Advancements in the science of skin care and anti-aging mean today’s wrinkle creams provide a range of benefits. If you know what makes an effective anti-wrinkle cream, choosing the right one is simple. The secret is to identify which ingredients will deliver age-reversing results in skin creams. Here are a few ingredients to keep your eye open for:
Anti Wrinkle Cream IngredientsAcetyl hexapeptide-3: a face muscle relaxant that reduces tension in the muscles in your face that cause wrinkles. It is considered to be one of the finest anti-aging substances, second only to Outline toxin. Acetyl hexapeptide-3 is applied directly to the surface of the skin and does not require an injection, unlike Botulinum toxin.
Palmitoyl pentapeptide-3. Palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 stimulates collagen production in skin cells. Aging skin loses collagen, which contributes to fine lines and wrinkles. Increasing collagen production helps to plump skin and smooth out wrinkles. Many believe this is the must have ingredient in any anti aging skin care product. Under eye wrinkle
Retinol: an antioxidant that increases the renewal of skin cells. A type of vitamin A, retinol was the first antioxidant to be widely used in non-prescription wrinkle creams.
Hydroxy acids. Alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids and poly hydroxy acids are all synthetic versions of acids derived from sugar-containing fruits. Use of these acids results in skin exfoliation where old dead skin is removed allowing for growth of a new cell layer. The process of exfoliation however can make skin more susceptible to sun exposure so correct precautions should be taken when using a product containing hydroxyl acids.
Coenzyme Q10: a necessary skin nutrient that aids regulation of the production of energy in cells. Coenzyme Q10 reduces wrinkles already present and can also provide sun protection, if you apply it before heading out in the sun.
Copper peptides: small protein fragments that combine with copper, a natural part of living cells, when you apply them to damaged skin. Copper peptides remove damaged collagen and elastin from your skin, encourage your skin cells to produce more collagen and increase the functioning of antioxidants.
Keep in mind that most anti-wrinkle creams have not been thoroughly tested, so starting with the highest priced cream is not necessary. Most people would say the same ingredients in less expensive products work just as well as the same ingredients in higher-priced products. When deciding on the best wrinkle cream, be an educated shopper.