Aging and confused
 With thousands of anti-aging, flooded the shops, it is very difficult to choose the right. What woman who recently appeared wrinkles, but not ready to go on the operating table.

For a long time I tried samples of expensive creams that, and I admit it, were chosen solely because of the luxury packages, but now it's time to get serious. They catch the eye all products labeled "antiaging", but I decided to ask your dermatologist about the substances that a great number of doctors and patients is considered as a great tool in the fight against wrinkles, the equivalent of Second Coming - retinoids. I ignored the way my doctor raised an eyebrow skeptically, after I gave him a prescription Retin-A Micro, but he clearly asked me to use it very "economical".

Within a week my skin was peeling badly. My anxiety was mitigated smug feeling that at some unspecified point in the future I will be far less wrinkled than my peers. One day, examining trends of anti-aging products, I came across a product touted for its ability to slow down the process of cell activity. I was in a frenzy. I thought that all kinds of retinoids designed to accelerate the cell cycle. But it pointed out that it is necessary to maintain their activity. All of my efforts and the efforts vanish? I completely ceased to understand science. So many products give different, even contradictory promises. What are the ingredients really work?

Conversations with many dermatologists and chemists have shown that initially I did not quite wrong: retinoids (Retin-A, Retin-A Micro, Renova, and many others) are regarded as a kind of divine gift. "Nothing else on the market can not cope with sun damage, age-related changes and thickening of collagen as it is done by retinoids," - says Debra Wattenberg (Debra Wattenberg), a New York dermatologist. "This is probably one of the few things that women should use without hesitation, unless, of course, can afford it." Unfortunately, as far as my skin, thin, pale and rather dry, it can not withstand even a low concentration of this material.

But there are alternatives, and although they may not stimulate the production of collagen as fast as they do retinoids, they perform their main function - to remove old cells that contribute to the discouragement of the skin and development of wrinkles and sensitivity to the sun .  According to dermatologist and specialist skincare Howard Murad (Howard Murad), "mikrodermaobrabotka, alpha acids and agents containing enzymes derived from papaya and pineapple, helps get rid of dead skin cells" .  Many anti-aging agents include retinol, less powerful representatives of retinoids .  Many of my friends and colleagues, even with sensitive skin, use a lotion Biologique Recherche's Lotion P50 toner, which contains lactic acid gently exfoliates the skin .  President of the line, the doctor Allouch Philippe (Philippe Allouche), is one of the few experts who believed that retinoids are too stringent for most skin types .  "Epidermis - thin structure and its function - to protect the other layers of your skin," - says Allouch .  "People make it thinner and thinner" .

Peeling - just one of the weapons that experts call a strong attack on aging. Another of the needs of the skin is to maintain its elasticity and strength, which explains the abundance of products, aimed at restoring cells, their food, to stimulate the production of collagen, that is an extension of their life cycle. It also explains the flow of products containing peptides - short-chain amino acids.

"Peptides are very diverse," - says Ben Kaminsky (Ben Kaminsky), chemist and co-founder of B. Kamins, brand skin-care products. "Different peptide family have different functions." Its product line includes called Therapeutic Anti-Aging Wrinkle-Lift, which uses two types of peptides: the ones that after a certain period of time to form new collagen, and those that immediately seal the skin, providing a temporary lifting- effect. "We pass a lot of research on the role of peptides in wound healing, and we found that they are locked in a cell receptors that actually resumes production of collagen fibers," - says Kaminsky. This is great news, especially for those who have sensitive skin and can not fully take advantage of retinoids.

I now have enough information and resources to engage in the fight against wrinkles and skin defects. But there is another important point - the tone, the third member of the triumvirate of anti-aging. "Roughness, pigmentation and redness can make your face better than the old wrinkles" - says Wechsler. Both she and Brandt referred to the studies of scientists Procter & Gamble. "The testers took photos just a few people," -obyasnyaet Brandt. "When they left the wrinkles in the photographs and just removed the liver spots and uneven skin began to look much younger." Young girls may be peeling skin tone, but the women in the age whose skin is damaged by the sun, are in need of additional assistance. Hence products like lightening new line Brandt, and serum Chantecaille's Vital Essence, which comprises clarifying components: arbutin and retinol.
Author: Ann, New York