Anti wrinkle cream

In this youth obsessed society, it is very easy to sell an anti wrinkle cream. It doesn’t matter what you put in it—cat hair, kelp, pencil lead, whatever—people are so desperate to believe you that they will buy it. Better than that, they will watch the changes in their faces in the mirror and, so hopeful are they for a real solution, they will convince themselves that it actually works…that is, until the next cutting edge anti wrinkle cream hits the market.

The real cause of the skin damage that results in wrinkles is the sun, environmental factors and cigarette smoke as well as free radicals—which can be caused by too much sun exposure, environmental factors and cigarette smoke. Free radicals are cells that are lacking in molecules. They latch on to other cells in your skin and steal the molecules from them, causing the proliferation of additional free radicals and the eventual ruination of your skin.

While it is almost impossible to fully reverse sun damage through anti wrinkle cream, there are some on the market that can stop free radical production, peel your skin, plump your fine lines and help you repair some of the damage that leads to wrinkles. But these real and working anti wrinkle creams must have certain ingredients in order to actually be effective.

Effective anti wrinkle cream ingredients
Hydroxy acids: In order to slough off dead skin that could be damaged and harboring free radicals, many anti wrinkle creams contain hydroxyl acids which are sugary acids that come from fruit. While these acids really do help reduce wrinkles, they can cause irritation and redness. Ironically, they also make your skin more likely to get damaged by the sun for the first few weeks after you utilize them. Hyaluronic acid, together with collagen and elastin, is essential to maintain our skin elasticity, smoothness and tone.

Collagen elastin: Collagen is a protein that can plump up your face, reducing the lines you hate. Since your skin naturally loses elasticity as you have, and sagging can create wrinkles too, some anti wrinkle cream manufacturers add a protein called elastin to their creams in order to add elasticity to your face and make it tauter. Unfortunately, there is no real evidence that either of these remedies works to a large degree, but you should see minor improvements if you use a cream with them in it regularly.

Co Q10: Co Q10 (or Coenzyme Q10) is an enzyme that is also an antioxidant. Antioxidants latch on to free radicals and give them the molecules they are missing so that they don’t go forth and destroy other cells. Since this stops the free radicals from ruining other cells, it can also reduce the damage from sun and cigarette smoke exposure on your skin. Some trials have even shown that Co Q10 reduces some fine lines—which is even better than just stopping more from appearing.

Green tea: Like Co Q10, green tea is an antioxidant that can stop free radicals from attacking your other cells. In addition, it is an anti-inflammatory which means it can take some of the puffiness out of your skin which can reduce your wrinkles.

Retinol: Retinol is a form of vitamin A that is also an antioxidant. Like green tea and Co Q10 above, it stops anti oxidants in their path.

Many of the ingredients mentioned above have not been fully tested or approved by the Food and Drug Administration. In addition, some of them can cause rashes and, in the case of retinol, birth defects. Even if you buy your anti wrinkle cream over the counter, it is important that you visit your dermatologist before you begin using it to make sure it is safe.

Looking for effective anti-wrinkle products?
We recommend Xtend-Life’s natural skin care products. Xtend-Life’s Age-Defense Active Day Cream for women contains Functional Keratin™, a natural substance extracted from the wool of New Zealand sheep. Functional Keratin™ is very similar to the basic protein found in human skin. This means it is powerfully effective in rejuvenating the skin by stimulating collagen and elastin regrowth. Phytessence Wakame, a powerful antioxidant derived from Japanese sea algae, and rich in sodium, iron, potassium and calcium (15 times more calcium than milk). These minerals are essential to maintain the skin’s moisture balance, and keep it looking firm and healthy. Phytessence Wakame also inhibits the activity of hyaluronidase, an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid in the skin. Xtend-Life’s skin care products use a variety of potent anti-oxidants but one of the best is Coenzyme Q10. Many skincare products now contain CoQ10 … but very few contain a sufficient concentration of active CoQ10, in a form that can effectively penetrate the skin. Xtend-Life experts have chosen a special ‘nano-emulsion’ form of CoQ10. The CoQ10 particles are broken down to a microscopic size, which allows them to penetrate more deeply and effectively into your skin. For best results combine this product with Xtend-Life Restorative Night Cream Formula which is is packed with special active ingredients and natural oils, which utilize delivery systems to penetrate deeply into your skin and nourish it during the night.

Last updated on Nov 25th, 2009 and filed under Skin Care. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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