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Do anti-aging products really work?

Do anti-aging products really work?

Depending on how old you are, it's likely that you've already started using anti-aging products, or maybe that you're gathering some info about it. There's a big debate on whether they actually work, and many believe their effect is just a myth, while others swear they work, and they have proof.

Anti-aging cosmetics is a world made of thousands of different products, with a huge variety of prices, from the standard supermarket products that you can buy for €3, to creams that go up to €300, that belong to the "top luxury" category.

The truth is that there's a lot of contradictory information on this topic and it's necessary to clarify a few things. Let's start with a positive one: many dermatologists confirm that anti-aging products do work. Beware, though: not all of them! It's important to specify that not every product work and that their effectiveness depends on some factors.

Price doesn't count

First, the big news: buying a more expensive cream doesn't guarantee better results. Many studies have revealed how the most effective products are sometimes the cheapest. Buying the most expensive creams in the market (as we said, they can go up to €300 or even more) doesn't necessarily get you the expected results.

Check the ingredients

What really matters when choosing anti-aging products (and any product in general) are ingredients. A good cream is made of good ingredients, elements that have an actual good effect to fight wrinkles. Some of the most important are:

  • retinol
  • antioxidants
  • peptides
  • alpha-hydroxy acids

These components stimulate the production of collagen and elastane, that helps keeping the skin more elastic and smooth, fighting the signs of aging.

Choose tested products

Even though we make sure that the right ingredients are in a product, it's also necessary that there's the right amount of those ingredients in order for the product to work. That's why dermatologists advice to always buy products whose effectiveness have been tested and proved.

To sum up, anti-aging products that work do exist, even though not all products we see in the market are worth buying. It's important that we also clarify that the effectiveness of these products can largely depend, as many dermatologists explain. The effects can vary depending on the type of skin and other factors, like genetics.

In conclusion, if you want to keep your skin young as much as possible it's necessary to also have a healthy diet, to reduce the intake of alcohol and caffeine, and to quit smoking. These are factors that can help premature wrinkling and make the difference when you're using anti-aging products.