This is where most people go wrong with their anti aging skin care systems because they base them only on using topical anti aging skin care products. These products are of course the easiest for taking action to avoid the visible or superficial effects of aging, but without applying the diet and lifestyle parts diligently, topical skin care can only work like a band aid (although an important band aid!). If you are looking forward to Laser treatments Delray Beach
People also get it wrong here because they spend a small
fortune on ‘famous’ anti aging skin care products which absolutely cannot meet
their anti aging marketing claims. Elite skin care product companies are
extremely skilled at putting together highly effective marketing presentations
which manipulate people’s thinking and seduce them into buying excessively over
priced products, through persuasive adverts highlighting the ultra desirable
lifestyle that ‘supposedly’ comes from having great looking skin via their skin
The crux of the problem here is that these clever marketing
efforts have (over time) ‘educated’ society into believing that the more we
pay, the more effective the product must be!
Is this correct? NO, it’s generally NOT TRUE!
If you ‘break apart’ and carefully examine the formulas of
skin care products, what you will usually discover is that the more popular and
expensive a brand is, the less of the highly effective ingredients which are
present. With all their marketing sots, shareholder pressures and expense heavy
distribution structures, the elite companies simply can’t afford to include the
best, clinically effective ingredients (and in effective dose amounts).
Preconceptions are set in peoples mind through the power of
advertising and marketing spin, all of which tends to stop people from
questioning and evaluating the true anti aging capabilities of the upmarket and
So, what should a skin care formula, based on the best of
the nutritional sciences, be able to do?
There are two things which are critical!
1:- NATURALLY IT MUST BE EFFECTIVE ! Able to produce REAL
and TANGIBLE anti aging results which can ONLY be achieved by addressing the
THREE FUNDAMENTAL CAUSES OF SKIN AGING:
** Loss of collagen and elastin
** Lower levels of hyaluronic acid
** Oxidation through the action of free radicals
The simplest way these days to determine how effective an
ingredient is, is to research it online. Just google it and read away! Look for
clinically established evidence to support the effectiveness of each of the
anti aging ingredients in any skin care product you are examining. For the most
reliable results do a ‘scholar’ search and stick to trusted sites (particularly
those with ‘.gov’ url’s) This step is extremely important and the success of
your anti aging skin care system depends heavily on it!
2:- USES ONLY SAFE INGREDIENTS !
Just because a company charges an arm and a leg for their
latest skin care formula doesn’t mean it’s not going to hurt you (now or
especially years down the track). Here’s a perfect example for you. Did you
know that one of the world’s most well known, popular and elite international
brands (their name begins with ( C ) actually contains a PESTICIDE!
Fragrances are ingredients you must be on the ‘lookout’ for.
Please consider the word ‘fragrance’ as you would a real live minefield.
Extreme Caution Required!
The term ‘Fragrance’ can refer to up to 4000 separate
ingredients – many of which are toxic and/or carcinogenic!
The long term impact of them ‘seeping’ into your blood
stream is still unknown. Do you really want to take this risk just because a
product smells lovely? Many common fragrances can affect your central nervous
system, causing depression, hyperactivity, and irritability. ‘Fragrance Free’
is what you want to see in big bold letters on the front of any skin care
products you use or are considering buying.
Have you heard of parabens? (methyl, propyl, butyl, and
Parabens are chemicals used as powerful preservatives in
both the skincare and pharmaceutical industries! studies suggest they may cause
cancer and interfere with your body’s endocrine system, in addition to causing
allergic reactions and skin rashes. The elite brands have to use them because
there is a lengthy lead time from product manufacture to when you purchase the
product. Oh and parabens are very cheap for manufacturers to use! Sadly, your
health comes in a distant second to manufacturers bottom line profits. That’s
why they continue to use toxic parabens!
From now on this is what you should be looking for you are
looking for on your skin care bottles and tubes:
** Paraben Free
** Fragrance Free
Another key criteria is to check whether a skincare
manufacturer is a signatory of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics.
Now you know the key criteria to look for when it comes to
the ‘topical skin care’ section of your anti aging skin care system. While MANY
skin care products fail miserably in meeting all (or any) of these criteria
they are some products in the market which DO meet them all and come with
affordable price tags. They always come from smaller or medium sized companies
(particularly family owned and/or don’t have shareholders or venture
capitalists). These effective and high value for money products are not coming
out of the huge multi national skin care companies (for the reasons I referred
The skincare products I use come from the Xtend-Life Company
all the way down in New Zealand where the regulatory structure of the
supplement industry is tough – significantly tougher than the United States!
All their flagship products contain the BIG THREE CLINICALLY
PROVEN ANTI AGING INGREDIENTS (which the industry’s elite skincare companies
are currently gearing up to start using):
** XTEND – TK
** Nanobelle CoenzymeQ10
** Phytessence Wakame
Since these have become known as the most powerful anti
aging ingredients known to science I’ve been getting a flood of emails asking
about them. In a nutshell:-
XTEND – TK is a very new breakthrough in skin care, not yet
available in the big brand-name products. It is proven in clinical trials to
stimulate the regrowth of collagen, elastin and new skin cells.
Phytessence Wakame has certainly been in the news. It’s an
extract from a specific type of Japanese sea kelp which inhibits a harmful
enzyme (hyaluronidase) responsible for breaking down hyaluronic acid in your
skin. Phytessence Wakame gradually increases your levels of hyaluronic acid to
the amounts normally found in a much younger person! (This is also clinically
Nano-Lipobelle H EQ10 is one of the most potent
anti-oxidants discovered. This is CoEnzyme Q10 in a special ‘nano-emulsion’
form, which can penetrate down through seven layers of skin. It is extremely
effective at ‘gobbling up’ free radicals in your skin, which results in quite a
dramatic anti-wrinkle effect.
If you’d like to read about or research these cutting edge
formulas use this link to jump over to their respective pages on the Xtend-Life
website. Xtend-Life cell rejuvenation skin care products
Finally, I’d like to explain why I didn’t talk about
sunlight and sun exposure in this article. It’s because the damaging effects of
sunlight are grossly exaggerated, usually by those professionals and companies
with a vested financial interest! Although sunlight is a major source of
Vitamin D the reality nowadays is that many people are not getting enough sun
because of the resultant fear and hype. This has led to common Vitamin D
deficiency in most western country’s. These Vitamin D deficiencies are in turn
creating numerous negative health implications.
Skin care products should not contain an SPF ! Why? Because
they are chemicals with potential long term negative results! (the jury is
still out as these SPF formulas have only in recent years started appearing in
skin care products.) The most sensible approach is to use a high SPF factor
sunscreen when directly exposed to excessive sunlight rather than as an every
day habit (which has become the norm for many).