What products do you employ to turn back the hands of time? Although the beauty-from-within trend continues to grow, a recent survey showed that most shoppers still opt for topical skin products to achieve healthy skin. Be wise beyond your years by choosing these five ingredients, which research shows help fight free radical damage and increase collagen production to keep skin healthy and vibrant.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

Topical niacinamide fights acne and rosacea thanks to anti-inflammatory properties, and new research proves its antiaging prowess, too. A 2010 study in Journal of Drugs in Dermatology showed niacinamide increased dermal collagen production, resulting in noticeably firmer skin. Plus, it reversed sun damage, according to another recent study published in the same journal that showed subjects had thicker skin after 12 weeks of applying a B3 derivative daily. “Thickening of any skin layer is important because the thinning of skin is typical of aging,” says D.J. Verret, MD, of Plano, Texas. The study also showed niacinamide helped increase the sloughing rate of dead, dull cells.
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