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Do you know which anti-ageing cream is best? If you use these products, how did you choose yours? How many did you try before you found one that works for you? You can get caught in quite an overwhelming dilemma when you're considering the purchase of an over the counter, non-prescription anti-ageing cream. Probably every cosmetic manufacturer on the planet has a line of anti-ageing creams, lotions and masks available for purchase. But, how do you select the best one for you?
Check Out the Ingredients
Just like any other product that you purchase for any type of consumption, you should read the ingredient label. Some anti-ageing creams contain chemicals that have been birthed in a laboratory, while others contain more natural substances. All of the research that I have done points to keeping these products as natural as possible for the best result.
Simple and Natural Just Makes Better Sense
I have become quite an adept "scratch" cook. By that I mean, that I try to prepare my meals from basic, natural ingredients instead of opening a box or a bag and sitting down to dinner in 10 minutes or less. I have taken this direction because of the increasing medical and scientific evidence that processed and preserved foods aren't the best for you. This, in my mind, serves to describe the hypothesis I have formed about anti-ageing creams and other products.
Largest Organ in Your Body
Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body? Yes, it is considered an organ. It lives and regenerates and has its own set of life cycles. When you're young, your skin cells produce collagen and other nutrients needed for glowing, healthy skin in sufficient quantity that unless you get very sick, your skin will be smooth, firm, soft and suppleâ€¦and wrinkle-free. But as we age, the production of collagen and other nutrients decreases and the aging process begins. It begins with those little laugh lines around your mouth or your eyes and goes downhill from there. Its those little lines that send you to your local drugstore in search of anti aging creams.
Increase the Collagen Production
Increasing collagen production is the key to anti-ageing therapy. Many anti-ageing creams use Retinol, a vitamin A compound, and Pentapeptides, small groups of long-chain amino acids, to help stimulate collagen production. These are all-natural occurring substances and substances that your body was producing in a more adequate supply in years past.
A substance called Matrixyl 3000 is an ingredient in some anti-ageing creams that has been clinically tested to decrease the depth and volume of wrinkles and increase collagen production, thereby increasing skin thickness and firmness. The clinical testing revealed a 68% change.
An anti-ageing cream must also contain a substance that helps the skin to retain its moisture. An awesome natural substance called Hyaluronic Acid makes a great moisturizer. It helps provide increases in hydration, smoothness, softness and elasticity to decrease the appearance of wrinkles.
So, how do you select the best cream? Keep it natural!