With the enormous selection of lotions and creams available, it can be difficult to work out just what’s what, least of all which skincare product is the right one for you. But if you are looking for healthier, younger looking skin, you need to consider the skin cream you use on a daily basis.
Moisturizer skin creams
On the most basic level, moisturizers are made up of oil and water and bound together by an emulsifier. Their molecules are large, which means they cannot penetrate deep into the skin. But moisturizers can hold moisture in the outermost layer of the skin, preventing and treating dry skin. They also act as a temporary barrier.
Ultimately, the creams available from supermarkets and other stores are designed for a large market and the levels of active ingredients are controlled and their effectiveness limited. That’s not to say they aren’t beneficial, but any improvements to the health of your skin are likely to be minimal. High-end moisturizers on the other hand may include vitamins, anti-oxidants and watering-binding agents, such as hyaluronic acid. These can help improve the look of your skin, making it appear smoother and improving the tone and texture.
Day and night skin creams
There are both day-time and night-time moisturizers. A day moisturizer is often lighter in compounds than a night moisturizer. One reason is that some anti-aging ingredients, such as alpha-hydroxy acids and retinoids, can make the skin more sensitive when exposed to UV rays. Another reason is that your skin does most of its repairing and regenerating while you sleep. Night-creams typically contain powerful ingredients that are designed to penetrate the skin during the course of the night, contributing to the appearance of youthful, smooth skin. Anti-aging components can work as you rest; research suggests that skin may be more receptive to creams at night.
How to find a good night skin cream
To find a good night cream, you need to look at the ingredients. There are three ingredients that are essential for younger looking skin:
1. Hyaluronic acid is something we lose with age but it’s essential for hydrating the skin. All good creams will include hyaluronic acid.
2. We also lose collagen as we age, so we need to replace it if we want to achieve a more youthful appearance. The micro-collagen matrixyl, a powerful peptide that penetrates the skin, incites fibroblast cells to synthesize collagen. It’s crucial for activating the production of collagen, and is the number one ingredient for helping turn back the clock.
3. Argireline is the third essential ingredient. It reduces the depth of expression wrinkles, especially in the forehead and around the eyes. It works on muscle nerve endings, releasing neurotransmitters, which help reduce muscle contraction thereby preventing the formation of lines and wrinkles.
Day serum skin creams
For day use, serums are ideal. Serums are generally oil-based and have smaller molecules that are able to penetrate deep into the skin.
Serums don’t just temporarily improve the skin’s surface, they can help slow down the aging process. An advanced product such as Puraz Anti-Aging Day Serum can rapidly smooth facial skin. It also contains the active molecules argireline and matrixyl, making it the perfect non-invasive alternative for beautiful skin.
A day serum and night cream used alongside your daily moisturizer is the ultimate in healthy skin care. Try Puraz COMPLETE Day Serum & Night Cream – a proven skincare treatment that’s a cut above the rest.