The cosmetics market is glooming with anti-aging creams, promising to reduce the visible signs of aging. While some of these products are within reach of most people, they can tend to reach past the $100 mark. A product such as Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream would actually set you back more than $100. Then there’s the quick-fix solutions such as Olay’s Touch of Sunshine that costs less than $35.
Consumers and Anti-Aging Products
The annual value for retail sales of anti-aging Skin care products within the United States reached an impressive $2.1 billion in 2013. Global News Wire reports that the anti-aging market will be worth almost $200 billion globally by the year 2019. More and more people are turning towards anti-aging products in order to repair their damaged skin. With this in mind, more people are using chemically formulated on their skin in order to benefit from short-term effects, rather than investing some time and effort into making a couple of lifestyle changes that could have more long-term benefits. WebMD reports that the two major factors that lead to the aging of the skin at a young age is smoking and exposure to the UV rays emitted by the sun.
A patient survey conducted on the internet by Susan Weinkle and Mary Lupo asked 383 women between the ages of 35 and 69 about their opinion on medical anti-aging treatments. The results concluded that an important factor for women when they consider the use of an anti-aging treatment method is the duration of the effect. The majority of participants preferred a treatment method that would give them long-lasting results, compared to a small amount of participants that concluded they are mostly interested in the immediate results.
Is It Too Soon To Start Using Anti-Aging Creams?
People all over the world are rushing towards their nearest pharmacy for a jar of anti-aging cream when the first signs of aging appears. The question is, when is the right time to start using these products. Exposure to some of the chemicals within these products at a young age can actually cause harmful effects on the skin. During your early twenties, it is recommended to stick with a daily sun protecting moisturizer. A healthy lifestyle and the use of products not rich in chemical compounds will actually promote a healthy skin during this age. The recommended time to start using these products are actually during the ages of 35 to 45. This is when collagen stimulation is needed to preserve skin elasticity.
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