If you have ever shopped for an anti aging cream of any type, odds are you have seen many different types of ingredient mixes claiming to be the best.  Of course, people are modest about their products, and the companies marketing them all like to think they have the best formula.  As someone who has spent the better part of the 2000’s testing anti aging products, I know quite a bit about ingredient concentrations and what exactly works.  My personal experience has led me to believe that science has a big hand in contributing to the best anti aging creams.

It used to be a very level playing field.  You could enter your local drugstore, and pick up any cream that made a decent claim and contained aloe vera or shea butter.  My, how times have changed.  These days, companies have shifted gears and are incorporating pharmaceutical grade ingredients such as Matrixyl, a powerful peptide-based ingredient that helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles.  If you want to take Matrixyl even a step further into today’s time period, there is now the advanced version, Matrixyl 3000, which is an ingredient that has done much better in clinical testing than the earlier version, Matrixyl.

It’s not just wrinkle erasing formulas that have changed their gears.  There are also many under-eye products that have made the switch to use scientific ingredients in order to fight symptoms of aging such as dark under eye circles, eye wrinkles, puffy eyes, and eye bags.  The under-eye area is one that most people seem to recognize is an area that needs treatment.  Obviously, with the eyes being the focal point of the face and the “windows to our soul,” they are of extreme importance and must be treated with a certain grade of care.  Eye creams these days are being marketed in three different forms:

*Eye Creams:  it’s a very popular term among people, and it’s the most commonly used vernacular to talk about a cream that is used under the eyes to treat the signs of aging.

*Eye Gel:  also used by many marketers of anti aging products, an eye gel is geared to fight the same symptoms.

*Eye Serum:  a serum is usually described as a yellowish liquid, and it does sound more advanced than the other two.  However, it is geared toward the same goal, which is to help people look younger underneath their eyes.

Out of the three, an eye serum is normally the product that people seek out more than the rest.  However, if the product you find gets results, than stick with it and try to find other products by that manufacturer.  It’s always best to find one line of skin care products and to stick with it, as they are normally geared to work in tandem.

Some makers of under-eye creams have gone the scientific route, as I touched on earlier.  Eyeliss is one ingredient you should look for if you are trying to treat puffy eyes.  It’s formulated to treat that symptom rather rapidly.  Haloxyl is the best ingredient for treating the dark under eye circles that bother us as we get older and don’t always sleep well at night.  Lastly, another ingredient that is popular in treating eye wrinkles is Argirelene. Argirelene is known among skin care insiders as the best needle-free alternative to botox.

I’ve tried herbal creams without much success.  I’ve even been sold the organic creams.  Neither has held a candle to products I have used that were inspired by science.  It’s no doubt that the time put into these ingredients combined with the impressive clinical trials have really helped the advancement of anti aging creams.  For my money, I will always bet on science.

Karla A. Sutton is an anti aging author.  You can find her work posted on several health forums & portals across the web.