Are Anti Wrinkle Night Creams dangerous? Surely not?

Anti wrinkle night creams. There’s quite a few around and it can be a little confusing trying to work out how to choose a good wrinkle night cream from amongst all those available.

Lets have a look at night creams, what to look out for, what to look for, and why you should be extremely careful in your choice.

If you’ve read much of our website you will know that many mainstream skin care and anti aging products contain ingredients which may well be harmful to your skin and to your health. If this is news to you then by all means spend some time browsing our website.

Unfortunately all the same concerns that apply to a wide range of other skin care products also apply to night creams, and those that are often promoted as the best night cream available may in fact be harmful, including some big names.anti wrinkle night creams

Lets consider the Avon Solutions Complete Balance Night Cream. This is a product promoted as a moisturiser and skin care product for people with “combination” skin, or in other words not always dry and not always oily.

Search that product at the Cosmetic Safety Database and you’ll find that on a hazard score from 0 to 10, where 10 equals the highest hazard, this product scores and 8/10, meaning that it is considered by the Cosmetic Safety Database to offer a high health hazard. According to the database concerns include links to cancer and reproductive toxicity, allergies, neurotoxicity and much more.

And if you read the page further you will find a list of the individual ingredients that, in the opinion of those running the database, lead to this score. First amongst them is fragrance, which is scored as an 8/10 for hazard. Note that the database also indicate the presence of a data gap, meaning that not all the data that is necessary is available. This is normal, as the companies that make these products will readily supply data on these products to the Database.

We have written about the health hazards of fragrances in skin care products before.

Thats the bad of Anti Wrinkle Night Creams. Many may contain ingredients that can potentially damage your health. So where’s the good?

The good news is that there are excellent natural ingredients which can work extremely well to combat wrinkles and to tackle a range of other skin problems that result from ageing. Many of these natural ingredients are highly effective, are safe to use on your skin and have been eaten by generations of people. They just happen to be very good at promoting optimum skin care.

However in most cases these ingredients are not used in mainstream products because it is usually much cheaper and easier to use chemical alternatives.

Some examples are Avocado oil, Macadamia Nut oil, Manuka honey, Shea butter and much more. All of these are safe and highly effective producing high quality skin care.

Despite the fact that some companies prefer to use chemical ingredients in their anti aging products, including night creams, there is a handful of companies making high quality natural skin care products that make use of ingredients such as these to produce high-quality anti aging products, including effective anti wrinkle night creams, using all safe and effective ingredients.

Our preference is the Restorative Night Cream from Xtend Life, an excellent New Zealand company that manufactures high quality natural skin care products. This night cream is, in our view, the best night cream available on the market, meaning that it is not only effective to use but also safe to use.

The active ingredients are targeted at improving the levels of collagen and elastin in the skin, reducing the actions of free radicals as well as helping maintain levels of beneficial enzymes in your skin.

Studies have shown that these ingredients are highly effective.

So if you’ve been looking for the best anti wrinkle night cream and why not give the Restorative Night Cream from Xtend Life a try. Believe it or not they actually offer a 90 day money back guarantee on all of their skin care products.



The best anti aging tip has to be to stay healthy, and using fragrance free natural anti aging products is a great start. Why?

The best anti aging tips come in many forms and today we like to give you an anti aging tip that may be one of the most important that you’ll ever get. It’s as much a general health tip, however keeping healthy is about the best tip you’ll ever get to keeping age at bay and looking your best.

Our tip is this. Whenever you’re looking to buy anti aging and skin care products look for natural antiaging products that do not contain fragrances.

Why would we suggest that you source natural anti aging and skin care products that do not contain fragrances? Because there is clear evidence that fragrances, (along with a whole host of other chemical ingredients found in hundreds or even thousands of mainstream anti aging products) can be dangerous to your health.

How in the world could fragrances be dangerous? Surely a fragrance is just something that helps us smell good, and they probably come from rose petals or something like that. Sadly nothing could be further from the truth.

Fragrances are just chemicals that smell nice and most are chemicals created in a laboratory. Like many chemicals they can be dangerous to our health, and there is very little research to tell us whether any particular fragrance is dangerous or not. Not only that but the particular chemical name is usually not listed on the label because companies manufacturing anti ageing products are allowed to call these chemicals by generic terms such as “fragrance”.
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The skin care and anti aging companies are allowed to avoid labeling their ingredients correctly because the make-up of their fragrances is considered to be a trade secret and they don’t wish to give away their secrets.

And even products which are labeled as “unscented” can contain fragrances because these are what is known as “masking fragrances” there to cover up the smell of other chemicals.

Here’s just a few of the known or suspected risks of chemical fragrances in our anti aging skin care products and cosmetics as well as a wide range of other personal and beauty care products. After reading this you’ll see why our best antiaging tip is to use natural skin care products and natural anti aging products which do not contain fragrances.

1 It is known that chemical fragrances are among the top 5 allergens that can produce allergic reactions in people including asthma.

2 According to the EU’s Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-food Products somewhere around one in 50 people may become hypersensitive to fragrances which can lead to a lifetime of allergic reactions including immune system damage. Many of the chemical fragrances used in products in the US are banned in Europe.

3 In 1986 the U.S. National Academy of Sciences identified certain ingredients of fragrances as a neurotoxin which can cause brain damage.

One of the most common chemical fragrances is synthetic musks. Studies have found that people who use high levels of products containing fragrances often have high levels of synthetic musks detected in their bodies. A relatively new study has even found synthetic musk in the umbilical cord blood of newborn American babies suggesting that this has got there whilst the mothers were still carrying their babies. Some experts consider that synthetic musks can disrupt the actions of human hormones.

Perhaps now you can see why we are suggesting that the best natural anti aging tip we can give you is to use natural skin care products and natural anti aging products that do not contain fragrances. Fragrances are merely there to make you smell good. Great anti aging skin care is not about smelling good. It’s about good overall health and it’s about using the best natural anti aging products available that do not contain synthetic chemicals such as fragrances which may put your health at risk.

Ageing gracefully and looking good above all is about being healthy. If your body is healthy you will radiate health and look good. If you’re unhealthy it’s hard to look your best. The very best anti ageing tip is to stay healthy right into old age, and a good way to increase your chances of doing this is to avoid anti aging products containing synthetic chemicals such as fragrances and much more.

There are companies that recognize the problems inherent in so many modern and mainstream skin care products and anti aging products and which seek to manufacture high quality natural skin care products which are extremely effective to use and which do not contain chemical ingredients found in so many mainstream products which put the health of ourselves and our children at risk.

In our view the best of these is Xtend Life which manufactures an extremely high quality range of natural skin care products that do not contain fragrances for the reasons outlined above. They have a demonstrated corporate commitment to producing safe and highly effective skin care and anti aging products that are affordable.

If you’re interested to find out more about some of the other risks of most mainstream modern anti aging skin care products then continue reading on our website. Here we hope to highlight for you some of the problems inherent in modern skin care products, and how you can avoid them by using high quality natural skin care products.



Xtend TK is a fine example of a safe natural alternative ingredient found only in the best anti aging skin products.

Here at Restore My Skin we like to feature products that contain ingredients that identify with our philosophy that anti aging products should use natural ingredients that are safe to use as well as effective.

We spend some time researching the wrong ingredients in anti aging products, namely ingredients which may pose risks to your health, so we also feature some of the right ingredients, namely ingredients which pose no risks to your health and which are very effective.

Today we would like to look at Xtend TK. Xtend TK is an ingredient found only in the very highest quality anti aging skin care products. It is made from natural ingredients and is safe for both your health generally and to your skin and it is exceedingly effective at improving your overall skin health as well as reducing wrinkles. And as we have said before making your skin healthier is the best way to reduce wrinkles and look younger.

You may have heard of keratin. Keratin is a structural protein that is extremely tough that is found in various parts of your body including your hair and your nails and your skin. It is extremely strong and very fibrous and is part of the reason why your skin is elastic.

Keratin is extremely important in your skin, as are both collagen and elastin. As we age our skin gradually loses our supplies of all of these important skin proteins.
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As a result our skin loses it’s health and vitality and elasticity. It starts to sag and we start to look older. Our skin forms fine lines and wrinkles and just doesn’t have the glow that it seemed that it had when it was younger.

For this reason many anti aging products seek to improve the levels of keratin, collagen and elastin in our skin. If we are able to improve the levels of these proteins in our skin then the health of our skin and in particular our skin elasticity will improve thereby increasing our general skin health and also reducing wrinkles.

Many regular anti aging products contain keratin. Because keratin is found in animal products such as hooves and horns these are where the keratin for use in anti aging skin products is normally sourced. It is extracted from the horns and hooves of animals and feathers of birds using a process that relies on heat and acid to remove the keratin.

Whilst this removes the keratin this combination of heat and acid changes the form of the keratin to a form which is de-naturalized rendering it useless to the skin.

Xtend TK supplies keratin in a form that is not a de-naturalized but which is in a form that is available to the skin. It is extracted from the wool of sheep as keratin is a protein also found in sheep’s wool.

The result is a keratin which is much more available to your skin. The company that makes Xtend TK refers to it as “bio active keratin”. Functional in the sense that it is bioavailable to your skin. What this keratin does is to stimulate the production of new skin cells for a range of reasons and in particular because it contains a range of zinc protein complexes which help repair the skin.

The proteins in Xtend TK help increase the production of collagen in the skin and collagen is the protein most responsible for skin elasticity. By increasing the levels of collagen in the skin skin elasticity is improved and skin health improved. With improved skin health comes in improved ability to retain skin moisture, and all of this helps reduce wrinkles.

Studies on the effectiveness of Xtend TK show improvements in skin elasticity of around 42 percent in around 3 weeks. This is impressive indeed.

Xtend TK contains keratin sourced from the wool of sheep. It is extracted in a way that does not de-naturalize the keratin and it’s form is not changed in any way. It is safe to use as an ingredient in the highest quality anti aging skin products.

So if Xtend TK works so well why don’t the big name anti aging companies use Xtend TK in their products? Because it’s very expensive. Xtend TK is much more expensive than chemical alternatives and these companies seek to use the cheapest ingredients possible. Rather than maximize the money they spend on the products they keep the products as cheap as possible and maximize the amount spent on advertising. This is their formula for maximizing profits and it works very well.

One very small niche anti aging company called Xtend Life makes what we consider to be the worlds finest anti aging skin products. They have reversed this philosophy so that they spend the maximum amount on product quality and nothing on advertising. For this reason they make excellent quality anti aging products but chances are you’ve never heard of them because they don’t advertise on TV.

They rely on their product quality doing the talking.

We write about Xtend TK today so that you can see some comparisons between the chemical ingredients used in so many mainstream anti aging skin care products, such as parabens and petrochemical products like mineral oil, and safe natural alternatives. The products of Xtend Life contain no parabens, no mineral oil and no petrochemical products at all.

The alternative to mainstream anti aging products is such natural anti aging products as those made by Xtend Life. You won’t see them advertised on TV but they have a dedicated following of customers who have used their products, in many cases, for many years.

If you appreciate the importance of selecting anti aging skincare products that don’t contain so many of the chemical ingredients found in today’s mainstream anti aging products we can suggest you try the products of Xtend Life.

But the only way to find out is to try the products for yourself.



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