Top 3 Ingredients to Look for in Anti-Aging Products

When you age, your skin gets wrinkles, lines, and scars on the face and under the eyes that are embarrassing. A sleepless night makes you feel and look horrible. When you look for an anti-aging crème to use, look for one that improves wrinkles, lines, and scars. Many quality anti-aging creams for your face and eyes contain ingredients that do just that.

Below are the top three ingredients to look for in quality anti-aging crèmes for the face or under the eyes.

Polypeptides and Peptides

What are polypeptides and peptides? Both are chains of amino acids and a simple protein.  Often as we age, our skin stops making collagen which is a substance the keep the skin looking young and healthy. When we use a cream with polypeptides and peptides, your skin produces more collagen. When the skin produces less collagen it results in damaged skin. A peptide signals the skin to make more collagen. This ingredient makes our skin moist and flexible.

Some peptide ingredients have copper. This peptide penetrates the skin deeply and helps heal the skin. Copper has been used in treating wounds. Copper peptides help with collagen production and act as anti-oxidants.  Another type of peptide found in anti-aging skin crèmes are pentapeptides. They help produce collagen which leads to healthier skin.

Overall peptides help the skin cells grow. As we age our skin loses fat and the skin gets much thinner.  These ingredients help moisturize and hydrate our skin too.


Collagen is an ingredient that helps the way your skin ages. It gives us smooth, supple skin.  When our skin does not make enough, we get wrinkles and lines.  Applying creams with collagen to the skin is an effective way to treat aging. It is one of the most abundant proteins in the body and used by dermatologists to treat skin conditions.  Collagen contains amino acids that help skin look young.

Some fact you should keep in mind are too much sun and poor diet cause poor collagen production in the skin. Men and women often have collagen deficiencies so their skin does not make enough.  Crèmes with active collagen ingredients reduce wrinkles and smoothes out skin.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a substance found in the fluid of the eyes and joints. It is made in a lab and put into face crèmes. This substance is used to heal wounds, provide moisture to the skin, and help with burns. It is recommended by dermatologists for improving the texture and appearance of skin. Hyaluronic acid is a clear substance produced in the body naturally.

The largest percentage of hyaluronic acid is found in the skin. This substance helps the skin retain collagen, moisture, and maintain flexibility. It is often used in anti-aging crèmes for under the eyes. The ingredients make skin aged by the sun smoother. Using hyaluronic acid, reduced water loss caused by sun exposure helps to treat sunburns and wounds too.

These three active ingredients provide help with aging skin. A good anti-aging skin crème reduces wrinkles, lines, and circles under eyes   after using it for a few months. Patience is important when using a new skin crème and generally, it is recommended to give it at least a month before expecting results improves  your chance of success.