Finding an effective anti-aging cream can be a tough task but knowing the key ingredients can make the search a lot easier.
Anti-aging creams have always been top-selling personal care products for years and new studies continue to prove the efficiency of certain products and ingredients. The latest hot selling item in the anti-aging department is retinol cream.
Retinol is one of the animal forms of vitamin A, convertible to other forms of vitamin A, and the retinyl ester derivative of the alcohol serves as the storage form of the vitamin in animals. When converted to the retinal form, vitamin A is essential for vision, and when converted to retinoic acid, is essential for skin health and bone growth, consequently being used as an ingredient for several anti-aging creams and lotions.
Retinol is produced in the body from the hydrolysis of retinyl esters, and from the reduction of retinal. All sources of vitamin A can provide retinol, but retinoids are found naturally in some foods of animal origin.
For example, butter, Cod liver oil, liver (beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and fish), eggs, cheese, and milk are all considered good sources of retinoids.
All retinoid forms of vitamin A are used in cosmetic and medical applications applied to the skin. Retinoic acid is used in the treatment of acne and keratosis pilaris in a topical cream.
In cosmetics, vitamin A derivatives are used as anti-aging chemicals. Vitamin A is absorbed through the skin and increases the rate of skin turnover, and gives an increase in collagen giving a more youthful appearance.
So, if you’re still looking for a “fountain of youth” cream, you may want to consider retinol products.
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