OPINION: Dr. Ken Romeo 775-870-6942
As women age and go through menopause they lose their estrogen supply. The result? Facial wrinkles, crow’s feet and general dryness of the skin. Worse yet…it happens darn near overnight!
Over-the-counter creams seem like a rational choice to combat the estrogen fall in women’s bodies and reduce the wrinkles. But do they work???
Yes, but you need to start early AND create a supplementation program as well for maximum results.
The most common skin supplements in anti-aging for women and men are: Aloe vera, Curcumin, resveratrol, Vitamins C and E, and Green Tea.
Each of these compounds have been exploited by the cosmeceutical industry by nan0-sizing them into compounds for use on the face, lips and hair and are delivered by “carbon nanotubes.” (These ingredients are in your “cream” most of the time along with hyaluronic acid)
What worries me is that I cannot find any studies in the scientific literature regarding the long-term use of Carbon Nanotubes. These tubes need to be studied for their potential roles in toxicity. Nanodelivery in itself is suspect at best in my opinion while “supplementation,” via oral route, has been proven over-and-over again in multiple and well controlled studies.
Yours in Health! Merry Christmas!
Dr. Ken Romeo
Dr. Ken Romeo is a Principal and Chief Clinical Data Coordinator for the Healthy Aging Research Foundation (HARF) in Reno, NV.
Though each article contained on this Blog is derived from published Clinical and Research data contained in various national and international databases with links provided,
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