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Best ingredients for skin firming: 5 to know

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Age Activist Clinical Youth Serum contains some of the best ingredients for skin firming, smoothing, brightening and more. This advanced formula has united gold-standard age fighters at clinical levels with the next generation of natural youth-supporters for instant results and long-term improvement with continued use. It’s a single solution that empowers your skin to resist the signs of aging. Keep reading to see how each ingredient works to dramatically improve skin.

Retinol


Short term benefits:

  • Improves roughness
  • Brightens skin
  • Improves discoloration

Long term benefits:

  • Diminishes fine lines + wrinkles
  • Helps firm and plump skin up for youthful appearance
  • Minimizes the appearance of pores
  • Improves discoloration
  • Brightens skin

Retinol is one of the most common anti-aging skin care ingredients – and for good reason. This powerhouse ingredient helps delay the signs of cell aging, like fine lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness, while helping heal and strengthen the skin over time.

To understand how retinol works, think of your skin as a mattress that sags over time. Retinol works to make the mattress firm again by helping connective tissues weave together and become denser:

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Age Activist Clinical Youth Serum (and fan favorite Sleepwear) both contain “time-released retinol”. This special form of retinol uses advanced microencapsulation technology to ensure the formula works over time (for 6 hours!) instead of being delivered all at once. It also helps reduce the irritation sometimes associated with retinol – in fact 97% of women said Age Activist Clinical Youth Serum was gentle on their skin (1).

 

Fermented Pumpkin Enzyme


Short term benefits:

  • Smoothes roughness
  • Improves hydration

Long term benefits:

  • Diminishes fine lines + wrinkles
  • Minimizes the appearance of pores

This cutting edge ingredient provides strong exfoliation and cell turnover with intense moisturizing benefits. Clinical testing shows capability of increasing cell renewal by a whopping 25%, which helps skin become less pigmented, less lined and more hydrated (2).

While pumpkin is not a new ingredient to us, the fermentation process helps this ingredient rapidly remove dead skin cell buildup while still remaining gentle on the skin. This leads to brighter, smoother skin and a major improvement in the appearance of pores. The fermentation process also helps the skin more readily absorb the active ingredient. Through collagen synthesis, the fermented pumpkin in this formula also provides serious anti-wrinkle activity.

 

Watermelon rind, lentil fruit + apple extracts


Short term benefits:

  • Instantly hydrates (24 hours of skin hydration with one application)
  • Improves fine lines

Long term benefits:

  • Increases skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor
  • Improves fine lines + wrinkles
  • Reduces dryness/flakiness

Some of the best natural skin firming ingredients, this blend helps provide the skin with 24 continuous hours of hydration. It also increases skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) elements, reduces fine lines and increases membrane fluidity.

This blend of natural youth-supporters significantly reduces fine lines after just 2 hours, and reduces dryness and flakiness on the skin by over 60% after 10 days (3).

 

Peptide blend


Short term benefits:

  • Instantly hydrates
  • Softens fine lines
  • Improves roughness
  • Improves fine lines

Long term benefits:

  • Dramatically improves wrinkles
  • Long term hydration
  • Improves firmness
  • Smoothes roughness

Age Activist Clinical Youth Serum uses a blend of peptides and phyto-tensors to help skin’s youth collagen become stronger and firmer. This is one of the best ingredients for skin firming because it helps fill in lines from beneath – like they do in young skin:

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The peptide blend in this formula works both short term and long term. At first application, this blend is clinically shown to visibly and significantly reduce wrinkle appearance after just 5 minutes (3). In terms of roughness, 67% of study participants felt smoother skin in just 30 minutes and a large amount of people can feel the tensing effect (2). Don’t worry if you can’t feel it though – the formula is still hard at work.

 

Vitamin E + Coenzyme Q10


Short term benefits:

  • Improves hydration
  • Protects skin

Long term benefits:

  • Diminishes fine lines + wrinkles
  • Firms and plumps up
  • Prevents collagen degradation (makes skin feel firmer)
  • Protects skin’s natural barrier

These two ingredients blend together in Age Activist Clinical Youth Serum to become skin’s protectors. They contain vital antioxidants that decrease with age, to defend skin’s natural protection shield and offset skin aging free radicals.

Over time this ingredient prevents collagen degradation, which helps skin stay firm and youthful. It also protects sebum and barrier lipids to increase skin’s resistance to oxidative stress. Vitamin E + Coenzyme Q10 essentially create a shield that protects your skin against many different intrinsic and extrinsic age factors.

See Age Activist Clinical Youth Serum’s full ingredient list here.

 

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  1. Source: Scientifically tested results based on 14-day consumer perception study.
  2. Source: Ex-vivo testing – Dansyl chloride cell renewal study
  3. Source: In-vivo testing

 

 

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