for an anti-wrinkle cream?
its must-have ingredients before you buy
Anti-wrinkle creams, as the name
suggests, are medical cosmetics that are scientifically created to eliminate
all signs of premature aging on your face, such as wrinkles, crows’ feet and
fine lines. These products also make your skin taut, give your skin its natural
elasticity and give it a glow you never imagined possible.
The ingredients that make this
effective are now a part of every respectable anti-wrinkle cream, eye cream or
serum. If you are looking to have smoother and younger looking skin for much
longer, read the ingredients information on such cosmetics before you buy.
Ingredients to look for: There
are many active ingredients of anti-wrinkle creams that go to make them a huge
success. These are: Retinol, Coenzyme Q10, Vitamins A, C and E, green tea
extracts and hydroxyl acids. These ingredients help reduce the development of
wrinkles, and even out your skin tone, moisturize and hydrate it.
Major ingredients: Apart
from various ingredients that do a lot to make aging skin look youthful and
tight, here are three major and potent ingredients that can transform old
looking skin into youthful and vibrant skin:
Matrixyl 3000: Matrixyl
3000 was scientifically developed and is known to repair skin damage associated
with aging. It comprises peptides and matrikines. It also contains Pal-GHK
(palmitoyl oligopeptide) and Pal-GQPR (palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7) which work
jointly as antioxidants to fight the negative signs of skin aging. They also
stimulate the collagen and fibronectin molecules to reduce one’s facial wrinkles.
Both Pal-GHK and Pal-GQPR contain
amino acids connected to palmitic acid and help with deep skin penetration. While
Pal-GHK is particularly effective in stimulating new collagen synthesis, Pal-GQPR
is instrumental in retarding the growth of the skin matrix and encouraging new
cells to develop.
Matrixyl 3000 mimics the body
into thinking that its collagen store is damaged. The body is stimulated to
produce its own collagen and elastin store, which helps tighten up sagging
skin, restore its natural elasticity, give your complexion fullness and iron
Its ability to restore our
natural skin elasticity can be proved by a study conducted on two groups of 23
volunteers, 39 years to 74 years of age. They applied a cream on their faces
twice a day that contained 3% Matrixyl 3000 or 3% Matrixyl and when the study
ended, they found that the skin tone and elasticity of the subjects improved
significantly, thus proving Matrixyl 3000’s efficacy in restoring skin
elasticity and youth to subjects.
In another study, Matrixyl 3000
demonstrated that it could reduce wrinkle density by an amazing 33%, wrinkle
volume by 23% and wrinkle depth by 20%. This, along with the study above,
proves that Matrixyl 3000 can significantly reduce existing wrinkles and
improve its tone and elasticity.
It reduces wrinkle density, depth and volume,
elevates sagging skin and improves skin tone considerably.
Matrixyl 3000 fights free radicals, gives an
even skin tone, increases skin thickness, moisturizes the skin and give it the
firmness of youth and a healthy look.
Argireline: This is the
patented name of Acetyl hexapeptide-3, a synthetic ingredient of anti-wrinkle creams.
It is a peptide which contains Botox’s substrate, a derivative of natural
proteins, comprises six amino acids and is known as a mini version of Botox.
Argireline gets rid of existing
wrinkles, fine lines and creases near the eyes and forehead and prevents the
formation of new ones. In combination with a chemically manufactured cosmetic
compound, Argireline relaxes the facial muscles that help us smile or frown
which, in turn, help dramatically reduces any wrinkles caused due to muscle contractions.
It does this by inhibiting the
neurotransmitters in the brain that tell our facial muscles when to tense. Its
effectiveness was proved when 27% of women subjects had reduced wrinkle depth
when they used a cream that contained 10% Argireline.
It is pain-free and saves time and the expense
of seeing a dermatologist.
contracted muscles that cause lowered wrinkle depth.
It relaxes muscles in the same way that Botox does
PhytoCell Tec-Smell Cell:
This ingredient of anti-wrinkle creams uses the stem cells of a very rare Swiss
apple known for its longevity, to improve the lifespan of our skin cells, save
it from the sun’s harmful radiation and help the genes that repair DNA.
In a study of 20 subjects aged
between 37 and 64 years, the efficacy of this ingredient was tested. It was
applied twice a day to the crows’ feet near the subjects’ eyes. When the
experiment ended, each subject showed a definite reduction in wrinkle depth,
thus proving that PhytoCell Tec-Smell Cell is effective in reducing wrinkles
and restoring a youthful look to the skin.
Stem cell technology helps to
strengthen, rejuvenate, improve, support and protect our skin cells to check
that they can develop new ones and retard the signs of skin aging.