Anti-wrinkle creams flood the market due to women’s desire to remain young-looking. However, the question is do these anti-wrinkle creams actually work?
Experts say that in general, anti-wrinkle creams remove the dead anti-layers of the skin or hydrate the skin to make it appear plump, but do not permanently remove wrinkles.
Continued use is also needed, as wrinkles reappear once you stop using the product.
Given these facts, experts suggest using products that contain the following:
Vitamin C and E
Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, not only strengthens the immune system to help you fight certain illnesses such as colds, but also helps form collagen that helps give structure to body parts such as bones, cartilage, muscle, veins, capillaries and teeth. It has also been found to keep the glands and skin healthy.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that is credited for fighting free-radicals and for helping prevent blood clots and blockages in the coronary arteries. Vitamin E is also believed to help nerve conduction, and of course, slow down the aging process.
Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)
AHAs are chemical compounds that are made up of a carbon acid substituted with a hydroxy group. They are used in different concentrations in chemical peels. The higher concentration, the more skin irritation happens. The results of chemical peels are similar to microdermabrasion.
They get rid of fine lines and makes skin appear smoother. In skin care products, it is best to choose one that contains the right concentration or formulation of AHA. AHA needs to absorbed by the skin, so facial washes that contain AHA will not be very effective.
Prescriptives Intensive Rebuilding Moisturizer
This product was featured on Oprah. Dr. Karyn Grossman, one of the developers of the product says, "the progressive build and fill technology of the product works within the skin to strengthen, firm and lift while it also works on the outer layer of the skin to decrease the appearance of surface line and wrinkles." See: www.Oprah.com and http://www.prescriptives.com/ for more information.
Retinol is a form of vitamin A. the skin converts various forms of Vitamin a into retinoic acid. The right amount of retinol added to the culture of skin cells, the amount of retinoic acid in the cells increases, adjusting the skin’s physiology toward a more youthful state. See smartskincare.com for additional information.
The sun is the leading cause of skin aging. Avoid the sun as much as possible and use products that contain SPF 15 or higher. SPF 15 filters 92% of UVB. There are also broad-spectrum sunscreens that protect against UVB and UVA.