For hundreds of years people have tried to look younger when they are older. They went to great extremes to accomplish a youthful appearance, all without really knowing if their efforts actually worked. For example, a countess in the early sixteenth century bathed in the blood of young women as a means to maintain her youth. The explorer, Ponce de Leon, went in search of the fountain of youth and begged the royalty to fund his expeditions, believing that the water of the famed fountain would make him immortally youthful. It was not until the twentieth century that science stepped in to create products that were effective.
Sold by the score, anti-aging creams from many cosmetic companies all promise youth and beauty. The ones that actually deliver are those that approach anti-aging scientifically. Free radicals, the chemicals in the environment that influence cell reproduction, can drastically alter the rate at which new skin cells are created. The dead skin cells remain and newer cells do not replace them as quickly, causing the skin to look old and tired.
Many high-quality anti-aging creams take this bit of science into account and the companies develop creams that buff away the dead cells and block free radicals, all while bolstering the production of new skin cells, which lift to the surface and brighten the complexion.
Entire Skin Care Lines
After anti-aging creams, scientists worked and continue to work with cosmetics companies to produce entire skin care lines. They cater to people with different skin types-- sensitive, dry, normal and oily/greasy. The skin care products help clean and clear skin of everything from rosacea to acne to itchy, flaky skin. Embedded in the skin care cleansers, buffers, masks, moisturizers and eye gels are the same ingredients in the anti-aging creams, so that you can clean, protect and prevent your skin from damage.
The Movement Towards Pharmaceutical Skin Care
Finally, the present age allows you and many others to get prescription-level "skinceuticals", pharmaceutical skin care products and anti-aging topical medicines, like Premierlook. If you have ever wanted a "prescription for youth", all you have to do now is visit your dermatologist and/or an aesthetic skin care expert to get younger-looking skin. Some product lines even offer pills to create healthier skin from the inside out, while you use the rest of the line to work outside in. It is a lot easier than searching for a mythic fountain or bathing in slain victims' blood, and a lot less costly.