When it comes to ingredients in your skincare products, there’s “new,” and then there’s “cutting edge.” Some new ingredients are simply existing items that have shown some promise in skin care, while “cutting edge” ingredients are scientifically formulated to do something entirely new. It’s these cutting edge ingredients that, along with fine gemstones, form the basis of many of the products of Kristals Cosmetics. So which ingredients make for cutting edge skincare?
We spoke with the skincare and beauty researchers at Kristals Cosmetics to get more information on these promising treatments.
5 Cutting Edge Skincare Ingredients You Should Know About
A bold new anti-aging tetrapeptide, Chronogen is revolutionary in that it essentially resets your skin’s internal clock and makes its repair cycle work more efficiently. When skin is damaged by UV rays, pollutants and other factors, it doesn’t repair itself as well as it should. With the addition of Chronogen, the skin does a better job of blocking UV damage during the day and then repairing itself at night.
Niacinamide is a compound formed from vitamin B3 (niacin) and amino acids. And the combination seems to be a real gamechanger for skin care, reversing the signs of aging and reducing wrinkles in a study of 30 woman published in a 2008 edition of the Journal of Dermatology.
#3 Matrixyl 3000
This futuristic-sounding skincare ingredient is also formed from peptides. And unlike wrinkle “quick fixes,” Matrixyl 3000 seems to provide a long-term solution by both increasing the production of collagen and then stimulating the skin to repair itself better.
#4 Hydrolyzed Elastin
Hydrolyzed elastin is a new moisturizing ingredient known as a humectant. Humectants go beyond merely moisturizing the skin. Instead, they actually encourage skin cells to both attract moisture in, and then hold onto it once it’s in place. It’s a revolutionary approach to moisturizers.
#5 Progeline (Trifluoroacetyl Tetrapeptide-2)
Yet another peptide-based ingredient, progeline is unique in that it seems to have a drastic effect on the jaw and neckline. Several small-scale studies have shown its ability to tighten and tone the skin around the mouth, jaw and neck.
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.