What Are Some Useful Anti-Aging Substances?

Preserving youth for many years is the natural desire of every woman. But facial skin is susceptible to various factors of influence, and it is especially vulnerable to age-related changes. Over the years, the skin loses its elasticity and firmness, contributing to the appearance of wrinkles. This is an inevitable process. But it can be delayed if timely start to use anti-aging care, selected in accordance with the needs of the skin.

Experts argue that creams that effectively fight aging should have the following properties:

1.  Provide proper skin hydration, because it needs a stable water balance, but with age, it becomes more challenging to maintain. An adequate ritual of care will help the epidermis maintain water-retaining functions.

2.  Supply the dermis with nutrients. A violation of metabolic processes accompanies Age-related changes in the skin. Therefore, the anti-aging cream should contain the necessary complex of nutrients, including vitamins and minerals.

3.  Protect the skin from the harmful effects of the environment. With age, the skin loses its natural protective properties. It becomes sensitive to external factors. Therefore, the selected cream should have good protective qualities. For example, it is essential to prevent the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays, to which our skin is particularly susceptible.

4.  Restore. With increasing age, the skin is less able to cope with its functions. To normalize her condition, it is necessary to stimulate metabolic processes and blood circulation. It is with this task that a cream completely prevents the appearance of wrinkles.

One of Lancome’s research laboratories’ strengths is the ability to use and create new high-tech active ingredients that serve the needs of beauty. Protected by many patents that have been issued over several decades, these active ingredients are a valuable asset and play an essential role in an innovative strategy.

1. Probiotics

Probiotics are called living microorganisms, as well as substances of microbial and another origin, which:

✔︎ have a positive effect on the functioning of microflora;

✔︎ contribute to better adaptation of the human body to external conditions.

Pure probiotics are not used in cosmetics, since living microorganisms are extremely unstable, need a particular nutrient medium that is not like a face cream. The composition of probiotic agents includes, as a rule, fragments of microorganisms – lysates, which have the same effect as the microorganisms themselves, enzymes, or other substances needed by the skin produced by bacteria.

Probiotics Functions:

✔︎ Simulate the action of its microflora, displacing pathogenic microorganisms.

✔︎ Strengthen local immune defense.

✔︎ Strengthen the barrier function.

✔︎ Restore the skin and remove the inflammatory process.

✔︎ Promote the normal functioning of the skin as a whole, maintaining its moisture and interaction between all cells.

The youth activator- Advanced Genifique from Lancome provides a complex of probiotics (lactobacillus, bifidobacteria, a specific type of yeast) combined with the unique complex Genifique TM. Researchers have proven the effectiveness of concentrating on all 10 basic signs of youthful skin: radiance, tone, even tone, firmness, cleanliness, elasticity, freshness, density, lack of wrinkles, smoothness.


Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate, 1.7 Ounce

2. Ferulic acid

Ferulic acid – plant antioxidant, which is found mainly in bran cereal plants. Research and experience in the use of this cosmetology component show that it provides a pronounced antioxidant, anti-aging brightening, and sunscreen effect. As an additional substance, it stabilizes other antioxidants in cosmetics, in particular, increasing the activity and bioavailability of vitamin E. Ferulic acid is one of the most potent natural antioxidants. It is an antioxidant that can neutralize several different types of free radicals at once. Studies have shown that ferulic acid is a more effective antioxidant than alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E), beta-carotene, and various ascorbic acid metabolites. Ferulic acid stabilizes vitamin C in cosmetics formulas and prevents its oxidation. The combination of vitamins C and E with ferulic acid is prevalent in the cosmetics industry and a complex useful for the skin.

The unique formula with ferulic acid is included in Lancome’s new dual-action youth concentrate Advanced Genifique Sensitive. In addition to protecting the skin from genetic aging and preserving 10 signs of youthful skin, we will protect the skin from premature (oxidative) aging and environmental exposure. Just the Advanced Genifique Sensitive removes the irritation and redness.   

Lancome Advanced Genifique Sensitive Youth Activating + Sensitivity Soothing Dual Concentrate – All Skin Types, Even Sensitive 20ml/0.67oz

3. Chlorella Seaweed Extract

Danish scientist M.U. discovered chlorella, a beaver in 1890. The microalgae got its name from the Greek root chloros, which in translation into Russian means yellow-green and Latin endings – Ella, which translates as “small.”

Chlorella extract from unique unicellular green algae contains more than twenty vitamins and minerals, including A, B 12, beta-carotene, minerals, iodine, proteins, lipids, lysine, polysaccharides, and amino acids. This component in the composition of the formulas has a pronounced antioxidant, moisturizing, vitaminizing, wound healing and antibacterial effect. As part of the formulas of cosmetics, a suspension of chlorella is used. Its external effect gives amazing results: a rejuvenating effect when applied to the face’s skin, reducing the number of facial wrinkles when applied to areas around the eyes. After this remedy, the skin becomes smooth, toned, and clean. Chlorella is part of the activator of youth for the eyes of Genifique Yeux Light, cream for the skin around the eyes against the first signs of aging of the Advanced Genifique Yeux and serum for deep skin repair the eye contour  Absolue the P.C. Yeux Concentre multi- restructurant global.   


Lancome Paris Advanced Génifique Yeux Eye Cream, 0.5 Ounce

4. Extracts of Grand Rose 

To obtain a unique complex of Grand Rose extracts, Lancome laboratory experts use the process used in biotechnology to obtain high-purity active ingredients that not only effectively affect the skin but are also environmentally friendly. The composition of Grand Rose includes a complex consisting of extracts of rose flowers of different varieties. Together, they have an intense regenerative effect on the skin.

The first component is Lancome rose stem cells combined with extracts of Stolistica and Damaska ​​roses, from which essential rose oil and pink concentrate are obtained. All components of the Grand Rose complex have a targeted effect on the skin. They were obtained using the advanced Fermogenesis ™ biofermentation method, which allows you to grow cells in vivo and save them. Thus, Lancome rose stem cells regenerate the skin, fill it with vitality and give it radiance. The pink concentrate is obtained during supercritical C.O. 2-extraction – a biotechnological purification process of a high degree, in which a substance without a residue passes from a gaseous state to a liquid one. This method allows you to save the anti-inflammatory properties of the rose. Lancome experts chose the essential oil obtained by cold distillation for its tonic and therapeutic properties. To get one drop of precious distillate, which contains about 140 active molecules, it is necessary to collect from three to five tons of rose petals. The unique Grand Rose complex underlies the new Absolue Soft Cream collection and cream.

Lancome Absolue Revitalizing And Brightening Soft Cream – 0.67 Oz

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