The best cream for wrinkles can be hard to find. Every company claims that their products are the greatest. Companies use lots of different ingredients in these products. Some have proven benefits. Others have none.
Some work quickly. Others take weeks or months to improve the skin’s appearance.It’s kind of nice when you can have both: a little immediate improvement and a long-term benefit.
You get immediate improvement from ingredients that act something like liquid skin to fill in fine lines and bend light rays.
Keratin-based ingredients are most effective for this purpose. Keratin is a protein that makes up the skin’s outer layers.
Collagen and elastin ingredients are also proteins but they do not work as well. Collagen tends to harden and crack.
It might look good for a few moments while you are looking in the mirror, but as soon as you go outside, the effect will be lost. The same is true for elastin.
Ingredients that provide long-term benefits are antioxidants. Antioxidants work to prevent and repair free radical damage, the main cause of wrinkling and other visible signs of aging.
If you want the best cream for wrinkles, look for one that contains the antioxidant coenzyme Q10.
It has been shown in studies to help repair sun damage, as long as excessive sun exposure is avoided during treatment.
It may take several weeks or longer to see results. Symptoms of sun damage include uneven pigmentation and roughness.
The better creams contain moisturizing ingredients. Good moisturizers provide many benefits on their own.
Natural plant based oils are the most effective moisturizers because they are closer to your skin’s own oils. Dryness is a cause of wrinkling and dry skin simply looks older.
Wrinkle fighting products containing (DMAE) Dimethylaminoethanol, have proven to be effective because of their organic antioxidant abilities to protect against the sun and prevent free radical damage.
DMAE stimulates antioxidants with in the body such as vitamin C which aids in the production of other organic compounds that prevent premature aging of the cells in the body.
Shea butter is an excellent moisturizer for nighttime use. It is a little too heavy to use during the daytime or to wear under makeup.
It has been shown to work to reduce all of the visible signs of aging when it is used regularly.The benefits are due to the antioxidants, fatty acids and other nutrients found in the butter.
In general, you have to find out what's in the product if you want to be sure you are getting the best cream for wrinkles. Read the label and learn about the ingredients. That’s what it takes.