The Best Face-Firming Creams

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There are countless of creams on the market that promise to give you a younger and healthier looking. Many of these creams contain ingredients that sound like they come from a laboratory and totally mystery to you, such as alpha hydroxyl acids and Retin-A. Fortunately, many of these products have been comprehensively checked by doctors and scientists. According to professors, some of these ingredients are very effective in firming facial skin.

Nowadays, there are countless of creams on the market that promise to give you a younger and healthier looking


Retin-A is the trade name of a compound known as tretinoin. This substance is the only topical medication approved by the Food and Drug Association for the treatment of photoaging. Creams that contain Retin-A tighten your skin by stimulating your body to produce collagen. Retin-A can also reserve sun damage, reduce wrinkles and freckles. It make your skin look rosy, but also make you more photosensitive, which means that if you use Retin-A Cream, you’ll also need to use sunscreen. Retin-A is a kind of vitamin A, so it’s accepted to apply 2 times a week for at least 6 months before you can feel any change on your skin. However, these Retin-A Creams may cause skin irritation and redness for the first 3 months of use.

Apply Retin-A 2 times a week for at least 6 months

Alpha hydroxyl acid

According to a report published on the “New York Times”, creams that contain alpha hydroxyl acid tightening your skin by allowing shedding of the dead cells. They can also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Alpha hydroxyl acids occur naturally in many food products; therefore they may contain fruits and vegetables. Milk, sugarcane, apple, pear, orange, lime, lemon and grapes contain alpha hydroxyl acid, so creams with these natural ingredients will help tightening your facial skin. Those whose skins are sensitive may not react well to alpha hydroxyl acid. Creams that contain these ingredients may cause itching, drying or burning. Alpha hydroxyl acid also increases your photosensitivity, so remember to apply sunscreen when using this kind of cream.


A kind of skin-firming cream that contains niacinamide

Niacinamide is an ingredient that is found in many skin-firming creams. It is currently being tested for skin protection, wrinkles reduction and face-firming properties. Niacinamide is a vitamin B complex. This vitamin reduces wrinkles and tightens your skin by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. It also helps increase blood circulation. Many face-firming creams contain niacinamide are especially used around the eyes. These cream are safe to use and cause no skin irritations. The only disadvantage of niacinamide is that it only works short-term.