New Anti-Aging Products Have Women Feeling Hopeful

For women of a certain age, good anti-aging products are essential, and until now, retinol has been the go-to product for millions of women.  Almost every dermatologist will eventually recommend that women seeking to reduce lines, wrinkles and age spots use a product with retinol.  Study after study touts the effectiveness of this product, too, but there are some downfalls to choosing to use it.

Manuka is just one of two new promising anti-aging products hitting the market.

Manuka is just one of two new promising anti-aging products hitting the market.

Retinol can cause peeling, itching and even irritation for those that are sensitive to the products, which is part of the reason that many women are finding hope in a few new types of anti-aging products that are gaining attention.

Soybean extract has begun to show promise, and a recent study that was published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science that compared retinoic acid to soybeans found that both of the ingredients were effective, and had similar effects of the collagen boosters of the skin.  Researchers have suggested that soybean extract could have similar benefits when it comes to reducing wrinkles, without causing the irritation that retinol does.

Not only that, but unlike retinol, soybean extract can be used under sunlight and still be safe for the skin.  The study was funded by a cosmetics company, but many that were not involved feel that soy might have extensive anti-aging potential.  According to Joshua Zeichner, MD, and dermatologist for the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, soy has ingredients that are much like estrogen.  These properties can be helpful in revitalizing mature skin because they have been found to stimulate similar receptors in the skin as retinoids, and this can help to minimize wrinkles and improve skin’s appearance.  It’s also a promising option for those that can’t use retinol.

Another natural anti-wrinkle option that is coming into recent focus is called Manuka oil.  It grows in New Zealand, and a new study in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that this oil, which is usually used to help treat burns and wounds, is also effective against photo-aging in hairless mice.  It was also helpful in reducing wrinkling as it seems to protect against collagen loss.

Dr. Zeichner says that there are different compounds in this oil that are beneficial for the skin.  It contains anti-inflammatory agents, and also is high in antioxidants that help to protect the skin from damaging free radicals.    Manuka oil is unlike other types of oil because it contains properties that eliminate harmful bacteria found on the skin.

When used in the morning, it may be an effective skin damage and aging protector.

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