Skin Plumping Creams – Are They Safe And Will They Really Give You The Best Results?
I have just been looking at The Mayo Clinic site on skincare and they recommend quite a few ingredients which are useful in skin plumping creams. The first one that caught my attention was one called hyaluronic acid because I had heard a lot about it. I decided to investigate further.
The hyaluronic acid used in skin plumping creams is anything but natural. It comes from bacteria, rooster combs or from cows’ eyes. The problem here is that it does not have the really right molecular structure to get into the deeper layers of the skin.
When it is used in injections, the results are very mixed indeed. It can indeed plump the skin as it retains water very well. It can fill out those grooves which are in the nose mouth area and even help to smooth out some wrinkles in the forehead. I know that 12% of people actually have problems with swelling, bruising and even hard blotches afterwards. The whole process has to be repeated after as little as four to six months.
The other popular ingredient that caught my eye was Retinol. Supposedly Retinol makes short work of the free radicals. These are the arch enemy in the skincare wars. They are the enemy because they are capable of doing a lot of damage to the healthy skin cells and also they stop the growth of new skin cells too. Because of this, they are responsible for a lot of the signs of aging skin such as wrinkles, sagging skin and dull rough skin.
But Retinol can increase the collagen and that can lead to a plumping effect. The result is firmer and more supple skin. People with sensitive skin have reported problems after using Retinol because they suffer from irritation and redness. The findings from Consumer Reports about all these skin plumping creams was that the effects after six weeks were very ‘subtle’! That means there was no noticeable change.
Surely there must be better skin plumping creams on the market. There are but they are using none of the ingredients listed above. The reason is simply because they are trying to preserve our levels of hyaluronic acid, not by injecting or smearing on some artificial junk but by a totally different process. That ingredient is a Japanese seaweed called wakame which can really keep up our levels of HA and it is totally bio available.
The same goes for trying to add more collagen. What we need are natural ingredients in active quantities which can really get to work at the skin cell level and start regenerating our own collagen and hyaluronic acid. The outcome will be much healthier and plumper skin. In addition the visible results will not be subtle at all. In fact they will be really noticeable.
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