Today, more than ever, people are aware of the concept of preventive aging, both for their overall health and for their skin. It is much easier and cheaper to prevent or reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars and brown spots than to reverse them later. However, at what age should someone start using anti-aging products and which active ingredients are best for it? Each active substance that we use in care or targeting certain conditions such as spots or acne repairs the skin, but also has an anti-aging effect. Today, we can choose the best active ingredients, and we recommend skin identical herbal actives - natural components of medicinal plants that imitate the natural components of the skin, which for this reason does not metabolize them, but absorbs them beautifully and uses them fully.
1. Antioxidants – VITAMIN C – the hero of heroes that protects every skin Antioxidants are the first active substances that should be introduced into the routine already in teenage days. The best and most correct choice is a well-formulated vitamin C serum. Vitamin C is the main vitamin and guardian of the health of our skin, and the body is not capable of producing it on its own. The best way to achieve the protective benefits of vitamin C for the skin is to apply it directly to the skin. When we consume vitamin C "internally", less than 7% reaches the skin, and almost nothing reaches the outer or epidermal layers!
Since vitamin C has a reservoir effect, using it once a day is enough because it will have an effect on your skin for up to 24 hours. So, a good C serum is direct nourishment and protection of the skin, from the first steps of care. It will neutralize the free radicals that harm us on a daily basis; they break down our collagen every day, damage cells and cause skin discoloration. Duke University Medical Center researchers found that using a vitamin C and E serum under sunscreen actually provides four times better protection than sunscreen alone. Vitamin C Serum Plus Sunscreen is the most powerful anti-aging combination you should really use every day!
2. Fruit acids (AHA) and enzymes – fruit omniscients with a wide range of effects Fruit acids and enzymes stimulate cell renewal, keeping the skin healthy. Fruit acids as an exfoliant can also help control pimples, fade sun damage spots and acne scars, and keep skin smooth.
If someone has major problems with acne and clogged pores, they can start with peeling acids before the age of sixteen. As a powerful anti-aging tool, it will have a positive effect on both youthful and mature skin. AHA acids are the most popular class of fruit acids thanks to their ability to solve various skin problems. These include dry or lackluster skin, oily skin, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin texture, acne and pimple marks, and hyperpigmentation. Glycolic acid is particularly effective in solving problems such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and collagen stimulation. Fruit acids in combination with adaptogenic antioxidants visibly change the skin, improving its entire structure. Today we can find carefully designed serums with such an interesting composition.
3. Vitamin A and peptides – powerful bioactive agents, but be careful with them! Vitamin A-retinol and peptides increase cell metabolism, which is great for those in their thirties, when metabolism naturally slows down. Excessive stimulation can cause pimples to break out, so for younger skin these ingredients may be too active.
4. Omega acids - strong, safe, practical and beloved by our skin Omega acids are the building blocks of the skin and the most powerful anti-aging tool from the thirties onwards. Omegas are embedded in the cell membranes in the upper layer of the skin (epidermis), forming a protective network around them, helping to stop moisture loss and giving the skin a healthy appearance. They act on the phospholipid bilayer, helping it retain water, leading to moister, softer skin, and "plumping" skin cells mean a younger appearance. But that is not all! These perfect fats can block the release of enzymes caused by sun damage, strengthening collagen and helping to prevent wrinkles and sagging skin. They do everything: hydrate, contour, repair and nourish the skin. Along with vitamin C, they show the widest range of effects.
Today, all these active ingredients are easily found in natural, herbal formulations, which, you will admit, is the best for our skin because they do not contain anything harmful to health and the environment. Ops Biotics + as a new challenger on the cosmetics scene, the young Croatian brand originated from the Matičnjak brand, which has been ruling the phytotherapy scene for more than a decade, supplying us with medicinal preparations based on black cumin, sikavica, fenugreek and other smart herbs. The philosophy of the Ops Biotics+ brand is long-term and effective skin care, not covering up imperfections.
While some brands rely on unnecessary fillers and fragrances, Ops Biotics+ focuses on its own skin identical extracts and oil infusions that help produce results, such as silymarin, olive leaf extract, enzymes, fruit acids, probiotics, encapsulated CBD, whole vitamins spectra, omega acids, minerals and antioxidants. Their serums and creams reveal their naturalness and healing properties with their color, fragrance and texture, and the effect on the skin is quick and measurable.