How Do Anti-Wrinkle Creams Work?

How Do Anti-Wrinkle Creams Work?

This week Reactions is looking at the chemistry behind anti-aging creams. We headed to the science to see if the claims to make your skin smooth are true!

Skin can stay firm and stretchy thanks to protein fibers called collagen and elastin in the tissue beneath the surface. But environmental factors like smoking or ultraviolet rays from the sun can produce free radicals that damage skin cells’ ability to make more of these supports. Anti-wrinkle products claim they keep the skin surface fresh and rejuvenate these cells, but does their chemistry legit?

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Comments (19)

  • melissa garcia Reply

    Gutes Video Ich habe die Faltencreme von Monsia und es ist sehr gut.

    July 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm
  • Lamarck Leland Reply

    I'm only 30 but I got a permanent upper lip wrinkle just from sleeping on the left side of my face

    July 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm
  • monu d Reply

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    July 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm
  • Nunchaku Surströmming Reply

    Reactions' comment on microneedling would be awesome. Looks like everybody's getting it done, or doing it by themselves.

    July 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm
  • CaptainKirk Reply

    Can you do a video on parabens??

    July 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm
  • Henrik Johansen Reply

    At 0:19 there is a slight flaw.
    There is a LOT of living skin cells in the epidermis; the melanocytes that help protect the skin from UV-radiation is found in the basal layer (stratum basale) of the epidermis, and you have tons of immune cells in the spinous layer (stratum spinosum), just above the basal layer.
    Only the outermost layer, the cornified layer (stratum corneum), is composed of dead cells 🙂

    July 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm
  • Above The Noise Reply

    Great video! I learned a lot — and will definitely think twice before spending $$ on creams with dubious scientific evidence that they actually work.

    July 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm
  • Capatron1 Reply

    Great video! learned a lot, but what about scar-removing creams? are they effective? Just a suggestion for another video

    July 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm
  • Mr Misanthrope Reply


    July 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm
  • Monika Khatib Reply

    Alright cousin!!! Great job both informative and interesting. Well done Trina, proud of you.

    July 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm
  • Isaac Guenard Reply

    Nice to hear some talk about the actual ingredients.

    July 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm
  • wholegrainvideos Reply

    Awesome video, subscribing! It would be great if you guys had a video on all the vitamins, I saw Ms.Beautyphile had one on vitamin D that was quite informative. It seems like a topic that keeps coming up.

    Thankfully, atleast science, can't be called fake news 😉

    July 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm
  • Hakkı Oktay Reply

    cream can do anything

    July 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm
  • Qasem Imad Reply

    great 😮💔

    July 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm
  • N K Reply

    She is annoying, she overacts it too much. This is a science channel. Not an E! episode

    July 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm
  • sooooooooDark Reply

    the girl is pretty hot
    id prefer longer hair tho

    July 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm
  • Danny Keeley Reply

    anti… not ant eye

    July 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm
  • AlvinSciH Reply

    Great vid!

    July 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm
  • West Battaglia Reply

    First, also I love this channel, glad I got here early!

    July 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm

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