R Is for Retinoid: What Do Anti-Aging Ingredients Do?
Anti-aging products and packaged junk food, though diametrically opposed in their intentions and results, actually have something in common: they lure you in with buzz words. And just as you have to look past enticing terms like "all natural" and "made with whole grains" to find the truth in the ingredients list (or continue eating "whole grain guaranteed" Reese's Puffs in ignorant, delicious bliss), you also have to play detective with moisturizers and creams promising to "slow down visible aging" or give you "brighter-looking eyes." There's just one problem with that: anti-aging products and packaged junk food are also both filled with multisyllabic ingredients that only a scientist could decipher—that is, unless you've got a handy guide to anti-aging ingredients and how they might benefit your skin.
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Alpha Lipoic Acid
It’s a fatty acid with antioxidant properties that works within cells to maintain their vitality. Alpha lipoic acid has been said to minimize pores, even out blotchy skin tone, and keep wrinkles at bay.