Question: My sister-in-law swears by a product called Gloskin to keep her skin looking young and fresh. She is older than I am but she still looks great for her age. I was wondering if you knew more about this product and how it works.
Answer: Many women think that they look older than they feel. Wrinkles, fine lines and dullness can make women feel uncomfortable in their own skin. Gloskin is a serum that, according to their website, is designed to correct all these issues. The product is designed to reduce wrinkles and boost skin luminosity. The website lists ingredients such as resacetophenone, used to lighten under eye circles, gluconolactone, an exfoliant, diglycerin, to help prevent the loss of moisture and vitamin C, an antioxidant. However, they do no provide a full list of ingredients, nor to they list the concentration or potency levels of any of their ingredients.
The website claims that during a clinical study, 60% of users saw a decline in wrinkles in a few weeks. However, there is no mention of who performed the study or where independent results can be found. Because glowing skin can look younger and deflect shadows, it is possible that one may see pleasing results from the brightening effects of the product, however there is little evidence that this product will help permanently rid you of wrinkles and fine lines.
If you do shop for an anti-wrinkle product in a health store, pharmacy or on the Internet, you’ll often find hundreds of different brands containing a confusing array of ingredients. You may be tempted to experiment with different products until you find one that works. But this approach may be expensive. More importantly, not all products contain the quality and quantity of necessary ingredients to positively promote long-term improvements on the appearance of wrinkles and an overall healthy complexion. That’s why you’ll need to do a little bit of research to find the best, most potent brand for your needs.
Lee Mann, our respected health and beauty expert, did a fantastic review on wrinkle creams and their actual effectiveness in a recent feature, the results are quite surprising.