Anti Aging Wrinkle Creams


Wrinkle Cream and Moisturizing

There are a number of people who dread aging because of its physical manifestations. People are naturally vain and though everyone wants to think that beauty is not just skin deep, appearance does have an impact on how a person would relate to another. Some of the physical manifestations are sunspots, liver spots and of course wrinkles. A lot of people wonder which kind of wrinkle cream to buy from the long list of anti-aging products.

People who choose an over-the-counter wrinkle cream should know of the usual ingredients that it contains. A lot of people tend to think that the cost has a lot to do with its effectiveness but it all boils down on its components. Retinol, Hydroxy acids, Coenzyme Q10, Copper Peptides and tea extracts are found in most wrinkle creams. Retinol is a vitamin A derivative that is an antioxidant. It is less potent and safer than tretinoin. Hydroxy acids, on the other hand, serve as exfoliants which remove dead skin cells. The nutrient Coenzyme Q10 helps in regulating the energy production in cells. Copper peptides stimulate the production of collagen which helps maintaining the skin's elasticity.

On top of using a wrinkle cream, moisturizing is also a big part in taking care of one's skin. Most dermatologists would advise a moisturizer to be used twice a day. Ideally, the facial wash should be for sensitive skin which means it should not contain fragrances and coloring as it could lead to irritation. Instead of dabbing one's face with a towel, a person could apply a moisturizer and then let it dry. This could make sure that some water would be trapped inside the pores thereby avoiding dehydration of the skin.

Choosing an anti wrinkle cream is never an easy task. Considering the many options there are, from print ads to television ads, people are understandably confused. What people have to remember is that as long as the product has the essential ingredients that result to growth of new skin cells and reducing the visibility of existing wrinkles, it does not need to be expensive to work. It is not a matter of having more ingredients. The less significant ingredients included can just lead to irritation. People should not go for those with fancy colors and fragrances as they do not have an effect on the damaged skin. In fact, they can even aggravate the skin especially after exfoliation.

 

An anti wrinkle cream should have retinol or tretinoin as the main ingredient. It can also have tea extracts that also have antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory properties that would protect the new skin cells that have resurfaced after the old ones were removed from exfoliation. Hydroxyl acids are usually the ones that facilitate exfoliation.

 

Other important aspects of an anti wrinkle cream include sun protective factor or SPF that protects the new skin cells from sun damage early on. Moisturizing components, on the other hand, make sure that the skin has enough moisture so that it will not be left dehydrated. As a person ages, the skin has a tendency to lock out moisture and have less of the natural oils that keep the skin supple. Those natural oils should be substituted by the wrinkle cream or another skin care product.