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!

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.