In the never-ending quest to keep our skin radiant and youthful, even the most skeptical fall for the claims made by anti-wrinkle creams. After all, how could we not we not when unblemished, wrinkle-free actresses and models swear by their time-reversing powers? But the FDA wants to put an end to these misleading promises. Though certain creams may help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, the FDA is nailing companies that promise youth in a bottle with warning letters mandating that they edit their claims. For starters, a cosmetic company is never allowed to say that a product can treat acne, increase collagen, revive cells or change the anatomy of a wrinkle, according to the FDA. So how can you know which products may be claiming more than they’re capable of? Follow the advice of Dr. Linda Katz, the FDA’s cosmetic and colors director, who says that if it “seems too good to be true, it probably is.” Instead, prevention may be your most promising anti-wrinkle treatment, according to Natural Health Magazine, which includes drinking plenty of water, eating antioxidant-rich foods, protecting your skin outdoors and tossing the cigarettes for good.
FDA Steps in to Regulate Claims by Wrinkle Creams
October 17, 2016