If you want to get rid of age spots remove wrinkles, reduce stretch marks, scars and blemishes, there is one ingredient that you must look for. It is called Shea butter. You may think “no”. I’ve used that in the past and it hasn’t worked. There’s a reason why most creams do not work like the ads say that they will.
You may or may not find this surprising. But, big companies are not completely honest, especially in their marketing claims. When it comes to anti-aging products and other cosmetics, they base their claims on one or two active ingredients that are present in such low quantities they could not possibly be effective.
When it comes to Shea butter, they do not use the pharmaceutical grade that is used in some countries to treat wounds, heal eczema, reduce inflammation, heal sunburns, relieve frost bite or take the itch out of insect bites. In the US, it is not considered a pharmaceutically active ingredient. But, if you want to fade age spots remove wrinkles or address the other signs of age, it is very “active”.
Now, in order to provide all of these benefits, you must look for a premium quality product that is prepared using cold press methods. Heat destroys the nutrients found in this natural cream and it is the nutrients that are responsible for its effectiveness.
It is rich in vitamins A and E. Vitamin A creams containing retinol have been prescribed for wrinkle reduction. Retin-A is one of the most popular brands. But, those creams cause redness, itching, irritation, inflammation and flaking. In other words, they are accompanied by a number of unwanted side effects.
The vitamin A in Shea butter is beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is non-irritating and non-toxic. It actually has natural anti-inflammatory activity. In large amounts, retinol, the animal form of vitamin A is toxic, which is probably why it causes so many adverse reactions.
The essential fatty acids in Shea butter are virtually identical to those produced by the sebaceous glands, within the skin. Because of this, Shea butter is quickly absorbed and leaves no greasy feeling.
The brand that you buy should not contain artificial preservatives or added fragrances of any kind. It may include other ingredients, but no synthetic chemicals or artificial additives. Natural vitamin E is an effective preservative and it also will prevent future age spots from developing.
There is another important ingredient to look for if you want to fade age spots remove wrinkles and increase firmness. Lost firmness is responsible for sagging and the appearance of deep wrinkles. The sagging is caused by decreased production of new skin cells and elastic fibers. A protein complex called Functional Keratin has been shown to stimulate the production of new cells and fibers. In less than three weeks, it can improve firmness by over 40%.