People find many creams in the market to reduce wrinkles in the skin and also reduce the damage caused by the harmful radiation of sun. Some researches recommend that some ingredients in these creams may increase the wrinkles. But their are no scientific proofs for these.
All the creams available in the market without prescription may not be effective. But they may slightly improve the appearance of the skin. This improvement may depend on the active ingredients and also on the usage of these creams.
Wrinkle creams are more effective if the following common ingredients are in the cream.
This is a vitamin-A compound and an antioxidant used in all anti-wrinkle creams. Antioxidants neutralise free radicals i.e., stabilize the cells that cause wrinkles in the skin. Vitamin-A derivative tretinoin is more potent than retinol. This is approved by Food and Drug Association for the treatment of wrinkles. Women who are pregnant and may become pregnant should try to avoid retinal because it increases the risk of defects in child births.
Hydroxy acids such as alpha, beta and poly hydroxy acids derived from sugar containing fruits contain exfoliants. Exfoliants remove upper layers of the old and dead skin. They stimulate the growth of new cells. Wear sunscreen lotion as hydroxy acids are more susceptible to skin damage.
This nutrient regulates the production of energy in cells. This reduce the fine wrinkles around the eyes without any side effects.
These enhances the healing of wound, also stimulates the production of collagen and also the action of antioxidants is enhanced.
It helps in reducing the wrinkles by retaining moisture in the skin and also by stimulating the collagen production.
Green and black tea compunds are most common compunds found in these wrinkle creams. Extracts of green tea are found mostly in the rinkle creams.