Are you as confused as I am about the thousands of anti-aging beauty creams out there and their endless lists of scientific age-defying ingredients? It’s enough to make a gal throw her hands up in the air and say, “Forget it all.. just pass me a little vaseline, please.”
We all want to keep our skin looking dewy and fresh, but what how do you know what you need is cream, and what you don’t?
I finally got that answer when I attended a conference and heard Dr. Debra Jaliman M.D. spill the beans. She gave me the simple, uncomplicated list of ingredients to make anyone look Fabulous after 40.
To Stimulate the production of collagen-( collagen is what creates structure for the skin to hang on- more collagen, the firmer your skin ) buy creams with peptides. For dry skin use creams with Hyaluronic Acid
To even out skin tone– use creams with Niacin( vitamin b)
To make skin feel smoother, try microdermabrasion, and use Jojo beads and glycollic acid.
Dr. Jalimin also said that if you are using face cream under your eyes, you do need special eye creams instead. Night creams may have perfumes or other chemicals that irritate the eyes and make them red or puff them up. Eye creams are specially formulated so they won’t do that.
Dr. Jaliman said to get an eye cream with ingredients like caffeine, antioxidants, and peptides. They encourage collagen production and reduce the production of harmful enzymes that speed up the aging process. Her recommendations:
Cleanser– Cerave Hydrating cleanser
Moisturizer -Stila Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30, or Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily MoisturizerSPF 30
Sunscreen- La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF60 Ultralight Sunscreen Fluid – (We use this and love it!) or Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF50.
All over anti-aging treatment – In addition to Retin-A, she likes StriVectin-SD Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks and Wrinkles.
Eye Cream – to lighten dark circles and help with wrinkles -StriVectin-SD Eye Concentrate
So there go. Hope this makes things a little simpler for you when buying anti-aging creams. Has any of you tried any the above? Do they work?… or, is there something you’ve tried you liked better? Don’t be shy. I want to know what works for you!