Thursday, March 6, 2014

5 Best Over-The-Counter Skin Care Ingredients For A Smoother, Younger Complexion

Here at BeautyTipToday, we often rave about the skin care merits of prescription Retin-A.

But is there a way to achieve a smoother, younger complexion with drugstore products?


And here are the 5 best over-the-counter ingredients to look for on the back of the bottle when skin care shopping.

We clipped this recent article out of a Sunday newspaper magazine. Not sure which publication, but the interviewer asked some dermatologists to name the top, age-fighting ingredients that can help fade wrinkles, minor imperfections and improve tone, texture, and so forth:

The well-known Vitamin A derivative or little cousin to Retin-A. Retinol goes after sun damage spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and even sagging.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream - Night ($12.99).

These are synthesized proteins known to boost your collagen production. Increased collagen = skin strength + elasticity.
Olay Regenrist Micro-Sculpting Serum ($24.64).

This scientific abbreviation stands for the building block of B Vitamin choline. This one targets sagging and can improve skin's muscle tone. DMAE encourages firmness.
Derma E Firming Serum ($16.99).

We all have this naturally, but as we age, this acid declines rapidly. Skin loses firmness + hydration. Hyaluronic acid restores the suppleness and hydration and gives skin a healthy glow.White Egret Hyaluronic Acid Day Serum ($12.99).

Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Known as AHAs---glycolic acid, lactaid acid. You've heard about these--the great exfoliators. AHAs dissolve all those dead skin cells, making skin brighter, smoother + softer and better toned.
Alpha Hydrox Souffle 12% Glycolic AHA ($14.99).

Achieving a smoother, younger complexion isn't a given. It takes homework, a skin care routine and a healthy lifestyle.

The good news----It's NEVER too late to improve your skin.

Start NOW!


Mrs.G said...


gia said...

thankyou for explaining this in simple terms. great advice.