Does Anti Aging Makeup Actually Work?
It seems that anti aging makeup is at the heart of the new wave in cosmetic products. From anti aging and anti wrinkle face creams, the cosmetic companies began formulating anti aging foundation color, and then other products including lipstick and even eye shadow. But are these products worth the extra money that you are being asked to pay? Do they actually work, and if so, how?
The first thing to remember when you are considering anti aging cosmetics or other makeup products is that their claims do not have to be approved by the FDA. As long as they are sold for cosmetic and not medical purposes, they are not classed as drugs. This means that there are no particular limits on what they may claim other than the general laws on advertising. The FDA will not check that any claims made in their advertising are true.
Of course, if a product says that it contains a certain ingredient such as Retinol or vitamin E which can help reduce the signs of skin aging, then legally it must actually contain that ingredient. However, they do not have to say how much. It could be a tiny amount that would have very little effect.
Generally speaking, the ingredients that are used in moisturizing creams to reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging are items best applied in a greasy medium. They often work very well in moisturizers and you would probably notice the difference if you stopped using your moisturizer for a while. However, they do not necessarily go so well in makeup. Regular makeup can have a drying effect and perhaps anti aging cosmetics will avoid that, but you might not even notice the difference.