What is the role of an anti aging wrinkle cream or anti aging treatment?
The skin aging is inevitable, however, it is faster or slower depending on several factors that can accelerate the aging of the skin such as hormonal aging in postmenopausal women, tobacco, food and especially exposition to the sun.
Skin aging occurs primarily by loss of elasticity of the deep layers of the skin. The anti aging wrinkle creams and serums and most anti-aging effect will therefore reduce the harmful effects of the sun and protect the skin from the sun and stimulate the regeneration of elastic fibers in the skin, especially through exfoliation, according to a simple principle. When you exfoliate the top layer of the skin, it stimulates regeneration of the deeper layers.
So in order to better understand the composition of an anti wrinkle cream or anti aging care, a anti aging wrinkle cream or anti aging treatment will thus act on two main fronts: to protect from the sun and exfoliate. The substances of the wrinkle cream designed to protect from the sun are sunscreens, which as the name suggests protects the skin from sunlight. The wrinkle cream thus acts as a sunscreen and there are usually a UV protection on the packaging or tube of anti wrinkle cream. In addition there are substances reducing the harmful effects of sunlight on the skin, usually anti-radical contents such as vitamin E, vitamin C, carotene, trace elements like zinc, selenium or silicon, polyphenols from green tea, grape seed …
The exfoliation of the skin is achieved through a variety of substances in anti wrinkle cream, such as fruit acids, AHA or alpha hydoxy acid, glycolic acid, substances derived from vitamin A like retinol and retinaldehyde… The concentration of exfoliating substances can vary greatly from one anti aging wrinkle cream to the other and it is important to learn about the concentration and composition of exfoliating substances because these may cause irritation of the skin (feeling of tightness, tingling, redness or dryness of the skin) on the areas where the anti wrinkle cream was applied.
Finally, some anti aging wrinkle creams will aim to compensate for some shortcomings of the skin, for example an hormonal deficiency of menopause using plant estrogens found in some anti wrinkle creams, dryness of the skin, a source of aggravation and deepening of wrinkles by moisturizing ingredients contained in some anti wrinkle creams.