Anti-wrinkle creams containing collagen- do they really work?

Published: 20th March 2009
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Did you know that anti-wrinkle creams that contain collagen and elastin are not really effective? Studies have shown that the better option is to stimulate the production of collagen naturally.

Skin creams that contain collagen and elastin do not work for the simple reason that the collagen molecules in them are too big to penetrate through the skin when applied topically.

Anti-wrinkle creams that contain collagen and elastin are in high demand theses days because of the errorneous belief held by consumers that you can easily replace collagen and elastin in your body by using skin creams that contain the two ingredients.

Unfortunately, this belief is far from the truth, to worsen the whole matter, this so called anti- wrinkle creams do not come cheap. The consumer is more or less hoodwinked into paying high price for products that are not effective.

According to research findings, the best way to replace depleted collagen and elastin is by using skin care products that stimulates the production of natural collagen and elastin in your body.

Some of the ingredients that do that are:

Cynergy TK: This is a unique form of "bio active" keratin extracted from the wool of New Zealand sheep; it contains functional keratin that is readily available to the skin. It stimulates the production of natural collagen and elastin which enhances the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles; it also promotes the regrowth of skin cells leading to skin repair and maintenance.

CoQ10: This is an important antioxidant that counters the activities of free radicals; it also promotes the production of natural collagen and elastin. Most manufactures now use CoQ10 in the production of anti-wrinkle creams but all forms of CoQ10 do not have the same level of efficacy. Nano-Lipobelle HEQ10 is the most effective form of this ingredient. While other forms of CoQ10 sit on the surface of the skin; Nano-Lipobelle penetrates seven layers of the skin.

Some manufacturers actually use these important ingredients to produce their anti-wrinkle creams but the problem is, because these ingredients are very expensive, they do not use the right proportions required for the production of effective end products. In other words, they put profit above the needs of their customers.

The implication of the above is that these ingredients are listed on the label of the products, giving the consumer the impression that she is buying the right product, but that is not the truth because using the right ingredients in the wrong proportion is as bad as not using them at all.

All the same, there are still companies that use the right ingredients and in the right concentrations to produce anti-wrinkle skin creams that are very effective.
Your duty is to identify these companies and use their products to stimulate natural collagen in your body; as you do so, those wrinkles will be eliminated from your skin gradually but surely.

Caroline Igwe is an avid researcher on skin care and she likes sharing information on her research findings; for more information on how to achieve and maintain a healthy, smooth and youthful looking skin, visit her website:

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