The fact that women and anti aging creams will forever be friends is given, no matter what is preached against these creams. There seems to be nothing that will stop man, most rightly woman, to seek a solution to the adverse effects of aging. Men too have joined the bandwagon of late and they are defending the creams or using them in privacy just as passionately as the women are.
Anti aging creams carry the promise of reducing the tell tale signs of aging. They do great service to those who desire to retain a youthful look despite the advance in age. Genetically induced aging is a natural irreversible and complex process. Such aging symptoms as facial wrinkles, age spots, fine lines, sagging skin etc usually come at a time when most women (and some men) are not yet ready to put up with them. Anti aging creams help delay their emergence until such a lady is ready for them.
Yet while they are helpful in removing skin creasing and folding effects of age, some creams are themselves a health hazard. This is because some active ingredients used in these creams can react negatively when absorbed into the body causing such maladies as skin diseases, acne, cancer etc. This makes it very important for one to know the safe and reliable ingredients to look for in any anti aging cream as a way of choosing which cream to use and which not to try out.
Some cream ingredients in the market today are reliably effective and dependably safe when incorporated in an anti aging skin care product. In the last century, researchers and scientists have continuously labored to find the best anti aging cream ingredients able to preserve a youthful appearance and still be safe for continued use. So far, the following have turned out to be the top 10 ingredients to look for in the safe but effective anti aging cream.
The first group of ingredients is antioxidants. Aging symptoms of the skin are in most time catalyzed by free radicals generated naturally by the body during metabolism, after smoking, long exposure to harsh sunlight, bad dieting etc. These free radicals are responsible for the destruction and mutation of youthful skin cells. The antioxidants to look for must be are naturally derived from food items and they must be able to neutralize free radicals as well as defend the skin against the adverse aging-speeding effects for the free radicals. The best among these antioxidants include Vitamins A, C and E. Vitamin C activates healing and growth of the collagen (responsible for keeping the skin tight and not sagging) while vitamin E reduces wrinkles and fine lines.
The best anti aging creams also contain ascorbate tetrapalmitate as an active ingredient combined mostly with Vitamin C. in this combination, ascorbate tetrapalmitate penetrates the skin surface and aids in skin repair as well as killing of harmful bacteria. Ascorbate tetrapalmitate also helps the skin retain moisture which acts as a barrier on the epidermis to prevent skin infection.
Other good ingredients in anti aging creams include those derived from pure Vitamins A, C and E. Retinol, provitamin, retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate and the retinyl linoleate are all very helpful and safe to use in retaining skin health and youthful look.
Other anti aging cream ingredients to look out for are alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids which help the skin to shed off dead cells and also stimulate production of healthy collagen, elastic fibers and the moisture-attracting glycosaminoglycans molecules. Remember however that, acidic ingredients can be irritants to the skin and should therefore be applied on top of a good UV skin protection.