What's hot in anti-aging?

Survey courtesy of Consumer Health Magazine - All rights reserved

 

 

Botox Alternatives... Wrinkle Creams... Alpha-Hydroxy Serums... Wrinkle Defense Systems..

 

Which products provide noticeable and lasting results? 

 

Which products are top performers at rejuvenating your skin?

 

How effective is the product you use?

 

The topical wrinkle reducing product market is exploding. It generated over $1 Billion in sales in 2004, with that number expected to double by 2006. You do not have to look far to hear about these types of products. There is huge interest in this market and advertisements can be found everywhere, from TV, to radio, newspapers and magazines. While the majority of these products are marketed to female consumers, surprisingly, our research indicates that men account for approximately 25% of this market. It seems that women are no longer the only gender searching for the fountain of youth.

 

Treatments and products once only provided by dermatologists are now accessible to consumers. There are over 200 products currently marketed to remedy the signs of aging, from Botox alternatives to alpha-hydroxy serums and wrinkle relaxers. These products range in cost from under $10 to over $300 per ounce. How does the consumer determine which products are effective? How does the consumer determine which product is right for them?

 

In this article we offer our readers a comprehensive list of anti-wrinkle products based on our evaluations. We reviewed the over 200 products currently available for the treatment of wrinkles. Our assessment included review of the following product attributes: long term effectiveness for wrinkle reduction; instant reduction of fine lines and wrinkles; antioxidant protective properties delaying skin cell aging; skin renewal and collagen stimulating properties; and skin smoothing and firming properties. Based on the outcome of our evaluation of these product attributes we ranked each product accordingly.

 

Our list is presented in descending order based upon the cumulative score of product attributes. You may not see the product you use, or are interested in using, on this list as it did not rank in the top 25. Our list is dynamic in that we are constantly reexamining and updating our rankings due to the availability of new products.

 

During our research, the skin care specialists we consulted provided useful tips that contribute to achieving and maintaining younger looking skin, including the following:

 

• Be certain to consistently apply the product(s) you choose in accordance with its directions for use; • Pay special attention to your neck and hands while applying the product(s) you choose, as these areas reflect your age; • Always use sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15; • Drink at least eight glasses of water a day to stay well hydrated; • Avoid excessive intake of caffeinated and alcoholic beverages, as they may contribute to dehydration and exacerbate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; and • Be sure to get adequate rest every day.

 

Top 25 Wrinkle Reducing Solutions
Rank
Product
Long Term Effectiveness for Wrinkle Reduction

Instant Reduction of Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Antioxidant Protective Properties Delaying Skin Cell Aging
Skin Renewal and Collagen Stimulating Properties
Skin Smoothing and Firming Properties
Total Score (out of 100)
1
Rejuvinol™
*****
****
*****
****
*****
96
2
AlphaDerma CE ™
*****
****
****
****
*****
95
3
Idebenol™
*****
****
****
***
*****
93
4
Strixaderm MD™
*****
****
****
****
****
93
5
Neutox™
*****
****
****
****
****
93
6
OHT Peptide™
*****
****
***
****
****
91
7
Strivectin-SD™
****
****
****
***
****
90
8
Prevage™
****
**
*****
****
****
90
9
Hydroderm™
****
***
***
*****
****
90
10
Freeze 24/7™
***
*****
***
***
*****
89
11
Revitacil™
****
****
***
***
****
88
12
Dermatox-SC™
****
***
***
****
****
88
13
Protox™
*****
****
**
***
****
88
14
Botopical™
****
***
***
****
****
88
15
DermaFreeze 365™
***
*****
**
**
*****
86
16
Bellex Biotox™
****
****
***
**
****
86
17
DDF Wrinkle Relax™
****
****
***
**
****
86
18
Bioque Serum XL™
****
****
**
**
****
85
19
Youth Factor™
****
****
***
**
***
85
20
NuGlow™
****
***
****
**
***
85
21
Serutox™
****
****
**
**
***
84
22
Bellaplex™
****
****
**
**
***
84
23
Preventin-AT™
****
***
***
**
***
84
24
Avotone™
****
****
*
**
***
82
25
Dremu Oil™
****
**
**
**
****
82

 

 

 

How we developed our ranking.



We sought to rank products based on the following criteria:

 

  • Superiority of formulation ingredients- this is based on the percentage of actual ingredients contained in the product. (Quality of Ingredients)
  • Expected overall effectiveness of the formulation.
  • Safety-are there any safety concerns for the product, or the recommended dosage.
  • Value compared to other products. 
  •  

A total score was derived, and products ranked.

 

A word about overall effectiveness. Based on the available literature, we rank ordered formulations based on expected efficacy. This is a subjective assessment based on the strength of the available information and our estimation of efficacy.