It does not matter how many years we have lived, how many advertisements to review and how much money to spend in pursuit of perfect skin. Anyway, after learning about the appearance of a new cream for wrinkles, we, like children, are happy to believe that this one will rejuvenate, pull up, strengthen, refresh, smooth and turn back time.
Does it make sense to hope for the magic effect of rejuvenating cosmetics or is it time to stop believing advertising about "results in 2 weeks"? Does Azazello's cream exist naturally or is it the cruel invention of Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov, who condemned all Margarita followers to devastate cosmetic counters and their wallets in the hope of a miracle?
Let's start from the fact that there are no miracles.
CREAM IS NOT DRUG
If the creams had the same effect as cosmetic surgery (the same botox), they would be considered medicines, not cosmetics. This should be remembered when deciding whether to buy the best anti-wrinkle cream, advises Dr Marsha Gordon, Mountain Sinai School of Medicine, New York. Medical are those drugs that "treat, facilitate and prevent disease or affect the structure or functions of the human body." Face creams against wrinkles have a much softer effect. Therefore, the manufacturer is not subjected to such rigid regulation as pharmaceutical companies, and even the most unimpressive tube can proudly be called "wrinkle serum".
True, the last generation of anti-aging creams approached the status of medical facilities almost closely. Tretinoin (tretinoin) is one of the few active ingredients that, according to the results of the studies, really helped to correct the effects of sun photo, reduce wrinkles and smooth wrinkles. Such creams (Retin-A and Renova) can be bought only on prescription, as they are actually able to change the structure of the skin and therefore qualify as medications, rather than cosmetics. They can not be used around the eyes. To this end, they produce a special anti-wrinkle cream around the eyes.
Scientists, in turn, are concerned that in pursuit of the real beauty of the customer more harm themselves.
The Scientific Committee of Cosmetic Products at the Council of Europe expressed serious concerns about the use of alpha hydroxy acids in mass cosmetics. It was found that these substances increase the number of damaged cells, cause reddening of the skin and increase the risk of sunburn and harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. Dermatologist Dr. Nick Lowe believes that the problem is due to excessive use of creams with AHA acids, as well as applying them to sensitive skin. All together leads to the opposite effect - the skin ages faster.
The US Food and Drug Administration regulates dishonest advertising. In 2004, the Agency forced a certain manufacturer to stop advertising wrinkle cream, which unreasonably promised "a proven effect of reducing wrinkles up to 70%."
Many scientists share the view that wrinkle creams are dangerous because they cause skin habituation. Therefore, they have to be used continuously, otherwise the skin will return to its initial state. "The effect of wrinkle creams is noticeable after 30 days, but once you stop using them, wrinkles are visible again," says Dr. Dave, UK.
In addition, many of the advanced elements used in anti-aging drugs have not been sufficiently studied so their effect on the skin and the whole organism in 20 years can only be predicted.
In a word, do you remember what the old king finished from the fairy tale "Humpbacked Horse" when he wanted to rejuvenate for 40 years? That's the same.
DO NOT LOOK FOR EASY WAYS
What to do? The good news: most scientists still adhere to the idea that anti-wrinkle creams really reduce some wrinkles, make the skin more elastic and serve as a barrier to pollution from the environment and sunlight. The bad news: do not wait for radical differences between "before" and "after".
Approach the choice of cream responsibly. And, sadly, but a healthy lifestyle (the components are known: from 2 liters of water a day to 5 times for 30 minutes playing sports a week and, of course, no cigarettes) is directly related to the tone and hydration of the skin, and hence, with its ability to withstand the formation of wrinkles.
As for the choice of available creams, cosmetologists and dermatologists follow several rules. For you they must become iron, because they are in charge of your real beauty.
Iron rule 1: Choose creams (as well as makeup, foundation and powder) with a sunscreen factor SPF. And in the summer, and in the winter, and in the rain, and in the wind. In cream, it should be at least 15, ideally - 30, this is an indicator of quality cosmetics. SPF is equally effective in the cream for 50 rubles, and for 500; it actually prevents the formation of wrinkles. Some studies, including the American Academy of Dermatology, call the sun the enemy of skin number 1 and attribute it to the effect of up to 90% (!) Of wrinkles in our lives. Look for active ingredients on the package: titanium dioxide, zinc oxide or avobenzone. They protect against UVA and UVB radiation. "There is no point in buying an expensive cream and not protecting the skin from the sun at the same time - this negates the whole effect," says Dr. Mark Pomaransky.
It is estimated that almost half of all sunlight in life falls on the first 18 years. The use of lotion from the sun in childhood and adolescence will reduce the harmful effect of ultraviolet radiation by 80%.
Iron Rule 2: How to moisturize the skin. Moisturizing fluid can be applied both independently and under day and night creams. If the skin is oily, then instead of fat-free lotions choose those that are against acne or against acne (noncomedogenic or nonacnegenic). Typical fat-free lotions often contain imitators of oils that clog pores.
Iron Rule 3: Keep an eye out for promises and study the packaging of the cream for ingredients. The effectiveness of many "rejuvenating" substances has been studied and clinically proven, so they must bring results. Creams purchased in a professional salon or pharmacy often include an annotation on the number of active ingredients. Those that are sold in the store, usually do not have it. In any case, remember that the ingredients of the cream are indicated in the order they are contained in the cream. If aloe vera or vitamin C are fifteenth, then they are of little use. That is, whatever it was written on the label, such creams - just moisturizing.
Use cream regularly. Since creams from wrinkles contain active substances, keep them away from sunlight and use for several months, otherwise all the anti-aging properties are lost.
BRANDS WHICH HOLD THE WORD
The best wrinkle creams in the world are recognized as follows:
Prescriptives Intensive Rebuilding Moisturizer , $ 95 for 50 ml. An effective anti-wrinkle cream. Recommended on Oprah, America's most popular talk show. According to Dr. Karin Grossman, the product uses advanced technology that works inside the skin, strengthening and lifting it, while reducing the appearance of wrinkles on the surface.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream , $ 10 for 30 ml. Best anti-wrinkle cream. International website ConsumerSearch.com, exploring the opinions of consumers, recommended this remedy with retinol as the best anti-wrinkle cream.
Resolution D-Contraxol by Lancome , $ 45 for 50 ml. (a more expensive variation of the similar composition is Bioque Serum XL, more affordable - Dermo-Expertise Wrinkle De-Crease Advanced Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream with Boswelox, from L'Oreal Paris). Principle of action: reduces the depth of wrinkles due to the effect on the neurotransmitters, which are responsible for contraction of the muscles of the face.
Among the fans of this approach to getting rid of wrinkles are Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Catrell and Halle Berry, as well as the female population of Australia, where the L'Oreal cream firmly holds the position of the most popular anti-wrinkle cream.
Regenerist from Olay , $ 25 for 50 ml. A line from a series of new generation cosmetics that uses components called pentapeptides - long chain amino acids. In the 1970s, it was known that they contribute to the healing of wounds, because through their penetration into the skin, the production of collagen increases. Now this effect is used to fight wrinkles. Olay's products are also enriched with vitamins B3, B5 and E and green tea extract, which enhance the action of pentapeptides.
Estee Lauder Future Perfect Anti-Wrinkle Radiance Cream SPF 15 , $ 50 for 50 ml. Selected reader's advice and expert advice of the magazine "Eve", the fastest growing women's magazine in the UK.
No matter how far science has advanced, juvenile apples still exist only in a fairy tale. As cautiously commented by dermatologists, the impact of even the highest quality creams on already existing wrinkles will be from slight to moderate. Hence follows the iron rule 4: it is easier to prevent than to heal. And for this purpose, anti-aging creams successfully. So do not skimp on good cosmetics, even if there are no problems with the skin yet.
And if you have time for regular visits to a cosmetologist - mask, peeling, massage and other procedures suitable for age, they will be even better prevention of wrinkles than the most expensive cream against facial wrinkles.
Source: Women's magazine Kleo