6 Ingredients Your Skin Loves – And Which Skin Care Products Have Them

Find out which nutrients keep skin looking its best.


Science tells us why skin wrinkles, loses shape and gets blotchy with age.

Sun damage usually does the most to age the skin. The UV rays from too much exposure break down collagen — the support structure for skin.

Damage also comes from toxins, environmental pollution and poor food choices. As our bodies break down foods high in sugar and chemicals (most processed foods!), a torrent of free radicals is unleashed. These unbalanced molecules change the structure of nearby cells by breaking off the particles they need.

Unless we help, this damage can outpace the body’s ability to repair it — which is a job for antioxidants. Without enough antioxidants — found in healthy foods and the right skin care products — damage becomes visible over time, in ways that age us: more wrinkles, age spots and loose skin.

Which Skin Care Products Ingredients Matter?

The quality of your skin care products can make a real difference to help rejuvenate your skin.

Not all products contain the ingredients that improve skin health. Here are 6 important ingredients that help your skin regain and keep its healthy, younger-looking properties. And you’ll find links to formulations that we have selected to help replenish the ingredients that help your skin look its healthiest and best.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a vital part of healthy skin. As an antioxidant, it reduces cell damage from sun exposure and from free radicals. It also helps the body make collagen – the most common protein in the body. Collagen provides a structure for growth of new cells in healing and helps the stay firm and keep its shape.

In skin care formulas, Vitamin C helps reduce skin wrinkling and decrease damage to collagen. When used for at least 12 weeks, it can help stimulate collagen production, and help the skin appear smoother. Dr. Keller’s formulations balance the correct amount of vitamin C with other ingredients in these products (see links for details):


Retinol is one form of Vitamin A. At first it was called the “anti-infective vitamin” because of its role in the immune system. It helps reduce the formation of cancer cells in the skin, breast and other organs. It also helps regulate over 500 genes involved in differentiating cells and making proteins.

Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that helps rejuvenate skin. Skin creams with the right formulation of retinol, in the right concentration, help restore elasticity, and reduce wrinkles, and dark spots caused by sun exposure. Too much can cause redness and peeling, so using the correct formula is important, such as these:

Green Tea

The flavonoids in green tea protect and help rejuvenate the skin. Flavinoids are named for the Latin flavus, for “yellow,” their natural color. Many are antioxidants, reducing cellular damage from unstable molecules called free radicals.

Studies find that skin treated with formulas containing green tea is more resistant to sun damage. When applied to the skin, it also helps reduce inflammation and reduce fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. You can find green tea preparations for skin in these skincare formulas:


Ceremides are vital to the skin’s role as a barrier. The word comes from cera, Latin for wax. They are found in the cell membranes, and in the coating on the skin of newborn babies.

Ceramides help the skin retain moisture, while keeping out infection.   As we age, ceramide levels in the skin go down. They can be replenished through well-formulated skin care products such as these:


Resveratrol is an antioxidant found in red grapes, berries, peanuts and red wine. It has been found to aid in the therapy of skin conditions, especially in helping the body defend against the damage of UV radiation from too much sun exposure. UV radiation is linked with the breakdown of the elastic proteins in the skin, and increased incidence of skin cancer.

Studies show that resveratrol, when used regularly in a skin treatment plan, can help skin regain elasticity, decrease age spots and reduce acne. A skin care formula with resveratrol:

Gylcolic Acid

Glycolic acid cleans and exfoliates the skin. A correct formula safely removes dead outer layer of skin, which sends a message to the live cells below to build more collagen. This reveals the healthy glow of your complexion from the well-nourished, skin underneath.

As a cleanser, glycolic acid reduces the discoloration of acne and age spots.

Skincare products with safe glycolic acid formulations are:


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Top Skin-Firming, Fat-Reduction Treatment With No Pain, No Downtime

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Our clients say the best non-surgical treatment for skin tightening and fat reduction for the face, neck and body is Venus Legacy

See firmer, smoother skin, and melt fat away with painless treatments. No downtime!

Sounds too good to be true? Not with the Venus Legacy, it delivers excellent results, without surgery, injections or pain!

Why the Skin Creases and Sags Over Time

Being born with good genes can help some of us look younger than our years. But as we age, we lose the collagen and elastin that gives our skin that youthful glow. Even if you eat healthy foods and exercise well, you may have a few trouble spots that you just can’t get rid of. The torso, thighs, arms, neck and face are prone to wrinkles, stubborn fat deposits and loose skin as we age.

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How Can You See Younger Looking Skin – Without Surgery?

Venus Legacy is not only the latest in non-invasive, medical aesthetics; treatments are also amazingly effective in achieving an optimal natural and youthful result for skin tightening and fat loss. It gently uses magnetic energy and radio frequency to stimulate the skin’s elastic properties and melt fat.  No invasive surgery is needed. Venus Legacy treatments look great immediately – it requires no downtime.

Venus Legacy is an exciting option because it is a non-invasive, pain-free solution for treating cellulite and wrinkles, contouring the body, and toning the face, neck and body for a sculpted, toned and natural look. Your younger appearance is natural looking — not ‘fake’ — because the process stimulates the body’s own deep, natural healing response.

How It Works, and How Soon

skin firming cellulite reductionThe Venus Legacy treatments are not only the latest in modern technology, but they are also hassle-free.


Venus Legacy combines two of the most successful medical technologies into one very effective treatment. The treatment consists of an exclusive combination of magnetic pulses and radio frequency. A trained medical professional uses an applicator on the treatment area in a painless, risk-freeprocedure that works. The treatments are so comfortable, that, in fact, you may fall asleep because of the soothing, warming feeling.

Patients can expect immediate results after one session and permanent results can be acquired in as little as two to four treatments.

Where It Works

venus-legacy-sbVenus Legacy can be applied to all skin types and body parts, making this procedure ideal for face, neck, arms, torso, thighs, and buttocks. This is an all-in-one procedure used to tighten skin, improve elasticity, trim circumference, reduce fat and cellulite, and reduce wrinkles for both men and women.

High Satisfaction for Patients

Patients have been thrilled (some are ecstatic) with the difference in their appearance. Appointments take only 20 to 30 minutes,fitting easily into your day, since you’re able to return to daily activity immediately after a Venus Legacy Session.  Enjoy relaxing while your skin rejuvenates without any inconvenient down time from your schedule.

We asked our patients why they love the Venus Legacy and here is what some of them had to say.


I love the way my face has a refreshed glow immediately after my treatments. I started doing Venus legacy when I turned 50! I have been keeping up with a treatment every 4 months and love the way I look. JK -Wyckoff, NJ


I love that Venus Legacy is painless and I can stop in on my lunch break and go back to work without having to take time off from work. I also love the results! NL – Mahwah, NJ


I love the way Venus Legacy tightened my skin and reduced my little stubborn belly. I eat well and exercise regularly but it just wouldn’t budge. So happy withth the results I’m doing my love handles next. KP – Midland Park, NJ


I love the way Venus legacy tightened the skin on my arms, I had crapy skin and was too embarrassed to wear sleeveless shirts or dresses. Now my arms look fabulous, cant wait to wear my summer clothes. SL – Ridgewood, NJ


I love the way Venus Legacy helped make me look my best at my son’s wedding. We timed it so I started 3 months before the wedding and I had a touch up the day before! I love the natural refreshed look. MC – Saddle River, NJ


I love how Venus Legacy gives natural looking results. I love that it stimulates my body to produce collagen. I just didn’t want to have injections and fillers. AH – Franklin Lakes, NJ


I love that I can put off the signs of aging by starting Venus Legacy now while I still have a youthful appearance. I plan on keeping up with my treatments as part of my regular beauty regime. MG – GlenRock, NJ


I love that the Venus Legacy made my thighs smooth, I couldn’t believe the results. I love the way I look in my shorts! SG – Ridgewood, NJ

How to Find out More

You can view before and after photos, and learn more about the treatment on our Venus Legacy page.  You can also contact Dr. Betty Keller with your questions, and make an appointment for a free consultation by calling 201-485-7930.

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