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Question: My friends and I were talking about wrinkles the other day and we all agreed that we’d try some different creams first and see if we could come up with a winner – something to treat our wrinkles, open pores etc. I said I would try NightSkin as it is marketed as being a ‘facial while you sleep’. I have sensitive skin, so would this be suitable for me?
Answer: Like many skin creams on the market, NightSkin makes some pretty big claims regarding its results, stating that it may be an alternative to Botox or Restylane injections. Unlike daytime facial creams, NightSkin uses ingredients that work best in the dark, such as Retinyl (a form of vitamin A) and Ascorbic acid. Both ingredients work to rejuvenate the skins collagen production, while the addition of licorice helps brighten dark circles or age spots.
While not all the ingredients are listed, those that are should not cause any problems for sensitive skin. However, NightSkin does contain Glyclic acid, an exfoliating substance that is often found in chemical peels. The amounts of Glyclic acid contained in Night Skin are not known but the substance may cause some irritation in those with skin sensitivities, something that the Night Skin company does acknowledge.
It is unreasonable to expect amazing results from NightSkin, which despite being doctor developed, does not show clinical evidence of its results.
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.