Your regular skin care aisle in your drug store is usually loaded with options for the anti-wrinkle effect. The real question is if they really work. Let’s find its answer.
When you buy a product from your departmental store or drugstore without a prescription, it is called an OTC product, and there are hundreds of brands selling products that reduce wrinkles or slow down the aging process. However, many OTC products lack scientific research to support their claim that they are effective.
Moreover, it also depends upon the type of effect you are looking for. If you want to see a visible improvement with vanished wrinkles and a face-lift effect with a single cream, then that’s not possible. But that does not mean that these anti-aging products don’t work at all. There are several ingredients available that are known for their effectiveness for lowering the overall aging process. That is why, it is essential to not fall for marketing tactics and choose a product based on the type of ingredients a product bears. Most commonly, vitamin C, peptides, AHAs and retinol etc., are found to be effective. In fact, tretinoin cream is available on prescription for treating aging skin.
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About the Author: Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Lahore, Pakistan. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling, and pharmaceutical care planning. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.