An anti aging skin cream is as good as its ingredients are. If you use one with superior, effective ingredients you’ll soon see changes in your skin – for the better. Great skin creams can postpone the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce existing wrinkles, tone sagging skin and improve skin color.
Sadly, many companies, even big brand names, use ingredients in anti aging creams that are useless in making you look younger, and many even contain harmful substances!
One of the worst ingredients in anti aging products you can find is mineral oil. Does that surprise you? Perhaps it should, as the majority of anti aging creams are still based on mineral oil, which is also called petrolatum and petroleum jelly.
It is used in all kinds of skin care products for one reason – it’s cheap. It does nothing for your skin! It doesn’t moisturize, but rather forms a thin foil on your skin, keeping the moisture in. That wouldn’t be so bad, but it also keeps the dirt and grime, as well as any extra oil in, possibly causing rashes, pimples and redness of the skin. You’d be better off finding yourself a skin cream which is based on natural, plant-based glycerine rather than mineral oil.
Another ingredient on the worst list might shock you even more: collagen. You might know that collagen is one of the key proteins that keep our skin smooth and supple – so why is it bad in an anti aging skin cream?
The answer is simple: because it’s useless. Collagen as such cannot be absorbed by the skin, making the expensive skin cream with collagen a waste of money.
There are ingredients in anti aging creams that have been proven to help your own skin grow more collagen, thus fighting the very reason our skin ages! These substances can be applied onto the skin, where they are able to penetrate into the deeper layers of skin, where collagen is produced, supporting and speeding the process.
One of the best ingredients in anti aging products with this ability is Xtend-TK. It’s a new breakthrough substance in skin care, developed by scientists in New Zealand. It stimulates the growth of collagen as well as elastin in your skin, enabling your skin to rejuvenate itself. It sounds miraculous and many say it is!
Xtend-TK works best with other natural substances with anti aging effects, like Phytessence Wakame, a Japanese sea kelp used by Japanese women for centuries as an anti wrinkle remedy, as well as the Coenzyme Q10 Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10, a special ‘nano-emulsion’ form of CoQ10 that is especially beneficial for your skin.
Don’t be surprised if you haven’t heard of these substances before – they’re rather new and still a well kept secret! But if you search for them on the Internet, or visit my website (the link is below), you’ll find more information on them and a few companies that offer good skin care with these ingredients, but without mineral oil.