How to Choose a Good Anti-Wrinkle Product

Dr.Farid Mostamand

Author of Ageless Skin Obsession

Maintaining a youthful appearance is probably the single most important factor people consider when buying cosmetics. With so many anti-aging skin products available in stores and online, selecting the right protection can seem like a daunting task. So how do we choose the right and, more importantly, the most effective age-defying products?

Choose a Product for Your Skin Type

Not all skin types are alike. Each has a specific set of needs that must be met in order to provide effective anti-aging protection. No single cream will be suitable for every user. If your skin is dry or mature, a heavier, moisture-rich, anti-wrinkle product is the most suitable for you. If you have normal, combination, or oily skin, a moisture serum or gel will be more effective.

Familiarize Yourself with Key Ingredients

With such a wide variety of anti-wrinkle products being advertised, many of us have become quite familiar with the names of key ingredients, but we actually have no idea what each ingredient does. For instance, you may be very familiar with terms like retinol, lanolin, polyphenols, and coenzyme Q10, yet wonder what they can do for your skin—are they right for your skin type? Before buying, take the time to do some research on the effectiveness of the ingredients contained in anti-aging skincare products.

Consider the following prior to purchase:

Do the ingredients stimulate skin regeneration or renewal?

Are they present in levels that will actually be effective?

Do any of the inactive ingredients interfere with the effectiveness of the active ingredients?

Which technology is used to deliver the ingredients into skin?

Are any ingredients potentially harmful to skin?

A little research and forethought will make you less susceptible to the latest industry gimmicks and help you make informed decisions about the anti-aging skincare that is best suited to your needs.

Another important consideration when you look at ingredients is the levels of concentration. The concentration is a major factor in the effectiveness of an anti wrinkle cream. Some products have the right ingredients as part of their formulas, but they are not in the concentrations recommended in studies, and the product will therefore not be effective. The following ingredients should always meet these minimum concentrations: 1% Sodium Hyaluronate,  3% matrixyl 3000,  10% Argireline.

Technology Behind The Cream in any Skin Care

Similar to our lack of knowledge about common anti-aging ingredients, most consumers usually have very little understanding of the technology behind the cosmetics they purchase. Cosmetic companies are aware of this and use it to their advantage. In order not to be misled by these modern-day snake oil salesmen, it is vital that you research and understand the technologies that support ingredient delivery.

Consider the Reputation of the Company

Companies spend billions each year to ensure their reputations remain unsullied in the public eye. According to their websites and television commercials, the companies advertising the products are the most effective and offer the best value on the market. In order to really put a company's reputation to the test, consumers need to look for unbiased, completely objective reviews in Skin Care Guide

While cosmetics salespeople may seem very knowledgeable about products they sell, they are not unbiased, and often they aren‘t even experts about the products. To find objective opinions, consult friends, family, coworkers, and acquaintances. The Internet is another valuable source of information. Consumer-oriented websites and forums provide a wealth of information on the standing of a company and the effectiveness of the products they sell.

Dr. Mostamand Favorite Anti Wrinkle Cream

Instant Firming and Wrinkles Smoothing Serum

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 50 M

Clayton Shagal Collagen Gel

 

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