18 Dec Skin Firming Phenoms: Ingredients for Firmer Skin
From sun damage to natural aging processes, there are a wide range of factors that can contribute to the common skin care concern known as loss of elasticity. When you age or your skin becomes damaged, the body slows its production of elastic tissue (elastin) and collagen, which can create the appearance of loose-hanging or sagging skin.
Loose skin can occur at any point in your life depending on sun damage, stress, diet and lifestyle factors, but it usually starts to worsen in your 40s and 50s as the body’s elastin production slows. Luckily, there is a range of natural ways to treat and prevent loss of elasticity in the skin.
If you’re searching for a good firming skin care cream or remedy, it’s important that you look for ingredients that are proven to increase collagen and elastin production. These are the two most time-honored and proven methods to correcting loose and sagging skin at any age, and they’re facilitated by many of the ingredients found in our naturally derived skin care formulas. We highly recommend choosing products enriched with cichoric acid, copper, coconut, fermented soy and other skin tighteners to help regenerate the appearance of smooth, supple and tight skin.
The Top Skin Firming Ingredients Found in Skin Care Products
Choosing a skin care product for firmer skin can be a challenge, but if you look closely at the ingredients (and read up a bit on how they work), you can find a formula that’ll leave your skin feeling softer, more youthful and firmer than ever. All of these elasticity boosting ingredients are found in Farmacy skin care products designed for the improvement of elasticity, hydration and overall skin health.
- Fermented Soy — Amino acid rich soy proteins can help maintain the skin’s elasticity and encourage the appearance of healthy skin. Because this complex contains hyaluronic acid and angiogenesis inhibitors (which block the growth of new blood vessels) it can be used to significantly improve skin’s elasticity and viscoelasticity, which creates a tighter and softer appearance. Farmacy products implement non-GMO fermented soy.
- Cichoric Acid — This miracle skin care additive is found in all of our products enhanced with Echinacea GreenEnvy™, a patent-protected variant of Echinacea Purpurea that’s tested to be 300 percent more powerful than regular Echinacea Purpurea. Highly concentrated cichoric acid inhibits the action of free radicals and enzymes that target collagen fibers, helping to protect the skin and maintain its firmness over time.
- Copper — One of our favorite skin firming ingredients is copper. Yes, the same orange-gold material used in wiring and piping is sometimes referred to as a “facelift in a bottle!” Copper peptides break down collagen deposits and replace them with smaller collagen components, which helps the skin stay firm, flexible and supple over time.
- Coconut Oil — We love coconut for its high concentration of fatty acids and vitamin E, which is naturally and quickly absorbed into the skin to rejuvenate cells that lack elasticity. You can use products such as our Firming Coconut Gel Mask, complete with a super-charged solution for treating tired skin, to see just how beneficial coconut can be in firming applications.
Improve Skin Elasticity with Rise ‘N Shine
If you’re looking for a great way to give your skin a big-time boost of firmness and elasticity, we highly recommend choosing a product enriched with an amino acid complex and copper. Our answer is Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm, an innovative night cream that helps firm and moisturize at the cellular level. This product is enriched with Echinacea GreenEnvy™, which contains a high concentration phytochemical cichoric acid to provide the renewal of firmness and elasticity. It works by inhibiting the enzymes that break down collagen, helping encourage tighter and more youthful looking skin.
Sleep Tight also has plenty more firming and beautifying ingredients that make it an excellent product for those looking for a big-time boost in the firming department. Our night balm, which transforms into a gentle oil-gel, contains a complex of botanical extracts and oils formulated specifically for helping to firm the skin by naturally increasing the skin’s collagen synthesis.
Since sun damage is one of the most common contributors to the skin’s inability to properly produce elastin and collagen, you’ll want to make sure you always pair your moisturizers with a good SPF sunscreen, like Farmacy Green Screen, to prevent loose skin.
Choose Farmacy for all your anti-aging skin care needs. While we do fortify our products with naturally derived wonders that help smooth, enhance and improve the appearance of skin, we leave out harmful ingredients like parabens, formaldehyde and artificial coloring. Only the good stuff here!