There are so many wrinkle creams out there that picking one can be a difficult task. Any drugstore or even grocery store is likely to have shelves full of creams to choose from. Add to that the ones that you can find in online stores. Then there′s the wrinkle cream that your friend swears by, that is only sold through network marketing. Finding the one that works for you can feel like a game of blind luck.
Wrinkle cream manufacturers all make similar claims about their products. It reduces fine lines, delays signs of aging, and makes you look younger, all within a relatively short period of time. Advertisersa marketing copy doesnat provide any helpful guidance.
The word-of-mouth approach is another possibility. The advantage of getting feedback from people who have actually tried the product would be ideal. However, they would have to be people whose judgment you trust so that you could have faith in their recommendation.
But realistically, how many friends and relatives can you ask? No one has tried every product out there, and there are probably plenty of products no one you know has tried. Also, the fact that a certain cream has worked for someone else is no guarantee that it will work for you; everyoneas skin is different.
So where do you look for guidance? There are people and institutions that have done scientific testing on the effects on wrinkle cream, but you generally only hear about it in the form of marketing claims. The only studies that are likely to reach you are the one that show some product to be efficient and superior. But what about all the others? Is there any independent information out there?
Unlike prescription products, which must be compared to a similar moisturizer to test their efficacy over and above a standard product, over the counter creams are usually only tested in a before and after study that looks for some treatment effect.
Fortunately, there are some test results regarding the effectiveness of ingredients commonly used in anti-wrinkle creams. Manufacturers of drugstore creams have started including retinoids, a type of vitamin A found in some prescription products. Although retinoids can take up to a year for their maximum effect to be seen on skin, they do work for many people. Other ingredients that have been tested include hydroxy acids and antioxidants, though these may not hold quite as much promise.
Generally, most of the effect of wrinkle creams tends to come from their moisturizing and protecting effects on the skin. This doesn’t require fancy 200 dollar products. It could make economical sense to try the cheaper options first, in case they deliver the effect you are looking for. They very well may, as there have been tests that showed little difference between exclusive anti-aging products and less expensive drugstore moisturizing creams.
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