We’ve all seen the advertisements. But, how honest are they? When a product is described as “new and improved”, is it really much different?
I looked at the ingredients in the latest products from the top three cosmetic companies in terms of worldwide sales: L’Oreal, Proctor & Gamble and Unilever. The information was garnered directly from the company’s website or from the product label. Here’s what I learned.
L’Oreal’s recently released Deep Set Wrinkle Repair is supposed to be a new formula. What’s different about it? Nothing, it contains exactly the same ingredients as those that were included in the 2009 formulation. Many of them are on our Blacklist of 101 … Read Full Article
Hydrolyzed 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
The myth that a collagen cream can improve your skin’s health or reduce wrinkles has been debunked by numerous experts. The creams have been around for years and most people know they don’t work. The latest things are the pro-collagen creams.
Pro-collagen creams stimulate the production of new cells and elastic fibers. Some of those cells will produce pro-collagen molecules, which means that the levels of the protein in the skin should increase. The benefits should include thicker, firmer and smoother skin.
A variety of compounds are used in the pro-collagen creams. The benefits of the finished moisturizers depend on the concentration of active ingredients and the inclusion of cheap fillers or … Read Full Article« Previous Articles