An anti ageing cream should diminish lines and wrinkles. It should firm the skin and increase your skin’s elasticity. Also should even out your skin tone and texture. It needs to prevent the breakdown of collagen and help in stimulating the growth of new collagen. You can use anti Ageing cream with retinol on day or night.
Whatever you choose, use sparingly and follow directions. Clopping on a lot of creams can cause breakouts and will not diminish more wrinkles.
Nowadays anti-aging creams consist of the following things:
- Aloe Vera
- Alpha hydroxy acids
- Collagen promoters/retinol
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs): Say ‘acid’ and many people think ‘burn’. Well, you can forget about this concept and instead embrace the wide variety of acid products, as they have an intrinsic ability to exfoliate and smooth the outermost layer of skin and speed up the skin cell turnover that naturally diminishes with age.
As natural chemical exfoliators, they allow the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin (the stratum corneum) to be sloughed off properly, revealing fresh new skin underneath. AHA creams can also boost collagen production, which helps diminish fine wrinkles and other signs of aging or sun-damaged skin.
They can help fade brown spots and smooth the skin’s top surface. Use of any AHA’s causes greater sensitivity to the sun, so you must protect yourself with sunscreen and hats, and avoid sun exposure altogether whenever possible if you apply these products.
Anti-oxidants are substances that light free radicals. An antioxidant cream is a protective cream designed to prevent free radicals from doing their dirty work. This can be (lone with chemicals that block the reaction, or with substances, such as the tiny spheres called fullerenes that, instead of merely blocking the chemical reaction, can actually scavenge up the free radicals and neutralize them.
Collagen promoters are creams that send signals to the skin to stimulate collagen production.
Collagen, as you know by now, is a protein that is the building block of connective tissue. It’s actually a string of complex molecules, so it can’t penetrate through the surface of the skin and bind to your internal collagen when applied in the form of a topical product. Therefore, the collagen in an anti Ageing cream is a great moisturizing agent, but it will remain on the surface.
Retinoids are a modified form of vitamin A acids that do penetrate the skin to stimulate cellular regeneration and collagen production. They can also improve skin texture and clarity, reduce brown spots (hyperpigmentation), minimize pore size, and diminish line wrinkles. As such they are classified as a drug and are only available by prescription.
Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory, moisturizing property that helps in reducing the wrinkles and reduces anti-aging.
The big advantage is that prescription retinoids can cause skin irritation, and the much smaller concentration per miscible in anti ageing creams makes them less prone to cause redness.
What does anti aging cream do?
Anti aging cannot totally remove severe wrinkles, creases, and folds, but can restrict their growth. The lost volume of your face cannot be replaced. For more information about anti-aging creams read Lifecell skin review