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Q: I am a woman in my 50's and I find myself overwhelmed every time I go to the beauty isle for personal care products- there are so many products out there! Do you have any tips on what skin-care products I should be looking for to narrow down my search?

skin_care_creamA: You should be looking for products with Pentapeptides - this is a chemical in many new products that will help produce collagen in skin cells. Collagen helps support skin by giving it a firmer look, and diminishing the appearance of wrinkles. Another ingredient you should be looking for are retinoids. Retinoids help skin cell turnover, giving your skin a youthful appearance.  Although, you should consult a doctor before use, as some retinoid creams will make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Make sure to always use protective sunscreens while exposed to the sun, especially during these summer months!