Anti-Aging Skin Care Products
Anti-Aging Skin Products has gained quite a bit of attention
during the last 10 years as concern for skin rejuvenation increases.
Developments within this category were influenced by many factors:
- Competition among the major brands
- Introduction of new technologies
- New ingredients
- Worldwide increase in demand for the
so-called "rejuvenating cosmetics"
Clearly, people have no intentions of putting up
Today they are turning to alternative therapies and anti-aging products
skin care products; however, they will not spend money on products
which do not produce the wished results.
The first anti-aging skin care
products appeared during the late 1980s.
The first liposome
ingredient delivery system was part of first generation
anti-aging skin care products.
David Jago, an expert in the market analysis for
MINTEL, evaluates the changes, which have taken place since then: "At
present, the special properties, ingredients and benefits of the
anti-aging skin care products are clearly shown on the label. In the
late 1980s, it was only said that those products were firming,
softening the skin, reducing lines etc., but their functional
ingredients were usually not disclosed.
of anti-aging Ingredients
Today's press often informs us of specific
ingredients and their benefits, thus contributing to the consumers'
education. As a result, there appeared a category of anti-aging skin
care products intended for specific age groups or needs. Usually, women
aim at making their aging skin look younger, or their young skin
Revolution. . .
Sally Penford, of the International Dermal
Institute, a postgraduate training school for therapists, comments: "It
stimulated women to start considering cosmetic surgery, glycolic acid
peels and laser skin treatments".
revolution" in antiaging skin care
has been in the use of A, C and E vitamins, as well as
group B vitamins
and main fatty acids - they all have a special role of agents
preventing premature aging.
course they do not make miracles, but
can support the good condition of the skin.
As skin ages and is repeatedly exposed to harmful
UV rays, the level of vitamin A, produced in the body,
decreases. The skin
renewal processes slow down and the epidermal layer
becomes progressively thinner.
Some of the research of the ingredients, such as
vitamin C, was held in 1990s. Further, scientists identified two key
chemical "helpers" to assist in the delivery of vitamin C through the
research into more effective facial rejuvenation methods continued the
evolution of a new range of anti-aging products emerged.