The Anti-aging Skin-Care Glossary.


How to decode every single ingredient label and use of them. In this blog, you will get to know about the anti-aging skincare Glossary which anti-aging brands prefer.

Scroll down for the ultimate skincare glossary. In this absolute guide, you’ll find all the names and terms you’re struggling to break from the back of your skincare packaging and more. And now beauty decoding just got a whole lot easier.

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Skincare Glossary

Aloe vera

For better skincare, there are many products, but the Aloe vera has amazing skin benefits. And is currently more popular than ever as people use it as DIYs at homes also. Also, many brands have a lot of ingredients which include Aloe vera in their products.

“Cana Gold Beauty” also uses Aloe Vera in products because it is beneficial and can be used by people of different skin tones. Aloe vera is a healthy ingredient, also described as a “wonder plant”. It is a genus that contains more than 500 species of flowering succulent plants. Aloe vera could protect the skin from the aging effects of sunlight. It has antioxidant and antibacterial properties and a good track record in treating acne.

It is a super ingredient for sensitive skin. The cooling properties of the Aloe plant help in soothing redness, rash, itchiness, and infection. MORE


Antioxidants are essential for maintaining healthy skin because they help to defend skin against damage from free radicals. They shield the skin’s surface and work to calm and repair stressed and damaged skin, resulting in skin that feels firmer and looks brighter. Popular antioxidants include vitamins C, A, and E. 

Black Gold Caviar

Black Gold Caviar is considered the foundation of youth. It’s found in the beluga fish and is unique in its effect. It accelerates the metabolism and boosts 67% of the production of collagen in the skin.

Moreover, Black Gold Caviar is a hydro-nutritive and anti-aging method that gives softness and silkiness to the skin. Caviar helps dampen the skin instantly and forms a natural moisture barrier on the skin surface, regenerating ritual cellular youth.



Cactus refers to a member of a family of spiny plants and is found especially in dry areas. It has thick herbaceous or woody chlorophyll-containing stems.

Also, it absorbs carbon-dioxide at night to release oxygen. It protects nerve cells and it is high in antioxidants and has a high amount of vitamin E, and also boosts fatty acids.

Cactus help your skin to keep in good condition and prevent skin from UV damages and protect skin against sun damages. It also has antibacterial properties that provide you beautiful healthy skin and destroy the bacterias.

As it is a great source of vitamin E, It has lots of antioxidant properties. That helps to protect our skin cells.



Nature has gifted us with so many useful ingredients that work towards enhancing our appearance and making our skin flawless & healthy. One such ingredient from nature is Cocoa beans.

The cocoa beans are fermented seeds of the cacao tree, which is native to the Amazon basin region and also grows in many different tropical climates.

In addition to its well-known role, cocoa beans have many healing and medicinal properties which have been recognized by ancient civilizations. Cocoa powder is made by crushing cocoa beans and removing the unorganized fat or cocoa butter by crushing.



Ceramides are basically the cement that holds skin together – they strengthen the skin’s barrier to prevent moisture from escaping in order to improve hydration levels.

Our skin naturally produces ceramides, but as we age it reduces production, and also this weakens the skin’s barrier and leads to loose, dry, and dehydrated skin.  

Coconut Oil 

It is the oil obtained from the seeds of Cocos Nucifera. It works as a skin-conditioning agent to help the skin feel smooth and soft.


Collagen is the protein that is present in various connective or supportive tissues in the body. It consists of amino acids and is mostly found in fibrous tissues such as ligaments, tendons, and skin.

It is one of the most abundant proteins which is found in the human body. Collagens are “the main structural protein that forms with the supportive tissue throughout our body, from the skin to bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments,” said a board-certified dermatologist. It’s no wonder that the bottled-up version of the protein is in high demand.

Cucumber Extract 

It has anti-inflammatory and skin-tightening properties. Cucumber can be rubbed over the skin to keep it soft.


DMAE is promoted to boost mood, cognition, and skin healthcare but it might do the opposite instead. We reveal the science behind its benefits for skin and brain, as well as side effects, helping you decide whether it’s worth a try or not.

DMAE refers to Dimethylethanolamine. It produced a small amount in our brains. It is an organic compound and colorless liquid used in many skincare products. Also, compounds that people believe can positively affect mood, improve brain and memory functions. It is available as a serum to use on the skin. 

Some other benefits


It is the skin’s second layer – the layer that lies below the epidermis. It contains blood vessels, sweat glands, nerves, and hair roots. This is the layer where collagen and elastin are found.

Jasmine Oil

You know that Jasmine Oil is a very essential ingredient that all the brands use for a skincare product. It is obtained from the white flowers of the common jasmine plant. It acts as an effective antibacterial, soothing dry skin, and increasing cell turnover to lighten the appearance of scars. This is extensively used for skincare, specifically for reducing inflammation, for anti-aging purposes, and even for dry skin and also used for eliminating dryness, and preventing oily skin, limit wrinkles, and fine lines. This is often nicknamed ‘Queen of the night’ because of its strong scent as it seems effective at night, well known for its libido-boosting qualities.


Lactic Acid 

It (an alpha hydroxy acid [AHA]) helps increase the cell renewal rate by removing the top layer of dead skin cells.

Pearl Powder

The Pearl powder is popularly used as an ingredient in today’s skincare industry. Pearl is a smooth, small, usually white round object that forms around a grain of sand inside the shell of an oyster and a sea creature.

Pearl powder is used as an ingredient in Cana Gold Beauty’s products, to enhance and beautify your skin. It is used as an anti-inflammatory and a relaxant. Pearl powder contains calcium, amino acids, and trace minerals and it has much other skin and health benefits. As amino acids stimulate skin cells to produce collagen, promote hydration, and protect skin from pollution and other elements.



Peptides could have a beneficial role in reducing inflammation, slowing down the aging process, and destroying microbes.

It includes collagen that helps slow the aging effects of your skin by reducing dryness and wrinkles and plays an important role in strengthening the skin.

It promotes the production of other proteins that promote healthy-looking skin.


They are small openings on the skin’s surface which allow sweat and oil to reach the skin’s surface from the sweat glands or sebaceous glands.

Retinyl Palmitate 

It is also known as vitamin A. This antioxidant is known for its anti-aging benefits that help firm and smooth skin’s texture. Its moisturizing effect also helps to prevent dry skin while keeping skin healthy and clear.

Seaweed Extract 

It is also known as algae. This plant extract contains vitamins and minerals (which help to soften and soothe the skin) and antioxidants (which are thought to have anti-aging properties).

It is important to mention that seaweed cells are strikingly similar to skin cells; this allows seaweed extract to protect, and maintain your skin’s natural balance. Rich in antioxidants, and your skin’s favorite vitamins and minerals, seaweed is considered a powerful anti-aging ingredient that regenerates and protects your skin.



Drinking water is very important and effective for your body. Well, have you heard of someone’s overall wellbeing and magnificent aura with the glow on their face? The fact is that when you feel well – hydrated is actually a well-documented scientific phenomenon that when you feel good, you will look good.


Vitamin A 

(Retinyl Palmitate) is an antioxidant that helps firm and smooth skin’s texture. It is having moisturizing benefits that help prevent dry skin, keeping it healthy and clear.

Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) 

It works to hydrate the skin, improve the moisture barrier, and exfoliate the top layer of dead skin cells. It has anti-aging, acne, moisturizing, and hyperpigmentation benefits.

Vitamin B5 (Panthenol)

It is a moisturizer used to soften and soothe the skin, as well as to prevent water loss, keeping it hydrated and stabilizing the skin’s moisture barrier.

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 

It is a conditioning agent that helps to improve the look and feel of the skin. 

Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid)

It is an antioxidant found in citrus fruits; tomatoes; and green, leafy vegetables. It protects the skin against free radicals or damaging molecules found in the environment. It also offers to clarify benefits to assist keep skin clear of impurities.

Vitamin C serums are renowned for a reason that they work on every skin. You name any skin concern like uneven skin tone, rough texture, dullness. There is a good chance that it is featured in skincare products. Also, it is a recommended treatment for every skin type.

Vitamin E 

It is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin against harmful free radicals found in the environment.