A few beneficial ingredients and how they work:
Retinol: Vitamin A; reduces wrinkles by working to repair DNA in individual cells. Vitamin A is an anti-oxidant and promotes the growth of new cells.
Vitamin E: An anti-oxidant, preventing destruction of the lipid part of the cell membranes. Besides promoting the healing of damaged skin and reducing aging, it also helps to preserve the other vitamins in the formula.
Green Tea Extract: traps free radicals that damage the skin. Hyaluronic Acid: water binding, lubricating, and protective agent.
Resveratrol: Rich in polyphenols which are catechins. Catechins trap free radicals that damage the skin up to three times better than Vitamin C. Catechins also retard the growth of harmful bacteria in the skin.
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane): A natural component of all cells that helps the skin to retain moisture, while then reducing fine lines. MSM also scavenges free radical oxygen to prevent damage to healthy skin.
Aloe Vera: A plant that promotes healing and increases circulation to the skin. It has been used for centuries to treat various types of skin damage.
Zinc: An important mineral involved in protein synthesis, immunity, healing, respiration, and the enzyme SOD. Zinc helps the skin cells defend against aging and damage.
Lipoic Acid: An antioxidant that helps the body use Vitamin C as ascorbic acid in collagen synthesis.
Ascorbyl DMAE: A natural compound; component of cells. It helps the skin retain moisture and further reduces fine lines. Acts as a strong anti-oxidant and helps contribute to collagen synthesis in conjunction with lipoic acid.