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3 Key ingredients in creams for plumper skin

With so many creams available claiming to help plump and firm your skin, its hard to know which ones to chose, look out for these 3 key ingredients

1. Peptides
Peptides, found in many skin care products, may help reduce inflammation, even out skin tone, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles
Every day, it feels like there’s a trendy new skin care ingredient that’s said to change your skin for the better. Some ingredients are more hype than action, but others are really worth it — and peptides are an ingredient you won’t want to miss.
Peptides, also called polypeptides, naturally occur in the skin, but they’re also included in many skin care products — and for good reason.
Peptides are short chains of amino acids that make up certain proteins needed by the skin. (1)

2. Retinol
A gold standard skincare ingredient for a reason, “retinol works to support collagen and elastin production… It also helps to speed up cell renewal, encouraging newer and fresher-looking cells to come to the surface,” says Isaacs. While it’s widely considered “the best ingredient for maintaining younger-looking skin”, a word of caution: “If retinol is delivered too quickly, the skin can become irritated.” As always, it’s best to start with the lowest possible potency and work up from there. (2)

3. Hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic (pronounced hi-ah-lew-ron-ic) acid — also known as hyaluronan or hyaluronate — is a gooey, slippery substance that your body produces naturally. Scientists have found hyaluronic acid throughout the body, especially in eyes, joints and skin.
What does hyaluronic acid do for you?
Hyaluronic acid is a remarkable substance because of all the benefits and uses it has in your body. Here are just a few of the benefits of hyaluronic acid:
It helps things move smoothly. Hyaluronic acid helps your joints work like a well-oiled machine. It prevents pain and injury from bones grinding against each other.
It helps keep things hydrated. Hyaluronic acid is very good at retaining water. A quarter-teaspoon of hyaluronic acid holds about one and a half gallons of water. That’s why hyaluronic acid is often used for treating dry eyes. It’s also used in moisturizing creams, lotions, ointments and serums.
It makes your skin flexible. Hyaluronic acid helps skin stretch and flex and reduces skin wrinkles and lines. Hyaluronic acid is also proven to help wounds heal faster and can reduce scarring. (3)

 

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References

1. https://www.healthline.com/health/peptides-for-skin
2. https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/plumping-skincare-ingredients
3. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/22915-hyaluronic-acid