There are a lot of creams for wrinkles available on the market today but not all of them are effective. Do you want to know why? Basically, FDA is responsible for the approval of these creams and lotions. However, they only consider these creams as cosmetics. It means that it is defined as it has no medical value. FDA is not strict when it comes to cosmetics. It also means that these products do not actually undergo rigorous testing for safety and effectiveness done to medications before they are approved in the market. The main concern of FDA when it comes to cosmetics is not effectiveness but safety.
Because of this, even if the creams for wrinkles are approved by the FDA, you cannot be sure about their effectiveness. When it comes to safety, it all depends on the type of skin that you have. As long as the product does not provide any kind of serious illness, FDA will still approve it especially for cosmetics.
However, they step in when a product contains harmful ingredients. They ask the manufacturers of the product to place a warning on the label of the product. Since FDA does not care about the effectiveness of the product, it is the job of the consumers to find out. Usually, these products produce advertisements claiming that their product is the best. They often include that their product is approved by the FDA. It is approved by FDA but its effectiveness is still questionable. Here are some of the things that you can consider in buying wrinkle creams.
First is Cost. For most of the products on the market, cost means a lot. However, when it comes to cosmetics, the cost has no effect on their effectiveness. Even if a cream is too expensive, it does not imply that it is more effective than the cheaper ones. Sometimes, the expensive creams only contain other ingredients that are not even effective or do not provide any positive effects.
Second is the latest research. Some of the creams on the market claim that they are using the latest researched ingredients. Well, think again before buying them. Latest research does not mean that it is already effective. Most of the previous ingredients have been subjected to a lot of research and trials and they are already proven effective compared to latest research.
Third is Lower Doses. If you are using creams on the face, make sure that you choose accurate amount of doses of ingredients. Creams with high doses may damage your skin while too low doses may not be effective at all.
Fourth is usage. The creams do not actually work as soon as you use them. It may take a couple of weeks or months before you can see any improvement and discontinuing the product may return your skin to its original appearance.