The ONLY anti-aging cream that works! – according to science
this is the only anti-aging and moisturizing cream that works according to scientists and has a scientific consensus behind it i’ve been doing a lot of research on the beauty industry including finishing this great science book about your skin the remarkable life of the skin and i’ve realized there’s a lot of misinformation out there about products so we’re going to sit down with my partner mitch because i don’t really know or use skin creams to see if you can actually pick and choose which ones are more effective and teach you how to actually read the ingredients lists of these beauty products to understand from a scientific perspective which ones work so starting in your early 20s you lose roughly one percent of your collagen per year okay so like a lot of it’s gone yeah we’re in our 30s collagen is the protein that gives your skin strength and plumpness and things that in our society we deem as good as this collagen disappears that’s when you get wrinkles i’m not that aware of wrinkles but i feel like after this video that’s all i’m gonna think about i have one here and i have two here like i sleep on my face like this like literally every morning you wake up next to me it’s literally like you know when someone’s so dehydrated like somehow in the night you become the most dehydrated person on the planet and you wake up with like lines everywhere like and i was like well now you have wrinkles literally trying to make a beauty video about being snatched and you’re calling up my most vulnerable part of the day in order to understand skin cream you must first understand the largest organ in your body your skin the hypodermis holds the sweat glands fat cells and the base of hair follicles next we have the dermis which contains collagen fibers of which we will be talking a lot about today and the sebaceous gland which secretes natural oils next we have the epidermis which starts with the stratum basale right on top of the dermis consisting of stem cells that continuously divide creating your skin cells known as keratinocytes next is the stratum spinosum where the keratinocytes link up then it is the stratum granulosum where the keratinocytes flatten lose their fats and nucleus then reach the outermost layer of the skin the stratum corneum which is now the effectively dead cells at the outermost layer of your skin the epidermis is so thin only one millimeter but it is your main barrier to the outside world and a lot of the bs from skin care products is because this layer is actually so effective at keeping the active ingredients in creams out of your body so i’m gonna bring out two creams at a time you are gonna try and decipher which one you think is better i’m just trying to figure out which ones are like more bs versus which one has like maybe more legitimacy to claim slash ingredients that would actually help my skin yes exactly my skin okay that my bs detector is on so your first two creams are right here we have the london and grant collagen moisturizer oh my god i’ve always wanted to do the beauty thing what do they do or the blue lean revolutionary anti-aging cream with methylene blue okay okay oh probably a sign that it’s worse for you and i’ve never heard methylene blue orisa sativa it’s like isn’t that a straight of marijuana rice bran oil my honest like evaluation if i was to see these both and guess which is either more legit or better for you would be this one if you ever find a cream that has collagen in it or a face mask with collagen in it that you are topically applying to your skin it’s 100 bs collagen isn’t that what everything says a lot of things it’s cr it’s actually look at this one gold collagen so there’s literally flakes of gold in this 24 carat eye cream this is called with collagen there’s a lot of things that claim collagen will help with wrinkles but the molecule itself is too large to actually go through your epidermis what we were talking about earlier the cractinocytes it does not get through so anything with collagen do not ever buy when you read the ingredients of this methylene blue one it has glycerin pretty high up glycerin is a really important molecule for moisturizing your face it actually keeps the fluids in and on your face so if you are looking for a moisturizer and you want a cheap one for example look at the ingredients list if glycerin is high up that will be a pretty good moisturizer this has glycerin at ingredient number three this has glycerin at ingredient number like six not only is it like bs with the collagen it’s not even that moisturizing it’s a much worse cream by london and grant oh we broke our flower it’s claiming anti-aging in its actual packaging from methylene blue there’s no scientific claims behind methylene blue helping with anti-aging at all that’s purely a tactic to get you to buy this also not only that but moisturizer in and of itself is not anti-aging there’s no scientific claims behind moisturizer helping with any anti-aging when it comes to wrinkles or photo aging of your skin so next you have the blue lean versus this pure vitamin c la roche pose i thought it’s a lacroix and i was like they have a face cream so this one retails at 59 canadian dollars this is more expensive this is a fancy fancy thing and big writing anti-wrinkle concentrate renovating antioxidant okay so renovating we’re going in we’re renovating the face uh so it truly smells like foundation to me like a liquid foundation oh i love the smell there’s something about this first one that i just like really liked and do we know like vitamin c is that the vitamin we want in our skin this is what these companies need to do it should be regulated they need to say what that is doing i honestly think i’m gonna stick with the blue lean just because i liked it more and i feel like these claims and these terms are not as clear to me and it just seems like they’re saying things that would convince someone that doesn’t know okay you’re right this is still the superior cream good job hashtag not sponsored though so antioxidants are something that are claimed on a lot of products that people are buying there is not a scientific consensus that antioxidants will help with anti-aging topically topically applying vitamin c is an antioxidant and what is important to know is that as you read in here the second ingredient bran oil also has two types of vitamin e in it which are antioxidants so this is claiming mostly only that it has vitamin c which is an antioxidant this cream has more moisturizing properties and actually its second ingredient is a vitamin e antioxidant so it’s already got what that’s claiming exactly without having to write it all over it’s being subtle yeah i’m not going to brag it’s kind of funny because they’re advertising this methylene blue thing which is actually the bs part of this so now i want to get into the idea of claims and language on this packaging you’re allowed to say a lot more misleading things on skin creams than you are on safe food it’s just it’s just a less regulated industry so here it says dermatologists tested for safety okay so first of all everything is tested for safety like that’s a weird thing that they’re claiming but if something says dermatologically tested that just means a dermatologist had to test it it doesn’t mean that the results were saying that it was doing anything it doesn’t actually mean that like it’s essentially a good cream that’s a really interesting sentence you can put on packaging and it’s it’s meaningless i hate that i know it’s crazy and clinically proven there’s no regulation on what that clinical study could be technically you could make a cream you could go to any clinic you could test it on one person your best friend and then you could write clinically proven what yes there’s no regulating body to say if something is clinically proven or not they’re not technically lying sneaky and even here that’s it says a renowned antioxidant which we now know with something called neurosensing and then when you look it up it’s a chemical that this company has created and there’s not really any clear information on what exactly it is and there’s definitely no clear scientific information that it does anything active ingredient is another important one active ingredient again it sounds really great to your ears but that could only be in vitro that could be in a petri dish that could be on rats it doesn’t have to ever be on humans active ingredient dermatologically tested clinically proven all of these things are essentially debunked don’t allow those words to trick you and again we’re going to be learning how to read the ingredients list to get the best moisturizer and anti-aging cream for you so number three you have the protect and perfect intent number three is number seven number seven yes that is the brand i guess okay actually i kind of like this branding i like they’re kind of similar they’re sort of simple single tone now that it’s out it’s like this feels like pretty cheap so water’s not even the first one but methicone okay so dimethicone is essentially silicone it’s an additive to make the cream cream yeah it just makes it like thick yeah it doesn’t do anything good or bad i kind of like that they said aqua and water i know glycerin okay phenoxyethanol is in tons of creams it is a preservative a lot of these things are preservatives and additives so it doesn’t like exactly preservatives so that it doesn’t rot and doesn’t get bacteria on it there’s some pretty important ingredients in there that’s what moisturizer does yes morris alba leaf extract so a lot of plants additives like aloe honey for example those are natural humectants so those are the types of ingredients that will moisturize your skin i see like ethyl paraben and i know that some creams and things say like they’re parabens so i don’t know if that’s like a negative against this one ingredient is retinol palmitate and i only know this because i’ve kind of heard you alluding to retinol i don’t know if it’s the same as retinol as an ingredient that is good i’m going to try such a little squeeze this one’s only 30.
it’s really coming out not much of a smell they all look like semen again this one’s kind of like gluey i actually still prefer this one because i like this kind of substance more like it feels more like a real cream and it doesn’t have too much of a scent but i’m gonna go with number seven so you chose number seven over blue lean yes correct you’re doing so good the interesting thing about this is that the last two ingredients are palmitol polypeptides so these are fatty chain acids attached to proteins and studies are now showing that they can actually go past your epidermis to your dermis and stimulate collagen creation so those are like an interesting new sort of like cutting edge science not enough to really claim that much but interesting that it’s in this this also has moisturizing properties and it has retinal palmitate which has been proven to increase collagen but it does thin your skin should only be applied at night and it’s not actually saying here how much of that ingredient is in there which is kind of interesting and will lead to our final cream so against our number seven protect and perfect intense advanced we have this skinceuticals retinol 0.
3 percent pure retinol which is interesting because you were saying you don’t know how much retinol is in here but you do in this one because i know you have this now yes i do after my research yeah it seems more simplified it’s not trying to claim so many different things so far as i can see refining night cream retinol and it’s just like a very specific number maybe it’s not claiming like oh to have this vitamin but it’s like here’s a product that does a single thing and i think that’s really interesting retinol and retinoic acid is what we’re going to talk about right now because it is the only face cream for anti-aging that there is a scientific consensus about this is retinol 0.
3 this is something that you can buy over the counter you don’t need a prescription for retinoic acid is something you need a prescription for so these are all derivatives of vitamin a and this has all been proven to go through your epidermis which we talked about earlier to your dermis and stimulate collagen growth it also creates new blood vessels it creates angiogenesis in your face so it’s actually quite intense and it’s interesting because it’s like obviously the one that affects your face intensely from a biological perspective is the one that’s actually doing something if you want to retinol you can buy right now you could buy this product it’s quite expensive and i think they’re starting to realize i can charge a lot for this because it does technically work so if you’re in your 20s and you’re already starting to lose your collagen you could just buy this retinol 0.
3 start there but if you want to work your way up to a stronger more intense concentration you do need a dermatologist and that’s because it does irritate your skin it can create redness and retinoic acid in and of itself is toxic when you consume it by mouth to rats and therefore they have actually like fallen under like regulating bodies as dangerous that’s another reason why you need to go to a dermatologist thinking that it’s going to irritate my skin and make it red make me sensitive to the sun and all these things yeah apply this you have to apply this at night don’t apply it during the day because you will more likely get sunburned it makes me a little afraid well you you kind of should be so one thing that’s important and they make it clear on the packaging and based on the scientific evidence of this you need to start low you can start it as 0.
1 start once a week work your way up to two times a week work your way i have that one um i don’t know i thought i could handle it i apply it at night with a moisturizer that’s something that they say is worth doing because it does dry out your skin and also light literal light can deactivate the retinol like it’s a very sensitive molecule and it does make your skin feel weird and it does make my red ass skin turn more red i’m freaked out by that yeah that’s totally fair to be freaked out by it it means you don’t care also that much about this anti-aging or i’m just anxiety ridden and scared to like do something that could potentially not be like just 100 safe yeah okay but i mean it’s the only one that works okay wow well okay yeah pass them all out well i will say and this is no shade to anyone i just want to put it out there that also there’s nothing wrong with wrinkles there’s nothing wrong with not wanting them there’s nothing wrong with having them i don’t believe that there’s any medical reason that wrinkles are bad no they’re not they’re actually quite beautiful in like indications of a wise life yeah wrinkles are maybe more of like a sign of the inevitability of death and in this industry it’s necessary okay i just like start pouring i don’t know am i driving home in summary don’t fall for products that claim that collagen is gonna do anything to increase collagen in your skin it won’t even get absorbed don’t fall for sentences such as dermatologically tested clinically proven or active ingredients make sure that there’s humectants high on the ingredient list such as glycerin is a very obvious one or natural ones like aloe and honey if the ingredients have antioxidants palmitoyl polypeptides and retinol in them you’re checking all the boxes for any scientific sort of understanding for anti-aging but retinol is the only ingredient that is scientifically proven to be absorbed and to stimulate collagen within your skin when applied topically that is our video but i just want to say one more really important cream and that is sunscreen uh because uva radiation is actually what breaks down the collagen so staying out of the sun is like the best preventative it’s preventative also really good for your skin not drinking not smoking sleeping a lot and drinking lots of water and eating healthy i am now sounding like your mom thank you guys for watching we hope that the beauty industry is quaking ready for james charles look now sister hey sisters welcome back to my youtube channel if in future videos you noticed that we’re looking really flawless let us know otherwise we’ll see you guys next time