What’s hot for skincare for this year? Innovation! Science!
While we are all busy working on our careers, looking stylish, having fun and scheduling our next vacation, the busy folks in laboratories across the country are developing hot skincare ingredients for 2014 that will make your skin amazing. Today we are focusing on just a few of the greats!
(1) Peptides – Hot Skincare Ingredients for 2014
Peptides are not that new, but they are gaining massive popularity. What exactly is a Peptide and what’s the big deal about it with all the new anti-aging skincare products?
Peptides are a small chain of amino acids that aren’t a full protein – consider them the building blocks that create protein. They help the synapses in your facial muscles work well together. Ever see someone that totally looks mad all the time? o- r surprised? Their facial muscles are tense and not relaxed enough to go back to their resting stages. They get stuck and form wrinkles over time. It’s best to place peptide based serums (that have smaller molecules) directly on these tough areas you’d like to see smooth out. Then put your peptide based moisturizer on top and a sun screen goes on top of that product.
The sunscreen molecules tend to be larger – so sitting on top of your other products is exactly where they should be to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. Peptides help build up the cells and keep the muscles flexible underneath your skin. You are drinking water? Yes? Good – because all the great ideas listed here don’t stand a chance if you are not adding water to your skin.
(2) Stem Cells from Fruits – Hot Skincare Ingredients for 2014
Sometimes when you mention stem cells people look at you as if you are using the dna from babies to make cosmetics – No! My goodness, I’m amazed how the misconceptions in skincare are prevalent in our society.
The stem cells used in cosemetics are taken from fruit. There is an old apple orchard in Switzerland that delivers amazing fresh apples and they last forever! They are very vibrant and healthy – and stay alive and healthy much longer than other typical apple trees. This is an example of using cells from these types of proven plants to use and understand our youthful quest in cosmetics. Stem cells make the hot skincare ingredeints for 2014 list and probably for the next few years to come as well! It’s a science thing, really and the results are amazing! Find a product with apple stem cells and you are lookin’ good!
(3) Glycans – Strengthen the epidermis
Glycans help to remind our older mature skin cells to regenerate and act more like younger cells. This translates to a ten percent increase in epidermal thickness and reduces wrinkles after just a short span of applications. Over time our skin looses it’s thickness and it’s ability to “bounce back” to easily from sun exposure and harmful environmental debris. Glycans are just beginning to be used. Check them out!
These are just a few of the hot skincare ingredients for 2014. If you have a favorite that you think we should write about – leave a message below in the comments area – thanks!