There is a lot of false claims in the health and beauty industry, particularly as it pertains to anti aging cream. This billion dollar industry is appealing to a person’s vanity and sometimes insecurity. But not all of the claims are false thankfully.
It’s in the Language
The objection that the FDA is having is with the language that many of the cosmetic companies are using in their advertisements. The companies that are making medical claims are those that are feeling the pushback from the FDA. But, the FDA can only do so much as cosmetics firms don’t have to register with the FDA. So it’s up to the consumer to be smarter and less gullible.
Dermatologist Advise Against the Myths
The only actual anti-aging cream is sunscreen according to many dermatologists. And according to at least one, Dr. Frey, featured on several news channels and based in New York, a person doesn’t need to drink eight glasses of water a day either. She offers free, evidence-based information and simple ways to find the best skincare products without the hype.
- Retinol and vitamin C are two common antioxidants used in over the counter creams for aging. Vitamin C helps to protect against sun damage.
- Hydroxy acid is an exfoliant. An exfoliant is essential because it removes the upper layer of dead skin and helps to promote new smooth skin growth.
- Peptides are used to help with healing wounds and stretch marks and the appearance of wrinkles.
- Extracts, such as tea and grape seed have anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea, in particular, is found in these types of creams.
- Coenzyme Q10 is another anti-agent with a concentration around the eye area. Also, it protects against sun damage.
The best wrinkle and anti-aging products will have common ingredients. A consumer would be wise to choose products with at least some of these ingredients to ensure that she is getting the best product. To protect against bogus skincare claims, consumers must do their due diligence. Become a label reader. Consumers should be aware of when products are teetering on the borders of unsubstantiated medical claims but are being sold as cosmetics.