age our skin desquamation and wound healing properties start deteriorating, and this causes abruptive epidermal turnover rate.

With time and in older age, your skin characterized by thin, atrophic, intrinsically aged, and finely wrinkled skin.

To encounter all these issues you need a better product and skincare routine which can prevent your skin from all these alterations and changes. When we are talking about skin aging-preventing strategies, what is better than a good anti-aging cream.

 # Anti-aging cream

Basically, the anti-aging creams are ornamented with two types of components which make this cream highly effective to treat aging skin. These are cell regulators and antioxidants. How does anti-aging cream works? The answer is due to these two classes.

The cell regulators like growth factors, peptides, and retinol exert a direct impact on collagen metabolism and improve its synthesis in the skin.

Antioxidants like flavonoids, polyphenols, and vitamins reduce oxidative stress by lowering free radicals and controls collagen degradation.

The components of these two classes combined to formulate a great formula to combat your aged skin.

Let's explore these components in deep:

# Antioxidants

  • Vitamins

If talking about antioxidants, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin B3 (niacinamide) and vitamin E (tocopherol) are three major antioxidants. These three vitamins can effectively go deep inside the skin due to their small molecular weight.

Vitamin C

Being a water-soluble vitamin, it has been seen that vitamin C in the concentrations between 5 to 15 percent is effectively acting as an anti-aging agent. It's antioxidant, collagen enhancing and anti-inflammatory properties make it a potent ingredient for anti-aging cream.

This vitamin helps to synthesize or improves the production of collagen-1, collagen-3, and inhibits the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) 1. MMP 1 is responsible for the degradation of collagen and skin proteins. It also helps to lighten the dark skin tone and reduces damage done by UV radiation.

These the reasons vitamin C embedded akin products are highly in demand due to its astonishing skin rejuvenating properties. You can also add vitamin C serum in your daily routine for better results. Read here more about vitamin C serum.


This vitamin helps to regenerate the damaged skin tissues and cells. It has been assessed that at 5% concentration niacinamide exhibits significant anti-aging actions. It helps to improve pigmentation, erythema, and skin elasticity.

  • Plant-based phytochemicals

Enriched with constituents like polyphenols, flavonols, and more other components, various plant or fruit extracts act as potent anti-aging agents.

Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract

The extract from these spring flowers is a potent agent for rejuvenation. It helps to improve skin natural growth factors along with elastin and collagen. You can say, this extract aids in maintaining skin consistency, texture, and resilience.

MalusDomestica (apple) Stem Cells Extract

The extract of apple stem cells has been a highly renowned anti-aging agent these days. This fruit extract helps to eradicate wrinkles and crow's feet effectively and improves longevity, vitality, cell turnover, and delay the senescence.

Grape Seed Extract

This fruit extract also contains youth-enhancing properties. It improves overall radiance, reduces hyperpigmentation, and protects the skin from environmental aggressors.

# Cell Regulators

Cell regulators like polypeptides, vitamin A  derivatives (retinol), and many botanicals act directly upon the metabolism of collagen and elastin.

  • Polypeptides

These peptides help to improve natural skin peptides levels along with stimulating collagen production and dermal metabolism.

  • Retinol

It is one of the most used anti-aging agents. This vitamin helps to improve collagen levels, reduce MMP 1, enhance skin elasticity, and lowers the impact of UV rays, thereby overall vitamin A or retinol significantly reduces wrinkles, fine lines, and improves resilience.

These are some of the antioxidants and cell regulators through which an anti-aging formulation shows its efficiency. Therefore, while shopping for an anti-aging cream, must look for any of these ingredients.

An anti-aging cream embedded with such components shows significant improvements in overall skin texture,  health, and makes it young again. 

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