What To Look For in an Anti-Aging Cream
Whether you are looking for a firming cream for the face and body or a wrinkle cream to rid yourself of fine lines and wrinkles, you should know what ingredients to look for that are most effective for your needs. There are many manufacturers that tout their products as a firming cream or wrinkle cream that will achieve long-lasting results. But an education consumer of skin care products has an advantage over the average shopper, that being information.
First let us take a look at what a firming cream can do for you. The main objective is to tighten sagging skin, especially in the jowl, the neck and the eyelid areas. This will make you appear younger-looking without having to endure any invasive medical procedures such as facelift. Some firming creams have also been found to tighten up the abdominal area, the skin of the upper arm that can sag with age, sagging buttocks and other areas. It can also help strengthen the breast and thigh areas, making them appear firmer and stronger. A firming cream may also be able to help lessen the unsightly appearance of cellulite anywhere on the body, but especially the backs of the legs and buttocks.
A firming cream will usually work by plumping the skin and stimulating collagen production. This adds a new elasticity to the skin, firming it up and giving a more youthful look. A good firming cream will also have a very beneficial effect upon the appearance of lines, making it a useful wrinkle cream in addition to being a firming cream.
Next, take a look at what ingredients might be included in the wrinkle cream (or firming cream) that you might want to choose. You may decide that you want the most naturally derived ingredients in your skin care products. This will probably help with avoiding any allergic responses and/or negative side effects that other products may produce. Try not to choose a cream that lists harsh chemicals as an ingredient, such as fragrances, mineral oils, alcohols and parabens as they can irritate the skin. Parabens are chemicals that manufacturers use to preserve the shelf life of skin care products. Parabens are being studied to discover their role in increasing the amount of estrogen in the body. High levels of estrogen can lead to various diseases, such as breast cancer for one.
You will want a cream that does not clog your pores and does not feel greasy as though it were floating on your skin. Look for a products that contains natural nutrients. This facial firming cream addresses visible signs of aging. It also offers antioxidant protection to firm and reduce your skin’s surface imperfections, pores, and discoloration.
A firming cream may contain a number of various ingredients, with one or two of them being the most active substance. An example would be a firming cream or wrinkle cream that contains Revinage. This is an ingredient derived from plants and acts in a similar way to retinoids. Peptides can help boost collagen production. Keratin is a natural firming ingredient. When used with one of the newer delivery systems found in today’s skin care creams, these ingredients can readily penetrate the skin’s outer layer in order to produce new collagen.
Antioxidants contained in firming cream prevent oxidation of the tissues and cells by free radicals. This process can work to slow down aging of the skin, as it provides protection against the ultraviolet rays of the sun, a leading cause of skin aging and burns.
Look for the SPF protection in your firming cream. An SPF of at least 15 should be included for added skin protection from the sun. If the firming cream you are considering does not contain SPF it may be because the firming cream has antioxidants in it. Antioxidants, when already put into a firming cream, can become ineffective if SPF is added. If this is the case, smooth a wrinkle cream on your facial or body area. Then you can apply a regular sunscreen to get your SPF protection. This is all very helpful in the anti-aging campaign against lines, wrinkles and firmer skin.