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What distinguishes an anti-wrinkle product from a product that is not?

Cosa distingue un prodotto antirughe da un prodotto che non lo è?

Countering the signs of aging that form on our face, after a certain age, becomes a real battle.
There are many anti-aging products on the market that can be useful, combined with other precautions, to help our face to be more elastic and less marked by these imperfections.

However, no cosmetic, however formidable, can ever completely eliminate the signs of aging due to the natural loss of tone that occurs with the passage of time.
However, it is possible to aspire to a product that is able to give good hydration, improve elasticity and ensure a better appearance to our face. 

But what sets a wrinkle product apart from all other products?

In general, the difference between a simple moisturizing face cream and an anti-aging product lies in the presence of the so-called "active" ingredients, so named for their ability to counteract skin aging.
Most of them have antioxidant activity, which is essential because it stimulates cell turnover in the epidermis and inhibits the degradation of collagen.

But the real difference in the effectiveness of an anti-wrinkle cream is made by the totality of its composition, not the single ingredient.
Here is a list of ingredients and substances that make wrinkle cream effective.

Vitamin A 

It is widely used in anti-aging cosmetics thanks to its ability to contribute to cell regeneration. In recent years, doubts have been raised about the use of retinoids in cosmetics, due to their photosensitizing and irritating effect, so it is better to choose cosmetics that use it in combination with Vitamin E.

Vitamin E 

It is often combined with vitamin A, as mentioned above, since it is able to counteract its sensitizing effect. In addition to having strong antioxidant properties, because it prevents oxidation damage on cell membranes, stabilizing them, it also has emollient, soothing and anti-reddening properties, which make it perfect for all skin types, but in particular for delicate and sensitive ones.

Coenzyme Q10 

The Coenzyme Q10 molecule has the ability to counteract the oxidative stress caused by free radicals which damage the cells of the body, decreasing their efficiency and functionality. It is well known that skin aging is caused by free radicals and oxidation that generate imperfections such as wrinkles and skin spots. An additional benefit of this molecule is certainly the prevention against damage from UV rays, one of the first factors of skin aging that increases the production of free radicals.

Hyaluronic acid

It is a protein molecule naturally present in our dermis. Micrometric hyaluronic acid instantly hydrates and makes the skin more turgid, smoothing dehydration wrinkles. In the long term, hyaluronic acid is a cellular vehicle that stimulates cell synthesis to renew and support the action of hyaluronic acid in the epidermis in a natural way. The application of a serum, one day cream or night containing hyaluronic acid, from the age of 30 onwards, it helps to counteract the appearance of small expression lines.

There are many anti-wrinkle face creams on the market.
The important thing is to choose the ideal cream for your skin, the greatest risk, in fact, is to buy heavy and excessively dense creams. In this case your skin will suffocate instead of breathing. If you choose a nighttime application of the anti-wrinkle cream, make sure that the formula allows the skin to regenerate and not just rest!

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