For many people, making a wrinkle cream comparison is a mystery. Most have no real idea of what the long list of obscure ingredients are actually supposed to be doing to disappear the signs of aging on our faces and necks.
The ingredient lists seem to be straight out of a scientific journal – including words, terms, acronyms and jargon that almost no one understands. The cosmetic and “cosmeceutical” companies even invent their own words to describe ingredients. One company’s website goes on for pages to explain what the “neutriceuticals” are in their products. And, when you get right down to it, the term is nothing but marketing hype that means natural ingredients.
But, in the long run, none of this “lingo” helps you to understand exactly what it is you’re putting on your face. And you need to know because (1) you may not approve of what’s really in the product, (2) if you have sensitive skin, you may be exposing yourself to potential skin problems and (3) you just may be wasting a lot of money, time and energy on something worthless.
In order to make an effective wrinkle cream comparison, you need to know what to look for. The following are some common skin cream ingredients that have been proven to work. Clearly, much of their effectiveness depends on the combination and amount of each ingredient.
Citrus extracts are an excellent source of vitamin C, which has been proven to be good for skin. However, citrus extracts may irritate sensitive skin. So be sure to check to see if any of the other ingredients are able to counteract this problem.
Chamomile, jasmine and other herbal ingredients are common in most all-natural creams. They won’t necessarily help remove wrinkles, but they are preventative and can help smooth any irritation caused by other compounds, such as citrus extracts.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a moisturizer that will help you skin retain moisture and help it look plumper. Many women and scientists praise its effectiveness. However, some others consider it to be a carcinogenic when used in large amounts. A healthy cream will contain no more than ten percent HA.
Reflective particles or “refracting agents” are silicon fillers used to reflect light and temporarily “erase” wrinkles. They work, but are only a quick fix and nothing permanent.
Along with water, the above are some of the more common skin cream ingredients. So be sure to look for them when making your next wrinkle cream comparison.