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January 10th 2013

Effective Skin care ingredients
Peptides
Peptides are proteins that have beneficial effect on skin. Though a number of peptides have been shown to have beneficial effects, two in particular deserve more attention – copper peptides and palmitoyl pentapeptide 3 (also called Matrixyl).
Copper peptides were discovered to help heal tissue when applied to lesions and wounds. In addit...ion, they’ve been shown to reduce the formation of scar tissue while also stimulating the production of cell renewal. Peptides can regulate the growth rate of skin layer cells, limit potentially harmful oxidation, and even create an anti-inflammatory environment that ensures optimal healing conditions.
Palmitoyl pentapeptide 3 Reduces wrinkle improves skin time by stimulating the DNA of new collagen.
Vitamin C
Vitamin C is backed up by a considerable amount of Clinical research that increase collagen synthesis, protects against free radicals and helps lighten sun damage.
Vitamin A
Retinoid is a derivative of Vitamin A. There are several currently used in skin care preparations – retinol, retinyl palmitate, tretinoin, tazarotene. While retinol and retinyl palmitate may be found in over the counter, the latter two require a doctor’s prescription. Caution as these also cause sun sensitivities and requires a sun block. Remember “Why correct if you don’t protect”
Hydroquinone
Hydroquinone is referred to as a bleaching cream. In fact, it doesn’t bleach the skin; it works by inhibiting the enzyme tyrosinase, responsible for the production of melanin, a skin pigment.

Hydroquinone is available in 2 % over the counter; however stronger strengths need a prescription. Hydroquinone has received some bad press due to reports of carcinogenicity, which is still being disputed. However, if it is used at low, recommended doses for short periods of time hydroquinone has been shown to be safe and effective.

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