Although Botox and laser facial rejuvenation methods have emerged full-force over the last decade or so, in recent years, natural skincare has become an increasingly popular and sought-after remedy for aging skin.
After careful research, scientists uncovered that many previous anti-wrinkle creams and lotions contained harmful ingredients. These were such that at best they provided temporary relief but in the long run were counterproductive, and at worst were a health hazard and possibly contributed to serious medical problems such as asthma and cancer. While fast-acting creams may be appealing, who would want to use one when it comes at the price of breast cancer or liver damage? Some of these ingredients include preservatives, fragrances, toluene, and alcohols. At this discovery, many of these and other experts put more focus on the inclusion of organic materials in anti-wrinkle products. And hence, the birth of natural skincare products.
It should go without saying that natural skincare is preferred to unnatural. But even so, just because a product contains safe ingredients, doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be effective. Indeed, finding the perfect wrinkle cream will involve a little bit more investigation. Here are some do’s and don’ts on wrinkle cream selection to facilitate your search.
Don’t expect that vitamin C, green tea, or copper-based products are the be-all and end-all to your wrinkle woes. According to Florida dermatologist Susan Weinkle, MD, such antioxidant-based products will help prevent future wrinkles, but will not eliminate existing ones.
Do look for an enzymatic antioxidant formula, like CynergyTK, because unlike most antioxidants, just one molecule of such an antioxidant is required to combat millions of free radicals. It is also known to actually reverse skin damage caused by environmental pollutants and UV rays.
Don’t make the assumption that the most expensive natural skincare wrinkle cream is the best. Studies done on some of the most expensive products, ranging upwards of $ 100/oz., showed that most are no better than the less expensive ones. Depending on the kind of product, anywhere in the neighborhood of $ 12-$ 60/oz. is more than reasonable (maybe slightly more for eye wrinkle creams).
Do choose a product that is as high in active ingredients as possible. Many natural skincare creams contain some effective ingredients, but are not in high enough concentrations to actually offer any benefit.
Don’t settle for a natural skincare cream that takes a shortcut by simply adding hyaluronic acid or collagen to the formula, as this does not get to the root of the problem. While it doesn’t hurt, it does not replace the true deficiencies in your skin. Choose a wrinkle cream that enables the body’s natural production of collagen and hyaluronic acid.
With an overwhelming choice of anti-wrinkle creams, remember these tips as a guide to streamline the process of elimination. Remain cautious of every active ingredient in the product – and that doesn’t just mean that all natural skincare products are the right one for you. As we’ve learned, it is necessary to set high standards in order to find something that is worth your money.
Kathleen P. Walsh has been connected with skin care for more than a decade and advocates the use of natural skin care Go and visit her informational web site http://mosteffectiveskincare.com for details about the best anti aging skin care and other quality skin care products. Remember you can always look younger than you really are, no matter what your age.