Our skin needs ingredients to support and maintain its youthfulness, counter signs of environmental damage, and replenish it. Scanning through the beauty aisle to find an anti-ageing product can be tricky. While the list of anti-aging ingredients goes on, how can you be confident in choosing the right one!? To make it simple for you, we bring you the latest scoop on the top 3 skincare ingredients for 2019!
Hyaluronic Acid is hero skincare ingredient that we all need to look out for if we desire youthful and hydrated skin. This is because as we age, it becomes difficult for our skin to retain moisture causing it to look lacklustre and dull. One molecule of hyaluronic acid alone can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water, making it an excellent ingredient in topical creams. Dr. Maryam Zamani explains “HA (hyaluronic acid) is critical in maintaining skin hydration, although it can be degraded by free radical mechanisms caused by things like UV exposure. Topically applied, it helps to hydrate the skin and maintain this hydration as a humectant”. Products containing hyaluronic acid help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help improved firmness and elasticity of the skin, making it a must-have ingredient in our skincare products!
A range of products from the MZ Skin collection namely Rest & Revive, Soothe & Smooth, Hydrate & Nourish, Lift & Lustre, Hydra Bright Golden Eye Treatment contain this essential ingredient owing to the many benefits it can provide for your skin. The newest addition from MZ Skin is the Replenish & Restore which will be launching soon. Replenish & Restore has been created to repair the complexion and stimulate growth to boost collagen and elastin.
Retinol, also known as Vitamin A, is an essential fat-soluble vitamin found in the body. When retinol is absorbed or applied to the skin, it is broken down and converted into retinoic acid. Retinoic acid is then absorbed by skin cells and can then positively impact the skin on a cellular level. The retinoic acid can increase the gene expression of compounds such as collagen which help plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Retinol can also be used on sun damaged skin by the way it works to encourage cell turnover and increase collagen production, both of which help set damaged skin cells caused by sun damage.
MZ Skin Hydrate & Nourish moisturiser contains micro-encapsulated retinol to boost collagen production and smooth fine lines and wrinkles and SPF which is extremely important to wear daily to protect against UVA and UVB rays.
Vitamin C is a key anti-ageing skincare ingredient that helps to gently brighten and smooth your skin. It is one of the most powerful antioxidants and helps protect your skin against free radical damage caused by the environment, which can breakdown your collagen and produce wrinkles and sagging. The antioxidant properties of vitamin C and its role in collagen synthesis make vitamin C a vital molecule for skin health. In addition to its anti-aging benefits, topical vitamin C is also great for protecting your skin from damage, especially from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays as it is an antioxidant which naturally helps to strengthen your skin and repel any negative environmental factors.