Wrinkle creams: Your guide to younger looking skin

POSTED: 10:19 AM MST Jan 14, 2014    UPDATED: 02:17 PM MST Jan 27, 2014 
Face lotion

By Mayo Clinic News Network

Many wrinkle creams and lotions sold in department stores, in drugstores and on the Internet promise to reduce wrinkles and prevent or reverse damage caused by the sun.

Do they work? That often depends on the specific ingredients and how long you use them. Because these over-the-counter (nonprescription) wrinkle creams aren't classified as drugs, they're not required to undergo scientific research to prove their effectiveness.

If you're looking for a face-lift in a bottle, you probably won't find it in over-the-counter wrinkle creams. The benefits of these products are usually only modest at best.

Common ingredients in anti-wrinkle creams

The effectiveness of anti-wrinkle creams depends in part on the active ingredient or ingredients. Here are some common ingredients that may result in slight to modest improvement in the appearance of wrinkles.

Source: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/wrinkles/in-depth/wrinkle-creams/ART-20047463?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=housecall&pubDate=01/07/2014