LOS ANGELES (HH) — The desire to achieve a younger appearance is very common these days — and perfectly normal. After all, we all want to look and feel our best.
Unfortunately, the quest for lasting youth and beauty has lead millions of people to fall for anti-aging scams that don’t work. Here’s what to look out for:
Useless (and Harmful) Ingredients
A number of commercial products marketed as “anti-aging” contain ingredients which are little more than placebos — they cost a whole lot, but do absolutely nothing for your appearance.
Peptides: small proteins which product makers claim help stimulate new cells to grow and help skin cells heal.
But even though they’re found in a number of products, experts don’t know if they have any real effect on the skin beyond that of a moisturizer.
Resveratrol: a plant compound found in red wine.
While there is minor evidence that it has some anti-aging effect, the results are minimal.
Limonene: Another commonly used ingredient in anti-aging products.
Unfortunately, most people don’t realize that Limonene is also a well documented carcinogen — meaning it can increase the risk of cancer!
Miracles of Science
On top of selling useless and even potentially dangerous ingredients, many anti-aging products are marketed through bold-faced lies.
Among the most common is the claim which states that the way to finding the fountain of youth is as simple as tapping into a single gene or hormone.
Human Growth Hormone is one we see a lot. Some marketers claim that HGH can help regrow hair, remove wrinkles, increase muscle mass, cause weight loss, and essentially stop or reverse the aging process.
But currently, there is no scientific evidence that HGH actually does anything to stop or reverse aging — yet products that boast it as an ingredient are outrageously expensive, without delivering results.
Dangerous Quick Fixes
Some products are overpriced. Some don’t do what they claim. But worst of all, some anti-aging products actually cause way more harm than good.
Oftentimes, products which promise immediate results — that “miraculous transformation” — are the most damaging.
That’s because many products promising “instant” results are often dependent on chemical reactions, which can be terrible for your skin.
For example, one product widely advertised in YouTube videos — which show a person’s skin quickly tightening and wrinkles fading before your very eyes — actually contains a compound that’s basically liquid glass. This active “ingredient” is made of toxic chemicals, which will only make you look OLDER in the long run.
Is there anything that actually WORKS?:
One of this year’s most intriguing anti-aging techniques was developed by Drs. John Layke and Payman Danielpour (of Beverly Hills MD). It’s a surprising new method that works to remove the appearance of crepey (thinning, wrinkled, and heavily creased) skin on any part of the body.
What makes this discovery so astonishing is you can learn how to perform it YOURSELF — making it one of the first at-home non-surgical ways to effectively remove the look of aging from head to toe.
The method was recently revealed in a free video, which is now even making some cosmetic surgeons fearful that it will make them lose business. And perhaps they are right to worry…
Since the video’s release, this technique has been getting amazing reviews from users — and the video itself has already gone viral. For example, one of the comments online reads:
“I tried everything. You name it, I did it — but none of it really helped my skin feel firmer. Then I heard about Dr. Layke’s technique from a girlfriend of mine. She went on and on about it. I was skeptical to say the least. It definitely sounded too good to be true, but I finally decided to give it a shot…and now I’m a believer!”
Becky T. (Denver, Colorado)
We’ve been impressed with everything we’ve seen and heard about Drs. Layke and Danielpour’s method so far. However, we advise you to complete your own research before committing to any new solution.
You can watch Drs. Layke and Danielpour’s video presentation on at-home wrinkle removal below, to decide if their technique is appropriate for you.
Watch their shocking presentation: