May 23, 2013
Natural Wrinkle Cream
Since the beginning of time, humans have been looking for a way to evade the grasp of time and stay young forever. Whether it was the ancient Egyptians with their mummification, or Ponce de Leon and the fountain of youth, we’ve always been interested in the idea of youth, but it hasn’t been until this modern day that we’ve been this fascinated with the way time makes us look.
People go to extreme measures to reverse the effects of aging, but we think that the most logical way to combat the natural aging process is to use the powers of nature against herself in the form of natural wrinkle reducers. But because so many natural ingredients have a bad rap for being ineffective or a waste of money, we thought we’d let you in on the power of two potent wrinkle fighters that will naturally help you reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Grape Seed Oil
Grape seed oil is used when cooking because it has a special ability to coat the pan or the food being cooked better than most oils, while using less of it. This ability of grape seed oil, when used on the skin, can create a sort of seal that prevents the natural moisture the skin produces from dissipating.
Why It Works:
Skin that is better moisturized, especially from its own moisture, can more readily repair itself from damage done by the sun, environmental pollutants, scars and stretch marks.
In addition to its moisturizing qualities, grape seed oil also contains beneficial antioxidants that can help improve your circulation, protect against the cellular aging of free radicals and may lessen your risk of skin cancer.
How To Use It:
Grape seed oil can be purchased easily since it is used for cooking as well as beauty enhancement. You can either find it in its undiluted form at grocery stores, or check the ingredients list of wrinkle creams that emphasize natural elements and you’re sure to find it in one of them. Because of its gentle nature, grape seed oil can and should be used around the eye area.
Although its name doesn’t sound quite as natural as something you could find in the aisle next to the produce, Coenzyme Q10 is just as natural—just on the cellular level. Coenzyme Q10 is found in the membranes of many organelles in the cell and its main function is in generating energy, mainly in the mitochondria.
Why it works:
More studies have been done on Coenzyme Q10 than almost any other ingredient in the entire wrinkle cream industry. This is because the more studies researchers conduct on this enzyme, the more benefits they find from using it. From improving gingivitis to post-heart attack recovery, Coenzyme Q10 has incredible effects on the body’s cells and helping it repair itself.
As far as wrinkle repair, Coenzyme Q10 is absorbed into the skin’s cells and helps stimulate their activity and life cycle. Like many other things, the body naturally stops producing an abundance of Coenzyme Q10 with age. Because the body doesn’t make as much of it, you can see how it is extremely helpful to have it available in a wrinkle cream and no expensive wrinkle cream should be without Coenzyme Q10.
How To Use It:
Coenzyme Q10, when taken into the body through a dietary supplement, can have a broad spectrum of benefits on the body including: blood pressure reduction, relief from migraine headaches, production of LDL in the bloodstream, slowed progression of Parkinson’s disease, as well as many more. But to target these benefits in skincare, Coenzyme Q10 is found in many topical wrinkle creams and can be applied anywhere it is needed.
Would We Use It?
The power of these natural ingredients shows us that we don’t need to go to extreme lengths to find our fountain of youth–or at the very least look like we found it.