Acacia collagen (ActivExtract®)

Acacia collagen is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless dried extract from the stem of the acacia tree grown in Africa, the Near East, India, and the southern United States. Widely used for over 4,000 years as a soothing and anti-inflammatory agent and a product thickening agent, Acacia collagen dissolves rapidly in water and is typically included in products recommended for dry, sensitive or delicate skin.

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22 May, 2018


Published by SHEfinds by Jessica Harrington

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The beauty industry keeps turning out new skincare products faster than we could ever keep up. With so many options, how can you ever know which products will actually work and which are just a waste of money?

That’s where the professionals come in. No one is better to ask for skincare product recommendations than a dermatologist. To help sort through the noise and find the real gems of the beauty industry, we rounded up four important ingredients that should be in all of your skincare products.

Number 1.: Retinol

If wrinkles are a concern of yours, you should be using products with retinol. "Retinol is a retinoid that enhances skin's radiance and is considered to be a skin revitalizer. Retinol is one of the most effective cosmetic antiaging ingredients and is scientifically proven, via rigorous studies, to improve conditions associated with chronological aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines. It alters the behavior of aged cells so they act in a more youthful manner, and stimulates the production of new blood vessels in the skin while improving skin tone. Useful in the management of acne, rosacea, oily skin, and actinic keratosis, retinol also helps decrease skin damage associated with UV exposure," said Dr. Craig Kraffert, board-certified dermatologist and president of Amarte.

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Retinol is one of the most effective cosmetic antiaging ingredients and is scientifically proven.

— Dr. Craig Kraffert