A Unique Wrinkle Cream Comparison

by Valerie Rosenbaum - Date: 2010-07-21 - Word Count: 512 Share This!

Here's a wrinkle cream comparison that's unique. Most reviewers compare brand names based on arbitrary factors of their own choosing.

Here we compare the effectiveness of ingredients that are commonly promoted for their anti-aging benefits. No matter the brand name, you should always read the label of ingredients thoroughly before you buy. Not only will it help you find an effective product. It will help you avoid allergic and adverse reactions.

Hyaluronic Acid-No Good

Hyaluronic acid has become one of the most popular ingredients for anti-aging formulas. The compound is naturally present in the skin's cells. It serves to bond them together and helps to make the skin more or less impermeable.

The skin's hyaluronic acid levels decrease with age due to increased activity of an enzyme called hyaluronidaise. But, according to dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons, applying hyaluronic acid topically does not affect the amount present in the skin. They use the injectable form to plump up the skin's fatty tissue layer and stretch out wrinkles.

Other ingredients that work in injectable form are ineffective when applied topically. Those include collagen and elastin. The molecules are too large to penetrate the skin's surface, which is why they came up with the idea of injecting them in the first place.


I have read one wrinkle cream comparison after another in which the reviewers will only give high ratings to creams that contain sunscreens. Sunscreens have no anti-aging properties.

Scientists question the daily use of sunscreens for a number of reasons. First, they only block UV light well when they are reapplied about a half hour after the first application. That's not how we use moisturizers. We usually apply them once in the morning and possibly again at night.

The SPF ratings are inaccurate if the sunscreens are not applied as directed. Why does the typical wrinkle cream comparison recommend sunscreen ingredients?

UV rays from the sun cause increased numbers and activity of free radicals, which are a cause of skin aging. Overexposure to sunlight is one of the things that make people look older than they should.

Coenzyme Q10-Maybe

Creams containing coenzyme Q10 have proven effectiveness for reversing sun damage and wrinkles. It's a "maybe", because its effectiveness depends on the manufacturer using the right concentration and the right form.

The right form is a nano-emulsion, not a word often used in a wrinkle cream comparison. A nano-emulsion is a liquid formula containing nanometer-sized particles. In this size the particles can penetrate the skin's surface. The right concentration is 5% coenzyme Q10 and 10% vitamin E.

Wakame Kelp Extracts-Definitely

A nutrient present in wakame kelp inhibits the activity of hyaluronidaise. This allows the skin's hyaluronic acid levels to rise naturally. After just a few days, the skin will feel smoother and look younger. Another nutrient in wakame kelp extract has minor sunscreen activity. As far as we know, reapplication is only necessary once a day.

That completes my personal wrinkle cream comparison. What you have read about here are only a few of the ingredients you might see. The best advice is to do your own research, before you buy. You can learn what's effective and what's not.

Valerie Rosenbaum has spent years searching for the best anti aging skin care products available. The skin care product line she discovered uses a proprietary blend of all natural ingredients like Cynergy TK and phytessence wakame. To learn more visit her anti wrinkle creams website.n
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