As modern women (and men) who want to start taking care of their skin as the aging process intensifies, there’s a desire to locate the most effective and affordable option.
The key is to find a product that’s both effective and inexpensive enough so that you can replenish your supply whenever needed without too much worry about the cost.
Ideally, you want to start using an effective, reliable product when you are in your late twenties and continue this skin care regime as you age. The commitment to caring for your skin on a daily basis is a choice you’ll appreciate when you’re older than you are now.
It’s never too early to pay attention to your skin. Once the lines set in, it’s very difficult to get rid of them without cosmetic surgery. Not everyone has money for surgery – not to mention the many of us don’t want to undergo a cosmetic procedure.
If people want to have cosmetic surgery – great. But there are some highly effective, topical solutions out on the market right now that won’t erase your wrinkles, but they will decrease their size and make them less noticeable.
A skin care product used to help buffer those beginning fine lines, as well as the deeper wrinkles has to be a product that works – and more importantly, looks like it works. Otherwise, you can spend a lot of time and money muddling through the hundreds of overpriced or ineffective face creams on the market today.
Being a woman who isn’t obsessed with aging, but also wants to retain a more youthful look as the aging process takes over, I have tried plenty of products.
Here are the best 2 products as tested by me over the last several years. The results are entirely of my opinion based on what has worked for me, personally. I hope this helps anyone else looking for results that make them feel healthy and confident in their own skin.
This product was a fluke find on Amazon and has become a staple in my nighttime skin routine for the last two years.
Advanced Skin Care: Skin Rescue is advertised as a “botox alternative” because it contains an active compound called snake peptide.
Snake peptide is designed to mimic the effects of something called, “Waglerin 1” which is found in the snake venom of the Temple Viper.
What is a peptide? A peptide is a compound consisting of two or more amino acids linked in a chain.
A short chain of amino acids can break through the top layer of our skin and communicate to the cells. Longer chains of amino acids can form proteins. An example of this would be collagen.
The idea is that the snake peptide reduces the amount of contraction in the muscle cells of the face. So when you frown, smile, or have any other facial expression that causes permanent wrinkles as you get older, the product will help to lessen the impact of those facial movements.
This product is mostly odorless and doesn’t irritate the skin like many other products do with smelly fragrances. Where I can usually feel my frown lines pulling, once I apply this product, I immediately feel a relief and there is no doubt it softens wrinkles and firms the skin.
Some of the other ingredients in this product include sea kelp, Vitamin C, Retinol (1%), Hyaluronic acid, and Green tea. The product itself does moisturize to an extent, but if you have very dry skin you may also need to apply a moisturizer on top or during the day. You can use this product day and night, but I only use it at night.
While there is no way to erase wrinkles unless going through a procedure such as botox or surgery, this topical product is one of the best I have ever tried. The only catch on this one is that it is not sold in stores. I found it on Amazon and the price is very reasonable compared to products sold in stores. Highly recommended!
As far as “botox alternatives” go, Protoxyn-5 advanced wrinkle defense advertises to be the best of the best.
This made in the USA product promises results that are everything short of actually getting injections.
With pure hyaluronic acid and Argireline, Protoxyn-X5 is definitely worth the affordable price.
What is Argireline? It’s a peptide, which, as earlier discussed, are chains of amino acids that can change how cells function.
When applied to the face and absorbed, Argireline can help the facial muscles contract with less force, therefore causing a lower rate of wrinkling in the skin.
This product also contains something call Matrixyl-3000, which sounds like science fiction, and may well be. Matrixyl-3000 contains two new peptides called palmitoyl tripeptide and palmitoyl oligopeptide.
These two peptides are supposed to work together to mimic broken down collagen so that your skin essentially wakes up and starts producing more collagen and elastin, which keeps your skin tight and firm.
This product certainly shows the results it promises, and the use of the Matrixyl-3000 on a continuous basis is one of the new hopeful solutions to long-term anti-aging skin care. While it may not be possible to actually turn back the clock, serums such as this are putting in their absolute best efforts.
The price for this product on Amazon, which is where I purchased it, is under $20. Another interesting detail is that the list of ingredients is very short, mostly just what’s listed on the front of the bottle, plus a few others including Vitamin C and Algae extract.
The texture is good, absorbs in rapid time, and you can feel the tightening of your skin after you apply it. The Protoxyn-X5 is a wake-up call for your skin that you shouldn’t pass up on trying. Fabulous product!