Effectiveness of anti wrinkle and BB, CC, DD Creams
Have you ever wondered about the effectiveness of anti wrinkle and BB, CC, DD Creams? We have heard these terms and have been using them also. But how promising are they? Do they work? Here is an in-depth breakdown of these products.
What are anti wrinkle / anti aging creams?
As we age, the production of collagen slowly stops resulting in wrinkles. Sun exposure accelerates the loss of collagen. Is there any way to reverse the damage done to our skin?
Numerous wrinkle lotions pledge to decrease fine lines and control damage generated by the sun. Is there anything available in the market, which can fade away the visible fine lines, blemishes, pigmentation, discoloration, and other environmentally related conditions of the skin?
What are the key ingredients in these creams, which promise to diminish wrinkles? What is the anti-aging formula behind them? How does it work? Are anti-aging creams predominantly moisturizers based cosmetically skincare products?
The commonly used anti-aging cream ingredients are – Antioxidants, Hyaluronic acid, Hydroxy acid, Peptides, Retinol, etc.
Role of some common ingredients found in many anti wrinkle creams
1- Vitamin A – assists in reducing the deepness of wrinkles.
2- Vitamin C – has a brightening effect as it helps to boost circulation and collagen production.
3- Alpha-hydroxyl acids – improves the appearance of the skin by speeding up the shedding of old dead cells. The five major types of Alpha-hydroxyl acids are Tartaric acid, Citric acid, Malic acid, Lactic acid, and Glycolic acid. The sources of these acids are Milk, sugarcane, apples and pears, grapes, oranges, and lemons.
4- Retinoid – construct new cells.
Vitamins in these anti wrinkle creams
Primarily vitamins are an important component found in anti-aging creams. The function of these vitamins as per their classification is as follows –
a) Vitamin A – neutralizes free radical damage from sun, pollution, and tobacco smoke.
b) Vitamin C – Besides promoting collagen production, it diminishes fine lines and minimizes the appearance of the scars.
c) Vitamin E – protects skin cells from ultraviolet rays.
Do the creams repair the damage?
Some experts believe that there is no such ingredient added in these creams which can miraculously take years off your appearance. These products reduce wrinkles by less than 10% over 12 weeks. Sometimes they can harm the skin by accelerating aging.
Valuable ways to improve and maintain your skin’s youthful appearance
The ways which can keep the skin’s young build are mentioned underneath
1- Protect your skin from the sun
2- Use moisturizers
3- Do not smoke
4- Eat a healthy diet
5- Pick products that have inbuilt sunscreen.
It is important to guard the skin against sun exposure. Block the skin from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays by selecting a product from built-in sunscreen. Though moisturizing cannot control fine lines, however, they temporarily camouflage wrinkles. Smoking damages collagen that gives skin strength and elasticity. Specific vitamins in the diet help shield the skin.
All About BB, CC, And DD Creams
Feels like you have been hearing a series of letters, but what do these letters stand for and what do these creams do? These products are claimed to do everything. You have just been caught in the swarm of ‘alphabet creams’? Though BB, CC, and now DD first gained popularity in Korea and have made similar waves stateside. Therefore, here is a very basic breakdown of each product and what they do.
BB creams stand for Beauty/Blemish Balm. Go for a BB cream if you want a ‘pumped-up tinted moisturizer. Dermatologists in Asia created BB creams as post-procedure creams for patients who have gone through laser surgery. BB creams hydrates and smooth skin with innovative formulas. It contains anti-aging formulas and protects against sun damage.
Ingredients such as licorice and arbutin help to even out skin tone. It may have SPF. Do not soak your face with it the way you do sunscreens. A light layer is all.
BB creams can be used as a primer, moisturizer, and foundation! It is perfect for a young woman whose skin needs a little pick-me-up.
The CC in CC Creams stands for Color and Correct or color care. As its name suggests it is designed to correct and even skin tone.CCs were first developed in Korea to address discoloration. CCs are generally lighter in texture than BBs and provide more natural coverage. CC creams are packed with the gills of vitamins C and E. Like BB cream, it has SPF as well. CC creams are for acne-prone, dark spots, dull skin, or constant redness.
DD stands for daily defense or dynamic do-all creams.It is an overachiever trying to do what the BB and the CCs are doing. These creams are one step further by providing more coverage and skincare benefits than the previous BB and CC creams. It is a multi-tasking product providing more treatment and remuneration. Use it often and incorporate it into your daily routine.
Usage as per the ingredients
Depending on the components of these creams they can be used as a concealer, primer, moisturizer, foundation, highlighter, sunscreen, etc. They are pocket-friendly and good at simplifying morning routines.
These creams VS Foundation
Earlier foundations used to be cakey and thick; however, nowadays they are much lighter and grant a smooth finish. Although they are thicker than moisturizers.
Foundations are available in a vast range of consistencies, from light to medium to weighty. They come in variant shades and a vast range of coverage, appropriate for distinct skin tones. Perfect for daily use and heavier coverage required for special occasions.
The base of the makeup needs to be smooth and spotless. Choose foundation if you are going to a party and want heavy coverage. BB and CC creams are for light coverage and are good for day-to-day usage. Good for skincare therapy also.
More on CC, DD, or BB creams
They are a blend of tinted moisturizer and foundation. The application of a moisturizer can be omitted.
CC, DD, or BB creams lightens the complexion. They are not recommended to clear dark spots. They assist to retrieve your magnificence and glamour.
BB and CC creams are ideal for everyday use. Lightweight, comfortable to apply, and do not get clogged on the pores. Perfect for regular use and are skin-friendly.
The application is very easy. Just pat a little quantity on your cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin. Gently blend into your skin with your fingertips. A makeup sponge or a brush can also be used for blending.
BB creams are most suitable for dehydrated skin. They have better coverage and are hydrating cosmetics. Apply a moisturizer before using a BB cream if the usage is on a daily basis.
CC is perfect for oily and acne-prone skin. They provide more coverage. They perform nicely as a color-correcting primer beneath the foundation. Gives velvety skin if applied prior to the application of foundation.
A blend of both the CC and BB creams can also be used if there are skin concerns. Apply CC cream as a color corrector under the foundation.
DD has an anti-aging formula. They conceal wrinkles and fine lines etc. Thicker in viscosity, therefore, provides adequate coverage. Appropriate for mature skin. The application leaves behind a younger-looking skin
That was a brief breakdown of these anti wrinkle creams in general. It is not an expert’s verdict. I hope the details delivered an appropriate idea about them.
Include face yoga in your daily routine. Face yoga is a natural botox that tones and strengthens facial muscles. Daily 30 minutes is all you need to give to quick-fix face-related issues.
A balanced diet gives ravishing and healthy skin which is never dependent on these expensive creams.
Always consult a professional for a medical verdict if required. If any side effect erupts after usage of any of these products then discontinue their application.
You can also try visiting my article on face mask for skin toning and proper care.
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