Are Anti Wrinkle Creams Safe?

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December 23, 2009 9:22am CST
Hi friends, I was about to use an anti wrinkle cream from a most popular international cosmetics brand . But my friend suggested me like these anti wrinkle creams usually have side effects. She is advising me not to use those anti wrinkle creams. I am little confused about using it? what to do friends?
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@surfette (673)
• United States
12 Jan 10
Adding moisture and protection to your skin is the secret, along with staying out of direct sun for long periods of time. You want to look for reputable creams with ingredients that don't clog your pores or sit on top of the skin. Even people with break outs, believe it or not, need moisture in their skin. Every product can have "side effects" if it is not agreeable to your skin. The anti-wrinkle creams use different methods to give the "appearance" of less wrinkles. Some add vitamins, some are drying to the skin and pull or tighten the skin, but it is only temporary. If you look at the ingredients and wonder what chemical they actually are, look it up on the internet. If they only contain ingredients that are FDA approved, it will be listed on the container. Unless you are allergic, you should be fine. I have found a moisturizer that is one of the least costly creams and soaks into my skin to leave it soft and supple. That is the L'Oreal Hydra Renewal cream. I have sold cosmetics and used many different brands over the years, but this one is outstanding for me.
• India
24 Dec 09
r u so old to use anti wrinkle cream.normally we south indians don't get wrinkle so soon .any how i don't have any idea but i will use it when i feel the need of it.we have to do something to keep ourself fit.but be carefull there r many china goods imported in the name of popular brand which creates skin cancer be care ful.
@sbeauty (5865)
• United States
23 Dec 09
I've done a lot of research on wrinkle creams, and the general consensus is that they don't really work. They plump up tissues which makes it appear like you have fewer wrinkles, but it doesn't remove them. To plump up tissues, all you need is a basic face cream. You need to keep the areas around your eyes and mouth especially hydrated with cream, but it doesn't have to be really expensive, name brand stuff. Buy an inexpensive, basic cream, and in a few weeks you'll see and feel the difference.
@menolly22 (217)
• United States
23 Dec 09
Honestly I have never heard of side effects. But it wouldn't surprise me if there were. Everything seems to have a side effect anymore! Hope you find an answer!