Anti Wrinkle Creams

Anti wrinkle creams are used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.  If you are over the age of 35, you’ve most likely tried various ways to restore and revitalize your skin in an effort to recapture the radiant glow of youth.  Anti wrinkle creams are becoming a staple anti-aging product in the households of people who realize it’s a necessary component to an overall healthy lifestyle to promote soft, supple skin.

Anti-wrinkle creams come in with many different ingredient mixes.  Some popular anti wrinkle cream ingredients are:

*Retinol: also known as vitamin A compound, Retinol is one of the most commonly used antioxidants in anti-wrinkle creams. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, which are unstable oxygen molecules that damage the skin over time by breaking down skin cells and causing wrinkles.

*Argireline: works by relaxing facial tension as it reduces excessive release of the neurotransmitters, called catecholamines, that make your facial muscles become tense. When your muscles are relaxed, they don’t contribute to wrinkles.  Argireline also works to slow down the degeneration of collagen and elastin that normally occurs with aging, and that allows skin to lose its shape.

*Matrixyl & Matrixyl 3000: Matrixyl is the trademark name for palmitoyl pentapeptide-3, one of the powerful peptide molecules found in many well-researched anti aging wrinkle creams. This ingredient stimulates collagen production in the skin and becomes even more effective when combined with other peptides.  The Matrixyl 3000 is the generic version of Matrixyl, and has been said to work just as well, if not better.

*Hyaluronic Acid: works to keep the skin from losing hydration.  Because of this, wrinkles appear lessened through a “plumping effect” that promotes more youthful skin.

*Tea Extracts: different tea’s contain compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea extracts are the ones most commonly used in anti-wrinkle creams.

*Kinetin: A plant growth factor, kinetin has the potential to improve wrinkles and uneven pigmentation with minimal irritation. It’s uncertain how it fucntions, but it may help reduce wrinkles by assisting the skin in moisture retention and by stimulating the production of collagen. It may also be a solid antioxidant.

*Copper Peptides: copper is a trace element found in every cell. In skin care products, it’s combined with small protein fragments called peptides. Copper peptides promote wound healing. Copper peptides also stimulate production of collagen and enhance the process of antioxidants.

*Fruit Extracts: the extracts of fruits is becoming common in many anti wrinkle creams.  Known for their antioxidant properties, fruit extracts are also packed with essential vitamins.  Fruit extracts can also stimulate the growth of collagen, such is the case with pomegranate extract.  Other fruit extracts that are shown to work well in anti wrinkle creams are the acai berry and apple extract.

Each ingredient brings a different value to the overall formula and helps reduce the appearance of the wrinkle.  As you can see, some help the skin retain hydration while others leverage antioxidant properties.  Depending on the concentration of the ingredients used, and the overall balance of the formulation, the effectiveness of any wrinkle cream can differ.  Learn what each ingredient does so you have a good understanding of what effect different formulations can potentially have on your skin.

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