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Do Anti-Aging Creams Really Work?

July 28th, 2014

Applying estriol and progesterone directly to the skin can improve its appearance.

Are you concerned about the health and appearance of your skin? You’re not alone. Many women struggle with skin changes that make them look and feel older than they’d like. An overwhelming variety of products that claim to solve this problem are available, but can you really count on any of them to work? Well, it all depends on the ingredients in the product and the root cause of your skin changes.

Types of Anti-Aging Creams

Anti-aging creams can be classified according to which of the following main ingredients they contain:

Antioxidants: Free radicals, or unstable oxygen molecules, are a key culprit in the formation of wrinkles. Numerous products make use of various antioxidants to help destroy free radicals and prevent them from breaking down skin cells. Common antioxidants include retinol, Vitamin C, green tea extract, and grape seed extract.

Exfoliants: Another way of giving skin a more youthful look is by exfoliating the top layer of dry, dead skin to reveal fresh, new, evenly pigmented skin. Products with various hydroxy acids are relying on this exfoliating action to correct signs of aging.

Moisturizers: Adding moisture is a really simple way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The effect is temporary though, and lasts only as long as the moisture remains in the skin cells to plump them up.

Hormones: Estrogen and progesterone are vital for the production of collagen, which gives skin its smooth, resilient, youthful look. Research has shown that applying estriol (a form of estrogen) and progesterone directly to the face can provide significant benefits. Wrinkles and pore size can be reduced and elasticity can be improved.

Renew Woman™’s Anti-Aging Cream

At Renew Woman™, we provide an anti-aging cream that uses topical hormone treatment to improve the appearance of skin. For menopausal women, this type of treatment is more effective than a simple moisturizer, antioxidant, or exfoliant alone because it goes to the root cause of their skin changes, namely hormonal decline.

This type of anti-aging cream is not widely available from regular doctors for several reasons. First of all, many doctors don’t recognize how significant a woman’s appearance can be for her well-being and simply ignore cosmetic issues. Secondly, doctors are often unaware of the strong body of research that supports topical hormone treatments for improving skin quality. Finally, most doctors do not use compounding pharmacies, which prevents their patients from being able to benefit from the mild form of estrogen (estriol) that is used in our product.

Our anti-aging cream can be used safely without risk of affecting your overall hormonal balance. However, for the most dramatic improvement in skin quality, you may need to pair anti-aging cream with a hormone replacement therapy program that will drive skin change from within by raising your hormones to healthy levels.

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