Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What to Look for in Anti-Wrinkle Face Creams?

Eventually time and life catches up to us whether we want it to or not. The most noticeable perhaps of this occurrence is in the face. Why does this happen? Over years, the skin ages and becomes drier and thinner. The skin covering the neck, face, back of the hands and tops of the forearms tend to be the most exposed to the elements of life and show the most wear and wrinkles appear quicker and with more of them than the rest of the body. Sun damage causes the most havoc on skin, but is a natural process regardless of the sun for all humans.

Many people are looking for ways to reverse the process, wishing for younger skin that was smooth, wrinkle-free and smooth. Many people also find out that companies selling products on the market are more interested in making money than in selling a real product to help restore the skin. So is there anything available for purchase that actually works?

Beautiful skin may not be able to miraculously return to a person with any product but there are products available to help condition and improve the skin and show less signs of aging. There are some areas to look for when in the market for purchasing an anti-wrinkle cream. The right combination of active ingredients that work together can retrieve beautiful skin. Here is a list of ingredients that have been scientifically formulated synergistically to optimally work to combat wrinkles.

Maracuja - a passion fruit extract from Brazil. This extract naturally softens the skin and with the use of linolenic acid, regulates sebum production in order to avoid the skin from getting too oily or too dry. Maracuja nourishes and adds a velvety and smooth feel to the skin.

Grapeseed oil - is a oil produced by pressing the seeds of grapes. Grapeseed oil has a powerful antioxidant with a high content of fatty acids, that will add a layer on the skin to hold in the moisture and repairs the skin.

Babassu palm wax - the babassu palm is native to Brazil and found in the Amazon. It works on many levels - to soften the skin, keeps out impurities and locks out moisture with a protective layer on the surface of the skin.

Vitamin E - combats the free radicals in the skin and their damaging effects from the environment, UV rays from the sun, poor dietary nutrition and unpreventable aging through the anti-oxidant properties. It also reduces the amount of wrinkles to appear and lessens the appearances of age spots. Some products use a synthetic version of Vitamin E that can be less effective, look for a product that contains alpha-tocopherol acetate which is the natural form of Vitamin E.

Wakame - a Japanese sea kelp that is nutritionally rich in minerals and vitamins naturally. It helps to keep the skin healthy, firm and moisture-balanced. It also prevents the breakdown of an acid in the skin that maintains the youthful appearance in skin.

Co-enzyme Q10 - increases elastin production and collagen in the skin, reduces wrinkles dramatically and nourishes the skin with antioxidants. As mentioned above antioxidants work to inhibit the damages caused by free radicals. A particular type of co-enzyme Q10, by the name of Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10, penetrates the skin deeper to more effectively work than the other types.

Keratin - is similar to a natural protein found in the skin and helps to mimic it to improve regenerating skin cells as well as the regrowth of collagen and elastin. This is a key ingredient to look for in an anti-wrinkle cream product for a result in improved elasticity, smoothness and a softer, even complexion.

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