What Are Anti-Aging Creams and Lotions?
Anti-aging creams and lotions are typically moisturizer-based cosmetics skin care products sold with the claim of improving, preventing or reducing aging signs of wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin by reducing, absorbing or masking the effects of aging skin. While the claims on the labels of these skin care product vary, most have a similar common goal – to diminish or eliminate the visible signs of aging.
As the skin begins to age, its structural cells become less dense and more easily broken down. This breakdown leads to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles and increases the amount of damage to the skin, which is typically visible in the face, neck and hands. There is no single cause for aging skin, but it is believed that the body responds to the environment by producing less collagen, a substance responsible for the skin’s elasticity.
It is also believed that the lack of natural moisture in our skin is another factor that contributes to aging skin. Moisturizing and toning the skin is one of the many reasons why so many people spend money each year on anti-aging skin creams and lotions.
Unfortunately, there is not a good supply of scientific data to support these claims and most cosmetic companies do not produce the kind of testing that would prove their claims. However, there is evidence that the natural ingredients found in anti-aging lotion and cream contain ingredients that are proven to be beneficial to the skin in terms of its appearance.
When you look at the anti-aging products that you purchase, you can often see that the majority of them contain ingredients that are meant to improve the appearance of your skin. The fact is that the majority of the active ingredients found in such products have no effect on the actual condition of your skin, only making it appear brighter and healthier. However, even those products that contain the ingredients necessary for enhancing the appearance of your skin can only do so much. If you want to truly improve the health of your skin, it is necessary to include in your regimen certain supplements that boost cell turnover and improve skin cell metabolism.
An effective anti-aging skin cream or lotion is one that will help your skin repair itself, prevent aging, increase the production of collagen and elastin, and encourage the growth of new skin cells. No matter what brand you choose to buy, you must make sure that it contains all of these ingredients in order to reap the benefits of these effective, natural products.