Wrinkle creams today offer many benefits thanks to advances in anti-aging skin care research. With a few nuggets of information about what makes a wrinkle cream effective, picking the right wrinkle cream does not have to be a daunting task. The key is to know which ingredients to look for that give a wrinkle cream its anti-aging effects.
Some of the ingredients to look for include: Acetyl hexapeptide-3. Acetyl hexapeptide-3 is considered one of the best anti aging ingredients next to Outline toxin because it relaxes facial muscle tension that contributes to wrinkles. Unlike Botulinum toxin, Acetyl hexapeptide-3 can be applied directly to the skin and does not require injections. Palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 promotes the manufacture of collagen in skin cells. The shortfall of collagen in older skin contributes to fine lines and wrinkles. A rise in collagen plumps skin and flattens out winkles.
Many judge this to be the essential component of any anti-aging skin care formula. Retinol. Retinol is a vitamin A compound that acts as an antioxidant. Vitamin A can speed up skin cell turnover so skin cells can be replenished at a faster rate. Retinol is the first antioxidant to be widely used in over-the-counter wrinkle creams.
Hydroxy acids (alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids and poly hydroxy acids): acids that cause skin exfoliation. Hydroxy acids are man-made adaptations of the acids normally found in sugary fruits. These acids eliminate dead skin and allow a new layer of skin cells to grow, a process called exfoliation. A word of caution: exfoliation can make skin more susceptible to damage from sunlight, so take the correct safety precautions before using a cream that contains hydroxyl acids. Coenzyme Q10, a crucial skin nutrient, helps regulate the production of energy in cells.
Coenzyme Q10 reduces current wrinkles and can also act as sun protection, if put on before heading out in the sun. Copper peptides. Copper is an element found in living cells that combines with small protein fragments called peptides when applied to damaged skin. Copper peptides remove damaged collagen and elastin from skin, stimulate collagen production and enhances the function of antioxidants. It is important to remember that most anti-wrinkle creams have not be rigorously tested so starting with the most expensive one is not necessary. In fact, most people believe that the same ingredients in less expensive products work just as well as their high priced counterparts.
So be a well-informed shopper when choosing the best wrinkle cream for you.
Geoff Hopkins has worked in the eye wrinkle cream industry for years. He maintains websites about skin wrinkle cream and anti aging serums.