Kristals Tips: Best Anti-wrinkle Cream Ingredients

Between the hype swirling about new “miracle” ingredients and complicated lists that may feel like you need a Ph.D. in chemistry to decipher, it’s hard to know what actually works. How do you decode the lists of anti-wrinkle cream ingredients on products you find at the store?

We’re bringing in the Kristals beauty & skincare experts to see what they recommend as the best anti-wrinkle cream ingredients – so you can cut through the clutter and get to the good stuff, whether you’re choosing a cream, moisturizer, or serum.

Kristals Tips: Best Anti-wrinkle Cream Ingredients

Retinol

This vitamin A derivative has proven effects to stop wrinkles while boosting collagen and elastin production. Retinol is one of the very best anti-wrinkle cream ingredients you can find.

Here’s a small selection of what Kristals offers with retinol:

Antioxidants

These are specific vitamins like vitamin C, A and E that fight the free radical oxygen molecules that age our skin. Some of them even help stimulate collagen (hello, vitamin C!) and promote the repair of skin cells.

A lot of Kristals products have antioxidants plainly because they are immensely powerful. Here are a few:

Peptides

These proteins help bind moisture to promote hydration and seem to have positive effects on improving intercellular communication to help skin cells repair themselves. On labels, you’ll see them referred to by their specific names, like Tetrapeptide-26, Tetrapeptide-7 and oligopeptide.

A few stellar Kristals products contain peptides – let’s highlight the following:

Niacinamide

Derived from vitamin B3, niacinamide is great for treating dark spots or discoloration that comes from sun damage or simply the passage of time, in addition to being an anti-aging wonder. It’s also helpful for treating skin inflammation and acne.

Anti-wrinkle Kristals products with vitamin B3 include:

Hyaluronic acid

This is a highly recommend moisturizing agent that dermatologists recommend time and again, since hydrated skin usually looks full and radiant.

There you have it: 5 of the best anti-wrinkle cream ingredients so you can make sure your skincare investments are worth it and you can get the results you seek!

Keys for Smart Natural Skin Care

Choosing skin care products labeled “all natural” over other products on the shelf that do not make that same powerful claim, may or may not make a difference to your skin. If you really want to get smart about natural skin care, you need to know more than just the clever marketing slogan for the products you choose.

First, realize that skincare enthusiasts should not necessarily assume that an “organic” or “natural” ingredient or product is inherently safer or more effective than another chemically identical version of the same ingredient. In fact, “natural” ingredients may be more susceptible to contamination and bacterial growth.

The bottom line: Some (but not all) synthetic ingredients are to be avoided, as are some (but not all) natural ones.

Natural Ingredients to Avoid
In particular, natural ingredients may look good on the label, but some of them are known for their tendency to cause irritation. Some natural ingredients to avoid include:

  • Alcohol
  • Ground up nuts
  • Clove oil
  • Angelica
  • Fragrance
  • Oak bark
  • Balm mint oil
  • Wintergreen
  • Witch hazel
  • Marjoram
  • Cottonseed oil
  • Fir needle

Helpful Natural Ingredients
On the other hand, there are many helpful (and delicious) natural ingredients that you should definitely look for, including:

  • Clays
  • Chamomile
  • Honey
  • Glycerin
  • Jojoba oil
  • Omega fatty acids
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Soy
  • Willow herb
  • Green tea
  • Acai oil
  • Mica
  • Oats
  • Vitamin E
  • Chocolate
  • Argan oil

Other Tips
Natural skin care isn’t just about the products you use. It’s also about your lifestyle habits. If you are trying to increase the health and appearance of your skin, see where you stand on these behaviors, and then try to incorporate all three of them into your daily routine.

Drink pure water. If you don’t already have one, install a water filter at home and carry filtered water with you.

Exercise enough to glow. You don’t need much, but you do need it every day. Half an hour with brief spikes in intensity is all you need to boost your skin’s health.

Kick the sweet tooth. Sugar leads to high levels of glucose and insulin in the blood, which have been associated with acne breakouts.

About Kristals Cosmetics
Kristals Cosmetics has unlocked the holistically healing power of gemstones to promote vibrant, radiant skin with a deep range of products, including creams, masks and serums. Kristals complements its gemstone-infused skincare products with leading-edge ingredients designed to pair perfectly with precious gems, including peptides, niacinamide and Vitamin C.

Gemstones for Healing

Gemstones for healing are a hot ingredient in skincare products right now. And, when paired with other helpful ingredients like peptides, pro-vitamin B5, vitamin C and niacinamide, they can make a real difference in the look and feel of your skin. That’s why the skincare and beauty researchers at Kristals Cosmetics have been mixing gems like diamonds, amethysts, rose quartz and others into their cosmetic formulations.

But there’s a secondary benefit to gemstones that goes beyond skin deep. And that’s their ability to promote healing. Here are five gemstones you’ll want to check out for their unique healing properties.

Gemstones for Healing

#1 Diamonds

As the hardest of the gemstones, it’s not surprising that diamonds can exude a feeling of power. This makes them a great ingredient for both exfoliating and strengthening the skin. But beyond that, the feeling of strength and dominance created by diamonds can bring power to other parts of the body, as well, such as the nails and eyes.

Read a review of the Kristals Cosmetics diamond products line at Jess Oshii here.

And for under your eyes, Kristals Cosmetics has a product that brings quick results: our Diamond Select Anti-Gravity Spark Eye Mask, which Glossybox is featuring in its December 2016 box.

#2 Amethyst

Another common gemstone in skincare, amethyst has a healing reputation as a positive gem. It can help to tamp down negative emotions and help you feel your best each day.

Read a review of Kristals Cosmetics’ Amethyst Oxygen Instant Energizing Reviving Treatment at the New Spirit Journal here and see our Amethyst Oxygen Instant Energizing Activating Serum featured in FabFitFun! You can also check out the entire Kristals Cosmetics Amethyst product line reviewed in Currently Crushing.

#3 Pearl

The healing power of pearls are so intriguing that it’s starting to be used as a nutritional supplement in addition to a skincare ingredient. It strengthens the blood and helps to build healthy cells and bones.

Read & watch a video review of the PEARL Neck & Chest Extra Firming Cream from Kristals Cosmetics over at TheInsideOutBeauty by Heidi.

#4 Rose Quartz

If you need a pick-me-up in your self esteem, then a product with rose quartz in it might be the ticket. The mineral has a nurturing, warm energy that can help you love yourself and feel worthy of the love of others.

#5 Sapphire

Like its cold, calculating color, sapphire might be the gemstone to try if you need to focus in on the task at hand. The stone promotes intelligence and clear thinking.