Skin Care Ingredients 101: Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE)
As we age, it seems that the fountain of youth has been stolen from us. Slowly but surely, we begin to see wrinkles forming and our skin not bouncing back quite as well after a night of drinking or a few restless nights without much sleep.
If this sounds like you, then professional skin care products could offer the anti-aging benefits you want. When looking at anti-aging ingredients, however, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all of the ingredients and information out there. We’re trying to simplify this for you. In our Skin Care Ingredients series, we’re highlighting various anti-aging skin care ingredients, what they do for your skin and how you can use them. We’ve covered hyaluronic acid, hydroquinone and kojic acid, L-ascorbic acid and others, and you can find it all right here on our skin care website. Today, we’ll discuss dimethylaminoethanol and how it can benefit you — and we’ll, of course, also discuss how LED skin care could help.
What is dimethylaminoethanol?
Sure, the word itself may be a mouthful, but dimethylaminoethanol — or DMAE — is certainly a compound to look for in professional skin care products. This naturally produced substance is in your brain, but you can also find it in anchovies, sardines and salmon. Fish is often referred to as “brain food,” and DMAE is the reason! In your brain, DMAE increases production of acetylcholine, which helps nerve cells transmit signals. This means it’s essential for proper mental function for such essential tasks as learning and memory.
So this naturally occurring compound is good for brain health and can be found in various dietary supplements and foods — but what about in facial products for women?
What does it do for my skin?
DMAE is a popular, natural ingredient for skin care. Professional facial products throughout the U.S. and globally will feature this powerhouse ingredient. When DMAE is applied topically to skin, researchers and consumers see reduced fine lines and wrinkles.
The promises of this anti-aging ingredient are immense — it can supposedly help with everything from dark under-eye circles to overall skin firmness and inflammation. On top of this, researchers aren’t seeing any of the common, negative side effects associated with other anti-aging ingredients, such as peeling, dryness or redness.
How can I use it?
When looking for professional skin care products that have DMAE, be sure to first do your research on how much should be in the product and how to use it before you buy skin care products online. After doing your research and reading reviews, find the anti-aging facial product that works for you! DMAE can be found in creams, lotions, serums and other professional skin care products.