How Do Anti-aging Creams Work?

Anti-aging creams were a huge achievement for the dermo-cosmetics industry. With the development of this product, thousands of people around the planet were able to provide specialized treatment for their skins, leaving them beautiful and healthy for much longer and minimizing the harmful effects of aging for this organ.

Made from the most diverse ingredients (and sometimes even somewhat unusual), anti-aging creams are famous for giving back freshness, tone, and beauty to the most varied types of skin. In addition, they can also be used as a preventive measure and have an even more satisfactory result.

But after all, what is this type of product? What are the main types on the market? How do they act in our bodies? Continue reading and discover some of the main information on the topic. 

What are antiaging creams?

The anti-aging creams are those which are used either to revert some damages already existing on the skin (such as, for instance, the presence of expression lines) or also acting on the prevention of these damages even before they occur.

The aging of our skin can occur by a series of factors. Most of the time it is linked to the damages caused in the cutaneous cells, either by internal factors (such as inadequate feeding, lack of quality sleep, or the abuse of substances such as nicotine) or external (mainly the ultraviolet rays).

All the factors mentioned above can, in the short or long term, cause our skin cells to undergo small mutations in their DNAs or even if they are definitively denatured, changing their shape.

Thus, the appearance of our skin changes with the naked eye, with the appearance of wrinkles, expression lines, or typical age spots.

How does this type of product act on our skins?

Anti-aging products act on our skin in many different ways. The main mechanisms observed are:

  • direct protection against ultraviolet rays;
  • creating extra protection for skin cell DNA;
  • lightening action;
  • protection against the appearance of stains;
  • extra activation of collagen, a protein that makes the skin firmer and lush.

As we can see, different compounds act in different ways in our organism. For this reason, most anti-aging creams have a combination of ingredients that seeks to act on the most diverse fronts, providing complete coverage to the harmful effects that aging skin can bring to the appearance of our faces.

What are the types of anti-aging creams on the market

Anti-aging creams come in many forms. The most common are:

  • lotions;
  • creams;
  • serums.

Each of these types of products must be used under different conditions. Knowing how to choose them is, therefore, fundamental to obtain successful treatment. Most of the time, your dermatologist will recommend a type of product based on the characteristics of your skin.

Creams, for example, are more suitable for individuals who have drier skin and are, in most cases, much heavier and moisturizing. They are also more recommended for those who already have some signs of aging.

The serums, in turn, are much lighter and usually indicated for people who seek preventive treatment. They can, however, also be used by those who are treating the signs of aging.

In addition, this type of product is highly recommended for those with mixed or oily skin. This is because it has much higher absorption and does not leave the skin with the '' sticky '' aspect that most creams bring to those who deal with excessive oiliness.

What are the most common compositions?

Anti-aging creams usually use ingredients that help protect cells and help clean the skin from the inside out. These compounds and substances can be completely synthetic or extracted naturally from plants, such as fruits, flowers, and seeds.

Some of the substances most used in products of this type are:

  • retinoic acid (or retinol);
  • niacinamide;
  • glycolic acid;
  • kojic acid;
  • ascorbic acid (vitamin C);
  • hyaluronic acid;
  • vitamin E;
  • ferulic acid;
  • resveratrol.

The latter, for example, is a great option for a completely natural product with several benefits. It is a compound derived from wine and has antioxidant properties, which help to protect the skin at the cellular level and also promote the cleaning of harmful compounds known as free radicals, which accelerate the skin aging process.

How to choose the best option?

The process of choosing a good anti-aging cream should be done with great care and always accompanied by the opinions of a trusted dermatologist, who will assess your case in a personalized way.

In addition, it is always important to know the epidermis well and to know which type of product is best for it. If your skin is dry, for example, it is more recommended that you use products with high moisturizing power, as dehydration is a risk factor for skin aging.

In the case of young, oily skin with a tendency to develop acne, the use of serums or lotions may be more interesting, especially if there are no signs of aging yet. Because of this, this type of product is more recommended for people between 25 and 35 years of age.

Another very important factor is to check the history of the brands purchased and always choose those that are a reference in the market and that use new technologies and preferably natural products, which are more bioavailable (that is, more accepted by our body).

As we can see, anti-aging creams are completely revolutionary products and they act in many different ways on our skins, whether treating existing damage or preventing it even before the first signs. So, start using this type of item as soon as possible and take a close look at the magnificent results they bring!