Wouldn’t it be great if you get rid of wrinkles while washing your face?
Anti-aging cleansers promise just that. But I don’t buy that crap. Here’s why:
I’m all for using antioxidants in your skincare routine. Green tea, vitamin C & co are anti-aging superstars that fight wrinkles on three fronts: they destroy free radicals, boost collagen production and reduce inflammation.
But put in a cleanser and they come useless. It’s not their fault. They just end up down the drain when you rinse the cleanser off. How can they benefit skin if they aren’t anywhere near it anymore?
The only exception? Vitamin C. It can penetrate skin even when used in a cleanser, but ONLY with a delivery system based on PEG-12 Dimethicone. You guessed it, most products don’t use that.
Not all anti-aging cleansers use antioxidants. Some prefer to take an exfoliating approach.
Exfoliation happens when you remove dead skin cells off the surface of the skin. Acids like glycolic and salicylic are great candidates for the job. They dissolve the glue that holds skin cells together, so they can slough off.
Plus, each of them has a extra superpower: glycolic acid boosts collagen while salicylic acid keeps the pores clean and breakouts at bay.
But they do have something in common with antioxidants: these exfoliating acids work much better and faster when they are left on the skin for hours, not rinsed down the drain after a few minutes.
Sure, if you massage that cleanser on your skin for a minute or two, you’ll get a little bit of exfoliation. But why would you settle for less?Don't bother with anti-aging cleansers. The antioxidants just end up down the drain (together with your money).
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The Bottom Line
Don’t waste your money on fancy anti-aging cleansers. They won’t get rid of your wrinkles or prevent them.
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