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 Posted 7/3/2012 6:12:36 PM
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Welcome to the Forums, Bollman.

If you are referring to topical products, my list includes sunscreen, Retin-A, hydroxy acids, exfoliants and antioxidants.  In answer to your question, none of these reverse aging per se, but they can help slow the acumulation of damage that occurs with aging.


Great answer DDye, I also like Paula Begoun recommendation about

- Cell communicating ingredients
- Skin identical ingredients

Apart from sunscreen and antioxidants (Retin-A would be a cell communicating ingredient)

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 Posted 7/3/2012 8:24:19 PM
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Has no one tried LEF's new RejuveneX Factor with 28 ingredients?  It is expensive, but would be worth it if even a few of the ingredients were effective.
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 Posted 8/10/2012 4:57:39 PM
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I'm highly allergic to sulfa meds, but have never had an issue with MSM or sulfer. Different beast....
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 Posted 8/12/2012 1:47:17 PM
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Welcome to the Forums, Lucylou.

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 Posted 10/2/2012 11:28:33 AM
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Does anyone else use astaxanthin as an internal sunscreen? I live in California, take 12 mg a day, and my skin never gets even pink.  I got tired of slathering tablespoons of cream into my skin every day.  No increase in wrinkles, and I've been following this practice for four years.
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 Posted 2/24/2013 5:44:51 PM
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My top 5 would be a quality high % zinc oxide sunscreen, tretinoin (retin-a), vitamin C serum, Niacinamide serum, Glycolic Acid peel
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 Posted 3/8/2013 10:38:15 AM
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The only FDA approved product for the mitigation of fine wrinkles and mottled hyperpigmentation is RENOVA which is actually a drug called tretinoin in a cream form with the active at a 0.05% level.

Renova and a bottle of broad spectrum (meaning blocks both UVA and UVB rays) spf 30 sunscreen is a perfect combination for a simple anti aging skin regimine.

there are  a thousand Vit C products in the market, are you talking Vit C ester or Vit C in the freee acid form?  there are always issues of efficacy because Vit C must be protected from heat and light.

Your AHA's (alpha hydroxy acids) are a nice adjunct to keep the stratum corneum thin to aid in the penetration of the other products you are putting on your face in addition they will unbind the dead skin cells and make your face appear shinier and brighter. Dead skin cells are curved and dont refract light as well as living cells which are flatter.

Stay away from really anything else as there is no clinical data on any other products which makes any sense  

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When aiming for optimal skincare, I believe that compounds that increase collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid synthesis are best. Products that inhibit proteases such as collagenase and elastase are excellent as well, since these enzymes tend to become overexpressed in aging cells. The ratio between synthesis and enzymatic breakdown topples.

Topically, I agree with the Retin-A application. Retin-A reverses photo damage to an extent and increases collagen production while inhibiting the enzyme collagenase, which degrades collagen.

I also recommend any topical skin product containing Matrixyl Synthe' 6, which is a peptide that stimulates the production of several structural proteins (including collagen) in the skin.

Topical antioxidants are definitely a must, they'll prevent further oxidative damage and give your cells a break. Alpha Lipoic acid, both topical and oral, is said to be an amazing skin rejuvenator.

Supplement-wise, I personally take Genivida, which in it's phyto-estrogenic effects stimulates collagen production and inhibits collagenase. I also SWEAR by Pycnogenol 100-200mg a day, which in addition to its powerful antioxidant effects has shown in vivo to stimulate collagen and hyaluronic acid synthesis in skin, as well as act as a natural sunscreen preventing UV damage. Pycnogenol has also been shown to reduce the activity of matrix metalloproteinases, a class of enzymes that break down several structural proteins in the extracellular matrix of the skin. Lastly, the proanthocyanadins in Pycnogenol literally bind to the collagen and elastin and protect them from enzymatic, glycation-induced, and oxidative breakdown.

I would also take things that slow down glycation, since the skin stiffens and loses its elasticity from the accumulation of AGE's from the glycation of collagen; perhaps metformin, Pycnogenol (again), and carnosine. I read about a topical ingredient called Longevicell, which claims to slow down glycation in skin.
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Astaxanthin!  I think it should be added to the list.  My husband and I are both Danish (I'm also Hungarian). He tans well as a golfer, (I'd love to have his tan legs).  I don't tan as well, so I use sun-screen when out during the hot hours of the day.  We have both had sun damage removed, he basal cell carcinoma, me a dysplastic mole from my bikini days.  Both of us were starting to look like patch-work quilts.

Well, we started supplementation with Astaxanthin 2.5 years ago.  We started with 12 mg. a day and reduced to 4 mg.  Both of us have had the best skin checks - ever.  And, I don't burn in the sun anymore. Our recent eye appointments indicate improvement in our eye health too.  Last, but not least, the deep wrinkles in my face are gone.

It is a staple on my supplement shelf.

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Thanks for sharing the good results with astaxanthin, and welcome to the Forums, Dayna.

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