Today abound deals aging products that promise eternal youth while some are effective and help eliminate wrinkles and marks the passage of time, many are really useless and represent an unnecessary expense.
In this post I detail some of the cosmetic products that are not worth buying because they have activity on age spots, are expensive and can be replaced by cheaper and serve the same function.
Cleaners With Botanical Extracts
The botanical extracts are ingredients extracted from plants, that are used for skin care, since stains until wrinkles. But behold, these compounds are useful in creams, toners, and serums, but not cleaners.
The issue is that the botanical extracts are to remain on the skin to be effective. When used in cleaners, time in contact with the skin is not sufficient for any anti-aging effect.
Another issue is that the botanical extracts are water soluble, which means that at the time that moisturizes the skin and wash your face, these principles lose their value and become useless.
In conclusion: it is advisable to buy appropriate cleaner for the type of skin, but ignore botanical agents.
True, dry and cracked lips are uncomfortable, but no need to buy a special product for relief. Most exfoliating lips consist mainly of sugar and natural oils in a wax base to hold everything together.
These products are really effective, but its value is too high and can be replaced by more economical solutions.
Before going to bed, apply a thin layer of Vaseline on the lips and in the morning rub gently with a towel and you could peel off the dead skin away. For a natural alternative, replaces petroleum jelly for a little olive oil and rub gently with a toothbrush lips in a circular motion to get rid of dry skin.
The Acid And Retinol In A Product
Retinol is one of the best anti-aging ingredients, actually reverses the effects of premature aging due to excessive sun exposure, helps control acne and reduce wrinkles.
Are also beneficial alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) such as glycolic acid or beta hydroxy acids (salicylic acid). These are wonderful chemical exfoliants that remove dead skin cells, leaving a silky, unblemished and with fewer fine lines.
The problem is that retinol and acids can not coexist on the same product, unless one of them is compromised, the retinol is unstable and can alter the composition of the product if you do not take the necessary precautions. One factor that helps maintain a stable pH is retinol, this is the measure of how acidic or alkaline something, and so far this is PH stable 6.
The fatty acids are precisely, and are effective at a pH of less than 5, in fact, the lower the pH, the more effective they are. Thus if these compounds are effective in less than five values, and retinol is more stable above pH 6, one of these principles will be in danger of being altered if they are in the same formula.
That does not mean that the product will not work, but only one will have the benefits of the two compounds, and not both. Some cosmetic companies solve this problem by encapsulating one of the ingredients so that it is not affected by the prevailing pH.