You're beginning to believe that what causes wrinkles is your kids, your job, or just plain getting old?
And that finding the best anti wrinkle creams is like finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow -- a fairy tale?
Well, before you give up, please read this.
It's true, of course, that we tend to develop wrinkles as we age. But what causes wrinkles is not just "getting old." The three biggest factors in skin wrinkles are these:
1. Oxidation damage in our skin, from excessive free radicals that aren't being neutralized by healthy antioxidants.
2. Loss of collagen and elastin. They give our skin strength and elasticity, and yes, they do tend to be lost as we age -- unless we give our skin excellent nourishment.
3. Loss of hyaluronic acid, also called hyaluronan, which you might think of as the "glue" that keeps collagen and elastin together.
All three of those causes can be reversed. The best skin care products will tackle all three.
Here's a big reason you might not see any improvement, in spite of spending too much money on skin care: The best anti wrinkle creams and lotions are being developed by smaller companies, not the big-name manufacturers you'll find taking up lots of space in the health and beauty aisles of your pharmacy or supermarket.
To find those products, I've had to do a lot of research online, and discover ingredients not available in any local store. Here's a guide to those ingredients:
-- Antioxidants are the natural protection against free radicals. A key to antioxidant protection is Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10 for short), a vitamin-like substance in every body cell. The amount of CoQ10 in our cells is reduced as we get older, or when we're under stress.
A very new ingredient called Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10 is a particularly effective form of CoQ10, in a "nano-emulsion" that penetrates deeply into the skin and increases collagen and elastin production.
Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10 has exceptional antioxidant properties. Scientific studies show it can counteract free radical damage and also provide significant protection against harmful UV-A rays. CoQ10 works in a synergistic way with Vitamin E -- so natural Vitamin E is another ingredient in Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10.
-- Another cutting-edge product not available in any of the famous brands is Cynergy TK, also proven in clinical trials to stimulate the regrowth of collagen, elastin and new skin cells. As your collagen and elastin levels increase, your wrinkles will slowly but surely disappear.
-- A third highly effective ingredient is called Phytessence Wakame, an extract from a Japanese sea kelp. It inhibits a harmful enzyme, hyaluronidase -- which breaks down hyaluronic acid in your skin. With this enzyme under control, your levels of hyaluronic acid will gradually increase to the amounts normally found when you were much younger.
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