How To Select The Best Anti-Aging Skin Care Products?

By Marilynn Syrett Published 04/4/2009 | Beauty

The range of anti-aging skin care  products available in the market is overwhelming. Anti-aging  formulations are available in all possible forms like lotions,  creams, serums, and gels. They can also be found at all possible  prices.
  With such an extensive collection, how can you choose  the best anti-aging products for yourself? Here are some tips to help  your select the best!.
  Determine Your Skin Type
  It  is very important to identify your skin type before you start using  any skin care products. Your skin type can range from being normal,  oily, dry, sensitive or combination. While women with a normal skin  type have it easier, those with other skin types need to take special  care of their skin.
  Women with oily skin should avoid using  creams and thick lotions and rather use lightweight, oil-free  formulations
  Women with dry skin should use heavy creams and  moisturizing lotions to keep their skin hydrated
  Women with  sensitive skin should use non-comedogenic products and avoid products  that contain harsh ingredients
  Women with combination skin should  use products specifically designed for their skin type.
  Some  Product Suggestions:
  Clayton Shagal Elasthy Gel   It is a clinical strength gel that gently moisturizes the skin from  within and improves it's elasticity. It penetrates within the dermis  layer of the skin and combines with the collagen fibers therein to  make the skin firm and taut. Because it has a gel base, it is  suitable for oily skin.
  Kinerase Cream - It is an  anti-aging cream that improves the appearance of fine lines and  wrinkles and increases the skin's capacity to retain moisture.  Kinerase cream contains Kinetin, a plant based agent that helps the  skin retain moisture..
  NIA 24 Skin Strengthening Complex It is a superb cream that is neither too light nor too heavy and  hence, a perfect solution for combination skin types. There is a  significant reduction in wrinkles and fine lines with regular use.  The complex enhances the barrier function of the skin and accelerates  the repair process by supplying moisture.
  Identify the  Problem Areas
  Aging skin is characterized by the appearance of  wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, dry and sagging skin, under eye dark  circles, eye puffiness and so on. Depending on your skin condition  you may have some or all of these aging signs. Identify the problem  areas of your skin and locate anti-aging skin care products that  treat the same.
  Some Product Suggestions:
  iS Clinical Youth Complex It  is a revolutionary anti aging skin care formulation that provides  immediate, short term and long term benefits for aging skin. Upon  application, it acts as a spot treatment and instantly plumps up  wrinkles on the face. With regular use, it diminishes the appearance  of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots. In the long run, it  accelerates the production of collagen and elastin fibers within the  skin and makes it look younger and more radiant.
  Kinerase  Intensive Eye Cream It is a powerful moisturizer that reduces  fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area delicately. This highly  emollient cream is a great night cream for reducing the signs of  aging around the eyes..
  iS Clinical Super Serum Advance It is a amazing serum that contains superb ingredients and potent  antioxidants that provide a dramatic improvement to aging skin and  help protect the skin against additional damage from environmental  stressors. The serum also reduces acne scars and enhances the skin  tone.
  Check the Products' Ingredients
  There are  certain key ingredients that are extremely useful in preventing the  signs of aging. Check potential anti aging products for ingredients  like antioxidants, alpha-hydroxy acids, Vitamins, snd Retinol.
  Antioxidants eliminate the free radicals and thus prevent  skin damage by preserving the inherent collagen supply.
  Alpha  hydroxy acids eliminate the dead skin cells and enhance the  appearance of dull and lifeless skin.
  Vitamins boost the  production of collagen and elastin fibers within the skin and reduce  the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Retinols and retinoids  again diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help  soften the skin.

Dr. Marilynn Syrett is a graduate from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific. She has authored several articles about skin care products like Anti-aging skin care products, Sun Tanning & Sunscreens and so on.