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May 4, 12:25 pm

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Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Wrinkle-Reducer)
          This molecule essentially works by relaxing excessive stimulation of facial muscles, leading to a reduction in superficial lines and wrinkles with regular use.

Adenosine (Powerful Healer)
          This molecule otherwise known as Adenosine Triphosphate (or ATP) is the main energy source for the majority of our cellular and muscular functions, including synthesis of DNA. In a 2009 study, topical application of Adenosine was found to have impressive results in wound healing.

Arbutin (Powerful Skin-Lightener)
          Extremely popular in Asia, this ingredient is a natural and effective skin lightener. It essentially blocks the skin’s production of melanin.
          Arbutin may not be used in as many US-made products as there are still questions regarding the safety of the ingredient. It is important to note that Arbutin is form of Hydroquinone—a skin-bleaching ingredient that has shown cancer-causing effects and has been banned in some countries. Arbutin, however, has been shown to be much less irritating than hydroquinone and has not yet demonstrated the same degree of harmful effects on the skin.

Caviar Extract (Enricher)
          We all know caviar as a luxury food served at fancy meals, but what exactly is the hype about it as an ingredient in skin creams? There is no doubt that caviar is chock full of healthy nutrients: Omega-3’s and -6’s, proteins, potassium, selenium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, vitamins A and E and other micorelements. We know the consumption of sea vegetables is highly beneficial for your skin, hair and nails. Whether or not caviar will yield miracle results applied topically is still unknown but it certainly can’t hurt.

Sodium Hyaluronate (Powerful Moisturizer, Temporary Wrinkle-Reducer)
          Not to be confused with Hyaluronic acid (which is not absorbed by your skin topically), this common skin care ingredient is popular for its moisturizing abilities by hydrating the skin and also reducing water loss. It can hold more than 4000 times its weight in water. This usually results in a temporary plumping of the skin that can help to minimize the appearance of fine lines. Some skin care products may boast its ability to boost collagen production, but this is not backed by research.

Squalane (Protector)
          Found in shark’s liver and many vegetable oils, squalane is an antioxidant found in our sebum. The amount of squalane we produce peaks in our early 20s and rapidly declines as we age. It has been used to prevent UV damage and age spots.

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