The Science Behind Your Wrinkle Cream

The Science Behind Your Wrinkle Cream

Anti-aging skincare is quickly becoming a huge sector in the beauty realm. Even if you’re like me and are not necessarily a luxury skincare kind of girl, we’ve all heard that the best way to avoid the signs of aging is to take preventative measures ASAP.

But…at age 22 without any signs of aging, I can’t help but wonder what in the world these expensive wrinkle creams are actually doing. Is it magic? Is it a gigantic scam where I’m just washing my money down the drain?

The short answer is no, if you’re getting a product with true age-fighting ingredients (which was the main takeaway from this piece, by the way).

I spent awhile checking out The Best Wrinkle Cream on Reviews.com and it was a great and informative read if you have the time to sift through all of their info, but if you need a quick “Reader’s Digest” version, here it is.

There are three main, semi-magical ingredients that you want to keep in mind for your ideal wrinkle cream: retinol, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and hyaluronic acid.  These powerhouse ingredients should make up the bulk of your age-fighting products. Here’s a cheat sheet of the benefits.

Whether you’re looking to buy a $15 anti-aging treatment from a drugstore or a $100+ treatment from the department store, always make sure you’re taking a look at what ingredients are going into the product.  If you see any of the ingredients listed above, you can feel more confident about what you’re buying. With this information you can also target specific problems with the ideal ingredient.

Also, remember that aging is natural and can’t be prevented 100%. Anti-aging products are something to keep in mind, but not something to obsess over. Next time you notice the fine lines or some gray hairs peaking their way through, take a breather and celebrate aging as a true sign that life goes on.

Special thanks again to Reviews.com for all the great science-y info for this week’s article.  If you want a more detailed look at their research click here.

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