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What is Anti-Aging Serum?

Anti-aging treatments are often designed to boost the production of collagen, helping to make the skin smoother.
Producers of anti-aging serums claim that the serums can both prevent and repair wrinkles.
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As people get older, they often get worried about looking older. The cosmetics industry, sensing a money-making opportunity, began to expand their line of anti-aging products to include wrinkle cream, wrinkle filler, and anti-aging serum. Although the primary market for anti-wrinkle products is women, men are becoming more interested in preventing wrinkles as well. There are now some facial serums, as well as other anti-aging products, marketed specifically to men.

Facial serums were created for the purpose of delivering various ingredients to the skin. They are typically of a thinner consistency than creams, but not completely liquid. Serums, such as anti-aging serums, are also generally more expensive than creams, often costing between $20 and $50 US Dollars (USD) for one ounce (28.34 g) of product.

Common ingredients in anti-aging serums are retinol, vitamin C, antioxidants, and peptides; all of which are supposed to fight wrinkles. The exact wrinkle-fighting effectiveness of the ingredients in an anti-aging serum vary, and not all of them have been clinically proven. However, some of the active ingredients — such as vitamin C and retinol — have been proven to boost collagen production, which can decrease the appearance of wrinkles.

If you are looking for the most effective form of these wrinkle fighting ingredients, your best bet is definitely an anti-aging serum. This is because facial lotions and creams can contain other compounds which may deactivate the active ingredients. Producers of anti-aging serums claim that the serums can both prevent and repair wrinkles.

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Most dermatologists recommend wearing anti-aging serum under sunscreen, for those who wish to use the serum. As sun exposure is one of the primary causes of wrinkles and skin aging, it is a good idea for those concerned about wrinkles to use sunscreen every day.

Those with dry skin may want to avoid anti-aging serums, since they can cause the skin on your face to dry out and feel tight. In addition, there is no need to use an anti-aging serum if you are using a moisturizer or night cream with the same anti-wrinkle ingredients.

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I think it's also important to pay attention to using anti aging serum around the delicate eye area just because skin here is more vulnerable to showing fine lines and wrinkles. For this reason, I compile a monthly top 10 bestsellers list of anti aging eye creams and serums.

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