Dr Oz’s 50′s Prevention Guide on today’s show included a segment called “3 Items to Look Younger,” naming 3 mystery ingredients in skin care products that help the skin of people over the age of 50 look more youthful. From Argireline for Crows Feets to Alpha Hydroxy Acid for Scaly Skin to Azelaic Acid for Age Spots, Doctor Oz covered all of the secret ingredients to look for when buying skin care products.
Dr Oz: Crows Feet – Argireline & Peptides
Dr Oz said that buying products containing Peptides is key to minimizing Crows Feet in women over 50. Crows Feet happen because the muscles behind your skin bend and unbend, over and over, causing creases that eventually become deeply etched into your skin. Peptides make your muscles move a bit less so you have fewer lines. Dr Oz’s Mystery Ingredient for Crows Feets is Argireline, which is found in creams, serums, and other eye products and is reported to mimic the effects of Botox. Dr Oz advised that we look for a solution with 5-10% of Argireline.
Dr Oz: Scaly Skin – Alpha Hydroxy Acid & Exfoliants
Dr Oz said that sun damage and loss of hormones can lead to rough, scaly skin. The clue is exfoliants and Dr Oz’s Mystery Ingredient for Scaly Skin is Alpha Hydroxy Acid. With regular use, Alpha Hydroxy Acid can increase your collagen, so look for an Exfoliating Cream with Alpha Hydroxy Acid.
Dr Oz: Age Spots – Azelaic Acid & Melanin
Dr Oz said that the clue for Age Spots is Melanin, which is the pigment you get on your skin that create age spots, and it is similar to getting a tattoo. Dr Oz’s Mystery Ingredient for Age Spots is Azelaic Acid, which is found in grains and actually inhibits Melanin.
If you are using products that contain Argireline, Alpha Hydroxy Acid or Azelaic Acid, please leave a comment below and share your recommendations for your favorite products with these ingredients!