or anti-aging creams can improve the appearance of your skin, depending
on how long you use the product and the amount and type of the active
ingredient in the wrinkle cream.
ingredients in anti-wrinkle creams The effectiveness of anti-wrinkle
creams depends in part on the active ingredient or ingredients. Here
are some common ingredients that may result in slight to modest improvements
Retinol. Retinol is a vitamin A compound and is the first antioxidant to be
widely used in nonprescription wrinkle creams. Antioxidants are substances
that neutralize free radicals — unstable oxygen molecules that break
down skin cells and cause wrinkles. Retinol is less potent than the
vitamin A derivative tretinoin, a prescription topical treatment approved
by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating wrinkles. Avoid
vitamin A derivatives if you're pregnant or may become pregnant because
they increase the risk of birth defects.
have been shown in studies to aid in collagen productioin and cell
renewal. Every one over the age of 30 should be using a non prescription
retinol cream. I recommend Colosé
Cream Vitalisante, a super retinol cream that also
contains vitamins, sun filters and passion fruit extract used by the body for the synthesis of hormones
that aid in a slow down of the aging process.
compounds, hyaluronic acid and ceramides,
have been added for their complementary role
regarding restoration and protection of the skin.
Alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids and poly hydroxy acids are
all synthetic versions of acids derived from sugar-containing fruits.
These acids are exfoliants — substances that remove the upper layer
of old, dead skin and stimulate the growth of smooth, evenly pigmented
new skin. Because hydroxy acids increase your susceptibility to sun
damage, wear sunscreen during
use and for at least one week afterward.
acids enable older or damaged skin to rejuvenate and resemble
younger looking skin. Lucky for us, they're found in edible fruits
and vegetables, but if you've been around a while and especially if
you've been a sunworshiper, you might benefit from an AHA product
applied regularly. AHAs work well combined with Retin-A to prevent precancerous skin lesions. This combination will also reverse
brown sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles -- common changes associated
with aging. The most common alpha hydroxy acid used for treatment
of serious skin problems such as acne are lactic acid and glycolic
acid. AHAs, alone or with other substances, can stimulate the natural
process of exuviation--a fancy word that means older (or damaged)
skin rejuvenates and becomes younger and healthier-looking.
Q10 is a nutrient that helps regulate energy production in cells.
Some studies have shown reduction in fine wrinkles around the eyes
with no side effects. Other studies show that application before sun
exposure protects against sun damage.
Colosé day and night
cream Multi-Active contains Coenzyme Q10 and vitamins C and
of its synergy with the vitamins, Q10 neutralizes free radicals thus
reducing wrinkles and their development. Read
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is a trace element found in every cell. In products applied to the
skin, it's combined with small protein fragments called peptides.
Copper peptides enhance wound healing. They also stimulate production
of collagen and may enhance the action of antioxidants.
NEW breakthrough Pro Intensive
Lifting Gel contains Pentapeptide-3 which acts like botulinum neurotoxin, it is an efficient cosmetic alternative to muscle
relaxing injections. Pentapeptide-3 acts at the post-synaptic membrane
where it blocks the release of sodium ions. As a consequence of this,
the muscles stay relaxed and mimic wrinkles will disappear, without
affecting the natural skin face expression.
A plant growth factor, kinetin improves wrinkles and uneven pigmentation
with minimal irritation. It's unclear how it works, but it may help
reduce wrinkles by helping skin retain moisture and by stimulating
the production of collagen. It may also be a potent antioxidant.
K-Nexyl Cream contains a unique anti-wrinkle formula combining Kinetin and Matrixyl®, along with Vitamins C and E to visibly
diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With daily use,
your skin will appear smoother and younger.
cream may lessen the appearance of your wrinkles, depending on how
often you use it, the type and amount of active ingredient in the
wrinkle cream and the extent of the wrinkles you want to treat.
If you want
to take the guesswork out of your skin-care regimen, try the following
ways to improve and maintain your skin's youthful appearance.