Wrinkle Creams: A Comparison Study

It seems everyday a new anti-aging cream enters the market claiming to be the best at reducing the appearance of fine lines practically overnight. However, with the overwhelming number of choices, how can the consumer decide what product to purchase?

The problem is that most of the research is often proprietary and never published. In addition, all the creams are considered cosmeceuticals, which means that they don't effect the physiology of the skin. Otherwise, they would be considered a drug and would have to be submitted to the FDA for approval and would take years to come to the market. Ingredients in anti-aging creams that have been shown to work include: retinoids (Renova, Retin-A , Retinol), alpha hydroxy acids, antioxidants (i.e. Vitamin C & E), growth factors, and peptides. At SkinCareLab, we have several products that contain one or more of these ingredients. For patients with sensitive skin, the former may be irritating on the skin, leaving the latter ones to try. Research studies from France show that peptides actually function as well or better than retinol without irritation.

In a recent article in the journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (10/06), there was a comparative study of efficacy between Alyria's new Intense Wrinkle Correction/Wrinkle Repair and Stri-Vectin-SD. Both contain collagen peptides, and have been shown in the laboratory to produce collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Results showed greater visible improvement in the appearance of crows feet and wrinkles, including less number, less area, and less depth in the subjects who used Alyria Intense Wrinkle Correction/Wrinkle Repair then those who used the Stri-Vectin.

It would be helpful if all the creams on the market were compared side by side. But it is up to the manufacturer’s discretion to demonstrate and release the scientific evidence. At SkinCareLab, we scour through the research and choose products that have proven benefits. As new products enter the market, we will continue to provide you with our picks, including those that are backed up by research.









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