A radiant complexion and flawless appearance - a dream for many women. Small bumps in the face, scars or pimples can be visually corrected with a make-up and provide the desired beauty effect. Numerous cosmetics manufacturers now also offer special make-ups that can be used specifically for anti-aging. What is it and, most importantly, in an anti-aging make-up?
Ingredients of make-up and make-up
For a long time make-up, especially make-up, had a bad reputation. The big myth of make-up was that make-up should clog pores and damage the skin. However, a variety of dermatological studies has shown that a make-up with high-quality ingredients can even protect the skin from solar radiation and harmful environmental influences.
In addition, almost every make-up now has additional nourishing ingredients. An unstoppable trend in cosmetics are anti-aging products. Highly effective ingredients should now also counteract the signs of age in make-up.
Integrated UV protection and light-reflecting particles
As anti-aging make-up is especially a foundation in liquid consistency. For liquid make-up can be applied discreetly, without it maskenhaft acts. In addition, it can ideally adapt to the natural facial contours.
Anti-aging make-up usually has a medium to high opacity, so that wrinkles visually disappear in no time. In order to protect the skin from excessive sun exposure and thus prevent premature aging, an integrated UV protection in the make-up forms the ideal basis.
Other popular ingredients in an anti-aging make-up are light-reflecting particles, such as mother of pearl or silk extracts. Through this, a so-called "soft-focus effect" is created, which visually brightens the complexion and thus leaves the skin looking younger.
Hyaluronic acid as a classic in anti-aging
In an anti-aging make-up are usually many of the classic ingredients from the anti-aging again. The undisputed leader among these is hyaluronic acid. One of the benefits of hyaluron is that it has proven to be extremely moisture-binding.
Other active ingredients in anti-aging
Other active ingredients are also frequently used in the field of anti-aging:
- Ceramides or lipids are often touted for anti-aging. Our horny layer contains natural ceramides, which form a kind of barrier to prevent the skin from drying out.
- Collagen is popular in anti-aging products because it can strengthen the supporting tissue of the skin and should therefore be able to reduce wrinkles.
- Likewise, vitamin A, also known as Rethinol, can often be found in an anti-aging make-up.
- Some anti-aging products also contain gold, this is said to stimulate the micro-circulation of the skin.
Active ingredients: The content is crucial
It is important to note that the success of the active ingredients depends primarily on their content. The decisive factor is not only that they are contained, but above all how much of them is integrated in the make-up as an active ingredient.
Information about this is given in the INCI statement, which must be included on every cosmetic product on the back. The ingredients are listed here by quantity, in the first place is the most common. However, by law, the INCIs only have to be in Latin, which makes it hard for the consumer to see at first glance which ingredient really hides behind the name.
Just high-quality anti-aging make-ups are sold in the pharmacy, where you also get individual information on the active ingredients.
Moisturizer and the perfect make-up technique
Incidentally, in addition to the ingredients that make-up includes, the technique of applying is important for a beautiful complexion and youthful appearance. The color should be chosen according to the skin type. Make-up artists recommend to choose the color a little bit lighter than the natural skin color. Why? Quite simply: Dark make-up makes the skin look visually older.
In addition, the make-up should always be subtly and thinly applied, it is even better to apply two thin layers, as a thick. Because the make-up is applied too thick, small wrinkles are thereby even more emphasized and visually reinforced, instead of hidden. Most naturally, the make-up can be applied with a special make-up brush.
In order for the make-up to really radiate the skin, an additional moisturizer should be applied beforehand. High-quality ingredients, a lot of moisture and the daily and thorough make-up removal radiate the face radiant.