Anti Aging Skin Care Lotions

Monday, January 31st, 2011

anti aging skin care lotionsThe results of a new study about anti aging skin care lotions were recently published.  The researchers were looking primarily at the UVA protection provided by the products, but there was more to learn from their findings.

The researchers declined to mention the brand names of any of the products they tested. What we do know is that all of them had an SPF rating on the label.

SPF stands for sunburn protection factor.  The higher the number, the better, when it comes to preventing a burn, but burns are not all we have to worry about.

The researchers tested products that ranged in price from $1.88 per ounce to $64.71 per … Read Full Article

Hydrolyzed Collagen in Anti Aging Skin Care Products

Monday, January 17th, 2011

hydrolyzed collagenHydrolyzed collagen is an ingredient commonly found in anti-aging facial creams and body lotions.  Cosmetic companies continue to include the ingredient and make numerous claims concerning the benefits.  Problem is there are no proven benefits.

Collagens are simple proteins made up of only a few amino acids.  In the human body, they are classified as “structural” proteins, meaning they are used by the body to create various structures.

The proteins are abundant in young, healthy firm human skin.  Along with the protein elastin, they make up the skin’s elastic fibers.  It is the elastic fibers that allow the skin to snap back into shape after being stretched out.

The fibers can be … Read Full Article

Anti Aging Natural Skin Care with Wakame Kelp Extract

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

natural skin careHere’s a look at some of the more effective anti aging natural skin care solutions.  There are plenty of “marginally” effective ingredients.  The ones covered here are a little better than that.  Let’s start with wakame kelp.

Wakame kelp or seaweed is highly nutritious. So it is often used as a component of many health food recipes.  The benefits to the skin’s health are several.  The first benefit has to do with a compound called hyaluronic acid.

If you have compared any of the ingredients in the anti aging natural skin care products currently on the market, you have probably seen one called hyaluronic acid.  It is one of the most popular … Read Full Article

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