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 care products.
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 famous brands.
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 ethyl paraben)
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 to earlier).
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 proven!)
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).