The skin is the largest organ in the body and like the teeth and the hair, proper maintenance is required if you want to keep it looking and feeling at its best. It is no surprise then that each year people spend billions on skin care creams. Thatís billion, with a "b"!
These skin creams claim to do everything from removing lines and wrinkles to moisturising to simply cleaning the skin. But are these creams effective or are they simply a modern kind of snake oil? The truth is somewhere in the middle.
Skin creams are effective at cleaning and providing moisture for the skin, which can diminish dryness and irritation. They are also effective at removing makeup, dirt, and pollutants that stick to our skin whether we know it or not. However, there is little evidence to suggest that skin creams can be used to reduce wrinkles or take years off your face. (more...)