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Effective Ingredients in Face Creams

Updated on January 5, 2018
Christine By: earl53
Christine By: earl53

Humans have never stopped looking for the fountain of youth. Some individuals take desperate measures to appear younger including going under the knife. Individuals inject poison into their faces which blocks nerve impulses so their wrinkles will soften and relax. They spend millions of dollars yearly on the latest claim of youth in a bottle. There is a huge market of anti-aging products that claim to be as good as a surgical face lift.

Research by Mayo Clinic

According to the Mayo Clinic, research has been done on several of the ingredients contained in the anti-aging creams.

It has been shown that a few of the ingredients may actually decrease the appearance of wrinkles and improve the overall look of the skin.

Common Ingredients in Face Lift Creams

Retinol contains antioxidants which neutralizes free radicals that have been shown to cause skin damage.

Alpha, beta and poly hydroxy acids are derived from sugar-containing fruits. These acids act as exfoliants which remove the dead skin and stimulates the growth of smooth new skin.

Coenzyme Q10 is a nutrient that helps regulate energy production in cells. Reduction in fine wrinkles around the eyes has resulted in some studies with this nutrient.

Copper peptides enhance wound healing. They also stimulate production of collagen and may enhance the action of antioxidants.

Kinetin may help reduce wrinkles by helping skin retain moisture and by stimulating the production of collagen. It may also be a potent antioxidant.

Green, black and oolong tea contain compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea extracts are the ones most commonly found in wrinkle creams.

Got Botox?

The Mayo Clinic points out that the FDA considers lotions and creams as cosmetics, which have no medical value. Because of this, there is no guarantee that any over-the-counter drugs reduce wrinkles.

There may be some improvement with creams used consistently over a period of time. It is recommended that you see a dermatologist for prescriptions creams if you desire more dramatic results.


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  • elayne001 profile image

    Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    That is great advice tina. I have not heard of it, but will have to check it out. So true about inner beauty. It trumps any makeup or cream!

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    tina 6 years ago

    Great post - I like it very much! I think that the best cream for wrinkles I´ve tried so far is lifecell - I was very satisfied. But my mum always told me that beauty comes from withinside and I believe it:) when we´re happy we look younger, right?

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    Elayne 8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Yes, salt. I have taken a liking to using cucumbers and green tea products. Whatever you feel comfortable using is the best.

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    salt 8 years ago from australia

    I really like the natural or organic ones as they seem to work the best.

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    Elayne 8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Yes Ann, you are right. We get in a rut with our cosmetics and then realize there might be something better. Same here. The ingredients are important to our future vanity :)

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    Ann Nonymous 8 years ago from Virginia

    As people are always concerned with their appearances, namely their face, this hub is very useful. A lot of important information that perhaps will be hard for us to take if we are addicted to our cosmetics, but in the long run it's very vital! Good stuff, Elayne!

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    Elayne 8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    You are so right Angela. I appreciate your comments. Aloha!

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    Angela Blair 8 years ago from Central Texas

    Good info - age will take it's toll but the more we can put it off with good cosmetics the better. Best, Sis

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    Elayne 8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    I appreciate all the comments. It helps to know what to look for in face creams and lotions and this information I found was too good not to share.

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    Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

    Very good hub. I am always trying different creams thinking this one will work better than this other one, etc. You gave a lot of good information. thanks.

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    breakfastpop 8 years ago

    Very interesting hub and very, very useful. Thanks so much!

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    myownworld 8 years ago from uk

    I just love reading about beauty creams and treatments, so really enjoyed this. I've even gone through all your video clips....they make those botox injections seem so easy? day...! Anyway, amazing hub!

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    LianaK 8 years ago

    During my young adult years when I had the acne issues, I would use the retinol products. They really seemed to work. Thanks for all the interesting information. I can tell that you have done some great research. Great hub.