An anti-aging wrinkle cream has become a basic skin care product that middle aged and older people have in their dressers. They come in different brand names, in their pretty bottles, all promising to erase the signs of aging in return for a quite expensive price. In spite of this, people do not mind paying if it is the only way to look younger and defy their real age.
To make each bottle worth your hard-earned money, though, it would be wise to ensure that your anti-aging wrinkle cream has all the essential ingredients proven to remove or improve the appearance of fine lines. Here are just some of the ingredients that you should be looking for in the labels of your wrinkle creams.
Green Tea Extract
Green tea is rich in polyphenols, an antioxidant that can help reverse the signs of aging caused by sun damage. Some studies also say that it can add an extra layer of protection for the skin against skin cancer. If your wrinkle cream has green tea extract in it, you will also experience the similar benefits that you get from placing tea bags on your puffy eyes.
Niacinamide is best for dark spots caused by sun damage and acne scars (hyperpigmentation), but it is also known to improve collagen production. Collagen is a protein produced by the body that strengthens the skin. It is like a natural filler that makes your skin plump and tight. As people age, collagen production reduces, thus the appearance of wrinkles. Boost that production by applying niacinamide through your anti-aging wrinkle cream.
Vitamin C has a brightening effect on the skin and it makes the skin stronger and more flexible. In addition, it is also an antioxidant, so consider this vitamin as one of the most essential ingredients of any wrinkle cream.
Here is another ingredient that is found in most, if not all, anti-aging products. Retinol is an antioxidant. It is a milder version of retinoid, allowing it to be sold over the counter without the need for prescription. It can fade away wrinkles, increase skin turnover and get rid of dark spots, resulting to younger and smoother skin. It is safe to use daily, but you do have to use sunblock creams when you go out since it can make the skin sensitive to the sun.
Coenzyme Q-10 is a vitamin produced in the body that acts as an antioxidant. It helps fade away lines from your face, especially those found around your eyes. Having this in your wrinkle cream will make you enjoy a boost in its anti-aging properties compared to just relying on what your body can produce.
One cause of wrinkles is dry or dehydrated skin. To solve that, try using a humectant such as hyaluronic acid. It does not only help moisturize your skin, but also improves collagen production.
There you have it, some of the essential ingredients that you must look for in your anti-aging wrinkle cream. If you can have them all in one bottle then good for you, as you will be reaping all the benefits that will result to younger, smoother and suppler skin.