Best Real Anti-Wrinkle And Anti-Aging Men

Finally, and due to many requests for emails, I have decided to write this article. The reason is simple, there are not many differences between men’s and women’s skin , but brands are obsessed with differentiating products mainly in order to sell more.

I explain what I am going to do, basically first I will analyze the best-selling products of the big brands and that all the websites speak wonders of them and we will look at what does not lie, the INCI ; second and after all the analysis I will write interesting data about creams in general that I think that anyone who wants to buy a cosmetic product should know.

Therefore do not stay only in the initial analysis of the creams, read everything for your good and to learn a little more about something very important for your skin.

I will only analyze each ingredient once , I will put in which product it is analyzed so that it is not an impossible to read article.

I will also link, after the first 2, if I will put the complete analysis, to each of the products with its own complete analysis so that it is not an article of 100,000 words (I have 4 creams and there are 12,600 words), so it is better to do a summary of each cream and whoever wants to see it in depth should enter the analysis article.

Index

The 21 Best Anti-Wrinkle Creams for Men

Nezeni Cosmetics AntiAge Treatment  – High in active ingredients and low in preservatives – The best anti-wrinkle cream for men

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For me, the best quality / price cream on the market within the high range , they do not deceive you by complying with what it says, they have a concise and clear INCI, the active principles very high and they use almost no preservatives (that is why it expires closed at two years).

It is also hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and is not tested on animals. It has one of the most effective anti-wrinkle ingredients, Cobiolift is a quinoa extract that has an effect similar to that of botox without the side effects that the latter produces.

Its texture is a little denser than what you may be used to in other creams, but it spreads a lot and comes in an airless bottle that prevents us from having to insert our finger and contaminate the product (something more common than you think).

Something that worries me a lot today is the combined effect that the continued use of preservatives, silicones, ceramides and alcohols contained in the products we buy and apply can produce on our skin .

Although the official bodies in Europe, supposedly, control that the most harmful or harmful ingredients are not in proportions that cause us diseases; It is true that there is no control over the accumulation in our skin from the application of several products and the combined effect that these preservatives can have in the long term.

There are also no studies that determine that skin diseases have the continued use of ingredients that are not harmful in small amounts on a daily basis, but it may be at the level of 10-20 years.

From the same laboratory as the previous product, they have a serum and an eye contour of the same range, what’s more, the good thing they have is that it is a treatment together with the cream that prevents us from suffering the negative effect on our skin of harmful ingredients that contain the cosmetics of said combined effect.

As almost all of the commercial cosmetics have to put many preservatives to their formulations to last more than 4 years, this means that when we apply a serum (or moisturizer), an anti-wrinkle and an eye contour; in the end, our skin is absorbing chemicals, silicones, ceramides, preservatives, and alcohols from these products in unhealthy amounts

Have you ever wondered why every day there are more people with skin problems as they get older? Well, in part in addition to food, it is also caused by the combined effect mentioned before.

That is why I recommend using cosmetics that are as natural as possible but effective , that many organic creams look like more herbal creams with many plant extracts to “deceive” and do not serve to do more than hydrate and little else.

In this case, I have been using the Nezeni serum, contour and wrinkle cream for a long time because I do not want to have problems in X years, or at least avoid them. Just as I am careful with food, I do not understand why people are not careful what they put on their skin.

As you draw back, we find that you can only buy online , they do not have a contact telephone number, although they have always responded very quickly by mail. They told me at the time that if they had to hire or put up a customer service telephone service and being so fair in price, it would affect a small increase in the final price.

Remember that the MAIN AGING FACTOR is the sun , since they dry out the skin and this causes wrinkles, so in addition to using a good anti-wrinkle and anti-aging treatment ALWAYS and I say ALWAYS we must use SPF50 + sun protection on the face, do not forget Please, but your money invested in cosmetic products is being thrown away 🙂

As you can see, we are facing a high-end cream with very high proportions of ingredients, which is worth it and that is why it is the first, you can buy it at nezeni.com from  here .

Anti-Rides Fermeté Line-Control Balm by Clarins Men

An anti-aging product , not anti-wrinkle , designed for dry skin, which is often more prone to the appearance of fine lines.

ClarinsMen Anti-rides Fermeté Line-Control Balm contains some moisturizing ingredients, as well as plant extracts that offer beneficial properties for the skin as well as having antioxidant power.

Combats dullness and tiredness of the skin, while partially counteracting the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles.

ClarinsMen has designed this cream to be very light and soft, so it does not flood the skin or energize it.

I would have liked the perfume to be lower since its proportion is not low in its position and it can annoy people who are sensitive to these types of ingredients.

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  • Glycerin:  Used as a lubricant and moisturizer in a variety of personal care products and as a cosmetic bonding agent for makeup. Simply put, glycerin draws water to the skin and helps it feel smoother. However, studies have found that it not only attracts water, but also helps skin cells mature properly.
    According to a studyperformed works as a signal to help guide skin cells through their four normal stages of maturity. In the never-ending cycle of skin cell production, younger cells move upward from the deeper layer and shift from replicating as their primary function to eventually becoming mature surface cells that spit out lipids to help form the skin’s protective barrier skin.
    Natural glycerin is believed to serve as a substrate to allow the skin to mature properly. When you don’t have enough glycerol in your skin, cells don’t mature properly and it’s one of the causes of thick, hyperproliferative skin. Glycerin can help people with conditions such as psoriasis and non-melanoma skin cancers that result from abnormal proliferation and maturation of skin cells, and it can also heal wounds more quickly. Although still frequently used in skin care products, glycerin is increasingly being replaced by a cheaper ingredient, sorbitol.
  • Hydrogenated polyisobutene: It is a synthetic oil that is used as a substitute for mineral oil. It is an emollient and moisturizer, and it prevents water loss. It is used for pigment dispersion in many cosmetic products and is a popular ingredient in sunscreens because it allows SPF retention even after exposure to water (as in waterproof sunscreens).
  • Butyrospermum Parkii Butter:  Also known as shea butter. It acts as a skin conditioning agent and increases the viscosity (thickness) of the agent. Its function as a dermal conditioner is twofold. First, it helps retain moisture and decrease water loss by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface. Second, it also works to reduce the appearance of rough spots and dry scales on the skin. This ingredient is preferred by many as a humectant due to its unsaponifiable fat content, which means that, unlike other fatty oils, it does not become soap when in the presence of a strong alkaline, thus preserving its moisturizing abilities.
    Additionally, the moisturizers in shea butter are the same as those produced by the sebaceous glands of the skin. In fact, because its structure and function resembles that of the lipid content of the skin. It helps to keep the intercellular structure of the epidermis intact, and keeps bacteria out, facilitates the skin’s healing process, prevents dermal irritation and regenerates the skin. It is particularly useful for those looking to improve the appearance of dry skin, or those who have to combat the cold winter weather. It also works as an anti-inflammatory, helping to soothe itchy, irritated, or sunburned skin. Best of all, it naturally absorbs UVB rays to protect skin from the sun and has antioxidant properties as powerful as those of green tea and olive trees.
  • Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate: Works as an emollient, skin conditioner, and thickening agent. Lubricates the surface of the skin / hair, eliminates the appearance of dry patches and scales and gives the skin a smooth and smooth appearance. It gives cosmetic products water repellent properties and an easy spreading facility. It is used as a substitute for Spermaceti wax, which comes from whales.
    While undiluted forms of this ingredient were shown to cause mild skin irritation, no sensitization was seen in studies in which individuals applied products containing the ingredient.
  • Caprylic / capric glycerides: It works primarily as an emollient, dispersing agent, and solvent. As an emollient, it quickly penetrates the surface to condition skin / hair and provides a lightweight, non-greasy lubrication barrier. As a dispersing agent, it helps to improve the supply of vitamins, pigments and other active ingredients contained in a solution so that they are evenly distributed and fully absorbed by the epidermis. Its oily texture helps thicken cosmetic formulations and provides slip resistance, which in turn allows for easy spreading of solutions and a gentle after-touch. This ingredient is highly valued by cosmetic manufacturers for its lack of color and odor, as well as its stability. It has great stability and resistance to oxidation, in fact,
    Ingestion, injection, skin and eye exposure tests showed the ingredient to have very low toxicity. Lastly, it did not demonstrate any potential for irritation or sensitization of the skin and eyes.
  • Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate / VP Copolymer: Used to increase the viscosity of a product due to its high molecular weight. It gives the products a velvety and super smooth skin feeling. It works over a wide pH range, and is useful in the general stabilization of water / oil based formulations. It is found in moisturizers, sun blockers, and anti-aging skin creams. Due to the recent introduction of this product, no safety data is available, so it is currently not possible to determine the full safety profile of this compound.
  • Caffeine: Improves the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring flexibility. Certain dermatologists maintain that no product currently on the market contains enough caffeine to induce a noticeable difference in the skin. With its slow process of absorption into the skin (at a rate of 2 micrograms per square centimeter over the course of an hour), even a sufficient amount of caffeine may not penetrate fast enough to produce a reaction.
    It is certainly doubtful to assume that caffeine can enter the bloodstream through topical application, as certain cosmetic brands claim.
  • Butylene Glycol:  Used as an alternative solvent to propylene glycol or glycerol, generally with a better solvency and safety profile. It is also used as a moisturizing agent for skin conditioning and is useful in reducing viscosity. These properties make this ingredient important to prevent cosmetics from drying out, other compounds crystallize and stabilize the formulations as a whole.
  • Avena Sativa Kernel Extract: They are ground oat grains, temporarily protect injured or exposed skin from harmful or annoying stimuli and therefore can provide relief to the skin. They also function as abrasives, absorbents, and bulking agents. It is often used to relieve mild skin irritation and itching due to poison ivy or insect bites.
  • Ethylhexylglycerin: Analyzed in Nezeni antiage cream.
  • Polyacrylamide: Mainly used as a binder, film former, and thickener. Polyacrylamide is a polymer that is formed from units of acrylamide, a known neurotoxin. However, polyacrylamide itself is not considered toxic. It is used in cosmetics and beauty products in two different forms, either as a soft gel in its cross-linked form, which has highly water-absorbent properties, or in its straight-chain form, as a thickener and suspending agent. It has also recently been used as an active ingredient in subdermal wrinkle filler.
  • Tocopherol Acetate: It is a form of vitamin E, a natural skin conditioning and antioxidant agent. It is the ester of acetic acid and tocopherol and is often used as an alternative to pure tocopherol (or undiluted vitamin E ) because it is considered more stable and less acidic.
    Tocopherol Acetate is a fat-soluble vitamin that can be isolated from vegetable oils. It is also found in dairy products, meat, eggs, cereals, nuts, and green and yellow leafy vegetables. Its proven benefits include increasing the effectiveness of active sunscreen ingredients, reducing the formation of free radicals from UV exposure, promoting the healing process, strengthening the skin’s barrier function, protecting the lipid balance of the skin. skin barrier and reduce transepidermal water loss.
    It is considered a moderate hazard with respect to cancer, hydroquinone contamination, and organ system toxicity. Strong evidence is shown that it is toxic to human skin, and in vitro tests on mammalian cells showed positive results for the mutation, linking it to cancer. A study at Tel Aviv University found that indiscriminate intake of vitamin E can do more harm than good.
    Tocopherol acetate has also been found to be a skin sensitizer that can elicit immune system responses such as itching, burning, peeling, hives, and blistering of the skin. A study found that four cases of contact dermatitis were caused by cosmetic creams containing tocopheryl acetate.
  • Hierochloe Odorata Extract:  It is the Bison Grass, which is used as a fragrance in perfumes. Thanks to its medicinal properties, it is commonly used in treatments for coughs and sore throats. It is so new that there are no studies on its safety.
  • Palmitoyl proline: Skin conditioning agent.
  • C13-14 Isoparaffin: Mineral oil is used in cosmetics and personal care products primarily as an emollient, and is also considered a thickening agent or gelling ingredient.
  • Disodium EDTA:  Primarily functions as a preservative, chelator, and stabilizer, but has also been shown to improve the foaming and cleaning capabilities of a cosmetic solution. As a metal chelator, it counteracts the adverse effects of hard water by binding to heavy metal ions contained in tap water, which in turn prevents metals from depositing on the skin, hair, and scalp. This makes it a particularly useful ingredient for soapy products that inherently require water to come into contact with the skin.
    Clinical tests have shown that standard concentrations of the ingredient do not irritate, sensitize, or penetrate the skin. Although clinical data indicate that it is not well absorbed by the skin, it has been shown to improve the dermal penetration of other ingredients contained in a product. Therefore, cosmetic formulators should exercise caution when combining it with other potentially harmful ingredients if they are absorbed through the skin.
    Additionally, while research shows that this ingredient is generally non-carcinogenic and non-toxic, some studies suggest that it is weakly mutagenic (likely due to binding with metals necessary for healthy cell division).
  • Spilanthes acmella Flower Extract: Analyzed in Biotulin cream .
  • Magnesium Palmitoyl Glutamate:  Skin conditioning agent.
  • Sodium palmitoyl sarcosinate: It is prepared from fatty acids and sarcosine, which is a breakdown product of creatine or caffeine. These modified fatty acids impart greater solubility, crystallinity, and acidity compared to the original fatty acid, ie, coconut acid, oleic acid, lauric acid, and myristic acid.
  • Biosaccharide Gum-4: It is a fermentation gum derived from sorbitol. It is a deacetylated branched polymer consisting of repeating units of L-fucose, 2-D-glucose, and glucuronic acid.
  • Laureth-7:  It is a synthetic compound obtained by extensive chemical modification of lauric acid, a natural fatty acid. It is used as an emulsifier and surfactant in the formulation of a variety of bath, eye, face, hair, cleanser, and sunscreen products, as well as cuticle softeners, deodorants, and moisturizers.
    All of the ingredients in Laureth are produced by reacting ethylene oxide with lauryl alcohol and the number associated with Laureth, in this case, 7, refers to the average number of repeating ethylene oxide units in the molecule. According to the  researchAs the numerical value of Laureths increases, the viscosity of the ingredient increases until they become white, waxy solids. Ultimately, Laureth-7 is poorly rated on the Laureth scale, which comes down to Laureth-40. Therefore, Laureth-7 has a low viscosity.
  • Palmitic Acid:  It is one of the most common saturated fatty acids and is one of the most common saturated fatty acids in the body’s lipids. In aging skin, palmitic acid levels can decrease by up to 56% .
    It is found in both animals and plants, mainly palm oil. It is most often seen as an ingredient in detergents, soaps, and cleaning products, and as a surfactant, although it is used in beauty and cosmetic products for a variety of properties, including as a fragrance ingredient; opacifying agent; surfactant; cleaning agent; emulsifying agent; and emollient.
    It is approved for use up to 13% and is not considered a primary or cumulative irritant or sensitizer, although it does foam and can dry out.
  • Pentylene Glycol: They can be derived from plants or chemically synthesized. They are moisturizing and conditioning agents for the skin that provide moisturizing and emollient properties. They also work as a stabilizer and have been shown to increase the antimicrobial activity of other preservatives.
  • Portulaca Oleracea Extract:  Extract from a weed-like plant that may have skin-softening properties and serve as an antioxidant.
  • Thermus thermophilus ferment: It serves to protect us against age spots, wrinkles and blemishes, by protecting fibroblasts against the pro-oxidant attack of free radicals.
  • Lapsana Communis Flower / Leaf / Stem Extract:  Produces anti-aging and anti-wrinkle effects, and protects the basic components of the skin’s structure from the harsh effects of oxygen free radicals while prolonging the flexibility and protective function of the skin. Said compositions provide a protective cellular action against the damaging effects of free radicals and those of enzymes such as elastase and hyaluronidase.
  • Alpinia officinarum Root Extract:  have activities anticancer potential against a variety of bacteria, fungi, yeasts and parasites antimicrobial, antiparasitic, anti – inflammatory, analgesic and. It is a very good ingredient, although it could be a little higher.
  • Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract:  An extract from the leaves of the camellia sinensis tea plant, commonly known as green tea extract. Skin experts generally recommend green tea as a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging ingredient. Green tea is
    highly praised by the cosmetic and dermatological communities  , primarily because it contains the polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). EGCG polyphenols are widely known for their antioxidant and anticancer capabilities, and have been shown to inhibit the body’s immune suppression and skin cancer induction that typically follows UVB exposure.
    There is much less research to support green tea’s ability to decrease the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. Considering its well-documented antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it can certainly help delay the development of some of the visual signs of aging.
    While more research is required to demonstrate the ingredient’s benefits on mature skin (wrinkles, sagging), there is little question about green tea’s anti-aging preventive benefits, particularly when used in conjunction with sunscreen ingredients.
    We recommend that you read this article about  Green Tea for the Skin: Contraindications, Benefits and Homemade Recipes.
  • Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract: Contains powerful antioxidants called “proanthocyanidins,” which are the same antioxidants found in grape, cinnamon, blueberry, and green tea seeds, known for their protective ability. Studies have shown that Rhodiola is comparable to vitamin C as an antioxidant, you can check this article about  Rhodiola Rosea: Contraindications, Benefits, Properties and How to consume it .
  • Tocopherol:  Vitamin E, is the same as the above tocopherol acetate.
  • Phenoxyethanol:  It is a preservative as an alternative to parabens. Although a warning about its use in a cream, phenoxyethanol can cause central nervous system shutdown, vomiting, and contact dermatitis.
    It decomposes into phenol and acetaldehyde, acetaldehyde becomes acetate. Phenol can deactivate the primary response mechanism of the immune system. Since it’s ironic at best, phenoxyethanol is used as an antibacterial in vaccines. Acetaldehyde is produced during the decomposition of ethanol, (alcohol and 2-phenoxyethanol), it is a suspected carcinogen. Inhalation studies have shown eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation.
    I feel that given the evidence, I would rather miss it even at concentrations of 1% or lower. That, however, is easier said than done. Phenoxyethanol is becoming ubiquitous and difficult to avoid. But if you do, here is a selection of beauty products that do not contain phenoxyethanol and that have been found to be safe preservatives.
  • Sodium Dehydroacetate:  It is a preservative used in cosmetics and personal care products due to its antimicrobial properties. It is a low risk ingredient, although it is a known irritant and has many concerns on the list such as cancer, reproductive and developmental toxicity, occupational hazards and organ system toxicity as possible side effects, and it has fewer concerns regarding neurotoxicity and endocrine disruption. One or more in vitro tests on mammalian cells showed positive mutational results, and other studies in animals showed disruption of the endocrine system, brain and nervous system and reproductive effects at high doses.
    It is rapidly absorbed into the skin (when tested on rats) and found to be slightly toxic when administered orally to rats; however, it was not found to be an irritant when applied to rabbit skin, but exhibited minimal eye irritation. This ingredient is considered hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), eye contact (irritant), ingestion or inhalation.
  • Potassium Sorbate:  It is a mild preservative that occurs naturally as sorbic acid in the berries of the mountain ash,  Sorbus aucuparia ,  Rosaceae . It can also be synthesized by various processes. Sorbic acid and potassium sorbate have a broad spectrum of fungistatic activity but are less active against bacteria. Optimal antimicrobial activity is achieved at pH values ​​up to 6.5.
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate:  Very effective surfactant used in cleaning products and in creams and lotions. In this role, surfactants moisten body surfaces, emulsify or solubilize oils. These ingredients add foaming properties to cleaning products and bubble baths.
  • Limonene:  Chemical constituent of many natural fragrant ingredients, especially citrus oils like lemon (d-limonene) and pine or species of the mint family (l-limonene).
    Topically, limonene can cause sensitivity and is best avoided. Also, due to their skin penetration enhancing effects, it is particularly important to avoid products containing limonene plus other skin sensitizers such as denatured alcohol.
    Like most volatile fragrance components, limonene also has strong antioxidant benefits and has also been shown to calm the skin; however, when exposed to air, these highly volatile antioxidant compounds oxidize and become capable of sensitizing the skin.
  • Linalool:  It is a colorless to pale yellow liquid with a floral odor similar to bergamot oil and French lavender. It is a natural substance that is used to make fragrances and flavors. It can also be produced synthetically.
  • Hexyl Cinnamal: It is a natural ingredient used in perfumes and other beauty products as a fragrance additive. It is derived from chamomile oil and is used as a masking ingredient in many foundations and skin creams. The German Institute for Medical Information and Documentation classifies it as a Class B allergen when used in high concentrations. Skin care products and cosmetics use Hexyl Cinnamal in low concentrations, which is why it is considered a safe ingredient.
  • Butylphenyl Methylpropional:  It is a synthetic pale yellow liquid with a floral scent used as a fragrance additive. The European Cosmetics Directive lists this ingredient as an “allergenic” substance, requiring that all cosmetic products that contain it indicate the presence of  butylphenyl methylpropional .
  • Alpha-isomethyl ionone:  A synthetic compound in the form of a colorless liquid. It is known to irritate the skin and cause allergic reactions in some people. After evaluating the possible side effects of  alpha-isomethyl-ionone , the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) prohibited the ingredient from being mixed with fragrance products (i.e. perfumes, colognes). But you can still find this ingredient in a variety of other cosmetics that are not categorized as “fragrance.”
  • Benzyl Benzoate:  A clear, colorless liquid with a pleasant scent. It is used primarily as a solvent and fragrance ingredient (it helps other ingredients to dissolve in a solution). It also works as an insecticide that kills lice, mites, and other insects responsible for causing scabies on the skin.
    This ingredient has been shown to irritate the skin with some people, and those with a perfume allergy should avoid it. The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) has restricted the use  of benzyl benzoate in fragrances due to potential dermal sensitization. In Europe, it is listed as an “allergenic” substance and the European Cosmetics Directive requires non-prescription over-the-counter products to indicate its presence, even at concentrations of 0.001%.
  • Citral:  Also called lemérica, it is a component of the oil that occurs naturally in the form of lemon in the oil of various plants, including lemongrass, lemon myrtle, lemon tree, and orange tree. It can also be produced synthetically.

This is a fairly good cream with active ingredients, although the proportions are not what I would like, if it is true that in my case I already try to find cosmetics that have fewer harmful and irritating ingredients, if you look it contains too many fragrances and some allergenic ingredients, although They are at the end of the INCI.

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SHISEIDO MEN deep wrinkle corrector

Although it might seem like a high-end cosmetic, it sadly has some ingredients on top of the INCI that I don’t like at all, from alcohols to solvents to esters. Secondly, we found a fairly unknown ingredient that has not been conducted that simply appears to be used as a thickener.

You can enter the complete technical analysis in the following article:  SHISEIDO MEN Deep Wrinkle Corrector: Complete Analysis and Alternative

The same thing happens to us as the previous Clarins cream, although here are some natural ingredients that could have been higher in the INCI and less chemical and synthetic that are too high.

You can enter the complete technical analysis in the following article:  SHISEIDO MEN Deep Wrinkle Corrector: Complete Analysis and Alternative

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Anti-Arrugas Cream Para Hombre Powder Flowers

We are talking about an Italian brand not very well known in Spain that a friend told me about it there and I analyzed it, if I am honest I am not very funny, apart from the aloe vera that we found after the first 10 ingredients, some essential oils and hyaluronic acid does what most commercial creams do, many chemical ingredients and a low proportion of active ingredients. It has a very fluid texture and does not leave the skin oily, although I think that these things are already the minimum that is required if it is not a wonder of cream.

You can enter the complete technical analysis in the following article:  Fiori di Cipria Anti-Wrinkle Cream For Men: Complete and alternative analysis

You already know that everyone is free to wear whatever they want, as long as you look, analyze and know what you are wearing.

You can enter the complete technical analysis in the following article:  Fiori di Cipria Anti-Wrinkle Cream For Men: Complete and alternative analysis

Vita Lift 5 Daily Moisturizer Anti-Aging by L’oréal Men Expert

Now we go with one of the largest multinational companies, if not the largest in the world.

In this case I prefer that you read the final analysis of the product directly, I will only say one word PARABEN US .

You can enter the complete technical analysis in the following article:  Complete analysis and alternatives: Vita Lift 5 Daily Moisturiser Anti-Aging by L’oréal Men Expert

I do not care if it is L’Oreal, a “recognized and prestigious brand” that spends billions of euros on advertising and marketing every year, here you can see what I say when it is BEST TO LOOK AT THE INCI.

You can enter the complete technical analysis in the following article:  Complete analysis and alternatives: Vita Lift 5 Daily Moisturiser Anti-Aging by L’oréal Men Expert

Clinique for Men Anti-Age Moisturizer Moisturizer

Within the commercial brands, Clinique has achieved something better than many of them, it still has the typical problems of many preservatives and a few ingredients that can cause irritation as well as ingredients that in high proportions can be carcinogenic in the long term due to genetic mutations that we produce at the cellular level.

Remember that the combined effect of the ingredients is never studied and is something to take into account for our health.

You can enter the complete technical analysis in the following article:  Complete analysis and alternatives: Clinique Anti-Age Moisturizer

If it were not for the worst ingredients that we have just mentioned in the summary and that it would be better if it had higher proportions of the active ingredients, we would be facing a very very interesting cream that is also not excessively expensive.

You can enter the complete technical analysis in the following article:  Complete analysis and alternatives: Clinique Anti-Age Moisturizer

Force Supreme Youth Reshaping Cream by Biotherm Homme

Although it is a cream that exceeds € 50, we only find ProXylane as an active principle in a high proportion. The others are rare and too low on the list.

On the other hand, we found an ingredient used exclusively by L’Oreal, which only has studies carried out by the brand, which we cannot trust too much.

In addition to silicones and some potentially irritating ingredients; the formula is rife with solvents, emulsifiers, binders, preservatives and fragrance; which could have been saved by lowering the expiration date.

You can enter the full technical analysis in the following article:  Force Supreme Youth Reshaping Cream by Biotherm Homme, Analysis and Alternative.

Age Fitness Advanced by Biotherm Homme

This formula is much better than the previous one, being from the same brand. As a difference, it has a good amount of active ingredients (it has many antioxidants and a sunscreen), although perhaps not in the proportions you would like.

We continue to find the exclusive ingredient of L’Oreal, several silicones and some potentially irritating ingredients.

Although they have corrected the abusive amount of solvents, emulsifiers, binders and preservatives. Not so much the fragrance ingredients.

You can enter the complete technical analysis in the following article:  Age Fitness Advanced by Biotherm Homme, Analysis and Alternative .

Hydra Mag C LiftActiv Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer by Vichy Homme

This cream that the brand promotes with hyaluronic acid, actually has such a small proportion that little will be able to fill wrinkles.

If we add to this the presence of parabens and other undesirable ingredients (silicones, alcohol, irritants, etc.), the result is a cream that I would not recommend to anyone.

To look at the INCI, to remember the combined effect of toxic ingredients, and the problem it can pose to our long-term health.

You can enter the complete technical analysis in the following article: Hydra Mag C LiftActiv Soin Hydratant Anti-Rides by Vichy Homme, Analysis and Alternative .

Age Fighter Face Moisturizer by Neutrogena Men

A moisturizer (not anti-wrinkle) with SPF 15, which helps prevent sun damage (if you apply it regularly).

But when analyzing the INCI there are quite a few ingredients that can damage your health in the long term: parabens, silicones, and irritating ingredients; so the cure may be worse than the disease.

Although it is advertised as formulated with Retinol (vitamin A), it ranks last on the list. Without a doubt, it is better to avoid this cream, and apply a good anti-wrinkle cream, and on top of it the sunscreen.

You can enter the full technical analysis in the following article:  Age Fighter Face Moisturizer by Neutrogena Men, Analysis and Alternative .

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Transformer Age Correcting Moisture-Gel

Just starting to read the list highlights the worrying proportion of alcohol, an irritating ingredient, especially in sensitive skin. This alone would be a reason not to buy this cream.

We keep reading and the silicones and ingredients that we do not want in a cream appear: irritants and toxic. Things are looking bad.

And in addition, of the active principles that they sell us as anti-wrinkles, vitamin C, E and squalane, only the latter is saved. Vitamins are in the last positions, and therefore their power of action is very low.

You can enter the complete technical analysis in the following article:  Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Transformer Age Correcting Moisture-Gel, Analysis and Alternative .

Active Age Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizing, Nivea For Men

In addition to price or reputation, when buying any cream you have to look at its ingredients, because if not, you may buy one like Nivea For Men Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizing, and you see that more than doing any good, it can harm you.

It does not have many ingredients (which is good), but the ones it does have are not recommended. We can read silicones, alcohol, parabens, perfume, irritating, sensitizing and even potentially toxic ingredients. Ingredients that you surely do not want to have on your face.

Taking into account, in addition, the combined or cocktail effect of these highly recommended ingredients, which can have an impact on long-term health.

You can enter the complete technical analysis in the following article: Active Age Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer from Nivea For Men: Analysis and Alternative.

Anti-Wrinkle Cream, One Hundred Men

This is the cheapest wrinkle cream on the list. The Lidl brands offer an anti-wrinkle cream for men for € 3.49, a very low price if we compare it with the price of the rest of the creams.

As we have seen so far, the price tag is not an indication of the quality of a cream or its ingredients. In fact, the Cien formula includes several quality active ingredients: rosehip oil, squalane, sea fennel, vitamin E and Coenzyme Q10.

However, these good ingredients are clouded by a number of highly undesirable ingredients at the top of the list, from silicones, to irritants, sensitizers, and even potentially toxic.

Although the cream costs little, it is better not to add anything, which at least will not harm us.

You can enter the complete technical analysis in the following article: Cien Men Anti-Wrinkle Cream: Analysis and Alternative .

Men´s Care Anti-Fatigue Anti-Wrinkle Cream Face and Eyes by Apivita

Within the commercial brands, Apivita manages to formulate an anti-wrinkle cream without silicones, parabens, mineral oils, propylene glycols, polycyclic musks and phthalates.

It has a large amount of active ingredients and uses a high proportion of natural ingredients and few preservatives. Something that is rare to see in most formulas.

If it weren’t for the worrying ingredients mentioned in the analysis, and that many active ingredients could be in higher proportions, we would be facing a very interesting cream that is also not excessively expensive.

You can enter the complete technical analysis in the following article: Apivita’s Anti-Fatigue Anti-Wrinkle Face and Eye Cream: Analysis and Alternative .

Age Fight Anti-age Perfecting Fluid by Lancôme Men

This cream is an example of how necessary it is to look at the INCI when buying any cosmetic. Although it may seem like a reputable brand, you only have to go to the ingredient list to verify that it is full of silicones, alcohol, parabens, irritating and even toxic ingredients.

In addition, it is not a cheap cream (it almost does not reach € 50), but the brand prefers to spend the benefits on advertising than on good ingredients that really correct and prevent wrinkles.

Of course, everyone is free to wear what they want, but if you take into account the combined effect, and your health, you will stay away from this cream as much as possible.

You can enter the full technical analysis in the following article:  Age Fight Anti-age Perfecting Fluid by Lancôme Men, Analysis and Alternative .

Génific HD Activator by Youth from Lancôme Men

It appears that Lancôme has amended some of the mistakes made in the previous cream, and has at least removed the parabens and irritating ingredients, although there are still silicones and alcohol, as well as two ingredients that are best avoided.

It has put an active principle as the second ingredient, which is very good; and hyaluronic acid, a great anti-wrinkle ingredient, is also among the first ingredients.

If it weren’t for the ingredients we just mentioned, which could have higher proportions of the active ingredients, the cream would be good, although a bit expensive.

You can enter the full technical analysis in the following article:  Génific HD Activateur de Jeunesse de Lancôme Men, Analysis and Alternative .

Anti-Aging Anti-Wrinkle Cream, 9.60

Mercadona cream shows once again that a cheap product does not have to be bad, and vice versa.
It does not reach 4 euros, but it is no worse than the previous cream that exceeds 50 euros.

It has sunscreen (very few creams include it), a large amount of emollients and moisturizers, and a large proportion of vitamin E, an antioxidant ingredient.

It fails the undesirable ingredients that I have explained in the review summary; if not, I would recommend it over Lancôme.

What is clear is that to know if a cream is worth it or not, you have to look at the ingredients, not the price.

You can enter the complete technical analysis in the following article:  9.60 Anti-Aging Anti-Wrinkle Cream, Analysis and Alternative .

Active Energizing Concentrate by Shiseido Men

SHISEIDO MEN active energizing concentrate 50 ml

The same thing happens to us again with this cream as with the previous Shiseido product. Although it looks like a high-end cosmetic, its INCI is not at all.

At the top of the list are various unsavory ingredients, from alcohols, PEGs, and silicones, to irritating ingredients.

And the most worrying thing is that in second place there is an irritating and toxic ingredient, which should not be (or at least be in the last places).

And if that weren’t enough, there is no notable active ingredient with a significant proportion. To shame.

You can enter the complete technical analysis in the following article:  Shiseido Men’s Active Energizing Concentrate, Analysis and Alternative.

Anti Aging Eraser by Mënaji

Mënaji has made what very few brands do, a cream with few ingredients, and a large amount of active ingredients in high proportions.

Most of the active ingredients are peptides, one of the best anti-aging ingredients. These, along with hyaluronic acid, squalane, jojoba oil and apricot oil, form an anti-wrinkle cream that really works.

If it weren’t for the troublesome ingredient that I mention in the summary, and because it is quite an expensive cream, it would be the perfect cream.

You can enter the full technical analysis in the following article:  Mënaji’s Anti Aging Eraser, Analysis and Alternative .

Hyaluronic Acid Aquagel by Collistar

This is a clear example of how brands deceive us. Putting in the name Hyaluronic Acid, people think that the cream contains hyaluronic acid.

But you only have to go to the INCI to realize that hyaluronic acid is in tenth place, after ingredients that are not recommended, and before irritating, allergenic, and even toxic ingredients.

It must be remembered that for the active principles to produce the desired effect, they must be before the 6th place. And in this cream the effect will be very slight.

You can enter the complete technical analysis in the following article: Pure Actives Hyaluronic Acid from Collistar Uomo Line, Analysis and Alternative .

Sensai Ultimate The Concentrate by Kanebo

KANEBO SENSAI ULTIMATE the concentrate 30 ml

Although at first glance it might seem like a high-end cosmetic, due to its price and packaging, unfortunately it has some ingredients in the upper part of the INCI that are highly recommended, from alcohols to solvents and silicones.

And it ends up worse than it starts, with a paraben and a toxic ingredient. Although it has many active ingredients in the middle, they are not in the right proportions for an anti-wrinkle cream.

If they removed the top and bottom, it could be a good anti-aging cream. But under these circumstances, I can’t help but not recommend it.

You can enter the full technical analysis in the following article:  Kanebo’s Sensai Ultimate The Concentrate, Analysis and Alternative .

REAL differences in cosmetics between men’s and women’s skin

Despite the differences in male and female skin, often no matter what kind of skin care products are used, it is perfectly okay for a man to use a skin care product designed for female skin , something that you will not usually hear from brands because just as there is a “pink rate” for certain women’s products, there is also one for men in this world.

Now you will say, yes of course, then everyone lies or is wrong, men’s skin is not the same …. TRUE, but I am not saying that it is the same, but that the products it requires are not different as they want us to believe and now I will explain the differences between the two types of skin and you will understand why on a cosmetic level it does not influence high quality products with high proportions of active ingredients.

Hormones (androgens)

The greatest dissimilarity between male and female skin is due to the action of male sex hormones collectively known as androgens . The dominant hormone in this group is testosterone, which is secreted primarily by the testes and ovaries (women produce it too!).

Although there is variability, adult men produce approximately 10 times more testosterone than women, and a man’s skin is approximately 25% thicker than a woman’s. As I mentioned, androgens (and, in particular, testosterone), drive hair growth .

These same androgens cause hair loss and stimulate the hair follicles on the scalp to shrink and eventually die, resulting in a condition called androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern baldness. Lastly, facial hair in men is often thicker than scalp hair, and has a flatter follicle, making it curlier.

Sebaceous Glands – Oil of the skin

Men typically have larger sebaceous (oil) glands, and the cells of the sebaceous glands have more positive androgen receptors. Therefore, men generally produce more sebum than women and therefore have oilier skin .

For women, the female sex hormone, estrogen, makes our sebum thinner; Since yours is thicker, you may have more congestion (like pimples) . This will be more prevalent during puberty due to the influx of testosterone, but since levels remain higher in men, it is one of the reasons men have long-lasting acne.

Lactic Acid – Sweat

Men typically have more lactic acid in their sweat, which represents a lower pH (0.05 lower) compared to female sweat.

Men generally sweat more than twice as much as women, and they are also more prone to sweating, which is stimulated by an increase in body temperature. However, men’s skin appears to be better hydrated thanks to excess oil production . It is also possible that excessive sweating and the production of lactic acid, a well-known natural moisturizer for the skin, is responsible for the level of hydration of the tissues.

Collagen production

Both men and women lose about 1% of their collagen per year after their 30th birthday. However, for women, this increases significantly in the first five years after menopause, decreasing to a loss of 2% per year .

Regardless of age, thanks to those androgens again, collagen and elastin do not degrade as quickly in male skin . Additionally, testosterone specifically creates a denser network of fibers and thicker skin.

On the other hand, estrogen, although it gives smooth and supple skin, also has the offensive effect of decreasing collagen synthesis, which is directly related to the signs of skin aging, a woman’s skin has been said to be approximately 15 years older than that of a man of the same age .

Even though their skins are thicker, men are at higher risk for skin cancer, due to more sun exposure and fewer visits to doctors.

No matter your genetic makeup, it is important to take care of your skin every day . Make sure to use a peptide-packed moisturizer and a daily sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.

Conclution

As you have verified, there are no different levels that affect a distinction to be made in a cosmetic, the only thing that women need products that activate collagen and elastin, for example hyaluronic acid promotes the natural production of collagen, since the skin of a man is about 20% thicker than that of a woman.

This is why many men tend to age without as many deep wrinkles and fine lines as women , although the success of aging gracefully for any man also lies in how well he has cared for his skin over the years. .

As a result of the structure of male skin, it can be more oily and prone to breakouts than female skin.

In terms of skin care, deep cleaning is a must for men . By maintaining a daily deep cleansing routine, men can continue to enjoy a clear and healthy complexion. Although men are not as prone to the signs of aging as women, that does not mean that they are completely immune. Men should also incorporate a routine of anti-aging creams and facial sunscreens from the age of 30 .

INCI (Ingredient List) – how to read it correctly

Although for the vast majority of people, the names of the ingredients are a tremendous gibberish, today those who do not know something is because they do not want to, since we always have the internet to look for information.

Important data to keep in mind when reading an INCI:

  • The order of the ingredients, by law, appears according to the proportions in the formulation . This, which seems trivial, is of great importance, since the advertising calls that brands use do not have to say whether it contains much or little of the star ingredient that they boast and proclaim to the 4 winds.
  • It is also important to look for what type of ingredients can appear in a formula in a greater proportion, for example, if we are buying a cream with an anti-blemish effect, do not expect that kojic acid (which is used for that) is very high, since it is a “abrasive” ingredient that has to be in very small proportions so that it does not harm the skin, but if they sell us that it has hyaluronic acid, please, do not go beyond the first 5-6 ingredients. So, my recommendation is that in addition to seeing if you like the bottle (irony), you turn it around and read in what position the active ingredient that they sell us is located and if it is correct.
  • Most of the databases with information on the ingredients are in English , although you may go back, don’t even think about it, you go to google and put “XXXXX cosmetics” (substituting XXX for whatever ingredient it is); You will see a list of several websites with similar information, click on one of these that I recommend (ewg.org or cosmeticsinfo.org), when everything appears in English if you do not know the language you translate it into Spanish with google translate, that easy and easy.

If you do this, you will have won 90% of the information battles against the marketing spending of the multinationals to sell you things that are not as pretty or good as they want us to believe.

Beware of preservatives

One thing must be made clear, preservatives are good to a certain extent, we cannot think that a cosmetic without preservatives is better than one with preservatives, because what these ingredients do is simply kill the microorganisms (bacteria, molds and yeasts) that would spoil the product, they would make it harmful and useless.

After one of lime, comes the one of sand … Although there are official organisms that determine what is the maximum proportion of each type of ingredient is preservative, emulsifier, humectant, etc, it does not mean that there are studies that determine that  we have to apply for 20 -30 years of cosmetics with low levels of these harmful ingredients at the cellular level or with a combination of various cosmetics.

Therefore we have to try to find products with the minimum amount of preservatives possible, so I will give you some interesting information:

  • By law, any product that expires when closed before 4 years must indicate it . Not to be confused with the PAO (English Period After Opening), which is the shelf life of the product once it is opened, indicated by an icon of an open can and a number indicating the months.
  • Check at the INCI that the fewer ingredients a formulation has, the better . In the end, if it has 40 ingredients, the cost per ingredient is either very low because it is bad or the accounts do not come out or, failing that, it is full of ingredients based on pretolatum (petroleum) that are very cheap.
  • An excess of preservatives in the skin , as a rule, causes allergies . These allergies can create reactions from dermatitis to more serious problems if we talk about preservatives that cause cancer, or DNA changes .

So you are saying that a cosmetic without preservatives of any kind is better? No , unfortunately this type of cosmetic, it can only be homemade, we do not have the knowledge or the studies to make true anti-wrinkle creams, it would not go beyond an amalgam of shaken ingredients based on essential oils that should be kept in the refrigerator and avoid contact with your fingers to spoil it.

Things in the right measure are the best, look for products that expire closed, a low number of ingredients and the active principles at the beginning of the INCI. This should be enough to avoid a possible long-term problem from using too many cosmetics.

I leave you a graph that indicates the 10 largest manufacturers of cosmetics with active hormonal substances:

Do we men need an anti-aging and / or anti-wrinkle cream?

Skin care is not just for women, it is something we all need to do. Exposure to UV rays from sunlight , environmental toxins, pollution, and even high winds can cause skin damage. If you don’t protect your skin, your appearance will age faster than the rest.

Here are some reasons to consider using anti-aging creams:

  • YOUR JOB DEMANDS IT:  If you spend all day working on the streets, exposure to the sun and other environmental toxins could damage your skin. It is vital that you protect your skin if you work outdoors. But even the professions that spend most of their time indoors must also protect their skin, especially if your face or hands are the “money makers” (for example, shop assistants, commercials, etc).
  • YOU HAVE A FAMILY HISTORY OF RAPID AGING . If your family is prone to skin problems (psoriasis, acne, sagging skin, etc.) you should take extra precautions to protect your skin. Genetics is already against you!
  • YOU’RE GETTING OLDER. Once you’ve reached the 40-year mark, your skin will start to show the signs of aging if you don’t take care of it. Collagen and elastin production declines over age 30, which means that the skin stops repairing itself as efficiently as before. It is vital that you take care of your skin to reduce the visibility of aging.

When should a man start using anti-aging creams?

You may think that because you are still in your 30s, you don’t need to start using anti-aging creams, it is possible that because of your genetics this is the case, but you are probably wrong.

If you haven’t hit the 40s barrier, you may not see the first signs of aging yet, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. The lower layers of your skin are likely to suffer, but you don’t see it yet.

The time to start caring for your skin should be long before problems become visible. By preventing skin aging in your 30s, you can minimize the damage and encourage your body to protect and repair your skin naturally. Hydrating and caring for your skin during the younger years will help keep it fresh and healthy during your later years.

Spending a few minutes each day caring for your skin while you are young will pay off enormously when you are older.

The best anti-aging ingredients

In order to help you find the most effective creams, here is what you need to know about the most common anti-aging ingredients:

Peptides

Peptides are small proteins that the body uses to make collagen, the protein that is vital for healthy skin .

There are many peptides that can work, including palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 and acetyl hexapeptide, also known as Matrixyl and Argireline.

Some peptides can have a Botox effect, preventing the formation of wrinkles . They can also act as growth factors to stimulate the production of new skin cells.

For example, the Argireline found in Nezeni Cosmetics cream is based on a study by the University of Alicante . It is one of the ingredients that in addition to being anti-aging is anti-wrinkle, because it is not the same as preventing aging as it is reducing existing wrinkles.

We have an article where you can check the  anti-wrinkle cosmetic ingredients that really exist.

Epidermal Growth Factor

Also known as EGF, epidermal growth factor is a chain of polypeptide amino acids that has been scientifically created to increase the rate of wound repair and recovery.

It stimulates skin cells and accelerates growth, stimulates increased collagen production, and promotes the healing of wounds, blemishes, acne, and other skin problems.

Retinol

Also known as vitamin A, retinol is one of the most commonly added ingredients in anti-aging creams.

It improves the production of collagen , the protein that keeps your skin fresh and healthy. It can also smooth the skin, exfoliate to remove dead skin cells, and improve the distribution and production of pigment cells. However, it is known to cause redness and scaling (it is a powerful acid) if the concentration is too strong.

That is why ingredients such as essential oils of plants or fruits that include it , for example avocado or carrot, are usually used when they are used as essential extracts because they contain vitamin A.

C vitamin

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is another powerful vitamin and antioxidant that can improve skin health. Vitamin C is a nutrient necessary for the production of collagen and elastin , the protein that works with collagen to improve the elasticity of your skin.

Vitamin C can also reduce the visibility of wrinkles and blemishes, fight oxidative damage from environmental toxins, protect from radiation, and improve hydration.

Like Vitamin A, it can be found in a number of essential oils.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E takes a different approach to anti-aging: it protects the skin from damage by trapping moisture and keeping toxins and radiation out of the skin. Forms an oily hydration barrier that keeps your skin hydrated and protected.

It works with Vitamin C, improving the protection of your skin. Almost all anti-aging skin creams include at least 1% vitamin E.

Selenium

Selenium is one of the three antioxidants (along with vitamin C and E) that dermatologists have found concrete scientific evidence to demonstrate its effectiveness. Not only can it decrease UV damage to the skin, but it can also prevent additional oxidative stress and breakdown of skin cells caused by environmental toxins.

It is not a common ingredient in anti aging creams , but it is a good ingredient to look for.

Epidermal Growth Factor

Also known as EGF, epidermal growth factor is a chain of polypeptide amino acids that has been scientifically created to increase the rate of wound repair and recovery. It stimulates skin cells and accelerates growth, stimulates increased collagen production, and promotes the healing of wounds, blemishes, acne, and other skin problems.

Alpha-Hydroxy-Acids

Alpha hydroxy acids come from foods like buttermilk (which Cleopatra used to keep her skin healthy). It is similar to the natural acids found in citrus fruits, sugar cane, and milk.

Essentially, they prevent old skin cells from sticking to the outer layers of the skin, promoting a healthy cell turnover rate. This, in turn, refreshes the skin, smoothes it and increases the production of elastin and collagen.

AHAs can increase photosensitivity , and they can also help your skin retain more moisture and increase firmness.

Sunscreen

Sunscreen is not an ingredient as such, but it is VERY IMPORTANT , they act as a combination of several factors.

The anti-aging part includes many of the nutrients mentioned above, which help to hydrate, nourish and protect the skin. The sunscreen part contains ingredients that protect your skin not only from fiery UVB rays, but also from aging UVA rays. UVA rays damage elastin and collagen in the skin, making it more likely to cause skin aging.

By protecting your skin from these rays, sunscreen reduces aging.

Therefore, if you are curious, I recommend that you read the following articles:

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Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.

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