Have you ever wondered if it is really worth using anti ageing creams?
This is a question asked by many women and one that needs to be addressed with a lot of caution. After all, your skin is your largest organ, and in effect, it is your largest organ, which means it is also your most important organ. In addition, the skin affects every other organ in the body.
The skin is basically just a protective shield for your body. It is there to limit the damage done to the body’s internal organs by the external environment (which can be either external or internal). The skin comprises three major layers – the epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutaneous tissues. The skin is essentially immortal, and although the skin ages and becomes thinner and more transparent with age, the underlying structure remains largely intact.
Unfortunately, two things upset the ageing process, and the first is sun damage. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can really do some serious damage to the cellular level. Over time this can lead to wrinkling, discolouration, fine lines, age spots and all sorts of other visible signs of ageing. The second cause is collagen loss from the body as we age. Collagen is the main protein in the skin and determines elasticity and firmness, and its levels diminish with age.
This is why you see so many anti-ageing creams on the market at present. These creams are designed to counter both these problems by revitalizing the skin, firming and thickening it, and essentially reversing the ageing process. The trouble is that there is a whole industry built around manufacturing artificial skin. There are even skincare products that contain collagen!
So what is it worth using anti ageing creams for?
To some extent, the answer should be yes. If you look at the skincare industry as a whole, it is a huge cash cow. The manufacturers of skincare creams can make a healthy profit because they have dedicated customers who will pay them for what they offer. In essence, then anti-ageing creams are nothing more than moisturizers for old skin.
If you use a good quality moisturizer on your face and neck each day, you should expect to stay wrinkle-free for several years. As long as the moisturizer does not contain mineral oil or petrolatum, you have a perfect face cream option. Just remember that a mineral oil-free face cream is not natural, so make sure you carefully read the label.
The most popular anti-ageing cream is called Functional Keratin. A company in New Zealand produces it. Their wrinkle face cream contains the ingredient aminophylline and a unique mixture of enzymes and protein peptides. This ingredient is the real deal; they have been testing it on humans with excellent results. The company says that their product stimulates the production rate of the two proteins, which are responsible for smoothing and firming the skin.
It is well worth looking for an anti-ageing facial cream that contains this ingredient as the active ingredient. The amount of collagen and elastin present in your skin is largely irrelevant if you have lost elasticity. That is why so many people have lost their youthful skin. But using a good facial cream containing Functional Keratin will ensure that you get your skin back.
An anti-ageing wrinkle face cream containing the patented ingredient Eyeliss is also a worthwhile option. This particular cream will help to increase the firmness and elasticity of the skin. However, if you suffer from bags under your eyes, then this particular ingredient is not suitable. So you need to ensure that any cream you use for this problem is free of bags and other such problems.
It would help if you never were tempted to run to your nearest drug store to pick up the next best anti-ageing cream. What you are looking for is safe and natural. So don’t be fooled into thinking that a chemical such as Retinol can be good for your skin. The truth is that Retinol can cause serious side effects. So it is always safer to go for an anti-ageing wrinkle face cream that contains natural ingredients such as Cynergy TK and Phytessence Wakame.
When you know what you are looking for, you can easily sort out the various anti-ageing creams available on the market. Just remember to take some time out and don’t rush your decision. It would help if you thought long term. In fact, the only way you are going to get rid of wrinkles is to make sure that the cream you choose contains the ingredients I have mentioned above. These ingredients will help ensure that your skin is kept firm and wrinkle-free for as long as possible.