What to look for in you perfect cream – various acids and their benefits

These days, all good quality creams have special acids as their active ingredients. Go through the ingredient list before buying and find out which one is best suited for you. Your perfect companion, your HG cream.

Reduces marks of scars and provides full moisture to the skin.
Creams and lotions with alpha-hydroxy acids may help with fine lines, irregular pigmentation, and age spots. Side effects of alpha-hydroxy acids include mild irritation and sun sensitivity. For that reason, sunscreen should be used every morning.

Retinol is made from vitamin A, and it’s in many non-prescription skin care products. Retinol’s stronger counterpart is tretinoin, which is the active ingredient in Retin-A and Renova, available by prescription only.
If your skin is too sensitive to use Retin-A, retinol is an alternative, although the effects are less impressive. Retinol may improve mottled pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture, and skin tone and color.
Eliminates wrinkles and makes skin tighter. Those with wrinkles can look for peptides in creams.
Also known as SALICYLIC ACID. This acid brings new life in the cells. The epidermal skin (upper layer). Using this acid for exfoliation removes all those dead cells while leaving thre skin tight and bright.
Warning: People who are allergic to salycylates (found in aspirin) should not use products containing salicylic acid. Salicylic acid can be absorbed into the bloodstream and may cause an allergic reaction or contact dermatitis. Pregnant or nursing women should not use products containing salicylic acid.

Vitamin C helps to minimize fine lines, scars, and wrinkles. It’s the only antioxidant that is proven to boost production of collagen, which is a key part of skin’s structure.
Be choosy when selecting a vitamin C product. Vitamin C in its most commonly found forms is highly unstable when exposed to oxygen, making it useless. Also, many topical vitamin C preparations do not penetrate the skin enough to make a difference.
This agent helps in protecting the skin from sunrays.
This acid reduces melanin production and the skin tones becomes lighter with use.
This acid when used for making cold creams, helps in reducing the appearance of wrinkles from the skin. The structure of the skin also improves over time.
This improves the complexion and structure of skin and makes the skin better and healthy.
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