What is in this article?:
- 27 ways to get perfect skin, naturally
- Why am I developing acne?
- Should I go without sunscreen so my body can make vitamin D?
- Do I need to moisturize daily?
- Can natural ingredients fight wrinkles?
- Can I eliminate under-eye circles and puffiness?
- Do I really need my beauty sleep?
- Worst skin care ingredients, how to tell if a product is working
Natural beauty experts weigh in on adult acne, wrinkle prevention, and other key skin care concerns. Plus, learn how to choose safe, effective products.
Can natural ingredients fight wrinkles?
Yes, research-backed natural ingredients can stave off laugh lines and crow's-feet. But nontoxic products are free from harsh synthetics, so give them time—and appreciate small changes. "There is no fountain of youth," admits Logan. But "realistic improvements can make a subtle but very important difference in visible signs of aging."
Beauty fix: Use topical products with research-supported ingredients regularly—and consider simultaneously taking supplements that contain them, too. A hydrating, gel-like molecule, hyaluronic acid (HA) holds a thousand times its weight in water, drawing moisture from the air to fill wrinkles, says Tourles. And collagen improves skin's elasticity to keep it looking smooth; it, and other nutrients like vitamin C, also promote your body's own collagen manufacture.
Other wrinkle-fighting standouts: niacinamide (vitamin B3), sea buckthorn, coQ10, green tea, and resveratrol. Retinol, a natural form of vitamin A, is an antiaging go-to, but avoid sunscreens containing it or retinyl palmitate, which combined with sunlight may increase skin cancer risk, according to preliminary FDA data.
Try: Derma E Hyaluronic Acid Night Crème Intensive Rehydrating Formula; Now Solutions CoQ10 Antioxidant Cream; Reviva Labs Collagen Serum