63 percent of German women use a facial cream at least once a day. They are often packed with drugs such as glycerine or Q10. We explain what is hidden behind the ingredients – and how they work
- Folic acid
- Hyaluronic acid / hyaluronan
- Q10 (ubiquinone)
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Are agents that reduce the concentration of free radicals in the skin – the main cause of skin aging. Known representatives are carotenoids, flavonoids, polyphenols and vitamins C and E.
Belongs to the B vitamins and is important for growth processes. Folic acid is known as a nutritional supplement for pregnant women. In cosmetics, folic acid is said to promote collagen formation and firm the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid / Hyaluronan
Stores moisture as a natural component of connective tissue. As a multiple sugar (polysaccharide), the active ingredient occurs almost everywhere in the body. In skin creams hyaluronic acid causes a superficial padding. In the deeper layers of the skin she only gets by injection.
Promotes the decomposition of fatty tissue in a sufficient concentration, dehydrates, reduces swelling, stimulates blood circulation and metabolism.
Binds water and moisturizes the upper layers of the skin.