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Home Cosmetic Science Talk General Is Anti-Aging Beauty products Worthy Actually?

  • OldPerry

    Professional Chemist / Formulator
    December 3, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    There’s no easy answer to this since only you can decide what you mean by “actually worthy to use.”  What characteristics make a product worth using?

    For the general consumer, you can’t really do better than Olay Regenerist products in terms of performance.  P&G spends the most money on R&D and consumer testing so the products (on a blinded basis) are really the gold standard.

    But if the packaging of some product better appeals to you, or the fragrance or the story or the claims or the price is most important, then there are lots of other choices. 

    In reality, if you are most concerned with product performance, buy a product from P&G, Unilever, L’Oreal or one of the other big companies. They will be the most safe, most effective and typically best priced option.

  • emma1985

    December 3, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    The only thing that is truly “anti-aging” is Tretinoin, which is a prescription medication. My opinion.

  • OldPerry

    Professional Chemist / Formulator
    December 3, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    @emma1985 - I suppose that depends on how you would define “anti-aging”. But for wrinkle fighting, I’d agree.