The process of restoring youthful skin has been sought throughout the ages in many cultures. This is the base of all the current media hype over skincare products with a cosmetic and cosmeceutical industry that spends multi billion dollars on marketing and packaging. There is no doubt that, deep cleansing, rejuvenating massage, and professional products and treatments that firm, lift, moisturize and revitalize as well as peels can be useful in reversing the effects of premature aging. However it is important to keep in mind that:
- Cosmetics are products, which camouflage, or create an illusion of beauty by accenting certain features like high cheekbones, lips or eyes while de-emphasizing other features such as uneven skin texture, lines or rhytids. . An over the counter moisturizer made of lipids or oils, seals the skin but does not penetrate the surface of your skin.
- Cosmeceuticals Since the process of aging causes a gradual loss and disorganization of elastin and collagen fibers, the supportive matrix of the skin, as well as dehydration, the result is the inability of the skin matrix to rebound with a physical appearance that is droopy with thin, wrinkled skin. Cosmeceuticals are products, which effect actual change in the skin toward healthier, thicker skin.