Millions of people buy anti-wrinkle creams in an effort to cultivate a more youthful look. These creams, as with any other beauty product vary in effectiveness. Its effectiveness depends on the ingredients that make up the cream and for this reason you are advised to investigate what goes into the creams you put on your face. There are many commonly used and well known ingredients that work extremely well for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. These well-known ingredients should form the basis of your anti-wrinkle creams.


It is easy to run into the question of what separates one wrinkle cream from another. The answer is that the differences come in with the various ingredients that are used to produce the cream. There are creams that include scientific compounds whereas other creams take a decidedly more natural approach. Whichever cream you are a proponent of, you should know what ingredients are contained in the one you put on your face.


Following is a list of some of the most commonly used anti-wrinkle cream ingredients today:


  • Hyaluronic acid: This ingredient which is commonly used in anti-wrinkle creams actually works to soak in moisture. This will serve to plump up the tissue underneath the wrinkle
  • Peptides: This ingredient actually entered the radar of the cosmetic industry for its propensity to help the healing of wounds by increasing collagen production. Peptides go by various different names, but copper peptides and pentapeptides are two ingredients very frequently used in anti-wrinkle creams
  • Hydroxy acids: This ingredient serves to exfoliate - removes old skin - which gives improved and new skin the ability to shine
  • Retinol: This ingredient is actually an over the counter variety of Retin-A which is a Vitamin A compound. You will find that Retin-A comes in various prescription compounds aside from retinol and acts as a way of preventing the compounds which break down collagen even before it forms. With prolonged use of retinol new collagen production has also been noted. However, some say you should avoid making use of Vitamin A compounds while pregnant


These and many other ingredients constitute the make-up of successful anti-wrinkle creams. You should only invest in proven and effective anti-aging creams which will produce the desired results. Shop around and compare the different ingredients in popular anti-wrinkle creams before deciding on which cream to buy and put on your face.