Friday, December 30, 2011

Why Some Advanced Skin Care Formulas do Absolutely Nothing to Help Your Skin by Laurel Levine

I have to warn you that most of the products marketed as advanced skin care formulas will do very little for you, as they are typically not as “advanced” as the manufacturer would like you to think. Most of the formulas that companies sell today are pretty much the same as the ones that they sold you 10 years ago, give or take an ingredient or two. We all know how well those older products worked.

The reason that so many people fail to get the results that they are after when using skin care products is that the ingredients used to develop these formulas are not what the skin needs. The vast majority of the compounds commonly used to develop these formulas are manmade, and so they lack all of the wonderful benefits that you get from all natural compounds.

Most of the so-called advanced skin care treatments have very few natural compounds in them, unless you count compounds such as collagen, or the petroleum based moisturizers often used. None of the animal derived firming compounds like collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid are going to help you achieve younger looking skin. They are actually too dense for your skin to absorb them.

You fair a little better when it comes to absorbing petroleum based compounds, but not by much. These thick, greasy “moisturizing” agents basically just penetrate the very outer layer of the skin, and much of the excess tends to form a film on the skin’s surface that collects dirt and clogs pores. These compounds will actually cause a reduction in the amount of oil your sebaceous glands are producing, so eventually petroleum compounds make your skin become dry.

Animal tissues and petroleum based compounds may be useless to you, but they are often the safest contents in an advanced skin care product. The cosmetics companies have a disturbing tendency towards the use of potentially dangerous chemical compounds in their formulas, so you have to really be careful about what it is you are buying. You don’t want a product filled with toxic and carcinogenic substances going on your skin.

All natural compounds such as protein complexes, enzymes, and plant extracts, oils, and waxes are what work best for the skin. Plant derivatives are excellent moisturizers, and they are incredibly compatible with the skin due to their close resemblance to your own sebum. Plant based compounds provide your skin with the antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and other nutrients that it needs.

If you are in the market for a truly advanced skin care formula for wrinkles, then what I would advise you to get are products that contain ingredients like Cynergy TK, and Phytessence Wakame kelp extract. Cynergy TK is a protein/enzyme blend that has been shown to cause a drastic increase in collagen and elastin production. Phytessence Wakame protects your hyaluronic acid from being broken down by enzymes.

Make no mistake about it. Advanced skin care doesn’t mean that a formula should contain the latest chemicals. What it means is that the formula features ingredients that have always been there for us. The natural world provides everything that our skin needs.

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